Sunday, January 21, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 20

Foreigner and Styx: Two blockbuster bands from the '70s and '80s join forces for this Soundtrack of Summer Tour. See it at 7 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $85-$135. (727) 791-7400.

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour: Cirque du Soleil's high-energy dance and aerial acrobatic show is set to the King of Pop's famous jams. Show is at 8 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $50-$125. (813) 301-2500.

Miss Representation: This documentary film focuses on media's under-representation of women in positions of power. It features stories from teenage girls and interviews with prominent women like Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem. A panel discussion on local issues follows. It's at 6 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Free (RSVP required). (727) 641-0552.

Spotlight Awards: The Patel Conservatory's end-of-year show recognizes outstanding students and features some of the best performances from the 2013-14 season. Dinner and dancing follow the show, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $30. (813) 229-7827.

Pint of Science: In this festival,scientists leave the lab for local pubs to share knowledge over brews. Weather scientist Charlie Paxton will present "The wild weather of Tampa Bay" in one of the only presentations not yet sold out. It starts at 7 p.m. at Florida Avenue Brewing Co., 4101 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Free (registration required). (813) 374-2101.

Correction

Tirena Say (Seeing Colors) will sign her memoir at 3 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble at USF St. Petersburg, 500 Third St. S. An incorrect time appeared in Sunday's Latitudes.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE I Wanna Marry 'Harry,' 8 p.m., Fox Half of watching this show is "Can these people really be this dumb?!" The other half is determining from which angles Matthew Hicks most looks like Prince Harry.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find our summer movie and TV previews at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox: Friday night's game at the Trop is a three-fer: the Ticket Tandem item is an Alex Cobb Military Bobblehead, there's a Rays Irish Heritage T-shirt package for $35 (code: Irish1), and it's Volleyball Night (lower level seat and a volleyball T-shirt for $30 with code Spike1). tampabay.rays.mlb.com.

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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...
Published: 01/20/18
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
Updated: 01/19/18
‘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