Sunday, January 21, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 12

Elf The Musical: Based on the popular 2003 Will Ferrell movie, see the musical tale of Buddy, a human raised as one of Santa's elves who goes to New York City to find his real family. It starts at 7 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$100. (727) 791-7400.

Ice Palace at International Plaza: The 30-foot dome with snow, a light show, visits with Santa and family photos on an ice throne is now open during mall hours daily through Dec. 24. It opens at 10 a.m. at International Plaza and Bay Street, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 342-3790.

America Recycles Week: Post a picture to MOSI's Facebook or Instagram page showing appreciation for Mother Earth and tag it with #mosi and #americarecyclesday to receive $5 off general admission. Guests must present their post at the time of purchase. Museum opens at 9 a.m. at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $21.95 adults (13-59), $17.95 child (2-12), $19.95 seniors (60+). Member discounts available. (813) 987-6000.

TO WATCH

The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m., NBC Last season's teenagers go to the White House nutrition policy adviser's ranch. Good luck finding any Oreos there.

The Goldbergs, 9 p.m., ABC A family called the Kremps move into the neighborhood, upending everything. Wasn't that the family in The 'Burbs? Never mind, that was the Klopeks.

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COMING UP

Enjoy Arts & Tastes St. Pete: The three-day festival touts more than a dozen celebrity chefs — including Curtis Stone, Donatella Arpaia and Masaharu Morimoto — elaborate tastings, cooking demos, dinners and late-night parties at various venues Friday through Sunday. Tickets run $50 to $200 at enjoyartsandtastes.com.

Zootastic Family Fest: Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo partners with Great Explorations Children's Museum and Sunken Gardens to bring the adventures of the zoo to St. Petersburg. Guests at the two St. Petersburg attractions can mingle with the zoo's trainers and attend animal shows Saturday. $5.

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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