Thursday, April 19, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 26

WWE Smackdown: Straight off the Royal Rumble, the World Wrestling Entertainment returns to Tampa bringing WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns, as well as Kevin Owens, Dean Ambrose, Diva's Champion Charlotte, Mr. Money-in the Bank Sheamus and many more. Match card scheduled to change until match time. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $20 -$115. (813) 301-2500.

In the Mood: The retro 1940s musical revue celebrates the big band rhythms and intimate ballads of the swing era. 1 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $18-$35. (727) 791-7400.

Underground Digital Railroad Project: '70 and '80 themed benefit parties. The Krewe of Sant' Yago will be hosting a '70s and '80s benefit party with drink and food specials. 6 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10. (813) 971-0666.

Real Music Series: The Drifters: The series features live mixed music from the 1950s to today. Performances held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Included with daily admission. 11:30 a.m., Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

The Lion King: Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor bring to life Disney's popular story of hope and adventure through the use of an amazing backdrop of visuals, puppets and music by Elton John and Tim Rice. Through Feb. 14. 7:30 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$195. (813) 229-7827.

Ybor Ghost Tour: Find out what ghosts haunt the historic Cuban Club. Ghost meters supplied. 7:30 p.m., King Corona Cigars Cafe & Bar, 1523 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25, $10 ages 11 and younger. (813) 386-3905.

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic: The Homemade Broadcast invites amateur comedians to compete for a $50 cash prize, picked by audience participation. Free pizza is provided by Angelo's. 8:30 p.m., Sly Bar, 2061 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-2971.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sensory Friendly Films: Ride Along 2: AMC Theatres and the Autism Society have joined together to present this special series of films in an environment friendly to those affected by autism and other sensory issues. 7 p.m., Woodlands Square 20, 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. $6.50 (price varies by theater). (727) 771-6643.

TO WATCH

Outsiders, 9 p.m., WGN America. This gritty new drama is about an off-the-grid family living in the rugged hills of modern-day Appalachia. As the saga opens, they are faced with new threats to their property and lifestyle.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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