Saturday, April 21, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 9

Loretta Lynn: It's a crazy-busy concert week, but no other act comes close in stature to country icon Loretta Lynn, the first to give a strong voice to working-class women the world over. And she's still sassy at age 81. Show is Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $29.50-$50.50. (727) 893-7832.

Tampa Bay Fashion Week: The kickoff is a daylong event of fashion workshops, discussions with stylists and an appearance by author Jackie Walker, ending with a runway show. It's free Friday at International Plaza in Tampa. Fashion Week runs through Sept. 21.

I Like It Hot Festival: Because it's not hot enough out there, turn up the heat another notch with fiery foods, sauces and salsas, a pepper eating contest, a hot sauce competition and a spicy lolly lick-a-thon on Saturday and Sunday at the Minnreg Building in Largo. $5; 12 and younger free.

Date Night

Diana Ross: As Ross approaches her 70s, she is still the queen of soul-pop-disco-R&B, with classic hits such as I'm Coming Out, Ain't No Mountain High Enough and It's My Turn. Show is Tuesday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $69.50-$129.50. (727) 892-5767.

Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson: This hefty double bill combines the dashing charm of Maroon 5 front man and Voice judge Adam Levine with the dynamic pipes of the original American Idol winner. Show is Friday at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. $29.50-$99.50. (813) 740-2446.

New Wave: It's a doubleheader of two of the most enduring New Wave synth-pop acts of the '80s. Pet Shop Boys (West End Girls) perform Friday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg [$29.50-$99.50; (727) 893-7832]. On Saturday, Depeche Mode (Personal Jesus) takes the stage at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa [$29-$89.50; (813) 740-2446].

Rick Springfield: He's a regular to the bay area but the ladies don't seem to mind. The '80s heartthrob is touring in support of Songs for the End of the World, with a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Friday. $35-$95. (727) 791-7400.

Kids and Family

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween: Is it ever too early for Halloween? Not at Disney's Magic Kingdom, which opens its annual party Tuesday for little boos in costume to collect candy. It runs from 7 p.m. to midnight and it's a separate ticket: $54-$73. disney.com.

More to Explore

If you love to try new recipes, join our #Cookclub. Find out how at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Comments
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 ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
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

Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — HGTV fanatic that he is, Spencer Chamberlain sees a metaphor for his band in the ever-evolving St. Petersburg skyline."When you go downtown and you look at the ONE, that used to be a dirt parking lot," said the singer, referring to a...
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...
Updated: 5 hours ago
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

ORLANDO — When Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened 20 years ago, it was light on thrills and heavy on conservation. On April 22, 1998, Earth Day, the Orlando park had a single thrill ride, Countdown to Extinction, and a handful of shows like ...
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