Sunday, January 21, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 6

God of Carnage: It's the last week to catch this comedy about what happens when parents of two fighting 11-year-olds come together. Hint: It's a laugh-out-loud train wreck of finger-pointing, tantrums and tears. Through Sunday. See it tonight at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

AMC Summer Movie Discounts: Escape the heat and catch a cheap screening of a fairly current PG-13 movie every week. Today at 9:30 p.m., see Need for Speed at Westshore 14 in Tampa, Veterans 24 in Tampa and Regency 20 in Brandon. $3. (813) 685-3396.

Peter Murphy: The former Bauhaus vocalist and Goth icon returns to rock Ybor City at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $20. (813) 248-9500.

Tickle the Troops: Known as the Seaman of Comedy, Central Florida Navy veterans Chuck Kirkpatrick, Rick Walters and Peter O'Keefe perform in this Wounded Warrior benefit show, which is followed at 10 p.m. by an open mic night for comics. It starts at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $7. (813) 864-4000.

Coffee with a Curator: In this portion of the Dalí Museum's monthly educational talks, Joan Kropf presents "Visual Illusions." It's at 10:30 a.m. at 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Road Trip U.S.A.: This is the last week for children to learn about famous cities and national landmarks on a simulated coast-to-coast road trip with stops including National Parks, Mount Rushmore and the Roswell Invasion. Runs through Sunday. It starts at 10 a.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

Nashville, 10 p.m., ABC Finally, a night devoted to all we ever want out of a Nashville episode: really good music. The cast sets aside characters to perform twangy songs in this behind-the-scenes concert special.

MORE TO EXPLORE

We've got reviews of top summer movies at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Shark Week: It starts Sunday on TV, but get a jump on the mayhem Saturday at the Florida Aquarium, with scavenger hunts, interactive games, learning activities, shark dive shows and mermaid appearances. All last through next week. $23.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-12. (813) 273-4000.

Go Kids Obstacle Course Race: This one's for kids 5 to 15 in all fitness levels, with three different courses and a 5K competitive race Saturday at Boyd Hill in St. Petersburg. $25 and $32. (727) 893-7326.

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At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

TAMPALife’s quite different at the tail end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade than at the launching point.The funnel cakes and corn dogs are a bit less omnipresent. When the first cars and floats begin to journey down Bayshore Boulevard, you’re onl...
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Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

SOUTH TAMPA Charles P. Hessemer, 90 years young and about as sharp as the palette knives he paints with, finds artistic inspiration in the costumed-clad revelers of Tampa’s favorite annual event. The details in Hessemer’s oil painting s...
Published: 01/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Tweed Ride: This popular leisurely bike ride around downtown St. Petersburg brings out ladies and gents in derby hats, vests, petticoats, lace-up boots and other fashionable vintage choices. Tea and scones served before the ride. After the ride, gath...
Published: 01/19/18
Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

Fans of notorious street artist and activist Banksy won’t have to travel too far to see one of his original pieces, thanks to an exhibit opening on Jan. 27 at the Outer Space Gallery in Winter Haven. The "Haight Street Rat" will be on display, on the...
Published: 01/18/18
Updated: 01/19/18
‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

Peter Mayle, whose international bestseller A Year in Provence sent countless tourists to the vineyards and lavender fields of Southern France, has died.In an email, Mr. Mayle’s publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, reported that he died Thursday in a hospital...
Published: 01/18/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Jan. 19

FestivalsFlorida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo and Rodeo: The three-day event will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 20 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Airport, 2495 Broad St., south of Brooksville. Features ...
Published: 01/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Steve Martin and Martin Short: The longtime actor-comedians and frequent collaborators present, An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life, featuring Martin’s bluegrass band, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater...
Published: 01/18/18
Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

ST. PETERSBURG An air compressor did most of the talking as the small crew stapled down flooring to the stage. A master carpenter kept unskilled but eager workers on track, telling them where to line up edges. An astringent smell of glue permeated t...
Published: 01/18/18
2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

On Saturday, the kids get first crack at the booty from the pirates at the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, the annual alcohol-free party on Bayshore Boulevard. To kick off the season of Jose Gaspar, the fictitious marauder whose legend has...
Published: 01/18/18
‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

TAMPA — Jose Gaspar, mythical pirate, meet Lord Stanley of Preston. Hang out, get to know one another, have as much fun as possible during the wrinkle in time that makes possible what will likely be a one-time-only encounter. Next weekend, th...
Published: 01/18/18