Saturday, July 21, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 17

Sanding Ovations Sand Sculpting Competition and Festival: Master sand sculptors build works of art using 150 tons of sand. Artists this year hail from Ireland, Singapore, Netherlands, Russia, Canada, Lithuania and the United States. Live music each day. 8 a.m., Treasure Island Beach Trail Park, 10400 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 547-4575, ext. 237.

Et Cultura: Festival of Creative Culture: A five day, immersive experience at various St. Petersburg venues, featuring interactive sessions, music, films, pop up art shows, maker's markets, yoga and children's activities. Visit etcultura.com for a complete listing of events and to purchase tickets. 10 a.m., Green Bench Brewing Co., 1133 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25 for 5 days. (727) 748-6451.

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Gilbert and Sullivan: The orchestra presents Gilbert and Sullivan classics including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. Come early for pre-concert conversation with free coffee and doughnuts. 11 a.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $24-$42. (727) 892-3337.

The Wonder Years and Real Friends: The pop-punk bands will be joined by Knuckle Puck, Moose Blood & Seaway. 6:30 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $22.50-$35. (813) 247-2555.

Swarm Fest: Twenty three death, doom and black metal bands will perform on two stages over three days including Phobocosm, Graverot, Hellwitch, Imperial Conquest, Rapheumets Well and Hell's Fauna. 8 p.m., The Brass Mug, 1450 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15. (813) 972-8152.

Tartuffe: An adaptation of Moliere's classic tale follows a wealthy businessman who entrusts his fortune to a con man posing as a political leader. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49. (727) 823-7529.

Selwyn Birchwood: Florida's rising young blues star Selwyn Birchwood will give a free performance 8:30 p.m., The Ale and The Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-2533.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Book Time at Brooker Creek: Program includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3 to 5. 10:30 a.m., Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6800.

TO WATCH

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas, 8 p.m., Oxygen: The no-nonsense matriarch quickly exudes a huge impact on a small, rural town as they prepare for a holiday carnival.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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