Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 30

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: It's the last day for racing and St. Petersburg's waterfront track will be broadcast in 200 countries for the season opener for the IndyCar Series. Runs from Albert Whitted Airport to First Street SE, St. Petersburg. $30-$55 general, $70-$135 reserved. Toll-free 1-877-283-5385.

World's Largest Food Truck Festival Part II: Nearly 200 food trucks will be back at the fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Free admission, $6 parking per vehicle, menu prices vary; rides, games additional cost.

Night Ranger: This rock group is taking us back to the '80s, when Sister Christian was a top-five hit, with special guest Robin Zander of Cheap Trick performing an acoustic set. Show is at 8 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39-$80. (727) 791-7400.

St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Dog Show: This practice match show is open to all AKC registered dogs and is the perfect opportunity to find out if dog shows are for you and your dog. It starts at noon at Azalea Park & Center, 1600 72nd St. N, St. Petersburg. Spectators free; $8 handlers, $5 junior handlers.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: High Seas Adventure: Say huzzah to the wizards, warriors and commoners who populate this replica of a 16th century village with entertainment, street theater, live armored contact jousting, human chess matches, a "Wheel of Death," art, craft and other vendors starting at 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $19.95, $15.95 seniors/students, $11.95 ages 5-12; $10 dogs.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE The Walking Dead, 9 p.m., AMC Believe it or not, it looks like things could be getting even worse for Deputy Rick Grimes in the show's intense fourth-season finale.

The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox The Simpson clan makes its second trip to sunny Brazil after Homer becomes a World Cup referee.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 22

Air Supply: The legendary Australian soft rock duo are known for Lost in Love, All Out of Love and Making Love Out of Nothing, 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $65-$89. (727) 791-7400.Andrew Schulz: The former star of MTV’s Guy...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 21

Mary J. Blige: Iconic Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philantrophist is on her Strength of a Woman tour. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $47.25-$247.25. (813) 301-2500. The Glass Menagerie: Tennessee Willia...
Published: 02/20/18
Amy Hill Hearth’s ‘Streetcar to Justice’ brings back a forgotten story of black history

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During Black History Month, many students learn about Rosa Parks, the civil rights activist who in 1955 refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus to a white passenger — and rode into history.A century before that, another black woman mad...
Published: 02/20/18
Notable: Five new books for young readers for Black History Month

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Published: 02/20/18

Haven’t made it out to the county fair yet? There’s still time

DADE CITY — There’s still more to take in before the Pasco County Fair wraps up this weekend. The midway rides are still running, popcorn will be popping and students will be showing their exhibits, including local FFA students showing plants and liv...
Published: 02/20/18

Hernando Events for Feb. 23

Events23 FridayBeginning Birding with the Audubon: Learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. Binoculars and field guides available to use. All skill levels and ages welcome. Call or text to RSVP. 8:30 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservati...
Published: 02/20/18

Pasco Events for Feb. 23

23 FridayFree Hearing Evaluations: Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation now offers free hearing evaluations with an audiologist on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. If it is determined that a hearing aid is needed, financial assistance is ...
Published: 02/20/18
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
Updated: 02/20/18

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