Monday, August 20, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 28

97X BBQ: Cough Syrup and My Body rockers, Young the Giant lead the lineup for the alt-rock festival along with the Strumbellas, Never Shout Never, Joywave, Bear Hands, JR JR and Finish Ticket. Noon, Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free, $20 VIP. Toll-free 1-877-327-9797.

Sunset Music Festival : Hardwell and Galantis headline. Plus, 3Lau, Audien, Cash Cash and Andrew Bayer. 2 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $159, $225 VIP. (813) 350-6500.

Corvettes in the Park: The annual show once again brings nearly 200 sleek Corvettes ranging from stock and modified to full custom and race prepared models. Benefits the Children's Dream Fund. 9 a.m., Straub Park (Center), at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. Free (spectators). (727) 560-6918.

Cherokee Leaf Printing and Native Days: Join staff and volunteers to learn how to do the ancient art of imprinting plants on fabric followed by dyeing fabric with native dyes. 10 a.m., Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. $3/vehicle park entrance fee, $2 bicyclist or walk-in, activity fee is $5/person, children ages 12 and under are free. (352) 793-4781.

Memorial Day Live at Shephard's: Magic!: Spend the weekend on the beach dancing to music by Rude hitmakers Magic!, DJ R3hab and Soul Circus Cowboys. $10. The reggae band headlines along with DJ Skribble, #NOFILTER and Dosage. 1 p.m., Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. $35 weekend pass. (727) 442-5107.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Tampa Ballet Theatre's performance of Shakespeare's comedy in a ballet. 2:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $25-$50. (727) 791-7400.

Joe Walsh and Bad Company: The Eagles and James Gang guitarist is joining fellow '70s hitmakers Bad Company with Rich Robinson on the guitar, for a co-headlining tour. Hawaiian slack key guitarist, Makana opens. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $20-$119.95. (813) 740-2446.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Tampa Ballet Theatre's performance of Shakespeare's comedy in a ballet. 7 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $25-$50. (727) 791-7400.

Laughing Stock: A small, scrappy New England theatre company rehearses and performs three shows at once to avoid paying royalties. Through May 29. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $20, $10 students and military. (727) 791-7400.

Riddle of Steel: The high-energy prog-metal outfit will be joined by openers, Traindodge and Auto!Automatic. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $7. (813) 241-8600.

KIDS AND FAMILY

An Evening in Space: Families can actually touch a 352-pound meteorite that crashed to Earth 50,000 years ago. Also, catch a screening of the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, hear a space talk and enjoy raffles and giveaways. A free skywatch follows. 5:30 p.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $15, $10 members. (813) 987-6000.

TO WATCH

Lost in the West, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon. A new three-part film that has viewers saddling up for a wild adventure. It follows two stepbrothers who accidentally get transported back in time to the days of cowboys, where they battle an evil mayor.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find ideas for date night at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Comments

Main Street Zephyrhills seeks volunteers

ZEPHYRHILLS — Every year, Main Street Zephyrhills hosts 13 to 14 events in the downtown area. Simple gatherings such as the "Saturday in the Square Classic Car Cruise In" (5 to 8 p.m. Saturday) help to highlight local businesses in the quaint downtow...
Published: 08/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Aug. 20-25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Aug. 20-25

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs take on the Detroit Lions in their first pre-season home game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Friday. Tickets vary by game. buccaneers.com.Monster Jam Triple Threat Series: Competitors challenged to drive speedste...
Published: 08/17/18
Updated: 08/18/18
Florida Holocaust Museum takes rock ‘n’ roll detour with exhibit on legendary promoter Bill Graham

Florida Holocaust Museum takes rock ‘n’ roll detour with exhibit on legendary promoter Bill Graham

ST. PETERSBURGThe apples in the barrel aren’t real. Even if they were, you couldn’t just grab one and munch it, like Jimi and Jerry and Janis likely did decades ago.But rest assured, it is the very same wood and tin barrel that sat by the door of San...
Published: 08/17/18
I studied Taylor Swift lyrics for three years. Then she invited me to meet her.

I studied Taylor Swift lyrics for three years. Then she invited me to meet her.

TAMPA — The Florida sun burned through my black pleather top as I hurried around Raymond James Stadium. I tried to grip a set of metal plates used at the Tampa Bay Times printing press, but my hands kept slipping. The sweat had little to do wit...
Published: 08/17/18
How ‘Disenchantment’ is completely different from what Matt Groening has done before

How ‘Disenchantment’ is completely different from what Matt Groening has done before

First he came for the family sitcom. Then he came for the science-fiction adventure. Now he’s back for the medieval fantasy, and he’s grabbing the Disney princess movie while he’s at it.Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, has brought...
Published: 08/17/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Aug. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Aug. 19

Summer Classic Movie Series: The series continues with 1974’s Blazing Saddles (R). 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $7 members. (813) 274-8982; tampatheatre.org.Alonzo Bodden: The winner of Season 3 of Last Comic Standing is a reg...
Published: 08/17/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Aug. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Aug. 18

Journey and Def Leppard: Two of the world’s most popular rock bands team up to co-headline a sold-out show at 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-2500; amaliearena.com.Alonzo Bodden: The winner of season three of Last Comic...
Published: 08/17/18
Why did it take so long to see a cast like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’?

Why did it take so long to see a cast like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’?

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. In January 2017, the director Jon M. Chu announced an open casting call for Asian and Asian-American actors for his movie adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians. Recorded in the kitchen of his West Hollywood home (you can see his frid...
Published: 08/17/18
In ‘Mile 22,’ Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg go hog-wild without a real-life basis to hold onto

In ‘Mile 22,’ Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg go hog-wild without a real-life basis to hold onto

How was your latest drive to the airport? Hopefully a lot less complicated and violent than the one Mark Wahlberg undertakes in his latest outing with frequent collaborator Peter Berg in Mile 22. Working from a wordy, wham-bam script by debut screenw...
Published: 08/17/18
Cridlin: Aretha Franklin, world’s greatest singer, transcended cultural barriers

Cridlin: Aretha Franklin, world’s greatest singer, transcended cultural barriers

Aretha Franklin wore her crowns like no other.At the Grammy Awards in 1972, where she won the fifth of her 18 trophies: A regal scarlet shawl embroidered with gold, swirled around her sturdy Afro. At the first Divas Live concert in 1998: A golden wra...
Published: 08/16/18