Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 29

Beyonce: Queen Bee makes Tampa the second stop on her Formation World Tour, marking her first performance in the area since 2007. 7 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $40-$275. (813) 350-6500.

98 Rockfest: Chart-topping metal group Disturbed, popular rockers Shinedown and Chevelle and theatrical Swedish metal sextet Ghost top the lineup. 6 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Start at $29, VIP $175 and up. (813) 301-2500.

Tokyo Police Club: Canadian indie rockers. 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18-$20. (727) 895-3045.

Sunscreen Film Festival: Showcase of independent films includes dramatic and comedy shorts, documentaries and international films. Go to sunscreenfilmfestival.com for a complete schedule. 10 a.m., Sundial 19, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $8 one screening; $50 per day. (727) 259-8417.

Blast Friday: The Greg Billings Band, the Black Honkeys and the Betty Fox Band: The family-friendly food and craft vendor festival featuring a free live concert celebrates its' 100th anniversary. 5:30 p.m., 400 Block of Cleveland Street, Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street, Clearwater. Free; $25-$45 VIP. (727) 464-7200.

Jack Harris' Celebration of Sports: The WFLA host holds a meet and greet with area professional sports alumni. Includes a sale of autographed sports memorabilia to benefit the Dream Center of Tampa. 6 p.m., Hula Bay Club, 5210 W Tyson Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 335-4460.

Billy Gardell: The veteran stand-up comedian best known from the hit CBS comedy Mike and Molly. 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $15-$55. (800) 826-9303.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical: The Tony Award-winning show about Carole King's rise to fame features her most memorable songs. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $55-$135. (813) 229-7827.

Chris Kattan: The former Saturday Night Live cast member was one of the head-bobbing Butabi Brothers with Will Ferrell. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $22. (813) 960-1197.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Beethoven's Eroica Symphony: Presents City Noir (Adams) and Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" (Beethoven). 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

Celtic Woman: The Irish music trio honor Ireland's past, while bringing a contemporary musical edge to songs old and new. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $52.50-$99.50. (727) 893-7832.

Mr. Burns: Preview: In this "post-electric" play, the few survivors left to rebuild after a cataclysm due to grid failure attempt to remember the details of an episode of The Simpsons. As time goes on, iconic pop culture becomes mythology. Through May 22. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

The Maids: A Jobsite Theater production of the 1947 play by French novelist Jean Genet inspired by a famous 1933 French murder trial of two sisters. Through May 22. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Rewind: A Different Kind of Movie Series: The Room: Tommy Wiseau wrote, directed, produced and starred in the naive film we ironically laugh at and watch over and over again. 10 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $7. (813) 274-8982.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Films in the Park: Frozen: 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

W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro, 10 p.m., Showtime. The new stand-up special shot in Brooklyn and directed by Morgan Spurlock has the comedian who specializes in sociopolitical material riffing on subjects ranging from gentrification and marriage equality to raising his family in a post-Obama nation.

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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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Published: 12/15/17
Inside Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s first Christmas without leader Paul O’Neill

Inside Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s first Christmas without leader Paul O’Neill

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Published: 12/15/17
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

The theatrical tour about the death of Martin Luther King Jr. that Tavis Smiley was slated to bring to Tampa’s David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts has been canceled in the wake sexual misconduct allegations against the broadcaster.Death...
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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

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

Katy Perry: The Teenage Dream songstress is ready to Roar as she sets off on a tour in support of the album, Witness. Synth-pop duo Purity Ring opens. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $45.75-$195.75. (813) 301-2500.John Prine: T...
Published: 12/14/17
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’

Review: Kevin Young gives readers the truth about ‘Bunk’

We live in the age of the hoax.Believe me.And if you don’t believe me, believe Kevin Young, author of the sometimes disturbing but always fascinating new book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.In it, Yo...
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