Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 31

The Pitmen Painters: Based on the true story of British miners who unexpectedly become art-world sensations. Through Aug. 14. 3 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

The Expendables: The laid-back California band have been blending reggae, punk rock and '80s style dueling guitar solos since their start in 1997. Beebs and Summer Survivors open. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $15-$20. (727) 565-0550.

Harbour Island Art Walk: Browse local artists' work, food, drinks, fashion, jewelry, a kids' art zone and more. 11 a.m., Harbour Island, 700 Harbour Post Drive, Tampa. Free.

Music in the Marly Series: Christopher Johnson: The first pianist to win the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Award, Christopher Johnson has performed with New York's One World Symphony, soloed with the Rochester Philharmonic and the Philharmonic Orchestra of New Jersey. 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $20, $10 students; $15 members. (727) 896-2667.

Currensy: The rapper was once part of Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment before going solo to produce albums like Pilot Talk and an apparel and life style brand, Jet Life. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $30-$100. (813) 248-9500.

KIDS AND FAMILY

LameCon: Get your geek on at this anime and pop-culture event with a 12,000-square-foot gaming center, panel discussions, food trucks, a maid cafe, vendors and artists. 9 a.m., Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. Free. (813) 929-1214.

TO WATCH

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, 8 p.m., Syfy. Fans had the chance, via online voting, to pull the plug on Tara Reid's character. We'll learn her fate when the outrageous saga returns with more over-the-top action scenes and nutty D-list cameos.

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Struggling kumquat crop won’t hamper festival

Struggling kumquat crop won’t hamper festival

ST JOSEPH — A harvest that runs from November through March puts Greg Gude smack in the middle of what’s become a meager kumquat season, but he remembers a time when he was putting in 40-plus hours a week, and the groves and packinghouse at Kumquat G...
Published: 01/23/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Jan. 26

FestivalsOdessa Powwow: The Spirit People Intertribal Family’s annual three-day powwow will be Jan. 26-28 at Gunn Highway Flea Market, 2317 Gunn Highway, Odessa. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day. Includes drumming, dancing, storytelling, trade blanket ...
Published: 01/23/18

Hernando County Greek Festival packs food and fun

BROOKSVILLE — What started eight years ago as a one-day indoor festival quickly grew and expanded to two, then three days.Its popularity most likely is the food and pastries, which often causes sudden outbursts of "Opa!"The three-day Hernando County ...
Published: 01/23/18

Hernando Events for Jan. 26

Events26 FridayBeginning Birding Hike: Join a member of the Hernando Audubon Society for a guided hike to find the feathered winter residents of Chinsegut. Program starts with a short observation session at well-stocked feeders then a walk to the vie...
Published: 01/23/18
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