Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 1

Boz Scaggs: The Grammy Award-winning rock legend, whose career combining rock, jazz, R&B and blues began in 1965, is touring in support of his latest album release, A Fool to Care. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $85-$125. (727) 791-7400.

Next to Normal: Mad Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning rock opera that explores how a suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Through Nov. 15. 1 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $22-$25. (813) 229-7827.

St. Petersburg International Folk Fair: The 41st annual Folk Fair brings us ethnic villages representing various countries, folk dancing, ethnic music, costumed villagers, craftsmanship demonstrations and ethnic food specialties. Open to the general public. 12 p.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $10, $6 students, 5 and younger free. (727) 522-1896.

Local Loop: Hop on the brew bus for a tour of area brew pubs. Start your journey at any location and get on and off as much as you want. No beer is served on the bus, but unlimited water is available. 12 p.m., Tampa Bay Brewing Co., 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. Toll-free 1-888-945-2739.

Dracula: The vampire strikes back again in this British-style Panto production with music. Audience is encouraged to wear costumes. 2 p.m., St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $15, $10 students, children 12 and younger, one free with each paid adult. (727) 866-1973.

Hawk & Wayne Improv: The Mockumentary: This completely improvised one-act play will create a never-before-seen documentary on the spot, based on an audience member's suggestion. 6 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 823-7529.

Florida Orchestra Pops: Halloween Pops: With spooky songs from Broadway shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll and Hyde and Sweeney Todd, as well as films like Jaws and more, with conductor Jeff Tyzik and vocalists, Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque. Both the orchestra musicians and audience are encouraged to come in costume. Especially on Halloween night at Mahaffey. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Straz Live in the Park: Enjoy favorite Broadway tunes from The Lion King and more, familiar arias sung by the Opera Tampa singers, food trucks and award-winning local visual artists. Concert begins at 3 p.m. 12 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free.

TO WATCH

The Walking Dead 9 p.m., AMC. Last week's episode saddened and angered and confused a lot of fans when a key character appeared to be devoured by zombies. But did he really die? Maybe we will get more intel tonight.

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Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

Local hip-hop artist Dynasty is on her way to Hollywood, but before she goes she will grace Tampa with one more performance.Originally from New York, Diana "Dynasty" Hardy came to Tampa in 2004 and quickly became acclimated to the area’s underground ...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

American Stage in the Park: The Producers: Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy sees a down-and-out producer and his accountant scheme to produce the most notorious flop in theater history. Through May 13. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Pe...
Published: 04/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Kenny Chesney: The tight-jeaned country superstar is making his first return to Tampa in five years and will be joined by country music’s hottest, new act Old Dominion after the release of their sophomore album Happy Endings which debuted No. 1 on Bi...
Published: 04/20/18
Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — HGTV fanatic that he is, Spencer Chamberlain sees a metaphor for his band in the ever-evolving St. Petersburg skyline."When you go downtown and you look at the ONE, that used to be a dirt parking lot," said the singer, referring to a...
Published: 04/20/18
Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

If Willis McCall were a fictional character, he’d be too far over the top to be believable. Readers (and editors) would scoff that no one could be such a monster of violent, unabashed racism — and get away with it for so long. But McCall...
Published: 04/20/18
Tampa, Brandon 4-year-olds earn starring roles in Waitress at the Straz

Tampa, Brandon 4-year-olds earn starring roles in Waitress at the Straz

TAMPATwo little girls, strangers to each other just a month ago and now best friends, will become authentic stars this week as they perform in the Broadway musical hit, Waitress, at the Straz Center’s Morsani Hall.Both Lucy Capri, 5, of Tampa and Mad...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Spyro Gyra: Nine-time Grammy nominated, contemporary jazz icons known for blending soul, Latin, pop, and world beat influences and one of the most famous instrumental ensembles of all time will perform. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Cle...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

The Florida Orchestra puts another exclamation point on its 50th season with Verdi’s Requiem, this weekend’s concert series, a major presentation of an iconic work. Composed by Giuseppe Verdi, Requiem debuted in 1874 but took on a new layer of signif...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

ORLANDO — When Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened 20 years ago, it was light on thrills and heavy on conservation. On April 22, 1998, Earth Day, the Orlando park had a single thrill ride, Countdown to Extinction, and a handful of shows like ...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

Do you see what I did there? The comma and extra "E" in my byline? One last pun, just for fun. It’s the end, fin in French, and something unfortunately ruder in Swedish. Time to retire, nearly 25 years to the day after starting work as the T...
Published: 04/19/18