Monday, February 19, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 21

Tampa's Downtown on Ice: Get in the holiday spirit by skating on the outdoor rink in the park that opens today. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. The rink is open through Jan. 5. It starts at 4 p.m. in Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. $10. (813) 966-5505.

Sanding Ovations Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival: This annual competition kicks off today with music, vendors and more. The top four sculptures and a "people's choice" sculpture will be awarded more than $12,000 in cash prizes. Sculpting begins at 8 a.m. with vendors booths open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free for spectators; $10 parking on beach; $5 beer tasting. (727) 547-4575, ext. 237.

Twenty One Pilots: The Ohio alt-pop duo is back in Tampa, now with Robert Delong and Sirah. Concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $19-$22. (813) 247-2555.

Venus in Fur: David Ives' acclaimed Broadway hit is full of seductive suspense. See it at 8 p.m. at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $26; $22 seniors; $10 students. (813) 727-2708.

TO WATCH

Project Runway All Stars, 9 p.m., Lifetime The designers have to pull together some looks inspired by the 1930s to go along with a new Bonnie & Clyde miniseries. Expect to see a lot of accessory bullet holes.

Glee, 9 p.m., Fox Tonight's episode is a tribute to Billy Joel. It's tough to see someone so dedicated to stamping out commercialism just sell out his legacy like that. Wait, the royalty check was how much?!?

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