Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Things to Do Planner: Disney on Ice, Drumline Live, National Geographic photographer

DISNEY ON ICE: Worlds of Enchantment

The Disney on Ice show coming to Amalie Arena this weekend is called Worlds of Enchantment, so that means show creators get to go to infinity and beyond to tie together a greatest hits of Disney characters into an ice show. So you get everything on the rink, from wheels to waves to Frozen (of course). There's Lightning McQueen and Ariel the mermaid, and an escape from Sunnyside Daycare with Buzz, Woody and the gang from Toy Story. Then it's off to the wintery world of Arendelle with Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff because that ice queen's preschool popularity just won't stop. Seven shows Friday through Sunday at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $18-$100. (813) 301-2500. disneyonice.com.

HIGH STEPPING: Drumline Live

Created by the executive band consultant for the movie Drumline, Drumline Live is a highly percussive, high-stepping show that brings the historically black college and university marching band tradition to the big Carol Morsani Hall stage at Tampa's Straz Center on Sunday. A rousing, rollicking explosion of musical energy, this stage show is a synchronized musical showcase incorporating original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of Top 40 hits. Heads bob, arms swing, instruments get thrown in the air — these are the rock stars of band geeks. 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $29-$55. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

IN PICTURES: Photographer Ami Vitale

National Geographic photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Ami Vitale will give a talk Tuesday chronicling her journey from documenting war zones to helping to reintroduce rhinos to the wild and donning a panda costume to remain anonymous among the giant mammals. "Rhinos, Rickshaws and Revolutions: My Search for Truth" will be at Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts as part of the National Geographic Live speaker series. Vitale began her career covering such stories as the conflict in Kosovo and the disputed Pakistan-India border. She's lived in mud huts and braved civil war in Guinea-Bissau. Eventually, another philosophy emerged: Talking about humanity means talking about nature. "The conservation world is also a war zone in a lot of ways," she has said.

Vitale told the Times she'll be sharing photos and an all-new story about the world's first community-owned elephant sanctuary, which she photographed on her recent trip to in Kenya. "The local Samburu tribe came together, and gave up their land to rescue these elephants. It's so beautiful, it will surprise people," she said. The talk is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25. strazcenter.org.

An interview with Vitale will be published at tampabay.com/thingstodo.

   
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