Monday, January 22, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 27

Americanarama: Bob Dylan leads this concert with some of the biggest names in Americana-inspired rock. Wilco,My Morning Jacket and Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir will perform along with Dylan. The festival starts at 5:30 p.m. at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25-$89. (813) 740-2446.

Showstoppers: A Musical Revue: Get a taste of the Straz Center's 2013-14 Broadway season in this revue featuring numbers from The Book of Mormon, Porgy and Bess and We Will Rock You. It starts at 7 p.m. in the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center in Tampa. $15. (813) 222-1002.

Our Town Conversations with Jeff Klinkenberg: The award-winning journalist and author writes about Florida culture for the Tampa Bay Times and is the author of Alligators in B-Flat and other books about wild Florida tales. Come early for hors d'eouvres and cocktails at Cafe Gala. Talk begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. $5 (reservations required), free for members. (727) 823-3767.

Awesome Day Celebration: To celebrate Tampa Bay's awesomeness, Curtis Hixon Park hosts classic picnic games and the Tampa Museum of Art offers free admission from 5 to 7 p.m. It all starts at 5 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Free. (813) 274-8130

Godfrey: One of the hottest comedians on the circuit, you'll recognize him from his roles in Zoolander, 30 Rock, and Louie. See him at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

TO WATCH

Motive, 9 p.m., ABC A big-money lawyer is found dead in his home. No one cares but other lawyers.

The Out List, 9:30 p.m., HBO A host of fairly famous LGBT personalities share what it's like being out of the closet. Ellen DeGeneres, Wanda Sykes, Neil Patrick Harris and Cynthia Nixon are among the cast.

more to explore

Find date night ideas at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Comments
At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

TAMPALife’s quite different at the tail end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade than at the launching point.The funnel cakes and corn dogs are a bit less omnipresent. When the first cars and floats begin to journey down Bayshore Boulevard, you’re onl...
Published: 01/20/18
Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

SOUTH TAMPA Charles P. Hessemer, 90 years young and about as sharp as the palette knives he paints with, finds artistic inspiration in the costumed-clad revelers of Tampa’s favorite annual event. The details in Hessemer’s oil painting s...
Published: 01/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Tweed Ride: This popular leisurely bike ride around downtown St. Petersburg brings out ladies and gents in derby hats, vests, petticoats, lace-up boots and other fashionable vintage choices. Tea and scones served before the ride. After the ride, gath...
Published: 01/19/18
Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

Fans of notorious street artist and activist Banksy won’t have to travel too far to see one of his original pieces, thanks to an exhibit opening on Jan. 27 at the Outer Space Gallery in Winter Haven. The "Haight Street Rat" will be on display, on the...
Published: 01/18/18
Updated: 01/19/18
‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

Peter Mayle, whose international bestseller A Year in Provence sent countless tourists to the vineyards and lavender fields of Southern France, has died.In an email, Mr. Mayle’s publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, reported that he died Thursday in a hospital...
Published: 01/18/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Jan. 19

FestivalsFlorida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo and Rodeo: The three-day event will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 20 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Airport, 2495 Broad St., south of Brooksville. Features ...
Published: 01/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Steve Martin and Martin Short: The longtime actor-comedians and frequent collaborators present, An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life, featuring Martin’s bluegrass band, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater...
Published: 01/18/18
Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

ST. PETERSBURG An air compressor did most of the talking as the small crew stapled down flooring to the stage. A master carpenter kept unskilled but eager workers on track, telling them where to line up edges. An astringent smell of glue permeated t...
Published: 01/18/18
2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

On Saturday, the kids get first crack at the booty from the pirates at the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, the annual alcohol-free party on Bayshore Boulevard. To kick off the season of Jose Gaspar, the fictitious marauder whose legend has...
Published: 01/18/18
‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

TAMPA — Jose Gaspar, mythical pirate, meet Lord Stanley of Preston. Hang out, get to know one another, have as much fun as possible during the wrinkle in time that makes possible what will likely be a one-time-only encounter. Next weekend, th...
Published: 01/18/18