Monday, January 22, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 4

Broad Comedy: A Tribute to Women Humorists: Meredith Myers the Stand-Up Librarian serves as host for more than a dozen Tampa Bay area women reading from funny ladies including Dorothy Parker, Tina Fey, Fran Lebowitz, Mindy Kaling and more. Benefits Girls Inc. of Pinellas. 7 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 895-6620.

Brides Against Breast Cancer: Gowns in all styles and sizes 4 to 18 are available from $99 to $3,900 at this event with wedding professionals available for tips and bookings. Get first pickings from the gowns at a VIP reception with drinks appetizers and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. General admission starts at 1 p.m. Benefits breast cancer research. 11 a.m., NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $45 couple, $30 additional guest (VIP); $7 (general). (941) 907-9350.

1,2,3...Oops!: To send off the visiting Mythbusters exhibition with a bang, USF engineers will demonstrate creative combustions for guests to learn about reaction. Included with museum admission. 12 p.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $21.95 adults (13-59), $17.95 child (2-12), $19.95 seniors (60+). Member discounts available. (813) 987-6000.

The Doobie Brothers: The four-time Grammy winning '70s rock band became famous for hits including, Black Water, What A Fool Believes and more. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $39.50-$89.50. (727) 791-7400

KIDS AND FAMILY

Toddlerdega: Children ages 2 to 5 can race their favorite battery operated power wheel car or truck around the track hitting speeds of up to 5 MPH. Two wheeled and modified vehicles are not allowed. 9 a.m., Pro Karting Experience, 4600 34th St. N, St. Petersburg. $5 family pit pass. (727) 525-5278.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Resurrection, 9 p.m., ABC The Army arrives in Arcadia as the return of the dearly departed — we like to call them "The Talking Dead" — reaches critical mass. Because military intervention always solves the problem.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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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