Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 15 (Father's Day)

Comedy Fathers: Happy Father's Day! Local comics Steve Lazlow, Bill "Bull" Ohse and Chris Gorges share their adventures dads at 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $5. (813) 864-4000. For more events focused on Daddy dearest today, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Cedric Gervais: This DJ's remix of Lana Del Ray's Summertime Sadness was a smash hit, and he's bringing at noon to Hogan's Beach, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $18.50-$30. (813) 281-8900.

Sunshine State Cluster: It's the last day of this four-day AKC all-breed dog show with a puppy competition, veteran dog competition, owner-handler competition, vendors and health clinics. 9 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $5 adults, children free, $6 parking. (727) 345-5848.

Franky Panky: To honor their mascot Frank the Flamingo, Tampa Roller Derby hosts a weekend of flat track roller derby action with the Tampa Tantrums, the Jacksonville Rollergirls, the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, Charm City Roller Girls, Columbia Quadsquad and the Oklahoma Victory Dolls. Plus: food trucks! 9 a.m., Downtown Skate, 5313 E Busch Blvd., Temple Terrace. $20. (727) 776-7546.

Music in the Marly: This week in the informal Sunday afternoon concert series, Ellen dePasquale performs on violin. Meet her after the concert. 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $20, $10 students. (727) 896-2667.

Summer Classic Movie Series : Saturday Night Fever: This week, catch the troubled "king of the dance floor" training for a dance competition with a woman whose dreams of life beyond Brooklyn change his life forever. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 members. (813) 274-8982.

Return to the Forbidden Planet: A roller-skating robot, an evil scientist and hyperdrives feature in this adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest set to '50s hits. Through July 6. 4 p.m., Jaeb Theater at Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $29.50. (813) 229-7827.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Project: Shattered Silence: Local young people share their real-life experiences, some of them shocking, in this Emmy-winning project. 2 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $15. (727) 791-7400.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE In the Flesh, 11 p.m., BBC America If you haven't watched this drama that puts an original spin on the zombie apocalypse, then you have all summer to find out how you can catch up.

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A guide to the 2018 Sunscreen Film Fest in St. Petersburg

A guide to the 2018 Sunscreen Film Fest in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg’s longest-running cinema showcase returns Thursday when the Sunscreen Film Festival begins its 13th edition.Sunscreen 2018 continues its advocacy of spunky shoestring indies with 130 features, documentaries and shorts, several getting ...
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Performances, songwriting get ‘Waitress’ from serviceable to filling — plus, there’s actually pie

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Top things to do this week in Tampa Bay: Jeff Dunham, Victor Wooten and Sinbad perform jazz

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Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s opens first Tampa restaurant, Nebraska Mini-Mart grab-and-go coming soon

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This week’s best concerts: Flo Rida, Queens of the Stone Age, Bay 2 Beach Festival and more

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Jobsite cues up ‘1984,’ ‘50 Shades’ parody’s Danielle Trzcinski premieres ‘Little Black Dress’

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

Foo Fighters: The hard rock band led by Dave Grohl tours in support of the group’s new album Concrete and Gold, which debuted at No. 1. But expect some classic hits like Times Like These, Best of You, and Monkey Wrench. 8 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Uni...
Published: 04/24/18
The ‘most interesting man in the world’ will be tending bar in Tampa on Friday

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Published: 04/24/18
Blueberry Festival returns with special Brooksville touches

Blueberry Festival returns with special Brooksville touches

When the Florida Blueberry Festival made its debut in downtown Brooksville in 2012, it drew both praise and criticism. When state organizers pulled out last June, that also drew both sneers and cheers.But when the Brooksville Blueberry Festival debut...
Published: 04/23/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 24

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 24

Waitress: The Broadway hit musical based on Adrienne Shelley’s film follows Jenna, a waitress stuck in a bad marriage and a small town. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$128....
Published: 04/23/18