Monday, January 22, 2018
Events

Top things to do for May 17

Lady Antebellum: See the country trio with openers Billy Currington and Joe Nichols. Part of the Country Megaticket. 8 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $110-$374. (813) 740-2446.

$5 Day at MOSI: Everyone is admitted to MOSI's exhibit galleries for just $5. Zip line and Ropes Course not included. 9 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $5. (813) 987-6000.

Meet the Stars: Fans of Animal Planet's hit series Tanked can meet Wayde King, Brett Raymer and Heather King during a merchandise and book signing. The stars are in town to celebrate the opening of Guy Harvey's RumFish Grill, for which they built a 33,500-gallon snorkel aquarium. Guy Harvey will also be on hand to sign his artwork. 10 a.m., Guy Harvey Outpost: A Tradewinds Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach. Free. (727) 360-5551.

97X BBQ: This year's annual music festival kicks it up a notch with headliners Bastille, Sleeper Agent, Kongos and more. 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $20; $50 VIP. (727) 579-2000.

Dalí and Beyond Film Series: Un Chien Andalou & Le Pink Grapefruit: See a surreal film for free in the museum's lobby. 1 p.m., Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd. , St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC Andy Samberg returns to host for the first time since leaving the show and finding sitcom success. Then there's the musical guest — the eclectic St. Vincent.

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At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

TAMPALife’s quite different at the tail end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade than at the launching point.The funnel cakes and corn dogs are a bit less omnipresent. When the first cars and floats begin to journey down Bayshore Boulevard, you’re onl...
Published: 01/20/18
Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

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Published: 01/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Tweed Ride: This popular leisurely bike ride around downtown St. Petersburg brings out ladies and gents in derby hats, vests, petticoats, lace-up boots and other fashionable vintage choices. Tea and scones served before the ride. After the ride, gath...
Published: 01/19/18
Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

Fans of notorious street artist and activist Banksy won’t have to travel too far to see one of his original pieces, thanks to an exhibit opening on Jan. 27 at the Outer Space Gallery in Winter Haven. The "Haight Street Rat" will be on display, on the...
Published: 01/18/18
Updated: 01/19/18
‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

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Published: 01/18/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Jan. 19

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Published: 01/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Steve Martin and Martin Short: The longtime actor-comedians and frequent collaborators present, An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life, featuring Martin’s bluegrass band, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater...
Published: 01/18/18
Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

ST. PETERSBURG An air compressor did most of the talking as the small crew stapled down flooring to the stage. A master carpenter kept unskilled but eager workers on track, telling them where to line up edges. An astringent smell of glue permeated t...
Published: 01/18/18
2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

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Published: 01/18/18
‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

TAMPA — Jose Gaspar, mythical pirate, meet Lord Stanley of Preston. Hang out, get to know one another, have as much fun as possible during the wrinkle in time that makes possible what will likely be a one-time-only encounter. Next weekend, th...
Published: 01/18/18