Monday, January 22, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 8

Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival: Funny or Die brings this show to Tampa first, with two stages featuring Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron, Reggie Watts and Hannibal Buress, to name just a few. Laughs start at 5 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $35-$99.75. (813) 740-2446.

IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Championships Finals: Male and female pro competitors from around the world, including celebrity body builders, gather at 6 p.m., Grand Hyatt Tampa, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa. $45-$110. (813) 874-1234.

Memphis Soul: This music festival features a triple header of soul and blues men: Booker T. Jones, The Bar-Kays and William Bell. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $39-$69. (727) 893-7832.

Dunedin Wine and Art Walk: Downtown Dunedin merchants offer specials and discounts; browse the art exhibits, sip wine at tastings, and enjoy food samplings and live entertainment. 5:30 p.m., Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue. $10 wristbands get special offers from merchants and be eligible for prize drawing (valued at $150 or more). (727) 647-8181.

Brews and Bites: Celebration features fleet of food trucks, live music and craft beers. This month's lineup includes Jimmy's Meatballs, In Law Subs, Just Smokin' BBQ. 6 p.m., Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 373-1193.

Tommy Davidson: He's best known as one of the original stars of In Living Color, but this comic's impressions of Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson and other icons have become infamous. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Flicks and Fins: The Aquatic Center invites everyone for a family night of games, prizes and a film screening. Food and drink available for purchase. 7 p.m., Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N, Seminole. $2 adult, $3 child/adult. (727) 391-8345.

TO WATCH

Treehouse Masters: View From Above 2, 10 p.m., Animal Planet For a thrill-seeking family in Seattle, Pete and Daryl work on a 30-sided geometric globe connected to the trees solely by wires. So your childhood treehouse was definitely not the best treehouse ever.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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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...
Published: 01/20/18
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

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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