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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 18

Picking Up Sticks: This fast-paced comedy about family, loss, love and commitment follows a detective on his search for a 4-year-old girl. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-6620.

Thomas Gold: The German house/electronic DJ has performed all over South America and Europe. See him at 10 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 247-2555.

Top Rated Tasting Benefit: Sample acclaimed Kathryn Hall and Walt wines paired with tapas to complement each wine. Proceeds benefit Moffitt Cancer Center and Cure on Wheels. It starts at 6 p.m. at Toast Fine Wine & Cafe, 14921 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa. $50. (813) 632-3105.

Community Harvest at Columbia Restaurants: When you dine at any Columbia Restaurant location in September, five percent of your check will be donated to non-profit groups and local charities. Menu prices vary.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Survivor, 8 p.m., CBS This year, former players return to the show with their friends and family members in tow — including Tampa's Monica Culpepper and her husband, NFL player-turned-lawyer Brad Culpepper. Brad knows a thing or two about serious drama — have you seen his TV ads?

SEASON PREMIERE Key & Peele, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central Hey, Comedy Central, if you can arrange it so there's a new episode of Key & Peele, Kroll Show and/or Drunk History every week, we'd appreciate it. Thanks, guys.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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COMING UP

Halloween Horror Nights: Universal Orlando's jam-packed scare fest opens Friday with attractions based on the The Walking Dead, American Werewolf in London, Cabin in the Woods, Evil Dead and more. It runs through Nov. 2 on select nights. Tickets are $42.99 Florida residents, $91.99 general at halloweenhorror nights.com.

Russell Brand: His comedy tour, the Messiah Complex, touches on everyone from Jesus to Gandhi to Adolf Hitler. So nothing will be even close to politically or culturally correct. He's at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Friday. $35-$67. (813) 229-7827.

Fiddler on the Roof: It's the classic musical, but this is St. Petersburg's Freefall Theatre, so don't expect it to be presented the classic way when it opens the season Saturday, with previews Thursday and Friday. $16-$44. (727) 498-5205.

Air Potato Picking Contest: George C. McGough Nature Park in Largo needs volunteers to pluck a pesky weed (bor-ing!) so they're disguising the event as a contest. Brilliant! On Saturday, pick as many air potatoes as you can and you'll be rewarded with prizes for most picked, ugliest and largest potatoes.

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Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

Local hip-hop artist Dynasty is on her way to Hollywood, but before she goes she will grace Tampa with one more performance.Originally from New York, Diana "Dynasty" Hardy came to Tampa in 2004 and quickly became acclimated to the area’s underground ...
Published: 04/20/18
Updated: 04/21/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

American Stage in the Park: The Producers: Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy sees a down-and-out producer and his accountant scheme to produce the most notorious flop in theater history. Through May 13. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Pe...
Published: 04/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Kenny Chesney: The tight-jeaned country superstar is making his first return to Tampa in five years and will be joined by country music’s hottest, new act Old Dominion after the release of their sophomore album Happy Endings which debuted No. 1 on Bi...
Published: 04/20/18
Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

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Published: 04/20/18
Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

If Willis McCall were a fictional character, he’d be too far over the top to be believable. Readers (and editors) would scoff that no one could be such a monster of violent, unabashed racism — and get away with it for so long. But McCall...
Published: 04/20/18
Tampa, Brandon 4-year-olds earn starring roles in Waitress at the Straz

Tampa, Brandon 4-year-olds earn starring roles in Waitress at the Straz

TAMPATwo little girls, strangers to each other just a month ago and now best friends, will become authentic stars this week as they perform in the Broadway musical hit, Waitress, at the Straz Center’s Morsani Hall.Both Lucy Capri, 5, of Tampa and Mad...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/21/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Spyro Gyra: Nine-time Grammy nominated, contemporary jazz icons known for blending soul, Latin, pop, and world beat influences and one of the most famous instrumental ensembles of all time will perform. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Cle...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

The Florida Orchestra puts another exclamation point on its 50th season with Verdi’s Requiem, this weekend’s concert series, a major presentation of an iconic work. Composed by Giuseppe Verdi, Requiem debuted in 1874 but took on a new layer of signif...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

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Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

Do you see what I did there? The comma and extra "E" in my byline? One last pun, just for fun. It’s the end, fin in French, and something unfortunately ruder in Swedish. Time to retire, nearly 25 years to the day after starting work as the T...
Published: 04/19/18