Monday, December 11, 2017
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 1

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: Join Mayor Buckhorn as food trucks line up for this lunchtime event in downtown Tampa. This month showcases a new HART MetroRapid bus and includes American Weiner, Burger Culture, Maggie on the Move, Michelle Faedo, Hogfather and more. Trucks open at 11 a.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. Prices vary.

Willie Nelson: After canceling a Feb. 2 show, the country singer will be On the Road again for this rescheduled concert, the day after his 80th birthday. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Limited tickets available; they're $48.50-$100. (727) 791-7400.

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert Series: Orchestra Showpieces: Stuart Malina conducts a program with Barber's Adagio for Strings, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. This annual coffee concert series features classical music served with complimentary coffee and doughnuts. Concert starts at 10 a.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $24-$42. (727) 892-3337.

The Amish Project: This one-woman play based on the real-life murder of Amish schoolgirls in Pennsylvania is a powerful night at the theater. See it at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.

TO WATCH

Manhunt, 8 p.m., HBO It's starting to look as though documentaries about killing Osama bin Laden are like reboots of superhero franchises — filmmakers will just keep cranking 'em out until the end of time.

SEASON FINALE The Americans, 10 p.m., FX The first season concludes with an episode titled "The Colonel." Man, how great would it be if this Cold War spy drama actually turned out to be about the hunt for the secret recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken?

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 11-17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 11-17

Katy Perry: The Teenage Dream songstress roars into Tampaís Amalie Arena on Friday ($45.75-$195.75). amaliearena.com. Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights begins Tuesday, bringing fun celebrations including Hanukkah in the City at the Sundial St. Petersb...
Published: 12/08/17
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 10

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 10

Gin Blossoms: The Grammy nominated band fuses melodic rock, pop, folk and country elements. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$45. (727) 791-7400. Of Montreal: The art-rock favorites and Tampa semi-regulars return to Ybor...
Published: 12/08/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 9

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 9

Santa and Ice Skating in St. Petersburg: Santa and his sleigh will be appearing on select nights in St. Petersburg for visits with area children. After visiting Santa, stick around for "glice" skating on a simulated ice rink. 6 p.m., North Straub Par...
Published: 12/08/17
Wild weather expected, 2 boat parades canceled

Wild weather expected, 2 boat parades canceled

Boat parades that were planned tonight in South Pasadena and St. Pete Beach have been canceled because of weather fears.Organizers said they will not be rescheduled. Heavy rain is expected to approach the gulf coast near sunset Friday ahead of a stro...
Published: 12/08/17
Top holiday events, parades, parties this weekend

Top holiday events, parades, parties this weekend

ParadesApollo Beach Lighted Boat ParadeThe Tampa Sailing Squadron hosts this event and the party afterward with a chili cook off. Good viewing available from the clubhouse and docks. Free. Tampa Sailing Squadron, 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd., Ruskin. (813...
Published: 12/08/17
Fun and profound Hanukkah celebrations around the Tampa Bay area

Fun and profound Hanukkah celebrations around the Tampa Bay area

It’s time to observe the Festival of Lights, starting at sunset Tuesday and ending Dec. 20. Many congregations seem to be having a great time, because Hanukkah celebrations this year are hilarious. There’s a menorah made of fidget spinne...
Published: 12/08/17
From Hogwarts Castle to your home, digital projectors give a real light show

From Hogwarts Castle to your home, digital projectors give a real light show

At night, Hogwarts Castle is suddenly dusted with snow in steamy Florida. It’s not really snow, but light causing this trick of the eye. Projectors and sophisticated software then send ghosts across the castle towers. A turret spins and turns i...
Published: 12/08/17
Time to shine: Embrace this holiday seasonís beauty trends

Time to shine: Embrace this holiday seasonís beauty trends

The holiday season has officially arrived, bringing all the glitz and shine of twinkling lights and tinsel. Itís also bringing festive get-togethers, and whether theyíre office parties or fancy soirees, the instinct is to look as shiny and bright as ...
Published: 12/08/17
Bar review: Bru Florida Growler Bar in Odessa

Bar review: Bru Florida Growler Bar in Odessa

I’m a sucker for a small concept done well. A cozy hole-in-the-wall cocktail bar with a super-concise drink list. A rustic beer bar that only serves farmhouse brews. A region-specific wine bar with a matching food menu. Here’s a new one ...
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Tampa Heights and Seminole Heights a hotbed of underground art

Tampa Heights and Seminole Heights a hotbed of underground art

The eight participants gathered in a garage in the Seminole Heights neighborhood and began lifting the Mercedes-Benz. It took a few tries, but soon they had flipped the vehicle onto its roof. It rested there, rocking, with sequins pouring out of the ...
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