Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 3

Lizzie: Four women front a six-piece rock band to tell the story of Lizzie Borden with gallows humor. The New York Times called the gothic rock opera "deliciously watchable." Through Nov. 6. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $29.50. (813) 229-7827.

'Trumpland' Video Chat With Michael Moore: Take part in a live Q&A with filmmaker Michael Moore after seeing his latest, Trumpland, shot during a one-man-show in Ohio. Immediately following the screening, Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will moderate a live audience Q&A with Michael Moore via video-chat. $11. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa.

Wingsuit Performance Flying: Nearly 80 wingsuit clad skydivers from 20 countries are expected to jump from planes and fly through the sky like winged squirrels in this dare devil competition of speed, time and distance. Runs through Nov. 8. 8 a.m., Skydive City, 4241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills. Spectators free. (800) 888-5867.

#GCMParents Series: Science of Parenthood: Parents network and learn from area experts on child related topics. Author, parent and scientist Norine Dowrkin-McDaniel reads from her book Science of Parenthood. A book signing follows. 6 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $25 two; $12, $20 two (members). (813) 443-3861.

ArtFlix: Decoding Ferran Adria: A film series that features art-related documentaries and feature films. Anthony Bourdain takes you behind the scenes in Ferran Adria's food research laboratory. 6 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Conversation Series: Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan and the United Nations, will discuss global security with Dr. Mohsen Milani. A book signing follows. 6 p.m., Patel Center for Global Solutions at University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-5481.

St. Pete Wine & Food Festival: Tacos and Tequila: Enjoy tempting tacos paired with top tequila offerings and designer margaritas in this waterfront celebration. 6:30 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. $65. (727) 201-9135.

Fitz and the Tantrums: The throwback party rockers are known for hits like HandClap, MoneyGrabber, Don't Gotta Work It Out, Out of My League, The Walker and Fools Gold. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$30. (727) 565-0550.

Joe Budden: The rapper embarks on The Rage tour. 8 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15-$65. (813) 248-9500.

Johnnyswim: The folk, soul, blues and pop music duo consists of singer-songwriters Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez. 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $20-$35. (813) 247-2555.

Puscifer: The alternative rock group led by Tool's Maynard James Keenan tour in support of the album, Money $hot. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $38.75-$63.25. (727) 791-7400.

Gary Valentine: He played Cousin Danny on The King of Queens and appeared in the films Paul Blart: Mall Cop, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Stuck on You. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $18-$20. (813) 960-1197.

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

Pitch, 9 p.m., Fox: All star pitcher Ginny feels even more pressure after signing a huge deal with Nike, which leads to a wild night of celebration and rebellion.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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