Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 23

Kiss: In their classic leather outfits and face-paint, the rockers team up with Def Leppard for a show at 7 p.m. at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $36-$175. (813) 740-2446.

Malik S: Born and raised in Miami, this comic defended himself from seven siblings with laughter based on everyday life. Now he's a writer and actor on TV Land's sitcom The Soul Man and he's taking his standup on the road. At 8 p.m., he's at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

Monty Python Reunion Show: Comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin reunited on stage to bid farewell to Monty Python at London's O2 Arena. Now, it's playing for an encore in theaters, including Regency 20 in Brandon, Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park, Woodland Square 20 in Oldsmar and Citrus Stadium 20 in Tampa. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Prices vary by theater.

Drag Queen Bingo Benefit: It's a "Very Mary Trailer Park Christmas in July" as drag queens call the numbers for 10 games of flamboyant bingo to benefit Historic Holiday Spirit in Ybor. Things kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10. (813) 241-6279.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Free Golf for Kids: Kids 5 to 15 can get onto the putting green to hit a free small bucket of range balls at Ace ranges in Brandon and Riverview, Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, and Wentworth Golf Club or Crescent Oaks County Club in Tarpon Springs. Starts at 8 a.m. at Ace Golf Brandon, 820 S Kings Ave., Brandon. Free. (813) 651-4653.

TO WATCH

The Bridge, 10 p.m., FX Oscar-nominated actor Demian Bichir is killing it on a weekly basis on this show about the weirdness and corruption along the Mexican-American border.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Love cooking? We've got a new #CookClub recipe at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Vans Warped Tour hits St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park on Friday, bringing more than 91 punk, metal and rock bands ($38.50). Meanwhile, Warped Tour alums Fall Out Boy and Paramore flash back to the early 2000s and throw in some new hits Saturday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds ($26-$66).

Steve Hynter: Most recognized as "hack" comic Kenny Bania on Seinfeld, the real-life comic is also a perennial TV sidekick, including on Working and Two and a Half Men. He's at Side Splitters Comedy Club Thursday-Sunday. $10-$14. (813) 960-1197.

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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

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Published: 01/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

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Published: 01/19/18
Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

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Published: 01/18/18
Updated: 01/19/18
‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

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Published: 01/18/18

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Published: 01/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Steve Martin and Martin Short: The longtime actor-comedians and frequent collaborators present, An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life, featuring Martin’s bluegrass band, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater...
Published: 01/18/18
Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

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Published: 01/18/18
2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

On Saturday, the kids get first crack at the booty from the pirates at the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, the annual alcohol-free party on Bayshore Boulevard. To kick off the season of Jose Gaspar, the fictitious marauder whose legend has...
Published: 01/18/18
‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

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Published: 01/18/18
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Sweets, savories and surprises at Jules’ Place in southeast Seminole Heights

Tampa native Julie Harris worked for the City of Tampa for 22 years, under four mayoral administrations, until retiring as director of communications and neighborhood liaison in 2003.Her familiarity with Southeast Seminole Heights and countless conta...
Published: 01/18/18