Saturday, February 24, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 22

Glazer Children's Museum 3rd Birthday Bash: Celebrate in Curtis Hixon Park with an outdoor dance party with a live DJ, activities for the kids, food trucks, vendors and, of course, birthday cake. It starts at 1 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-3861.

Color Acting Panel Discussion: Artists Jessica Eaton and Jessica Labatte, both featured in the Color Acting exhibit, will discuss their work, the implications of the exhibit and the influence of Josef Albers on the art scene. It starts at 3 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 896-2667.

Tampa Theatre Winefest: Wine Brunch: Cap off the weekend of films, wine and fundraising with lavish breakfast offerings paired with mimosas, Bellinis and a selection of light wines. It starts at 11:30 a.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $50. (813) 274-8982.

1905 Day at Columbia Restaurants: Columbia Restaurants in the area roll back costs on a special Spanish cuisine menu to 1905 prices for one day, with entrees under $3. This promotion includes all Columbia Restaurant locations except the cafe on the Riverwalk in Tampa and at Tampa International Airport. Doors open at noon at the original Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-4961.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: This groundbreaking musical tells the story of a rock 'n' roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. See it at 4 p.m. in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

TO WATCH

65th Primetime Emmy Awards, 8 p.m., CBS Neil Patrick Harris hosts another round of celebrating the best shows on television (or the Internet), trying to convince us that Breaking Bad won't win every drama category.

SEASON FINALE Devious Maids, 10 p.m., Lifetime This combo of Desperate Housewives and Downton Abbey based on a Mexican dramedy comes to a close for the year. ABC is probably wishing they had picked up the pilot after all.

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