Monday, December 11, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 23

Matilda the Musical: Based on the book by Roald Dahl, this Tony Award winning musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and take charge of her own destiny. Through Feb. 28. The performance on Feb. 25 is sign language interpreted. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $50-$120. (813) 229-7827.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's enduring musical is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$100. (727) 791-7400.

Hernando County Public Library System Black History Program: Author talk and book signing event with Johnny Lee Gaddy who will discuss his newest book They Told Me Not To Tell: Dozier Reform School was a Living Hell. Gaddy will share stories about The Florida School for Boys, also known as the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a reform school that operated from Jan. 1, 1900 to June 30, 2011. 4:30 p.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 540-6395.

Underground Digital Railroad Project: '70 and '80 themed benefit parties. Disco the night away at this '70s party hosted by the Krewe of Agustina de Aragon with part of the proceeds going to KOA charities. 6 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10. (813) 971-0666.

Environmental Film Festival at Eckerd College: Climate Courage: This Changes Everything: Film scholars and filmmakers from around the world engage the audience in discussions of the environmental perspectives contained in documentary, animated, experimental and feature films. An attempt to re-imagine the challenge of climate change. 7 p.m., Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 864-7979.

Stranger in a Strange Land: A retrospective of National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb's four decade long career. 7 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25. (813) 229-7827.

Dark Wave Yoga: Vinyasa Yoga set to dark and melancholy variant of new wave, post-punk, gothic rock, dark synthpop, ambient, industrial, trip-hop music. Bands like Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Sisters Of Mercy, Portishead, Morrissey, Nine inch nails, Dead Can Dance. 7:15 p.m., Tempus Projects, 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $12; $10 students & military. (813) 340-9056.

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"). 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20, students free. (727) 522-8459.

TO WATCH

Forged in Fire, 10 p.m., History Channel. Don't try this at home: a cutting-edge competition series has world-class bladesmiths testing their mettle by creating sharp objects like the Japanese katana and the medieval broadsword.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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