Monday, April 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 26

Red Green: Canada's handyman, made famous is his sketch comedy series that aired on PBS until 2006, was always quick to whip out the duct tape, "the handyman's secret weapon." He brings his humorous new show at 7 p.m. at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $49.50. (727) 822-3590.

Are You Serious?: The comedy magic show starring Jeff Kaylor has been on a world tour performing in more than 13 countries. It's at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

Truck Driver Challenge: Professional transport drivers will navigate a road course meant to simulate real-life scenarios in an official racing hauler. Teams including Andretti Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing are expected to participate at noon at Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 Tyrone Square, St. Petersburg. Free.

Chasco Fiesta: The nine-day festival carnival continues with a midway with a special kid zone for younger children. It's at 5 p.m. at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. Free to attend. Wristband for carnival rides is $15. (727) 842-7651.

TO WATCH

Modern Family, ABC, 9 p.m. Ever wonder what a mashup of The Hangover and Portlandia would be like? We may have an answer when the whole family heads to Las Vegas and the guest stars include Fred Armisen and Patton Oswalt.

SEASON PREMIERE Hot in Cleveland, TV Land, 10 p.m. The sitcom begins its fifth season with a live episode that also crosses over to its spinoff, Cedric the Entertainer's The Soul Man, which premieres (live, too!) after Hot.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Coming up

World's Largest Food Truck Rally More than 200 food trucks will gather in downtown Tampa on Saturday morning and then caravan to the Florida State Fairgrounds to set an official Guinness World Records mark. The festival opens to the public at noon and runs to 8 p.m., with 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. hours on Sunday as well. Generation Food Truck organizers anticipate more than 35,000 attendees this year, with added enticements of 14 bands including 3D Burn, Drastic Fall, Carlisle and Variance, a kids' play zone and adult thrill rides and games. Admission is free; and parking is $6. Rides and games cost extra. The Florida State Fairgrounds is located at 4800 U.S. 301 N in Tampa.

Spring Beer Fling A retro surf-rock festival will take over Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday with seasonal spring beers and drinks, a lineup of surf-rock bands and a beach ball drop spectacular of more than 1,000 LED-lighted beach balls. Tickets are $10 advance, $20 day of; $75 advance, $100 day of (VIP) at SpringBeerFling.com. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. (813) 421-3527. 1-11 p.m. Saturday.

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Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

Local hip-hop artist Dynasty is on her way to Hollywood, but before she goes she will grace Tampa with one more performance.Originally from New York, Diana "Dynasty" Hardy came to Tampa in 2004 and quickly became acclimated to the area’s underground ...
Published: 04/20/18
Updated: 04/21/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

American Stage in the Park: The Producers: Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy sees a down-and-out producer and his accountant scheme to produce the most notorious flop in theater history. Through May 13. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Pe...
Published: 04/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

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Published: 04/20/18
Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

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Published: 04/20/18
Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

If Willis McCall were a fictional character, he’d be too far over the top to be believable. Readers (and editors) would scoff that no one could be such a monster of violent, unabashed racism — and get away with it for so long. But McCall...
Published: 04/20/18
Tampa, Brandon 4-year-olds earn starring roles in Waitress at the Straz

Tampa, Brandon 4-year-olds earn starring roles in Waitress at the Straz

TAMPATwo little girls, strangers to each other just a month ago and now best friends, will become authentic stars this week as they perform in the Broadway musical hit, Waitress, at the Straz Center’s Morsani Hall.Both Lucy Capri, 5, of Tampa and Mad...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/21/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Spyro Gyra: Nine-time Grammy nominated, contemporary jazz icons known for blending soul, Latin, pop, and world beat influences and one of the most famous instrumental ensembles of all time will perform. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Cle...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

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Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

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Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

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