Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 10

Wine Festival: Sample the winery's offerings, meet the winemaker and see how the varietals are blended, browse vendors and enjoy live entertainment. Leashed pets welcome. 11 a.m., Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Free admission, $3.50 per wine tasting. (813) 996-2113.

Pet-A-Palooza: This pet festival includes pet contests and competitions, pet (and person) psychic readings, a Take Me Home Zone and a children's area with bounce houses and bungee jumping. 9 a.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free. (727) 563-8884.

Bachelorette Tour: This bridal show takes on a bachelorette party twist with games, a fashion show, prizes, entertainment, raffle and swag bags. Benefits Egypt Shrine Patient Transportation Fund. 4 p.m., Egypt Shriners Activities Building, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. $10, $30 VIP. (704) 325-9787.

Rakim and Slick Rick: The hip-hop legends are teaming up for a tour. 6:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$50. (727) 565-0550.

Craftology: Don bow ties and black rimmed glasses for this "geeky chic" bringing together Tampa Bay professionals for a night of local craft beers, themed cocktails, finger food stations and live music by Lovestruck Robot. Benefits Community Partnership Program. 8 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $60. (813) 443-3861.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Family Fun Maker Night: A hands-on night includes programming video games, making art and constructing new gadgets. 6 p.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $7, $6 members. (813) 987-6000.

John Levique Pirate Days Treasure Hunt: Dress like a pirate, grab ye treasure map and set out to pillage the Village for clues. Mateys who find all the spots on the map qualify for a grand "treasure" drawing. It's followed by a boat parade and sea battle. 10 a.m., Alligator Attraction, 12995 Village Blvd., Madeira Beach. Free. (727) 322-5217.

TO WATCH

Mom's Day Away, 8 p.m., Hallmark A happily married woman with two children is feeling unappreciated at home and regrets about all the things motherhood kept her from achieving. So all she wants for Mother's Day is to forget that she's a mom. Whoa. That took an unexpectedly dark turn for a sappy Hallmark movie.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 22

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 21

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Published: 02/20/18

Hernando Events for Feb. 23

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Published: 02/20/18

Pasco Events for Feb. 23

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Published: 02/20/18
Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

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Published: 02/19/18
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Published: 02/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

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Published: 02/19/18