Saturday, December 16, 2017
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 26

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical: The Tony Award-winning show about Carole King's rise to fame features her most memorable songs, including "I Feel the Earth Move," "Natural Woman," and "You've Got a Friend." Through May 1. The Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. show will be sign language interpreted. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $55-$135. (813) 229-7827.

The Bridge: The classic rock band started from members of an IT service firm in Tampa. 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $5. (813) 971-0666.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts. 9 a.m., Gulfport, Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326.

Sing Out! Tampa Bay: A sing-along event that features a community chorus performing onstage with The Florida Orchestra. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Pay what you can. (727) 893-7832.

Dunedin Blue Jays: vs. Tampa: 6:30 p.m., Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Price varies by event. (727) 733-9302.

Epicurean Education: Mississippi Blues: Chef and cookbook author Whitney Miller shares her favorite family recipes using fresh blueberries: bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with blueberry sauce, blueberry pecan crunch. $65. 7 p.m., Epicurean Theatre at the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 999-8735.

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Orioles: 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Murder for Two: A hilarious musical murder mystery, in which one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all the other roles, and they both play piano. Through May 1. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827;.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sensory Friendly Films: The Huntsman Winter's War: Special series of films in an environment friendly to those affected by autism and other sensory issues. Movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families can bring their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks and previews or advertisements won't be shown before the movie. This event is also being held at Regency 20 in Tampa and Veterans 24 in Tampa. 7 p.m., Woodlands Square 20, 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. $6.50 (price varies by theater). (727) 771-6643.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Limitless, 10 p.m., CBS. The freshman season wraps with Brian (Jake McDorman) and the FBI out to prevent an NZT-enabled Sands (Colin Salmon) from orchestrating an international incident. Unfortunately, Brian experiences devastating side effects as his NZT immunity starts to wear off.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Dec. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Dec. 16

Love Never Dies: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. 2 and 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Start at $45. (813) 229-7827. Ice Skating at Tampa’s W...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 17

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Tavis Smiley theatrical show canceled at Straz Center in wake of sexual misconduct allegations

Tavis Smiley theatrical show canceled at Straz Center in wake of sexual misconduct allegations

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This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

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Bar review: Spanish flair at Bulla Gastrobar in South Tampa

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

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From Crystal River to Brooksville, branch out to shop on these unexpected main streets

From Crystal River to Brooksville, branch out to shop on these unexpected main streets

You don’t have to stare at a greeting card to picture a bustling old main street lined with decorated shops and lampposts. Historic small-town shopping districts are easy to find, and more charming than Walmart. Beyond the downtowns of St. Pet...
Published: 12/14/17
New locations for Tampa’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, plus a Mario Lopez appearance

New locations for Tampa’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, plus a Mario Lopez appearance

New Year’s Eve fireworks in downtown Tampa will be a little different this year, as free, public viewing moves from Channelside Bay Plaza to Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park behind Amalie Arena due to ongoing construction. Meanwhile, the Pied Pipe...
Published: 12/14/17
Review: Kevin Young gives readers the truth about ‘Bunk’

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