Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 15

Mr. Burns: In this "post-electric" play, the few survivors left to rebuild after a cataclysm due to grid failure attempt to remember the details of an episode of The Simpsons. As time goes on, iconic pop culture becomes mythology. Through May 22. 2 and 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Andrew York: A Los Angeles based Grammy-Award winning guitarist and composer. 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 896-2667.

RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons: The television series hits the stage in a live show with an opening DJ set by Pearl. Michelle Visage will host the 2016 Extravaganza tour with a line-up including Adore Delano, Courtney Act, Ginger Minj, Miss Fame, Phi Phi O'hara and Violet Chachki. 9 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $37.50-$299. (813) 247-2555.

Taste of South Tampa: Enjoy unlimited food and drink samples from south Tampa restaurants, live entertainment and family activities. Then, vote for Best of South Tampa. 1 p.m., Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. $40-$80 advance, $50-$90 after Friday, $30 military/seniors/ages 20-11, 10 and younger, free. (813) 637-0156.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood: The audience votes on the ending to this musical "whodunit" based on the unfinished work by Charles Dickens, to solve the mystery of the disappearance of young Edwin Drood. Through May 22. 2 p.m., Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. $26, $15 students. (727) 446-1360.

The Maids: A Jobsite Theater production of the 1947 play by French novelist Jean Genet. It was inspired by a famous 1933 French murder trial of two sisters, employed as maids, who gruesomely killed their employer and her adult daughter. Through May 22. 4 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Lavell Crawford: This stand-up comedian is perhaps best known for playing Saul Goodman's bodyguard Huell Babineaux in Breaking Bad. 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000.

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Tango Caliente: The orchestra presents the seductive sounds of the tango. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

Sunday Cabaret: DJ Ace Vedo provides the music for Power Infiniti's birthday celebration with special guest Lady Bunny and a vocal performance by Derek Dean.VIP includes front of the line entry and a meet and greet. 9 p.m., Liquid Tampa, 1502 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $8, $10 at the door, $15 VIP. (813) 248-6104.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic: Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 character and princesses through 14 classic and modern Disney stories. 1 and 5 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $15 for guests 2 and older. Rinkside dining seats with a food and beverage package start at $85. (813) 301-2500.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE, The Last Man on Earth, 9:30 p.m., Fox. Season 2 of The Last Man on Earth — and Phil's (Will Forte) strange hair year — come to an end as the entire Malibu group reportedly gets a "figgin'" awesome surprise.

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At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

TAMPALife’s quite different at the tail end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade than at the launching point.The funnel cakes and corn dogs are a bit less omnipresent. When the first cars and floats begin to journey down Bayshore Boulevard, you’re onl...
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Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

SOUTH TAMPA Charles P. Hessemer, 90 years young and about as sharp as the palette knives he paints with, finds artistic inspiration in the costumed-clad revelers of Tampa’s favorite annual event. The details in Hessemer’s oil painting s...
Published: 01/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Tweed Ride: This popular leisurely bike ride around downtown St. Petersburg brings out ladies and gents in derby hats, vests, petticoats, lace-up boots and other fashionable vintage choices. Tea and scones served before the ride. After the ride, gath...
Published: 01/19/18
Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

Banksy’s Haight Street Rat coming to Winter Haven gallery

Fans of notorious street artist and activist Banksy won’t have to travel too far to see one of his original pieces, thanks to an exhibit opening on Jan. 27 at the Outer Space Gallery in Winter Haven. The "Haight Street Rat" will be on display, on the...
Published: 01/18/18
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‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

Peter Mayle, whose international bestseller A Year in Provence sent countless tourists to the vineyards and lavender fields of Southern France, has died.In an email, Mr. Mayle’s publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, reported that he died Thursday in a hospital...
Published: 01/18/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Jan. 19

FestivalsFlorida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo and Rodeo: The three-day event will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 20 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Airport, 2495 Broad St., south of Brooksville. Features ...
Published: 01/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

Steve Martin and Martin Short: The longtime actor-comedians and frequent collaborators present, An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life, featuring Martin’s bluegrass band, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater...
Published: 01/18/18
Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

Inside American Stage’s plan to offer free or reduced admission to young people

ST. PETERSBURG An air compressor did most of the talking as the small crew stapled down flooring to the stage. A master carpenter kept unskilled but eager workers on track, telling them where to line up edges. An astringent smell of glue permeated t...
Published: 01/18/18
2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Guide and insider tips

On Saturday, the kids get first crack at the booty from the pirates at the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, the annual alcohol-free party on Bayshore Boulevard. To kick off the season of Jose Gaspar, the fictitious marauder whose legend has...
Published: 01/18/18
‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

‘Piratically speaking,’ NHL thrilled to don Gasparilla garb for All-Star Game

TAMPA — Jose Gaspar, mythical pirate, meet Lord Stanley of Preston. Hang out, get to know one another, have as much fun as possible during the wrinkle in time that makes possible what will likely be a one-time-only encounter. Next weekend, th...
Published: 01/18/18