Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 17

American Idiot: Based on Green Day's Grammy-winning platinum album, this Broadway rock opera is about three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. It starts at 8 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $44.50. (813) 229-7827.

Disney On Ice: Rockin' Ever After: Get ready to rock out when a cast of world-class skaters brings moments from Disney's Brave, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast to life in a musical showcase starting at 7 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $16-$75. (813) 301-2500.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Concert: Beethoven's Symphony No. 7: Conductor Tito Muñoz is joined by principal flutist Clay Ellerbroek for Lowell Liebermann's Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in this concert with Mendelssohn's The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. It starts at 8 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center in Tampa. $15-$45. (813) 229-7827.

Big Hair Ball: Lovers of the '80s won't want to miss this night, which offers Journey and Bon Jovi tribute bands, a costume contest and more. Everyone in costume gets free "Hair Raiser" cocktails from 7 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 247-2555.

Relay for Life: The American Cancer Society hosts this event to raise money for the fight against cancer. Cancer survivors will open the event by walking the first lap. It starts at 6 p.m. at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 546-9822.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Nikita, 8 p.m., CW Nikita must choose between saving Michael or herself. From a ratings standpoint, this is a no-brainer.

Merlin, 10 p.m., SyFy Mordred pleads with Arthur to spare the life of a would-be assassin Arthur has sentenced to death. Those two probably are going to agree to disagree.

more to explore

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

Comments
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 21

Mary J. Blige: Iconic Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philantrophist is on her Strength of a Woman tour. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $47.25-$247.25. (813) 301-2500. The Glass Menagerie: Tennessee Willia...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Amy Hill Hearth’s ‘Streetcar to Justice’ brings back a forgotten story of black history

Amy Hill Hearth’s ‘Streetcar to Justice’ brings back a forgotten story of black history

During Black History Month, many students learn about Rosa Parks, the civil rights activist who in 1955 refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus to a white passenger — and rode into history.A century before that, another black woman mad...
Published: 02/20/18
Notable: Five new books for young readers for Black History Month

Notable: Five new books for young readers for Black History Month

NotableBlack History MonthHere are five more newly published books for young readers, for Black History Month or any time.Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin (Scholastic Press, ages 12 and up) by James L. Swanson, w...
Published: 02/20/18

Haven’t made it out to the county fair yet? There’s still time

DADE CITY — There’s still more to take in before the Pasco County Fair wraps up this weekend. The midway rides are still running, popcorn will be popping and students will be showing their exhibits, including local FFA students showing plants and liv...
Published: 02/20/18

Pasco Events for Feb. 23

23 FridayFree Hearing Evaluations: Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation now offers free hearing evaluations with an audiologist on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. If it is determined that a hearing aid is needed, financial assistance is ...
Published: 02/20/18
Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

TAMPA Apparently, the Phantom lives forever.Thirty-two years after its premiere, one of the top-grossing musicals of all time is still packing ’em in. Sunday’s matinee at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts showed why Andrew Lloyd ...
Published: 02/19/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Feb. 23

FestivalsFlorida Bluegrass Classic: The event continues through Feb. 25 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Featuring live entertainment on the stage from 1 to 10 p.m. daily, as well as arts and crafts, workshops, a car ...
Published: 02/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

The Phantom of the Opera : Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway hit returns to Tampa. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom is performed by a cast and orches...
Published: 02/19/18
Ordinary dogs take to the Derby Lane greyhound track for the Mutt Derby

Ordinary dogs take to the Derby Lane greyhound track for the Mutt Derby

Some stopped midway, some turned around and ran the wrong way and some dashed to the arms of their owners as more than 300 average house pets took to the track at Derby Lane on Sunday for the Mutt Derby. The popular fundraiser for the Jaycees died o...
Published: 02/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Highland Fling: The 2018 festival runs weekends through March 25 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and ...
Published: 02/16/18
Updated: 02/18/18