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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 22

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert Series: Today it's a concert of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Steven Stucky's Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary and Andrej Panufnik's Sinfonia Sacra (Symphony No. 3), along with complimentary coffee and doughnuts. It starts at11 a.m. at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $24; $10 for students. Toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

David Sanborn: The Tampa native has released 24 albums and won six Grammys, blending instrumental pop, R & B and traditional jazz. See him perform at 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $30-$60. (727) 791-7400.

My Generation Lecture Series: This talk will get you ready for the new "My Generation — Young Chinese Artists" exhibit shared by the Museum of Fine Arts and Tampa Museum of Art, opening June 7. Professor and artist Kirk Ke Wang will speak on China's Cultural Revolution at 6:30 p.m. at Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Included in admission: $17, $15 military/seniors, $10 children/college students.

Lynne Koplitz: The comedian hosted Food Network's How to Boil Water and dating show Change of Heart and appeared on Premium Blend and Comedy Central Presents. See her at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$18.50. (813) 960-1197.

Red as in Tooth and Claw: A multimedia performance art piece chronicling a journey through love, politics and betrayal. It's at 7 p.m. at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 895-6620.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Music and Movies in the Park: This portion of the weekly series features The Jerk with music by the Reina Collins Band. The music starts at 7 p.m., and the films start at dark at North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 463-4612.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Last Comic Standing, 9 p.m., NBC This competition is back for Season 8, but much like TV's singing contests, it's often those who don't win who go on to bigger things. We're thinking of you, Amy Schumer.

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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

Amy Hill Hearth’s ‘Streetcar to Justice’ brings back a forgotten story of black history

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

Notable: Five new books for young readers for Black History Month

NotableBlack History MonthHere are five more newly published books for young readers, for Black History Month or any time.Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin (Scholastic Press, ages 12 and up) by James L. Swanson, w...
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 ...
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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