Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 19

SOLD OUT: Bob Dylan: The folk-rock legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and iconic singer-songwriter, along with his band, will perform music from his catalog of hits that date back more than a half century. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $72.75-$132.75. (727) 791-7400.

Shopapalooza: The sixth year for the Black Friday alternative event brings double the fun with two days of shopping local with almost 150 vendors, artists, and local businesses with specials, food and children's entertainment. This year, visit the Gulfport Trolley for prizes and to see what Gulfport has to offer. 10 a.m., Straub Park (Center), at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. Free (items individually priced). (727) 637-5586.

Sanding Ovations Sand Sculpting Competition and Festival: Pirate Flag and Fireworks: Master sand sculptors work for hours to build works of art using 150 tons of sand. Live music each day. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Judging and voting for People's Choice from 3 to 6 p.m. Awards at 7 p.m. Fireworks are set for 10 p.m. 8 a.m., Treasure Island Beach Trail Park, 10400 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 547-4575, ext. 237.

Chillounge: Guests at the elegant outdoor party can dance under the ten-foot rotating disco ball, with music by Smooth D and The Hunks (6-11 p.m.), enjoy laser technics, fashion show, cuisine from Parkshore Grill and 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House for sale, culminating in fireworks. Benefits Creative Clay and the Woodson Museum. VIP includes complimentary food and beverage in the exclusive VIP Lounge area. Must be 21 or older. 6 p.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $25 advance, $35 day of event, $120 VIP. (941) 448-0995.

Craig Robinson: Perhaps best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on the NBC comedy, The Office, 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. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $32. (813) 864-4000.

Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival: This annual festival features crafters from across the country and eclectic exhibits including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, accessories and stained glass. A Green Market features a variety of exotic plants and gourmet food items. 10 a.m., Downtown Dunedin, along Main Street, Dunedin. Free. (561) 746-6615.

CraftArt Festival: The juried fine craft art exhibition on Central Avenue between Fourth and Sixth streets features handmade works in jewelry, clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, paper and mixed media. The festival also features artists' demonstrations, food trucks and local brews. 10 a.m., Florida CraftArt Galleries, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-7391.

Ice Skating at Tampa's Winter Village: Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by ice skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. Open every day through Dec. 25. New this year is a cafe from Mise en Place with holiday snacks like roasted chestnuts, festive sweets and a full bar with themed drinks. 10 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $12. (813) 966-5505.

Local Authors Talk and Book Signing: The multi-author event featuring Nowhere on Earth's Vincent Sachar raises funds for the Friends of the Library in Tampa. Let the cashier know you're with Friends of the Library and a minimum of 10% of the total sale will be sent to the organization. 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble N Dale Mabry, 213 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free. (813) 871-2228.

Novemberfest: The 47th annual Fall carnival with rides, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, live music, food and a beer tent. 11 a.m., Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E Brandon Blvd., Brandon. Free admission (ride armbands additional). (813) 681-4608.

WMNF Presents Fall Frolic: A day of eclectic music and fun under the oaks with Americana/folk and indie rockers, Have Gun Will Travel, country group Hymn for Her and Appleseed Collective. 3 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 971-0666.

Soul Hoppin' Music Festival: The mini music festival will feature Ryan Montbleu, John Kelly Band, Whetherman and Oak Hay. There will be food trucks and, of course, beer. 3 p.m., 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 495-6002.

Peter Hook and the Light: The English bassist will be performing the hits/B-sides collections from his old bands Joy Division and New Order, both titled Substance, in their entireties. 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $27.50. (813) 247-2555.

Barry Cuda and the Sharks: Direct from Key West and New Orleans, the musician brings his mix of acoustic blues, early jazz, barrelhouse piano, country and Cuban roots music. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20-$36. (727) 822-3590.

Badfish: The Sublime tribute band embark on the Indian Summer Tour with Dale & The ZDubs. 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10-$12. (727) 565-0550.

Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots: What began as great friends playing silly tunes on local television, radio, and random stages has snowballed into a musical comedy group who has performed and recorded songs with country artists such as Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25, $50 VIP. (813) 229-7827.

KIDS AND FAMILY

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: C.S. Lewis classic story about four children of war-torn England who enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe comes to life in this musical.Four children accidentally enter the world of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. 2 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $12.50. (813) 229-7827.

TO WATCH

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