Saturday, December 16, 2017
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 14

Lewis Black: From his first Daily Show appearances to selling out national stages with stand-up, comedian Lewis Black brings his Grammy-winning performance to Ruth Eckerd Hall. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $28.75-$58.75. (727) 791-7400.

Ribfest: Three Dog Night: This will be one of the first concerts Three Dog Night will perform after resuming its tour following the unexpected death in October of singer Cory Wells. 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $16-$20. (727) 528-3828.

Greater Pinellas Country Fair: Bellamy Brothers : A country themed fair with live music and fair food. 12 p.m., England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $8, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. (407) 399-5600.

Ukrainian Autumnfest: The annual celebration features music by Cathy and the Lorelei Band, dancing, Ukrainian food, arts and crafts, games for kids, rides, polka lessons, beer and an auction. 12:30 p.m., Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, 430 90th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $3, 11 and younger free (food and drink additional). (727) 576-1001.

Taking Shape: An exhibition of sculpture in all forms, including kinetic, projections, interactive installations, a custom art toy exhibit and special appearance by the Strange Cat Toy Bus, plus hands-on building blocks from KEVAplanks.com. 4 p.m., Bloom Studios + Oleson Gallery, 910 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (352) 346-8619.

Robb Bank$: The rapper brings his Year of The Savage tour to Tampa with IndigoChildRick, wifisfuneral and more. 5:30 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15-$50. (813) 248-9500.

Allison Weiss : The Georgia-by-way-of-L.A. singer-songwriter will be joined by Mal Blum, Winter and Kid in the Attic. 6:30 p.m., Epic Problem at Skate Park of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $12 through Ticketfly. (813 382-3477 ; facebook.com/epicproblemtampa.

Last Comic Standing: Under the watchful eye of new executive producer Wanda Sykes critics have raved about the quality of the talent uncovered by this NBC's hit series. Winner Clayton English, along with finalists Ian Bagg, Dominique, Andy Erikson and Michael Palascak will perform. 8 p.m., Lakeland Center Youkey Theatre, 701 W Lime St., Lakeland. $40-$50. (863) 834-8111.

WMNF Presents: James McMurtry: The roots rock musician and son of author Larry McMurtry performs with Big Shoals. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20. (813) 971-0666.

Candlebox : The Seattle rockers embraced the early '90s grunge wave to platinum success. Now, they return to the theater for a rare acoustic performance. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $29.50-$39.50. (727) 791-7400.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Children's Educational Series: Mother Goose: A series of plays filled with educational messages masked by fun. 11 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $8.50 adult, $7.50 child, $26 family four pack. (727) 587-6793.

TO WATCH

U2 Innocence + Experience Live in Paris, 9 p.m., HBO. A new concert extravaganza has Bono and the boys performing some of their biggest hits — aided by high-tech stagecraft — at the Bercy Arena in France.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Dec. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Dec. 16

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 17

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Tavis Smiley theatrical show canceled at Straz Center in wake of sexual misconduct allegations

Tavis Smiley theatrical show canceled at Straz Center in wake of sexual misconduct allegations

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This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

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From Crystal River to Brooksville, branch out to shop on these unexpected main streets

From Crystal River to Brooksville, branch out to shop on these unexpected main streets

You don’t have to stare at a greeting card to picture a bustling old main street lined with decorated shops and lampposts. Historic small-town shopping districts are easy to find, and more charming than Walmart. Beyond the downtowns of St. Pet...
Published: 12/14/17
New locations for Tampa’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, plus a Mario Lopez appearance

New locations for Tampa’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, plus a Mario Lopez appearance

New Year’s Eve fireworks in downtown Tampa will be a little different this year, as free, public viewing moves from Channelside Bay Plaza to Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park behind Amalie Arena due to ongoing construction. Meanwhile, the Pied Pipe...
Published: 12/14/17
Review: Kevin Young gives readers the truth about ‘Bunk’

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