Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 9

Jaws and Richard Dreyfuss: A 40th anniversary screening of the "don't go in the water" horror phenomenon Jaws. Tampa Bay Times movie critic Steve Persall conducts a talk back with film star Richard Dreyfuss after the screening. Benefits the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. 7 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39.50-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and Sale: Take in the natural beauty of cut gems, mineral eggs, artifacts and sparkling silver and gold jewelry at the Pinellas Geological Society's 40th annual show and sale. 10 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free. (727) 709-3236.

Florida International Toy Piano Festival: Performer Forum: This celebration of the toy piano seeks to further the creation and performance of works for the instrument. Visiting composers and performers from Italy, Canada, Finland and across the U.S. will present works for the toy piano in various configurations. The festival includes concerts, lectures and interactive forums. Performers from around the country unite in a public panel to discuss various practices and considerations regarding toy piano as a concert instrument. Free. 10:30 a.m. and composer forum at noon, Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 273-3652.

Barkarilla: The Pooch Parade: New to this year's sixth annual pirate pooch parade is a pup crawl. Pirate up your pups and yourselves and head out to the patio for the Pooch Parade down Seventh Avenue sidewalks in Ybor City (2 p.m.) with entertainment by Mr. Bones, a pirate float contest, pet photos, raffles and the crowning of a king and queen. Benefits Animal Based Charities. Noon, Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza (Ybor City), 1701 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $5, dogs free. (813) 248-2056.

Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala: Book signing of Ancient Teachings in Modern Times: Losang Samten, renowned Tibetan scholar and monk, and former attendant to the Dalai Lama, will work on the mandala every day the museum is open, from Jan. 4-15, from 10 a.m. to noon, and from 1-4 p.m., and there will be a number of events in conjunction with it. Free with museum admission. 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $17, $15 seniors and military, $10 students with college ID, kids 6 and younger free. $5 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 896-2667.

Role Models: Opening Reception: The Morean Arts Center and Florida CraftArt present a ceramics exhibition in which Florida artists were asked to invite their mentor and the person whom they have mentored to show with them. The exhibition and the opening reception will be held at both the Morean and Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave, St. Petersburg through Feb. 9. 5 p.m., Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 822-7872.

Cropped: Opening Reception: An exhibition of figurative oil paintings by Brooksville artist Clovis Dean Rusk. Many of his works feature cropped sections of the female form, in meticulous detail. Remains on display through Feb. 27. 5 p.m., Michele Tuegel Contemporary, 320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-1100.

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. through Jan. 31. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

True West: Tampa Repertory Theatre present Sam Shepard's comedy about two very different brothers who fight over writing a screenplay. Through Jan. 24. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Theatre Center Studio Theater (TAR 120), 3837 USF W Holly Dive, Tampa. $20; $15 students, seniors and military.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus: The show will also feature lions, leopards and tigers, acrobats and the trick-riders on thoroughbred horses. 11 a.m., 3 and 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $16-$70. (813) 301-2500.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE MythBusters, 8 p.m., Discovery Channel. Unfortunately, we can't debunk this one: After nearly 250 episodes and 3,000 gonzo experiments, MythBusters launches its final season.

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