Sunday, February 18, 2018
Events

Things to do planner: Henry Rollins spoken word, MOSI hosts astronaut, SPCA Pet Walk

NOTE: Since this story went to press Rollins has postponed all his Florida dates because of Hurricane Matthew. A makeup date has not yet been announced.

PUNK TALK: Henry Rollins and the spoken word

Legendary punk singer Henry Rollins will trade his raspy howl for a spoken word performance at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday. Expect a timely commentary on the current state of politics mixed with anecdotes on his latest L.A. experiences and his extensive world travels. Rollins' live talking shows are known for their energy, anger and humor. And he has a lot to talk about. The epitome of a workaholic, Rollins is an actor, voice-over artist, author, photographer, columnist (LA Weekly), TV host (National Geographic, History Channel, IFC), radio DJ and spoken word performer of countless shows around the world over the last 35 years. $29.50-$49.50 at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

SPACE MAN: MOSI hosts Hubble astronaut

Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry is hosting An Afternoon With an Astronaut on Saturday with Story Musgrave, above, who repaired the Hubble space telescope and became the only astronaut to fly on all five space shuttles. Musgrave at one point spent 27 hours working outside the space shuttle on spacewalks. He will share tales from his 53 days in space at noon and 3 p.m. before special showings of the IMAX film Hubble. Tickets are $15, or $10 for MOSI members. There is also a $15 add-on ticket for a meet and greet and light snacks that includes a keepsake photo. Seating is limited so get tickets at mosi.org. MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000.

DOG-GONE CUTE: SPCA Pet Walk

The walk along the waterfront Saturday is a fundraiser for SPCA, but the stars of the SPCA Pet Walk are the pooches dressed in super-cute costumes. You'll see a Lady Dogga or maybe the cast of Star Wars on all fours. There's a free breakfast, an obstacle course for dogs, mobile pet groomers, vendor village, adoptable dogs on site and food trucks. Now in its 26th year, this is like a family reunion for pet lovers. The event benefits SPCA Tampa Bay. Bring the whole family from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The walk begins at 10 a.m. in Vinoy Park, 701 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $25 registration at petwalk.org or (727) 586-3591, ext. 122.

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