Monday, February 19, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 1

West Side Story: St. Pete Opera does its own take on the musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, putting the star-crossed lovers in 1960s New York. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $21.50-$64.50. (727) 823-2040.

Chris Henry and Hardcore Grass: After 25 years of performing as a sideman, Henry formed his own bluegrass band. Fellow grass groups Gypsy Wind and Cotton Eyed Does will also perform at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 977-6474.

Colombian Navy Ship Tours: Tour the 1966 three-masted barque acquired by the Colombian government as a training ship for its navy. Starting at 9 a.m. at Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free. (813) 274-8511.

Aspiring Teen Writers Workshop: This five-week workshop for ages 12 and up focuses on several key elements of writing, including subject, plot, character and story development. Bring pen and paper. It's at 2:30 p.m. at Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. Free. (727) 724-1525, ext. 4112.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Target Tuesday: The hands-on museum and Target offer free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

The Mixed Up Fairy Tale: Help break the spell on Beauty, convince Red to give up her cape, and climb a beanstalk in this interactive musical where you are the main character. It's at 11 a.m. at Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. $4. (727) 774-7382.

TO WATCH

The Night Shift, 10 p.m., NBC An accident fills the ER at San Antonio Memorial with military personnel, which causes a problem for the closeted Dr. Drew because one of the victims is his boyfriend.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find reviews of top local restaurants at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Lindsey Stirling: She was a YouTube star before she rose to fame on America's Got Talent as the "hip-hop violinist." She rocks Jannus Live on Wednesday. $27.50-$30. (727) 565-0550.

Kiwanis Morton Plant Mease Midnight Run: Yes, it starts about midnight Thursday, but the flat 10K race course out Causeway Boulevard with a turnaround in Honeymoon Island State Park is well-lit by luminaries. Shorter races begin at 11 p.m. (1 mile) and 11:25 p.m. (5K) from Causeway Plaza in Dunedin. $8-$45. (727) 535-2257.

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Ordinary dogs take to the Derby Lane greyhound track for the Mutt Derby

Ordinary dogs take to the Derby Lane greyhound track for the Mutt Derby

Some stopped midway, some turned around and ran the wrong way and some dashed to the arms of their owners as more than 300 average house pets took to the track at Derby Lane on Sunday for the Mutt Derby. The popular fundraiser for the Jaycees died o...
Published: 02/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Highland Fling: The 2018 festival runs weekends through March 25 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and ...
Published: 02/16/18
Updated: 02/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

Mutt Derby: Bring your non-aggressive dog for a day of dog races and other doggie games. Races will be done in weight divisions. All dogs racing must have proof of vaccinations. Greyhounds are welcome, but are not allowed to race. Benefits Greyhound ...
Published: 02/16/18
‘Hello, Universe’ and ‘Wolf in the Snow’ top American Library Association awards for books for young readers

‘Hello, Universe’ and ‘Wolf in the Snow’ top American Library Association awards for books for young readers

The American Library Association announced its 2018 Youth Media Award winners Monday during its midwinter meeting in Denver.The annual awards honor books, video and audio for children and young adults and are highly regarded guides for booksellers, t...
Published: 02/16/18
Review: Paul Goldberg’s ‘The Chateau’ sets sharp political satire in a Florida condo

Review: Paul Goldberg’s ‘The Chateau’ sets sharp political satire in a Florida condo

The election is fraught with wild allegations and vicious character assassination, accusations of corruption and kickbacks, misspelled messages and outrageous debates — and of course the Russians have their hands all over it.The 2016 presidential rac...
Published: 02/16/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 19-25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 19-25

Gasparilla Distance Classic: One of Tampa’s best known road races returns to downtown, with a 5K and 15K Saturday and an 8K and half marathon on Sunday. The chief attraction is the 15K on Saturday, which takes runners out and back along the man...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

Kelsea Ballerini: Grammy-nominated country music star on tour with special guest Walter Hayes. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $38.25-$125. (727) 791-7400. Volta: The bendy people of Cirque du Soleil. Through Mar...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/16/18
Pasco County Fair kicks off with parade and plenty of family fun

Pasco County Fair kicks off with parade and plenty of family fun

DADE CITY — Everyone loves a parade, it turns out. To the delight of many, after a one-year hiatus, the Pasco County Fair will once again kick off Monday morning with the traditional parade in downtown Dade City. "We are very excited to have the para...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/16/18
Bar review: Valenty’s Lounge, part of Pasadena Liquors in St. Pete — who knew?

Bar review: Valenty’s Lounge, part of Pasadena Liquors in St. Pete — who knew?

Once, if I’d received a recommendation to check out a lounge attached to a liquor store near the beach, I wouldn’t have been in much of a hurry to check it out. But I’ve learned that there’s frequently magic in these places. ...
Published: 02/15/18
Local craft beer of the week: Process IPA, Calusa Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Process IPA, Calusa Brewing

Not long ago, it was all about the West Coast IPA. California breweries like Stone, Russian River and Bear Republic built empires on the style, favoring a dry IPA base and mountains of resiny, intensely bitter hops to craft aggressive brews that laug...
Published: 02/15/18