Friday, September 21, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 14

Bon Jovi: The Grammy Award winning rockers bring their "Bad Medicine" to Tampa. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $33.50-$549. (813) 301-2500.

Be Winter's Valentine: Kids ages 12 and younger get in to the aquarium for $9.99 if they bring a Valentine's Day card for Winter or their other favorite animal at the aquarium. Includes free glitter tattoos, photos with the mascots and card making. Regular admission applies for other ages and those without cards. 10 a.m., Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. $21.95, $19.95 ages 60-older, $16.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. (727) 441-1790.

Valentine's Lunch and Dinner Cruise: A variety of romantic cruises depart all weekend long with prix fixed menus, DJ dancing, long stemmed roses and champagne. Sails from both Tampa and Clearwater locations. 11:30 a.m., noon, 4:30, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $49.95, $39.95 (child) lunch; $79.95, $59.95 (child) dinner; $119.95-$159.95 (21 and older only cruises). (813) 223-7999.

Sunsets on the Roof: Meet at the grand staircase and proceed to the roof to watch the sun set over Clearwater Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. 5:30 p.m., Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. Free. (727) 562-4970.

Total Eclipse of the Heart: Enjoy a light "love themed" dinner set to passionate love songs underneath a changing sky that takes you to the most romantic cities in the world. View a perfect starlit sky over Frances, Italy and Spain and hear tales of love. 6:30 p.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $130 per couple, $100 per couple members (registration required). (813) 987-6000.

Valentine's Night Safari: Stroll through the park's Edge of Africa before taking a ride in an open air truck through the Serengeti Plain viewing active courtship behaviors of lions, antelopes and giraffes. Then, cozy up around a bonfire to hear stories of love "on the wild side." Includes dinner, adult drinks and dessert. 7 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $250 per couple. (888) 800-5447.

Movie Lovers Vow Renewal: Internet certified ordained Reverend John Bell invites married couples to the stage for a mass renewal of their wedding vows before a screening of Sleepless in Seattle. Unmarried couples holding a legal marriage license can join in the nuptials. Includes a service filled with romantic movie quotes and a champagne toast. 7 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10. (813) 274-8982.

Glen Phillips: The singer-songwriter is best known as the frontman of alternative rock group, Toad the Wet Sprocket. 7 p.m., The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25-$40. (828) 773-9481.

Wicked: The multiple Tony award-winning musical tells the untold story of the witches of Oz long before Dorothy arrived. Runs through Feb. 26. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $31.50-$125. (813) 229-7827.

Yanni: The Greek composer will sit alone behind a piano, answering questions from fans and connecting with the audience in a concert that falls on Valentine's Day. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $49.50-$192.50. (813) 229-7827.

Tampa Bay Symphony Winter Concerts: Under the direction of Mark Sforzini, the group presents "Spring Awakens." Chance Israel, the 30th Annual Young Artist Competition winner will perform the first movement of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20, students/children free. (727) 827-8087.

Richard Thompson And The Blind Boys of Alabama: The folk-rock singer-songwriter and famed guitarist will be joined by the gospel singing group whose career spans over 75 years. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$50. (727) 791-7400.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Florida State Fair: The fair returns for the 113th year with a "Picture Yourself at the Fair" theme. Highlights this year include rides, food, exhibits, animals, shopping, lawnmower races, rodeos and a candy exhibition. Discounted admission and ride tickets are available at all area Walgreens through Feb. 8. The Country Gold Tour concert features Johnny Lee, David Frizzell and Barbara Fairchild. $10 general, $20 reserved. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $9, $5 ages 6-11, 5 and younger free (advance); $7 seniors (Feb. 13-17 only). (813) 627-7821.

TO WATCH

Bad Girls Club, 8 p.m., Oxygen: We still can't believe this show has been running for 17 seasons now. In the premiere, seven new "bad girls" arrive from opposite coasts and land in Los Angeles to live together for another season of dirty secrets, tension and fighting.

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