Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 21

Good People: Set in Southie, a Boston working class drama tackles serious subjects with a light touch. Runs through Oct. 2. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49. (727) 823-7529.

The Florida Orchestra on the Go: Listen Local: Brass Trio: A combination of full orchestra and chamber group concerts, totaling more than 15 free performances in four days. Noon, Sundial St. Pete, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg and 4:30 p.m., Tampa International Airport, 4100 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa. . Free. (727) 892-3337.

Tampa Bay Fashion Week Sip and Shop Soiree: A boutique featuring local businesses that support a fashion-forward Tampa Bay. Network with professionals. Enjoy drink specials and shop local designer and accessories brands. 6 p.m., The Hideaway Sushi Lounge, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 284-7962.

Women of Red: The Invasion: Gayle Sierens hosts a panel discussion with Buccaneer legends Ronde Barber and John Lynch at this celebration with a look inside the NFL Rookie Experience and behind the scenes information on what happens in the Draft War Room. 6 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $20. (813) 870-2700.

Simmer and Sift: A one hour culinary demonstration by top area chefs followed by tastings, a signature drink and live music. Demonstration, samples and signature drink by Matthew Rainey, Executive Chef of Rococo Steak, with music by Joe Braccio. 6 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $45, $35 members. (727) 896-2667.

Turner Classic Movie Series: Dr. Strangelove: War room chiefs try to stop a nuclear holocaust triggered by an insane general. 7 p.m., Sundial 19, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $12.50. (727) 502-9573.

Keb' Mo' Band: The Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Album 1996, 1998 and 2004 leads a band consisting of multi-instrumentalist Casey Wasner, bassist Stan Sargeant and keyboadist, Michael B. Hicks. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $45-$69. (727) 791-7400.

Il Divo: The record-breaking classical crossover popera group brings their Amor & Pasion Tour to Clearwater in support of their seventh studio album of the same name. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $75-$125. (727) 791-7400.

Gary Menke : The stand-up comedian has been on Comedy Central, Nash Bridges, and Animal Planet. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $5. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Puddle Jumpers: Children ages 3 to 4 can enjoy a nature story, crafts and outdoor exploration. 9:30 a.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 893-7326.

note to readers

Lakeland Prince tribute canceled: Organizers on Tuesday canceled a concert by the Prince tribute band the Purple Xperience scheduled for Saturday at the Polk Theatre in Lakeland. Tickets will be automatically refunded. Two additional Tampa Bay concerts — 8 p.m. Thursday at the Tampa Theatre and 8 p.m. Friday at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg — will go on as planned.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Empire, 9 p.m., Fox. Season 3 picks up exactly where we left off, with Anika (Grace Byers) and Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) brawling on the roof. So which one of them took a plunge?

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