Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 7

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen: The Emmy-winning journalist and late night talk show host spontaneously interview each other and take questions from the audience. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $55-$350. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Chris Tucker: Perhaps best known for his role in the Rush Hour films, the comedian will be joined by special guest D.L. Hughley, one of the original Kings of Comedy. 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $41.75 and $61.75. (813) 301-2500; amaliearena.com.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Carmina Burana: The 50th anniversary season opens with a masterpiece that has taken on a life of its own, from the Super Bowl to political spoofs to The Simpsons. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337; floridaorchestra.org.

Happy Anniversary Alessi: The bakery celebrates its 105th anniversary by rolling back prices on select items. Customers can enjoy Boston cream cakes ($9.99), deviled crab ($2.99), Cuban sandwiches ($4.99), eclairs ($.49), macaroons ($.39), guava pastries ($.49) and $4 off specialty cakes. Limit four of each item. Opens at 7 a.m., Alessi Bakery, 2909 W Cypress St., Tampa. (813) 879-4544.

Downtown Saturday Morning Market: The market opens for the season with more than 170 local vendors and a performance by the Urban Gypsies. 9 a.m., Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 455-4921; saturdaymorningmarket.com.

Studio Waltz: The self-guided tour includes seven studios from Dunedin to Palm Harbor, and allows visitors to get a closer look at the creative process, interact with the artists and see demonstrations. Visit s tudiowaltz.com for a full list of galleries, pictures and a map. 10 a.m., Debra Weible, 421 Grant St., Dunedin. Free. (727) 410-4246; .

Jesse Cook : The guitar virtuoso is a master of flamenco and jazz rhythms that he intertwines with styles from around the globe. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$45. (727) 791-7400; r utheckerdhall.com.

Streetcar Live: Riders will be treated to hip-hop by Jinx and Friends performed live on the TECO Line Streetcar System. 5 p.m., Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $2.50 one way, $5 all day. (813) 254-4278.

Boyce Avenue: A trio of brothers hailing from Sarasota make-up this acoustic, alternative band. 6:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $24. (727) 565-0550; jannuslive.com.

River of Frights: Your brave captain guides you through waterways filled with lurking, live, interactive terror entertainment. Departs at 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Pirate Water Taxi Stop 2, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $25-$35. (813) 390-3711; piratewatertaxi.com/river-of-frights.

Changes in Latitude: Tampa Bay Brewing Company turns into the Hogs Breath Saloon for a "Taste of the Keys" party with special brews, silent auction and music by Key West-based bands. Benefits restoration of the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma. 7 p.m., Tampa Bay Brewing Co., 13937 Monroes Business Park, Tampa. $20, $65 VIP. (813) 247-1422.

Ilan Bluestone: The trance DJ tours in support of the album Scars. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $10-$15. (813) 247-2555; theritzybor.com.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Longo's Cove Grand Opening: The opening party and ribbon cutting ceremony for Evan and Jaime Longoria's climber exhibit, Longo's Cove, includes special appearances by Raymond and the Rays Street Team, music by DJ Fresh, brunch bites and Kahwa coffee. Part jungle gym and part work of art, children are immersed in an aquatic work of art as they climb from pad to pad. 10 a.m., Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $10, $9 seniors, one and younger free. (727) 821-8992; greatexplorations.org.

Kenneth City Fall Festival: Bring the family and grab some hay and twine to build your own fully dressed scarecrow at this festival with bounce houses, music, touch-a-trucks and vendors. 10 a.m., Ernst Park, 4600 58th St. N, Kenneth City. Free. (727) 498-8948.

Creatures of the Night: The Halloween event at the zoo with activities for all ages, night time animal encounters and a ghoulish dance party. Included with admission. Also, $22.95 admission after 4 p.m., 2 and younger free. 4 p.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa.

Winter and Hope's Bubble Birthday Party: Winter turns 12 and Hope turns 7 at this birthday party with signing a giant birthday card, bubble machines in Spectrum Theatre, hula hooping, music and Pin the Tail on Winter games. Kids ages 12 and younger bringing a birthday card get in for $9.99. 10 a.m., Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 441-1790.

Roboticon: The public is invited to watch a full-scale steampunk themed competition, see a variety of robots in various stages of construction and operation, a college and career fair and learn more about math, science and tech careers in Tampa Bay. 10 a.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 728-2822.

Train Weekend: Kids of all ages can ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad. 10 a.m., Largo Central Railroad, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free (donations for train maintenance appreciated). (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014; www.lcrailroad.com.

TO WATCH

Spielberg, 8 p.m., HBO: An intimate new documentary that explores Steven Spielberg's filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time. It taps into nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director.

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