Monday, December 11, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 19

Record Store Day: Today is a glorious all-day bonanza for geeked-out vinyl and music fans, with lots of exclusive one-day-only merchandise at indie record shops. Daddy Kool, Mojo Books and Music in Tampa, Bananas Music and Movies, Microgroove Records and more will be spinning, selling, even serving up drinks and live music. See recordstoreday.com for a full list. And for tips on navigating the day, watch the #PlayTampaBay video at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band: The Margaritaville singer returns more than two years after his last show in Tampa. It's at 7 p.m. at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $36-$136.

Air Supply: The '80s power balladeers play at 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $59-$89.

YG: The Who Do You Love? rapper recently released his debut album, My Krazy Life, which features collaborations with Drake, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar and other big names in hip-hop. Show is at midnight at Ybor Live, 1910 E 7th Ave, Tampa. $50, $75 VIP.

kids and family

Replay: Symphony of Heroes: A must for video game fans, the Florida Orchestra performs symphonic scores showcasing "heroic themes" from popular video games, with movie screens displaying state-of-the-art game visuals. Shows at 2 and 8 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35-$45.

Mainsail Arts Festival: One of the area's best outdoor art shows, with more than 250 exhibiting artists. Starts at 9 a.m. at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7039.

TO WATCH

Orphan Black, BBC America, 9 p.m. There's been a lot of buzz about this thriller, so the second season premiere is the perfect time to jump in.

700 Sundays, HBO, 9 p.m. Billy Crystal's Broadway smash tells his life story within the framework of the 700 Sundays he spent with his beloved father, who died when the comedian was 15.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Plan your week ahead at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 11-17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 11-17

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Published: 12/08/17
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 10

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 10

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Published: 12/08/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 9

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 9

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Published: 12/08/17
Wild weather expected, 2 boat parades canceled

Wild weather expected, 2 boat parades canceled

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Published: 12/08/17
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Top holiday events, parades, parties this weekend

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Published: 12/08/17
Fun and profound Hanukkah celebrations around the Tampa Bay area

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Published: 12/08/17
From Hogwarts Castle to your home, digital projectors give a real light show

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Published: 12/08/17
Time to shine: Embrace this holiday seasonís beauty trends

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Tampa Heights and Seminole Heights a hotbed of underground art

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