Saturday, May 26, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 6

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo: Each successful on their own, the husband and wife rockers are on tour together. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $85-$98. (727) 791-7400.

Folkfest St. Pete: This annual contemporary folk art and music street festival features an array of musical acts and family activities. Music line-up includes AJ Ghent Band, Ari and the Alibis, UNRB, Rebekah Pulley, Dropin Pickup, Dean Johanesen Trio, Paul Sprawl, Passerine, Chant the Trees and a live WMNF broadcast. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted. Benefits Creative Clay. 10 a.m., Creative Clay, 1114 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 825-0515.

Corey Avenue Sunday Market on St. Pete Beach: Browse the weekly market with more than 60 local vendors offering farm fresh produce, specialty and ready-to-eat foods, plants, handcrafted items, live music, then stop in for breakfast or lunch at the nearby restaurants. 10 a.m., Along Corey Avenue, 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free admission. (813) 481-8805.

Sunday Bicycle Rides: Ride the Hills of San Antonio: Ride 22 to 27 miles at a pace of 12 to 14 mph. Call (813) 613-6047 for more information. 8 a.m., San Antonio Railroad Depot Museum, 32627 Railroad Ave, San Antonio. Free.

Art Harvest: Artists compete for prize money and awards in the annual juried fine art show and sale. More than 200 artists from around the country will be exhibiting in numerous categories. This year also features a bier garten and outdoor activities. The children's tent closes at 4 p.m. both days. 10 a.m., Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Free. (727) 738-5523.

Heroes Weekend: The salute to national and local heroes starts with a community Veteran's Day parade down Beach Boulevard (11 a.m.) to the opening ceremonies (noon) and a beach volleyball game. 11 a.m., Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 893-1118.

Conga Caliente: The celebration of Hispanic arts and culture features performances by Milly Quezada, salsa singer "El Canario" Jose Alberto and appearances by Pepe Garza from the popular TV show Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento, and Puerto Rican troubadour Julio Cesar Sanabria. There is also a youth area, traditional ethnic foods, a health village, a corporate village, artistic and educational displays, a beer garden and cigar/domino area. 11 a.m., Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 353-8151.

Art on 12th: The Channel District debuts their art walk experience with more than 40 artists debuting their work in various venues along North 12th street, including District Tavern and Bamboozle Tea Lounge. In conjunction with Tampa Bay Design Week. 11 a.m., Channel District, 118 N 12th St., Tampa. Free. (813) 760-1054.

Fish Broil & Mullet Festival: The 86th annual fish broil moves to a new location and features a fresh fish dinner ($8) that's grilled on mattress coils over hot coals. Also includes other food vendors, beer and wine, live music, a kid's fishing tournament, kids activities, a super trampoline, inflatable games and auctions. Benefits Gulf Beaches Elementary, Montessori by the Sea, St. John Vianney, the St. Pete Beach Public Library and Gulf Beaches Historic Museum. 1 p.m., Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. Free admission. (727) 363-9245.

The Coteries: The New Jersey folk rock trio incorporate acoustic guitars, mandolin, a stomp box and harmonicas into their music. 3 p.m., 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 495-6002.

Tampa Bay Symphony: The theme for these fall concerts is "Forests and Folk Songs." Featured will be Andrew Karr, assistant principal French horn of the Florida Orchestra. 4 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $20; students free. (727) 827-8087.

Tommy Castro and The Painkillers: Over his four decade career, Castro has been awarded the Blues Music Award six times. Together, he and his band perform soul and rock infused blues music. 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 971-0666.

Hawk and Wayne's Anywhere, USA: A longform, narrative improv show with oddball characters that parallels the theme of American Stage's current season, "In Search of America." 6 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $12. (727) 823-7529.

La Salsa Vive : Four of the finest examples of salsa performers bring the Caribbean rhythm to one stage including salsa legend and Fear the Walking Dead star, Ruben Blades alongside El Gran Combo, Andy Montanez and Gilberto Santa Rosa. 6 p.m., Amway Center, 400 W Church St., Orlando. $49-$179. (407) 440-7000.

TO WATCH

Westworld, 9 p.m., HBO: Spend all the time you want making fan theories and trying to guess who is real and who is a Host. None of us really know what's going on in Westworld, but we love every second of it.

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