Friday, December 15, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 5

Nude Nite: This three-night, 21-and-older sensual art event has grown in popularity and moved to a bigger warehouse this year with burlesque performances, live art by body painters, aerialists, pole dancers, explicit photography, live music and a cast of adult-themed strolling characters. It's at 6 p.m. at VF Warehouse, 1601 N 39th St., Tampa. $20-$25. (321) 229-8110.

Beer and Cheese Pairing: Try Florida Beer Co. varieties paired with different styles of cheeses from around the world at this Tampa Bay Beer Week sampling at 1 p.m. at Mazzaro's Italian Market, 2909 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free.

Opera at the Dalí Concert Series: See a 20-minute performance by soprano Sarah Silverberg on the Spiral Staircase in the museum lobby at 6 p.m. at Dalí Museum, One Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. Free.

Intimate Collaborations: An Irish Pops Delight: The Florida Orchestra and the [email protected] bring music to an intimate setting, this time on a journey to the Emerald Isle. It's at 7 p.m. at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10; tickets required. (800) 662-7286.

kids and family

Tampa Bay Lightning: The Bolts play the Buffalo Sabres at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6600.

TO WATCH

Parks and Recreation, 8:30 p.m., NBC Leslie's attempt to get the wall between Pawnee and Eagleton torn down has unexpected results.

SERIES PREMIERE Sirens, 10 p.m., USA This new sitcom is being described as Scrubs meets Rescue Me for Chicago EMTs.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Dec. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Dec. 16

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This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

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From Crystal River to Brooksville, branch out to shop on these unexpected main streets

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New locations for Tampa’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, plus a Mario Lopez appearance

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New Year’s Eve fireworks in downtown Tampa will be a little different this year, as free, public viewing moves from Channelside Bay Plaza to Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park behind Amalie Arena due to ongoing construction. Meanwhile, the Pied Pipe...
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Review: Kevin Young gives readers the truth about ‘Bunk’

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