Saturday, December 16, 2017
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 30

Jerry Seinfeld: The master of observational standup comedy returns to Tampa on the heels of his most recent comedic endeavor, the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He performs at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center in Tampa. $49-$79. (813) 229-7827.

Dennis Miller: The comedian known for packing as many pop-culture references into a sentence as possible is coming to the Mahaffey. Besides his standup, Miller was on Saturday Night Live and hosted Dennis Miller Live. See him at 8 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $42.50, $52.50, $62.50, $69. (727) 893-7832.

Cuban Sandwich Festival: Who has the best Cuban sandwich in the state? Find out during the Cuban Sandwich Smackdown at this festival including more than 20 restaurant vendors, art, live music and more. It begins at 10:30 a.m. in Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. Free.

The Midtown Men: The original cast members of Broadway's Jersey Boys reunite to perform '60s hits from the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Motown, the Four Seasons and more. Shows are at 2 and 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$45. (727) 791-7400.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Helicopter Egg Drop: This is not just any Easter egg hunt. Nearly 10,000 goodie-filled plastic eggs will rain down from a helicopter for children to grab. Other activities include arts, crafts, games, relay races and photos with the Easter Bunny. It begins at 11 a.m. at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Free; $5 parking. (727) 812-4533.

Art on the Water: See the work of more than 80 artists set up on the water-walk next to Jackson's. There will also be live music and food and beverages for sale. It begins at 11 a.m. at Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 390-8181.

TO WATCH

Doctor Who, 8 p.m., BBC America We're back for the second half of the seventh season. Finally, we can stop watching reruns of Torchwood!

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Dec. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Dec. 16

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