Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 21

Patti LaBelle: The soul singer and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee has been called the queen of rock 'n' soul with her string of radio hits including, Lady Marmalade, New Attitude and Stir It Up. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$95. (813) 229-7827.

Cosi Fan Tutte: In this mischievous comedy, engaged young officers test the fidelity of their beloveds in a bet with a cynical bachelor pal, disguising themselves as foreign suitors. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. 2 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $69.50. (813) 229-7827.

Tampa Bay Symphony: "Romantic Masterpieces" is the theme of the Winter Concerts which feature Grigorios Zamparas, piano soloist, in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. and a composition by Mark Sforzini, Theme and Variations on a Slavic Folk Song, Also on the program is Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5 ("Reformation"). 4 p.m., St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Arts Auditorium, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. $20, students free. (727) 522-8459.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Highland Fling: The 38th annual festival runs weekends through March 20 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $17.95 advance, $20.95 day of; $9.95 advance, $12.95 day of (ages 5-12); $16.95 seniors/students; $10 dogs. Toll-free 1-800-966-8215.

Loretta Lynn: The most awarded woman in country music history makes a stop in St. Petersburg. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35.50-$65.50. (727) 893-7832.

PNC Bank Concert Artist Series: Virtuoso Music for Organ and Piano: This year's series includes performances by organist Eric Plutz with The Tampa Brass, The Svyati Duo, comprised of cellist Rebecca Hepplewhite and organist Julian Collings and many more. Featuring Jeremy Filsell, piano, and Nigel Potts, organ. Their program will be centered on the Sergey Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 as well as other works. 2 p.m., University of Tampa Sykes Chapel, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-3333.

Steep Canyon Rangers : The bluegrass favorites perform alongside Grandpa's Cough Medicine. 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$18. (813) 971-0666.

A Tribute to Herbie Hancock: Featuring Richard "Stretch" Bruyn on piano and keyboard, trumpeter James Suggs, saxophonist Jeremy Carter, Al Hurley, electric bassist and more, in celebration of Black History Month. 6 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20 advance, $25 day of. (727) 822-3590.

The Florida Orchestra Presents Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4: Showcasing virtuoso Shai Wosner and conducted with commentary by Music Director Michael Francis. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$50. (727) 791-7400.

Protomartyr: The fuzzy Michigan post-punks perform alongside openers, Spray Paint. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10. (813) 241-8600.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Schooner Lynx (St. Petersburg): Free deck tours: The tall ship Lynx, an interpretation of a Baltimore privateer schooner used during the War of 1812, arrives to dock for five days at the Harborage Marina at Bayboro. There will be free deck tours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; followed by a two-hour salilaway. Reservations required for the limited spaces for the sail, $40-$60. 9 a.m., Harborage Marina at Bayboro, 1110 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Free deck tour; $40-$60 for two-hour sailaway 2-4 p.m. (978) 479-2197.

TO WATCH

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, 8 p.m., ABC. The two-hour special that celebrates the 60th anniversary of the so-called Happiest Place on Earth. Included: A preview of plans for a new Star Wars-themed land.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

Foo Fighters: The hard rock band led by Dave Grohl tours in support of the group’s new album Concrete and Gold, which debuted at No. 1. But expect some classic hits like Times Like These, Best of You, and Monkey Wrench. 8 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Uni...
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The ‘most interesting man in the world’ will be tending bar in Tampa on Friday

The ‘most interesting man in the world’ will be tending bar in Tampa on Friday

"Stay thirsty, my friends," the most interesting man in the world is coming to Tampa to tend bar on Friday. Jonathan Goldsmith, the face that launched a thousand memes, will be slinging cocktails at Tampa’s trendy Hall on Franklin, the food hall anno...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Blueberry Festival returns with special Brooksville touches

Blueberry Festival returns with special Brooksville touches

When the Florida Blueberry Festival made its debut in downtown Brooksville in 2012, it drew both praise and criticism. When state organizers pulled out last June, that also drew both sneers and cheers.But when the Brooksville Blueberry Festival debut...
Published: 04/23/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 24

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 24

Waitress: The Broadway hit musical based on Adrienne Shelley’s film follows Jenna, a waitress stuck in a bad marriage and a small town. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$128....
Published: 04/23/18
Review: American Stage hits ‘The Producers’ out of the park

Review: American Stage hits ‘The Producers’ out of the park

ST. PETERSBURG — Without question, Mel Brooks’ The Producers carved a more indelible mark than most of the musicals in the entire genre of throwaway musicals it parodied.The creator of Get Smart and Blazing Saddles not only co-wrote the adaptation of...
Published: 04/23/18
Black Maria Film Festival brings 10 short films to Richey Suncoast Theatre

Black Maria Film Festival brings 10 short films to Richey Suncoast Theatre

NEW PORT RICHEY — The world-renowned Black Maria Film Festival returns to the Richey Suncoast Theatre April 27, giving the usual nod to the creator of motion pictures, Thomas Edison, as well as the diversity of 10 award-winning short films.Now in it’...
Published: 04/23/18

Pasco Events for April 27

27 FridayIQuit Smoking Cessation: Learn strategies for quitting all forms of tobacco. Learn about Nicotine Replacement Therapy and get free NRT patches, gum and lozenges while supplies last. Reservations required. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Zephyrhills Librar...
Published: 04/23/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting April 27

FestivalsOld Time Jamboree: The Florida Fiddlers Association hosts this three-day jamboree, kicking off with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. April 27 and continuing through April 29 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake, on the H...
Published: 04/23/18
Here’s who won big at the Mainsail Art Festival

Here’s who won big at the Mainsail Art Festival

St. Petersburg — The Mainsail Art Festival returned to Vinoy Park last weekend, bringing the artwork of 250 local, regional and national artists.The park was teeming with people anxious to check out the works of fine art and fine craft, including pai...
Updated: 9 hours ago
USF great Charlie Bradley to lace them up for charity basketball game

USF great Charlie Bradley to lace them up for charity basketball game

TAMPA — In basketball, players utilize moves to help win the game.Why not apply those same skills to help youth win at life?That’s the goal John "Coach J" Johnson had in mind when he created "Charlie Bradley’s Roundball Classic," which takes place on...
Updated: 6 hours ago