Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 18

REO Speedwagon: Get ready for a classic rockapalooza as the Can't Fight This Feeling rockers team up with Styx and the Eagles' Don Felder for the "United We Rock" tour. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Start at $27.50. (813) 740-2446.

Phantogram and Tycho: The electro-alternative duo and psychedelically trip-hoppy producer are teaming up for a co-headlining tour. 6:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $33-$76. (727) 565-0550.

ON STAGE: Enjoy a smart look at relationships in 'Sex With Strangers'

AT THE MUSEUM: Ultra-realistic paintings go on display in Tampa

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music from jazz to rock, pop to island, plus vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants, crafts, handmade jewelry 9 a.m., Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326.

Summer Nights: Busch Gardens celebrates summer with extended hours, three themed party zones, DJ dancing, thrill rides in the dark, an all new ice show and summer themed cuisine. Included with regular daily admission. 10 a.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free. (888) 800-5447

Wordier than Thou: Prose and Short Story Open Mic: A unique open mic series focusing on storytelling. Poetry and musical performances are not allowed. Includes a performance by a featured reader followed by numerous 10-minute open mic slots. 7 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 895-6620.

LEGO ART: See brick sculptures for free in downtown Tampa

RESTAURANT: The new Crabby's Dockside retains the beach feel of Crabby Bill's

KIDS AND FAMILY

Regal Summer Movie Express: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and The Adventures of Tintin: Select Regal Cinema Theaters will show G and PG-rated movies for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the summer. Benefits the Will Rogers Institute. Also taking place at Citrus Park Stadium 20 in Tampa. 10 a.m., Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. $1. (727) 525-7777.

BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS: Do these four fun things with your kids

TO WATCH

Weekend in Havana, 8 p.m., PBS: A walking tour spotlights the people, architecture, culture and history of Cuba.

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This year’s Florida State Fair food oddities include catfish ‘sundae’ and chicken and waffles pizza

This year’s Florida State Fair food oddities include catfish ‘sundae’ and chicken and waffles pizza

Being the first in the country on the fair-going calendar, the Florida State Fair is also the first to roll out the outrageous, deep-fried, bacon-wrapped, cheese-covered foods on a stick that perfume the midway. While cotton candy, corn dogs and funn...
Published: 01/22/18

Two Florida authors among National Book Critics Circle awards finalists

The National Book Critics Circle has announced its award finalists for books published in 2017, and two Florida writers are on the list. Edwidge Danticat, the Haitian-born memoirist and novelist based in Miami, is a finalist in criticism for The Art ...
Published: 01/22/18

Pasco Events for Jan. 26

26 FridayAARP Chapter 4764: Outgoing president Phyllis Bross will install the 2018 chapter leaders, including new Chapter President Ileana Santini. A representative from Florida State AARP will present the chapter with a 2017 Chapter Award for being ...
Published: 01/22/18
Something new for Gasparilla — your own private boat captain

Something new for Gasparilla — your own private boat captain

TAMPA — The Gasparilla Parade of Pirates may be this city’s most festive event, but law enforcement maintains its zero-tolerance policy for drinking and driving, whether on land or on water.So if you plan on consuming alcohol at the parade, get home ...
Published: 01/22/18
Gasparilla 2018 guide: Insider tips on where go, what to bring and how to plunder the most booty

Gasparilla 2018 guide: Insider tips on where go, what to bring and how to plunder the most booty

Some 300,000 carousers are expected to gather on Saturday for Gasparilla 2018, Tampa’s pirate invasion. It takes a special breed of swashbuckler to wade into that sea of humanity and hunt treasure (beads!) while avoiding the brig. All the fuss center...
Published: 01/22/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 23

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 23

Forever Plaid: Four young singers killed in a car crash posthumously hit the stage for one last performance full of barbershop quartet harmonies and 1950s nostalgia. Through March 11. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Art...
Published: 01/22/18
At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

TAMPALife’s quite different at the tail end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade than at the launching point.The funnel cakes and corn dogs are a bit less omnipresent. When the first cars and floats begin to journey down Bayshore Boulevard, you’re onl...
Published: 01/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 22-28

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 22-28

Gasparilla Pirate Festival: Saturday’s the big day for Tampa to celebrate the legend of the mythical pirate Jose Gaspar. The day begins when pirates invade Tampa on a fully rigged pirate ship, the Jose Gasparilla, with cannons booming and a mas...
Published: 01/19/18
Updated: 01/22/18
Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

SOUTH TAMPA Charles P. Hessemer, 90 years young and about as sharp as the palette knives he paints with, finds artistic inspiration in the costumed-clad revelers of Tampa’s favorite annual event. The details in Hessemer’s oil painting s...
Published: 01/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Tweed Ride: This popular leisurely bike ride around downtown St. Petersburg brings out ladies and gents in derby hats, vests, petticoats, lace-up boots and other fashionable vintage choices. Tea and scones served before the ride. After the ride, gath...
Published: 01/19/18