Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

Craig Robinson: Perhaps best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on the NBC comedy, The Office, Robinson has appeared in a slew of comedic movies, including Pineapple Express and Hot Tub Time Machine. Recently his career has taken a more dramatic turn, including a recurring role on season two of Mr. Robot and a starring role in the critically-acclaimed film, Morris from America, for which he won a Special Jury Award for Acting at the Sundance Film Festival. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $32. (813) 864-4000.

Festival of Trees: Once Upon a Christmas: Explore hundreds of tree and wreaths decorated by local artists, businesses and community leaders. Also, music, live entertainment and visits with Santa. Benefits ARC Tampa Bay for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. 9 a.m., The Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. $5, 12 and younger free. (727) 797-8712.

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. 9:30 a.m., Green Bench Brewing Co., 1133 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25 for 5 days. (727) 748-6451.

Suncoast Jazz Classic: The completely indoor festival spans five simultaneous venues between the Sheraton Sand Key and Marriott Sand Key. Dedicated Jolley Trolley lines allow attendees to move from one venue to another to hear the various entertainers including Alfonso Ponticelli, Betty Comora, Nate Najar, Cornet Chop Suey and Hot Marmalade. 11 a.m., Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach. $40-$50, $125 three day package. (727) 248-9441.

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. 1 p.m., The Brass Mug, 1450 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15. (813) 972-8152.

Winter Village: The new holiday setting for the riverfront park runs through Dec. 25 with seven pop-up shops in decorated PODS containers, an ice rink and a cafe. 4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free (skating/skate rental additional). (813) 221-3686.

Attila: The Atlanta metalcore band brings the party during The Chaos Tour. 6 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $20-$35. (813) 248-9500.

Elona Krasavtseva: The singer presents an evening of traditional Russian folk songs, some of which are 500 years old, accompanied by Nina Slyusar-Wegmann on the accordion and piano. 7 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $20, $15 students/seniors. (727) 488-8724.

Jazz Jubilee: Grammy award-winning guitarist Norman Brown, vocalist Rachelle Ferrell and trumpeter Rick Braun present a mix of classic R&B and soul jazz influences. 7 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $38-$125. (727) 822-3590.

Burn It Up: The reggae, punk and ska rockers embark on the Get Amped tour in support of their album, Toys alongside We Were Sharks, North11 and Samecity. 7 p.m., The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10-$15. (727) 258-4829.

Galactic: The funk and jazz jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana performs alongside St. Petersburg's own The Hip Abduction. 7:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $24. (727) 565-0550.

Shaun Hopper: The finger-style acoustic guitarist's performance is infused with a percussive element. He will be joined by saxophonist Chris Sgammato and drummer Paul Quin. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$35. (727) 791-7400.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Family Camp Out: Bring a tent to camp out on the baseball field and enjoy games, crafts, dinner, breakfast and a movie. 5 p.m., Forbes Recreation Center, 6401 94th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $15. (727) 369-5684.

WHAT TO WATCH

The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m., CW: Damon goes down a dangerous path of self-destruction, forcing Stefan to make a decision that will change their relationship forever.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find TV recaps at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Comments
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 25

USF Lecture Series: Amara La Negra: The Dominican-American native of Miami is best known as the breakout star of this season’s Love and Hip Hop: Miami. La Negra’s free talk is expected to focus on the challenges of navigating the entertainment indust...
Published: 09/24/18
Review: Freefall opens its season with a crafty and talent-laden ‘The Fantasticks’

Review: Freefall opens its season with a crafty and talent-laden ‘The Fantasticks’

ST. PETERSBURG — The longest-running musical ever, The Fantasticks, weaves fairy tale and disillusionment, theater and its deconstruction together in charmingly simple ways. Freefall Theatre take it a few steps further, with two actors also playing p...
Published: 09/24/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 24-30

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 24-30

Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum: Two of country music’s most upbeat and crowd-pleasing acts perform Friday at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. ($35.25 and up). Super Boat National Championship: The high-speed powerboats return ...
Published: 09/23/18
Updated: 09/24/18
At 50, Clearwater's real-life superhero is hanging up his super suit

At 50, Clearwater's real-life superhero is hanging up his super suit

CLEARWATER — For two decades, Dale Pople patrolled the streets feeding the homeless, helping old people carry groceries, extinguishing a car fire. He wore a red, yellow and blue Spandex outfit with an SH emblem: "Super Hero." Now, Clearwater&...
Published: 09/21/18
Updated: 09/24/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Sept. 23

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Sept. 23

Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest: The kicks off the hockey season with this free event including player autograph sessions, team scrimmages, selfie stations with players, food and beverage discounts, merchandise specials, hockey equipment sale and activi...
Published: 09/23/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Sept. 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Sept. 22

Niall Horan: The One Direction singer-songwriter on his own tour brings along country’s Maren Morris. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $29.50-$107. (813) 740-2446.MegaCon Tampa Bay: The multi-genre convention brin...
Published: 09/21/18
Review: Robert Olen Butler’s Paris in the Dark packed with action

Review: Robert Olen Butler’s Paris in the Dark packed with action

On a fall night in 1915, an American reporter sips Chartreuse at a sidewalk table as German Zeppelins patrol the perimeter of Paris. As he plans how to finagle his way to the front lines of World War I, a bomb explodes at another cafe nearby, and he ...
Published: 09/21/18
Reality bites: SeaWorld abandons virtual reality headsets on Kraken coaster

Reality bites: SeaWorld abandons virtual reality headsets on Kraken coaster

SeaWorld has ditched the experiment that made it the first major ride in Florida to incorporate virtual reality.Last June, the theme park announced with much fanfare a new feature that would project an undersea showdown on Kraken, incorporating VR he...
Published: 09/20/18
Updated: 09/21/18
Bar review: Punk meets Pilsner at Antibrewery in Dunedin

Bar review: Punk meets Pilsner at Antibrewery in Dunedin

I’ve had readers jokingly complain that I’ve exposed their off-the-radar watering holes that already are a carful away from becoming overcrowded. It’s like watching your favorite indie band achieve mainstream success: It’s good for them, but now you’...
Published: 09/20/18
The making of a nightmare: Behind the scenes at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

The making of a nightmare: Behind the scenes at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

TAMPA — Once the scare actors were made up, they headed toward the haunted house to rehearse.But it wasn’t quite time for them to be scary yet. Busch Gardens, which opens its Howl-O-Scream Halloween scarefest on Friday, was still open for regular bus...
Published: 09/20/18