Thursday, December 14, 2017
Events

Top things to do in North Pinellas the week of May 30

Today

Lung Cancer Physician Panel: Physician experts including pulmonologist Dr. Shea Eckardt, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Joshua Rovin and hematologist/oncologist Dr. Vijayakrishna Gadiyaram will answer questions about lung cancer screening, detection, and treatment. Noon. Free. PTAK Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater. (727) 953-6877.

Friday Afternoon Movies: Popcorn and drinks are provided for weekly movies. This portion features the Holocaust drama The Book Thief, starring Sophie Nelisse and Geoffrey Rush. In the film, a youth finds solace from the horrors of Nazi Germany during World War II by stealing books and sharing them with others. 1 p.m. $2, $1 with recreation card. Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3299.

Blast Friday: The family-friendly celebration features vendors, fun foods, family activities, contests and entertainment — including a free concert. 5:30-10 p.m. Free. 400 block of Cleveland Street, Clearwater. (727) 464-7200.

Sunset Music Series: Watch the sunset over St. Joseph Sound and enjoy entertainment by area artists. This week, it's Four Star Riot. 7-9 p.m. Free. Weaver Park, 2750 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. (727) 812-4530.

Sunsets at Pier 60 5K Series: The course for the 5K run/walk and 1-mile kids run will be out and back heading north from Pier 60 along the beach and returns to finish under the Pier. 7 p.m. $15. Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. (727) 462-6466.

Saturday

Swim Across America Tampa Bay: Swimmers can dive into the gulf for a half-mile, 1-mile or 2.4-mile swim to benefit metastatic melanoma research at Moffitt and the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program. 6:30 a.m. Donations through sponsorship. Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. (813) 909-9576.

Customer Appreciation Day: Meet professional musicians including Todd Latorre (Queensryche), Johnny Lee Middleton (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), John Blackwell (Prince, Justin Timberlake), and more at this day filled with music, food, demonstrations and giveaways. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Seminole Music and Sound, 10720 74th Ave., Seminole. (727) 391-3892.

Cookin' With Gus: Find out what happens when cookbook author Gussie Richardson is offered her own television show. Through July 13. 11 a.m. $29.90. Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St N, Pinellas Park. (727) 446-5898.

Water Ski Show: Skiers ages 6-60 perform theatrical water shows. Performances include barefoot, jump, ballet and pyramid acts. 6 p.m. Free. Tower Lake, 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar. (727) 480-9365.

Shaun Hopper: A seasoned Capitol Theatre performer, the acoustic musician is best known for his fingerstyle guitar playing. 7:30 p.m. $25-$30. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe: The evening opens with Haydn's Symphony No. 60, Il Distratto, followed by Toru Takemitsu's Toward the Sea II, which is an apt prelude to Ravel's full ballet score of Daphnis et Chloe. 8 p.m. $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (800) 662-7286.

Wednesday

Pinellas Opera League Luncheon: At the Pinellas Opera League's monthly luncheon meeting, guests can socialize, eat and be entertained by local opera singers. Call for reservations. 11 a.m. Lunches are $20. Dunedin Country Club, 1050 Palm Blvd. (727) 738-4007.

Big Screen Biography Film Series: The films shown are about a variety of influential people from around the globe and throughout history. Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. through June 25. 2 p.m. Free. Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. (727) 562-4970.

Thursday

Keb Mo: The Grammy Award Winning musician had to cancel a concert due to illness, but will perform at the Capitol Theatre, which will honor tickets for the originally scheduled date. 7:30 p.m. $45-$55. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Tarpon Springs Summer Performing Arts Festival: The Prisoner of Second Avenue: Mel Edison is a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm, which has suddenly hit the skids, and he gets the ax. 8 p.m. $16, $14 members/students; all seats $10 opening night. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center , 101 S Pinellas Ave. (727) 942-5605.

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