Monday, February 19, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay Feb. 19

Amy Schumer: The comedian brings her Inside Amy Schumer's Back Door Tour to Tampa where she fearlessly explores taboo subjects with her biting wit. The second season of her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer premieres in April. See her at 8 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. $37.50-$45. (813) 229-7827.

Manhattan Casino Friendraiser: The newly restored Manhattan Casino opens the doors for a night of music, catered soul food and tours. Benefits YWCA Tampa Bay. It's at 6 p.m. at Manhattan Casino, 642 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 896-4629.

St. Petersburg Jazz Festival: The festival brings the LaRue Nickelson Quartet for a performance at 7:30 p.m. at Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 822-3590.

Oscar Shorts: Live Action: View this year's Oscar-nominated live action short films, including Helium, The Voorman Problem and Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? All films are appropriate for ages 18 and older only. They start at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $11, $9 members. (813) 274-8982.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Schooner Lynx (Tampa): The replica schooner inspired by a vessel from the War of 1812 is open for tours at 10 a.m. at Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $10, 12 and younger free (tour); $55, $30 12 and younger (harbor excursion). Toll-free 1-866-446-5969.

TO WATCH

XXII Winter Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC The finals in the men's skiing giant slalom give Ted Ligety and Bode Miller another chance to medal.

Inside the Actors Studio, 8:00 Bravo Jimmy Lipton gets two actual actors to visit the studio, and they are A-listers. It's just like the old days. Tonight, Amy Adams drops in, and Thursday night it's Matthew McConaughey.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Plan your weekend at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Coming up

Nuclear Cowboyz: The freestyle motocross show has synchronized tricks — side-by-side quadruple back flips! — and lots and lots of fire. Performances are Friday through Sunday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $20-$50. (813) 301-2500.

Flan Fest: While contestants compete for the best flan in Tampa Bay, you get samples of the sweet dessert, shopping and entertainment Saturday in Centennial Park in Ybor City. Free admission.

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