Make us your home page

Things to do Things to Do
 Today's TipSheet

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 27

Country music legend Kenny Rogers performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater Florida. [Sunday, January 22, 2017] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]


Country music legend Kenny Rogers performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater Florida. [Sunday, January 22, 2017] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]

Kenny Rogers: The Grammy Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Famer has enjoyed success during his career of nearly six decades, which will be celebrated during his Final World Tour: The Gambler's Last Deal. $36-$106. 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. (800) 826-9303.

Jerry Seinfeld: The iconic standup and Seinfeld creator cracks jokes about the absurdities of every day life. 7 and 9:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $58.75-$158.75. (727) 791-7400.

Billy Joel: The singer-songwriter became one of rock 'n' roll's best with hits like Uptown Girl, New York State of Mind and Only the Good Die Young. 8 p.m., Amway Center, 400 W Church St., Orlando. $49.50-$149.50. (407) 440-7000.

Blast Friday: Spyro Gyra: The family-friendly food and craft vendor festival featuring a free live concert and a beer garden. The hard-to-classify jazz pop band with elements of funk, calypso and R&B hit it big with the platinum-selling Morning Dance. 5:30 p.m., 400 Block of Cleveland Street, Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street, Clearwater. Free. (727) 464-7200.

USTA Women's Tournament: Professional women tennis players throughout the world will travel to Saddlebrook Resort to compete in the singles and doubles draw, with prize money totaling $25,000. 8 a.m., Saddlebrook Resort Tampa, 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel. Spectatator admission is free, but there is a required $25 per day valet parking at the resort. (813) 907-4700.

Shen Yun: Classically trained dancers take audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $73.50-$203.50. Toll-free 1-888-974-3698.

Rock Hard Revue: The ripped beefcakes of Rock Hard Revue present a 90-minute fully costumed and choreographed production. 7:30 p.m., Club Skye, 1509 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20-$40. (407) 347-5035.

Forbidden Broadway: The show spoofs characters, plots and show tunes of contemporary and classical Broadway musicals. Through March 12. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827.

The Elixir of Love: St. Petersburg Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti's bel canto comedy. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22-$67. (727) 823-2040.

Peter and the Starcatcher: In the origin story of Peter Pan, a secret society must protect the Starstuff, lest it fall into the hands of the evil King Zarboff. Presented in repertory with the original Peter Pan. 8 p.m., talkback at 10 p.m. Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $37-$52. (727) 498-5205.

Leo Kottke and Keller Williams: Shut The Folk Up & Listen as the guitarists each perform a solo set which will also include some spontaneous collaboration. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$50. (727) 791-7400.

Cirque Italia: The white and blue big top houses a 35,000-gallon water stage with a lid that rises 35 feet, creating a curtain of rain and fountains that dance with each performance move. The show includes contortionists, acrobatics, dance, BMX, roller skating, laser lights and more. 7:30 p.m., Gulf View Square Mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey. $10-$50. (941) 704-8572.

Lavell Crawford: This stand-up comedian and actor is perhaps best known for playing Saul Goodman's bodyguard Huell Babineaux in Breaking Bad. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000.


Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus: This year's show features BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, a bungee aerial skydiving display and more. 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $18-$85. (813) 301-2500.

note to readers

Singer-songwriter Kurt Vile's show Wednesday has been moved from the Ritz Ybor to the Orpheum, 1915 East 7th Ave., Tampa.


Plan your weekend at

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 27 01/26/17 [Last modified: Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:06pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Seasoned cast scores an extra-base hit for St. Petersburg Opera with 'Faust'


    TAMPA — Charles Gounod's Faust sets the table early. The world-weary philosopher immortalized in a dramatic poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is in his study, lamenting his state of affairs. He's willing to give away everything he has to be young again, even his soul.

    The St. Petersburg Opera Company begins its season with Faust, in a production seemingly aligned with the original intent of French composer Charles Gounod and librettists Jules Barbier and Michel Carre. [St. Petersburg Opera Company]
  2. Blake High grad Taylor Trensch lands lead role in 'Dear Evan Hansen' on Broadway


    For those who saw Taylor Trensch grow up in Tampa, his rise from promising student to star is heartwarming and entirely predictable. In January, Trensch, 28, will be moving into the title role of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, one of the hottest tickets in theater.

    Taylor Trensch, a 2007 Blake High graduate, will play the title role in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen. Courtesy of Frank Trensch.
  3. A scene from "Epiphany."
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 22


    Clearwater Jazz Holiday: The Avett Brothers: The Avett Brothers, with their blend of folk, bluegrass and rock, lead the lineup. 1:30 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $16 per day, $45 reserved, $170 VIP. (727) 461-5200.

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 15:  (L-R)  Joe Kwon, Bob Crawford, Seth Avett, and Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers pose for a portrait at the "May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers" Premiere - 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals on March 15, 2017 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 21


    Conor Oberst: The Bright Eyes mastermind will be joined by opener, the Felice Brothers. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $30.50-$36. (727) 791-7400.

    Handout photo of Conor Oberst, performing Oct. 21 at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg. Credit: Grandstand Media