Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 22

RECOMMENDED READING


Music and Movies in the Park: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory : This week features Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with music by Skully. 6 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 463-4612.

The Importance of Being Earnest with Zombies: Oscar Wilde's classic satire on conventions and propriety is even more biting when played against the zombie apocalypse. Through Nov. 1. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Preview performances $21; $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: The 2012 Tony Award winner for Best Musical tells the hilarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to slay his way through the line of succession. Through Sun. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40-$95. (813) 229-7827.

USF Lecture Series: Jessica Williams: The Daily Show writer and performer will show clips from the show and give a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the creation of her work. 7:30 p.m., University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-2011.

Silence! The Musical: This unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs has power ballads about decapitated heads and dancing serial killers. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Dracula: Preview: The vampire strikes back again in this British-style Panto production with music. Audience is encouraged to wear costumes. 8 p.m., St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $15, $10 students, children 12 and younger, one free with each paid adult. (727) 866-1973.

Mark Viera: Hailing from the Bronx, the "Latin Prince" has a Showtime special called Tales of Nuyorican and appeared on 30 Rock. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

Keys N Krates: The electronic DJ trio return to Tampa for the third time this year. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $15 early bird. (813) 247-2555.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sesame Street Live: Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore friendship and celebrate cultural similarities. 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $22.50-$42.50. (727) 791-7400.

TO WATCH

Heroes Reborn, 8 p.m., NBC. There's a familiar face on tonight's episode as fan favorite Masi Oka returns as Hiro Nakamura. Meanwhile, Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman) takes matters in his own hands to get the answers he seeks.

Clarification

Oops! We missed an "s" in the editor's column in today's Weekend section, which is printed in advance. We meant the 1780s.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Count down to Taylor Swift's concert with 10 days of Taylor at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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