Tuesday, February 20, 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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Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

TAMPA Apparently, the Phantom lives forever.Thirty-two years after its premiere, one of the top-grossing musicals of all time is still packing ’em in. Sunday’s matinee at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts showed why Andrew Lloyd ...
Published: 02/19/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Feb. 23

FestivalsFlorida Bluegrass Classic: The event continues through Feb. 25 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Featuring live entertainment on the stage from 1 to 10 p.m. daily, as well as arts and crafts, workshops, a car ...
Published: 02/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

The Phantom of the Opera : Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway hit returns to Tampa. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom is performed by a cast and orches...
Published: 02/19/18
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