Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

An Evening with David Sedaris: The humorist and essayist celebrates the paperback release of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $30-$55. (813) 229-7827.

Wedding Gala: Brides on a budget can view a selection of new designer bridal gowns, formal and cocktail dresses all priced $400 or less. Benefits training programs of Goodwill-Suncoast. 6 a.m., Goodwill, 16432 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Free. (727) 535-2578.

Downtown Tampa's Fourth Friday: The fourth Friday of each month, museums and performing arts venues around downtown Tampa offer extended hours with free, special or added value admission deals or special programming. Deals at participating restaurants and free Pirate Water Taxi rides are also included. Maps and free wristbands can be obtained at one of the following venues: AIA Tampa Bay; Florida Aquarium; Florida Museum of Photographic Art; Glazer Children's Museum; Henry B. Plant Museum; Stageworks Theatre; Straz Center for Performing Arts; Tampa Bay History Center; Tampa Museum of Art and Tampa Theatre. 4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 276-8250.

Natural Causes: Opening Reception: An exhibition of work from 12 national and international contemporary artists, including Adam Batchelor, Juan Travieso and Addona Khare's carbon pencil drawings. The theme of the show explores the impact of mankind on the environment. Remains on display through May 27. The reception features music by JW Taylor, food and beverages, and complimentary valet parking. 7 p.m., Cass Contemporary, 2722 S MacDill Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 839-7135.

The Applebutter Express: The ukulele funk band started in 2004, when Kyle Biss met his future wife while working at a record store in Bradenton. Troy Youngblood and the Soulfish and American Song Box open. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13. (813) 971-0666.

Spamalot: The American Stage in the Park production of the Tony Award-winning musical based on the Monty Python parody of the legend of King Arthur. No alcohol or pets are allowed, but concessions (including alcohol) will be available. Through May 8. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $25-$38. (727) 823-7529.

A Night with Janis Joplin: The Off Broadway hit starring Tony nominee Mary Bridget Davies is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her influences, including Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Nina Simone. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $39-$69. (727) 893-7832.

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy: The superstar comedians reunite on the RFD-TV Presents: We've Been Thinking Tour. They will each deliver new material before coming together for an encore. 7 and 9:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $62.50. (727) 791-7400.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Films in the Park: Rookie of the Year: Bring chairs and blankets for the city of Dunedin's family movie screening beginning after the sun sets. 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. Free. (727) 812-4530.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Dr. Ken, 8:30 p.m., ABC. An old college friend urges Ken (Ken Jeong) to pursue his dream of stand-up comedy.

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1,100 cookie jars. 2000 Hummels. 23 chamber pots: This Tampa Bay couple collects... well, everything.

1,100 cookie jars. 2000 Hummels. 23 chamber pots: This Tampa Bay couple collects... well, everything.

TAMPA — To be a large, clumsy person in Mary and Dennis Schrader’s house is to feel fear.You tread lightly upstairs, but even so, every step in the room containing row after row of cookie jars brings the sound of ceramic lids rattling on their oh-so-...
Published: 07/16/18
Grief and wit, heritage and family dynamics collide in ‘Bad Jews’ at American Stage

Grief and wit, heritage and family dynamics collide in ‘Bad Jews’ at American Stage

ST. PETERSBURG — Whatever else he learned at Cornell University and the Juilliard School, playwright Joshua Harmon surely learned family dynamics. His play, Bad Jews, bristles with wit and malevolence dished out by people for whom familiarity breeds ...
Published: 07/16/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 17

James After 5: Art Speaks: The museum is open from 5 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday, featuring $5 admission. While there, tour the many exhibitions of Western and wildlife art, or find happy hour specials in the Canyon Cafe. 5 p.m., James Museum of Western ...
Published: 07/16/18

Pasco Events starting July 20

21 SaturdayMedicare 101: A SHINE volunteer will answer Medicare questions. 10 a.m. Free. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214. floridashine.org.22 SundayEssential Oils Workshop: Learn about essential oils and cr...
Published: 07/16/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando Counties starting July 20

FestivalsDade City Antique Faire and Sidewalk Market: Browse a mixture of antiques, primitives, garden decor, jewelry, tools, shabby chic, architectural and vintage when this monthly street event returns from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21 in downtown Dad...
Published: 07/16/18

Hernando Events for July 20

Events20 FridayButterfly Count: Learn to identify common Florida butterflies and how organized butterfly counts work. The count information will be used to populate data in pollinators of Florida for Florida Nature Trackers. For ages 12 and older. No...
Published: 07/13/18
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 16-22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 16-22

Metrocon: The convention focused on anime that also covers all elements of pop culture that have been influenced by it settles into the Tampa Convention Center Thursday-Sunday. $30-$40. metroconventions.com. Beer Project: Inspired by the ancient mos...
Published: 07/16/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, July 15

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, July 15

SharkCon: A weekend all about sharks adds a comic con element this year with stars from Sharknado at a noon panel today including Ian Ziering, Cassie Scerbo and Gena Lee Nolin. Also includes a touch tank, shark tooth dig pit, paddle board clinic, oce...
Published: 07/15/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 14

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 14

America II Extreme Mud Wars: This wildly popular day of rolling in a mud pit and slinging dirt returns to St. Petersburg with an obstacle course, joust pit, the eliminator and mud volleyball. Benefits the TASCO teen program. Free for spectators. $65 ...
Published: 07/13/18
Rascal Flatts talks longevity, the road, and picking the perfect opener

Rascal Flatts talks longevity, the road, and picking the perfect opener

There was a time, believe it or not, when Rascal Flatts was considered cutting-edge country. Okay, "cutting-edge" might be pushing it — the trio’s wholesome, harmony-laden style was never all that controversial. Still, when you survey the pop- and R&...
Published: 07/13/18