Saturday, December 16, 2017
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 8

Romeo and Juliet: St. Petersburg Opera performs the French version of Shakespeare's classic, noted for its duets and for Juliet's first act waltz. Read our review at tampabay.com/things-to-do. See it at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $21-$65. (727) 822-3590.

Dog-A-Ween: Bring your dogs dressed in costume to this weekly Halloween contest. The winners will compete in the finals for the grand prize of a Corona Beach Cruiser on Oct. 29. Includes a Yappy Hour with Canine Cafe menu and drink specials. It starts at 6 p.m. at the Kitchen, 226 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 565-0540.

Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: This year's festival explores love and partnerships in gay and lesbian lifestyles. Tonight's screenings include Pit Stop and The Battle of amfAR. Movies start at 6:30 p.m. at the Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $9. (813) 274-8982.

Enric Sala: One of National Geographic's newest Explorers-in-Residence, Dr. Enric Sala will discuss the adverse impacts of pollution, overfishing, climate change and industrialization on marine ecosystems and finding ways to restore health to the oceans. Talk starts at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center in Tampa. $25. (813) 229-7827.

CORRECTION

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60-mile walk for breast cancer will be Oct. 25-27, but the 2014 event has been canceled. An item in last Thursday's Weekend section was not clear.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Supernatural, 9 p.m., CW Sam collapses and is going to die, but Dean calls angels to help him recover. That's what House members will suggest as a replacement to Obamacare.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find this week's new #CookClub recipe at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Graphicstudio Benefit Sale: The atelier at the University of South Florida discounts coveted works from its archives 10 to 60 percent. Some are the last "extras" and won't be seen again for sale at the studio. Runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Graphicstudio at USF in Tampa. (813) 974-3503.

Florida Orchestra: Kicks off the season in a big way, joining with the Master Chorale for Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and its Ode to Joy. Concerts Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa, Saturday at the Mahaffey in St. Petersburg and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15–$45. (727) 892-3337.

Kellie Pickler: The country singer with the dizty reputation on American Idol has grown into a confident artist. See her Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $29–$55. (727) 791-7400.

Streetcar Fest: To celebrate Tampa's historic streetcar line, take a ride for just 25 cents Saturday. Includes live music by Distinguished Men of Brass and Green Sunshine. A good place to catch it is at Centro Ybor.

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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

Love Never Dies: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. 2 and 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Start at $45. (813) 229-7827. Ice Skating at Tampa’s W...
Published: 12/15/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 17

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum band is bringing an updated presentation of "The ghosts of Christmas Eve." This winter tour will be celebrate the accomplishments of the group’s late creator and composer Paul O’Neill...
Published: 12/15/17
Inside Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s first Christmas without leader Paul O’Neill

Inside Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s first Christmas without leader Paul O’Neill

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Published: 12/15/17
Tavis Smiley theatrical show canceled at Straz Center in wake of sexual misconduct allegations

Tavis Smiley theatrical show canceled at Straz Center in wake of sexual misconduct allegations

The theatrical tour about the death of Martin Luther King Jr. that Tavis Smiley was slated to bring to Tampa’s David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts has been canceled in the wake sexual misconduct allegations against the broadcaster.Death...
Published: 12/14/17
Updated: 12/15/17
This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

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Published: 12/14/17
Bar review: Spanish flair at Bulla Gastrobar in South Tampa

Bar review: Spanish flair at Bulla Gastrobar in South Tampa

Take a second and try to think of a few of the world’s biggest drinking cultures. Ireland is a freebie, but then you’ll probably move onto Germany, Russia and possibly even South Korea (yep, South Korea goes hard).How about Spain? No, I’m not just ta...
Published: 12/14/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

Katy Perry: The Teenage Dream songstress is ready to Roar as she sets off on a tour in support of the album, Witness. Synth-pop duo Purity Ring opens. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $45.75-$195.75. (813) 301-2500.John Prine: T...
Published: 12/14/17
From Crystal River to Brooksville, branch out to shop on these unexpected main streets

From Crystal River to Brooksville, branch out to shop on these unexpected main streets

You don’t have to stare at a greeting card to picture a bustling old main street lined with decorated shops and lampposts. Historic small-town shopping districts are easy to find, and more charming than Walmart. Beyond the downtowns of St. Pet...
Published: 12/14/17
New locations for Tampa’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, plus a Mario Lopez appearance

New locations for Tampa’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, plus a Mario Lopez appearance

New Year’s Eve fireworks in downtown Tampa will be a little different this year, as free, public viewing moves from Channelside Bay Plaza to Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park behind Amalie Arena due to ongoing construction. Meanwhile, the Pied Pipe...
Published: 12/14/17
Review: Kevin Young gives readers the truth about ‘Bunk’

Review: Kevin Young gives readers the truth about ‘Bunk’

We live in the age of the hoax.Believe me.And if you don’t believe me, believe Kevin Young, author of the sometimes disturbing but always fascinating new book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.In it, Yo...
Published: 12/14/17