Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 30

Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates: After their invasion aboard the Jose Gasparilla, hundreds of pirates get down to the serious business of tossing beads to hundreds of thousands of people who line Tampa's waterfront. It follows Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein, then north on Ashley Drive and ends at Cass Street 2 p.m., Gasparilla Parade Start Point, Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa. Free, $45 reserved. (813) 251-8844.

Gasparilla Invasion Party: The entire waterfront deck outside Jackson's turns into a giant pirate friendly party zone. 10 a.m., Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. Free, $10 after 5 p.m. (813) 549-8886.

Throwdown by the Bay: Alabama foursome, Little Big Town headline the country throwdown along with bluegrass and Southern rocker, Chris Stapleton and Nashville-based female duo, Maddie and Tae. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $16.74-$56.25. (813) 301-2500.

Florida Metal Fest: Out of the 11 bands, two of Tampa's "big four" of death metal bands, Obituary and Deicide, will headline the inaugural fest. Corrosion of Conformity, Broken Hope, Madball and Malevolent Creation are also on the line-up. 3 p.m., Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica De Cuba, Tampa. $40, $50 day of; $65-$95 VIP. (813) 248-2954.

Visual Mayhem 3D: Put on your 3-D glasses and step into the gallery for this eye popping, multi-deminsional art party with live music, live screen printing, open artist studios, donation bar and a book shop. 6 p.m., Bloom Art Center, 910 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5. (352) 777-3723.

Art Festival Beth-El: This 43rd annual fine art exhibit and sale features more than 170 local and international award-winning artists. 7 p.m., Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $25 at the door Saturday. Free Sunday and Monday. (727) 347-6136.

Oscar Shorts: Animation: View this year's Oscar-nominated short animated films, including Sanjay's Super Team, World of Tomorrow and Bear Story. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $11, $9 Members. (813) 274-8982.

Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Band: Popular in the late '60s, this pop-rock group's biggest hits were Woman, Woman, Young Girl and Lady Willpower. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $32-$62. (727) 791-7400.

Naughty By Nature: The '90s hip-hop heroes embark on their 25th anniversary tour and this show is free for 21 and older thanks to sponsor Bud Light. 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 565-0550.

Damon Fowler Group: With his hybrid of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel, the Florida native started wowing audiences with his musical exploits as a teenager. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$14. (813) 971-0666.

Dancing with the Stars: Live: Professional dancers from the show join this tour. 5 and 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $78.75, $58.75 and $38.75. (727) 791-7400.

Israel Horovitz's Lebensraum: This work is based on the idea that a German chancellor might, as an act of redemption, invite 6 million Jews to Germany with a promise of citizenship and jobs. Ends Sunday. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Florida Orchestra Gala with Michael Feinstein: Singing straight from the Great American Songbook, multi-platinum selling artist Michael Feinstein joins the new music director, Michael Francis for the second annual fundraising gala. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $50-$150. (727) 892-3337.

Jess Glynne: The voice of Clean Bandit dance hits, Rather Be and Real Love is already a Grammy Award-winner and breakout star in her native England. 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $16. (727) 895-3045.

KIDS AND FAMILY

STEAMfest: The festival focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math features robotics demonstrations, arts and crafts. 10 a.m., Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 First St. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 522-2111, ext. 223.

TO WATCH

Screen Actors Guild Awards, 8 p.m., TNT. The 22nd annual awards are another opportunity for TV and movie folk to honor each other.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find more Gasparilla events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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