Sunday, December 10, 2017
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 25

The Moody Blues: The late '60s English rock band will return to the Clearwater venue at 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $65-$125. (727) 791-7400.

Timm Mettler Pop-Up Art Exhibition: Once a volunteer at the studio, the artist will return to discuss his artistic journey from St. Petersburg to New York City. There's also a presentation of artworks with a talk on influences and a film presentation of the 1991 independent film Daughters of Dust by auteur Julie Dash. It's at 7 p.m. at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free, donations accepted. (727) 895-6620.

Lydia: The indie rock group recently returned from a hiatus, and now they will perform in Tampa. Show is at 7 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $12-$14.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Tall Ship Nao Victoria: This is a replica of the Spanish sailing ship Victoria in which Magellan successfully circumnavigated the world between 1519 and 1522. It is open for tours starting at 10 a.m. at Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $8, $5.50 children (advance); $10, $7 children (at the dock). Toll-free 1-877-466-3404.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan, BBC America, 10 p.m. The second season gets under way with host Dominic Monaghan (Lost) getting too close to a spitting cobra and a motivated elephant.

SERIES PREMIERE Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, SyFy, 10 p.m. Designers and F/X artists compete for a $100,000 cash prize and a contract with the Jim Henson Co. The buzz on this show is quite good.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Looking for a place to eat? See our food and dining reviews and news at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Coming up

Firestone Grand Prix: The weekend kicks off an Illuminated Night Parade through downtown St. Petersburg on Thursday followed by fireworks. That all changes Friday as race cars start whipping through the 1.8-mile course along the waterfront. Sunday is the big race, the season opener for the IndyCar Series. Don't forget the earplugs. There's also an IndyCar Fan Village, giant Ferris wheel and other activities. $30-$55 general, $70-$135 reserved. Toll-free 1-877-283-5385.

Gasparilla Criterium and Cycling Festival: Cyclists will blur by on a 1K course that starts and ends at Tampa and Madison streets in downtown Tampa. Daylong festival in Lykes Gaslight Park has a health expo and beer and food tents. Amateur and family rides precede the professional riders. Free admission.

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