Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 25

Julio Iglesias: The Latin music icon and Grammy winner performs at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $49.50-$99.50. (727) 791-7400.

Author Talk with Barry Estabrook: The former writer for Gourmet magazine and author of Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit speaks at 5 p.m. at University of Tampa Plant Hall, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-3333.

Oscar Shorts: Live Action: View this year's Oscar-nominated live action short films, including Helium, The Voorman Problem. All films are appropriate for ages 18 and older only. It's at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $11.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Austin Mahone: The teen pop sensation performs in the outdoor venue with Becky G, Midnight Red and W3 the Future. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $29.50.

TO WATCH

About a Boy, 9 p.m., NBC Fiona learns that honesty isn't always the best policy when you're seeking a job.

SERIES PREMIERE Mind Games, 10 p.m.. ABC Christian Slater and Steve Zahn are a former con artist and a disgraced psychology professor in this new series.

MORE TO EXPLORE

We have insider tips on navigating this weekend's Florida Strawberry Festival at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Coming up

Jennifer Nettles: The Sugarland vocalist brings her solo tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall to back her debut That Girl. $39.50-$125. (813) 229-7827

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: This weekend's festivities in the replica of a 16th century village get a Highland flair with a Celtic village, men in kilts competition and a cabbage toss. $19.95, $15.95 seniors, $11.95 ages 5-12 on the grounds next to MOSI in Tampa.

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