Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 24

Inherit the Wind: The great American drama of a science teacher put on trial for teaching evolution is loosely based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Through March 27. 8 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30-$40. (813) 374-2416.

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: Listen and Laugh: Forget the image of classical music as stuffy, under the direction of Stuart Malina, the orchestra presents classically fun works including The Typewriter (Anderson), "Toy" Symphony (L. Mozart), Champagne Polka (Strauss Jr.) and The Unbegun Symphony (PDQ Bach). 11 a.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $24-$42. (727) 892-3337.

Airsickness: The four-piece Tampa rock band will be joined by Brooklyn's Lion in the Mane who tour in support of their EP, Echoes in Absence. 6 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10-$12. (813) 248-9500.

Tampa Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing: The festival features alternating performances of the Bard's Richard III, about the comeuppance of the last king of the House of York, and the comedic war of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. Through April 3. 6 p.m., Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 551-1564.

Sondheim on Sondheim: This revolutionary biographical revue employs state-of-the-art video to tell the story of Sondheim's life and career in his own words and music. Additional 2 p.m. performances Saturdays and Sundays. Through April 10. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$43. (727) 498-5205.

Unwritten Law: The rockers return to St. Petersburg with openers, Fenix TX. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.

Moon City: Using moonlit puppets, live projection technology, original animation and an amusement park as a set, this show follows one man's dream to build a fantasyland in the swamp. 7 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10-$15. (727) 895-6620.

Daniel Bachman: The singer-songwriter performs with Rebecca Zapen and Jeremy Douglass. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $7-$20. (727) 822-3590.

Dean Edwards: First appearing on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, Edwards appeared in the movie The Original Kings of Comedy and two seasons of SNL. He's noted for his impressions of celebrities as Michael Jackson and Denzel Washinton. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17 - $20. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Kid's Kite Day: Kid friendly activities in celebration of Pinellas County Schools Spring Break include a butterfly release, kite flying, community gardening and more. 11 a.m., ROC (Remember Our Children) Park, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Free. (727) 392-0665.

TO WATCH

The Catch, 10 p.m., ABC. Brace yourself: Another Shonda Rhimes drama is here. Mireille Enos stars as a savvy private eye who is conned out of millions by her fiancé (Peter Krause). Now she wants payback.

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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

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...
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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
Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

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‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Jan. 19

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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

ST. PETERSBURG An air compressor did most of the talking as the small crew stapled down flooring to the stage. A master carpenter kept unskilled but eager workers on track, telling them where to line up edges. An astringent smell of glue permeated t...
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

‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

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Sweets, savories and surprises at Jules’ Place in southeast Seminole Heights

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