Saturday, December 16, 2017
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 10

God of Carnage: Today is your last day to catch the laugh-out-loud train wreck of parents finger-pointing, tantrums, and tears. Show's at 3 p.m., American Stage Theatre Co. at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

Feed Me: The electro house producer and DJ will take over the Ybor City dance floor, with a little help from Music Festival '14 alums Treasure Fingers at 9 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $18. (813) 247-2555.

Tampa Bay Rays Watch Party: Chicago Cubs: When the Rays are out of town, catch the game on the beach at a family-friendly watch party with a giant screen set up on the sand. The Rays Street Team will also be on hand with giveaways. Food and buckets of beer available for purchase. 2:20 p.m., Guy Harvey Outpost: A Tradewinds Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd,, St. Pete Beach. Free admission. $10 parking on site. (727) 367-6461.

Chris Killian: Armed with a guitar and possibly a sweater vest, this comic has a sense of humor described as "edgy and smart." 7 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$12 advance, $12-$14 day of show. (813) 960-1197.

Summer Classic Movie Series: Citizen Kane: Often considered the best movie ever made, Citizen Kane tells the tale of a millionaire newspaper tycoon dies who as a group of reporters try to decipher his last word ever spoken. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 members. (813) 274-8982.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Be Your Best: Back to School: The theme of this event is anti-bullying education through performances by teen pop internet sensation HitStreak. There will also be a mural artist presenting anti-bullying works, contests and giveaways. 1 p.m., Brandon Westfield Town Center Mall, 459 Brandon Town Center, Brandon. Free. (941) 893-3140.

TO WATCH

SHARK WEEK PREMIERE Air Jaws: Fin of Fury, 8 p.m., Discovery Now that we've all survived Sharknado 2, it's time for the real thing: Discovery's annual fin fest. This first special is about the search for a "megashark" named Colossus. Excuse us, but didn't we already see that on SyFy?

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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...
Published: 12/15/17
Top things to do on Dec. 17

Top things to do on Dec. 17

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum band is bringing an updated presentation of "The ghosts of Christmas Eve." This winter tour will be celebrate the accomplishments of the group’s late creator and composer Paul O...
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...
Published: 12/14/17
Updated: 12/15/17
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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Published: 12/14/17
Bar review: Spanish flair at Bulla Gastrobar in South Tampa

Bar review: Spanish flair at Bulla Gastrobar in South Tampa

Take a second and try to think of a few of the world’s biggest drinking cultures. Ireland is a freebie, but then you’ll probably move onto Germany, Russia and possibly even South Korea (yep, South Korea goes hard).How about Spain? No, I’m not just ta...
Published: 12/14/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

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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...
Published: 12/14/17