Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 3

Coffee with a Curator: A special monthly talk presented by one of the Dali Museum's curatorial/education team. In this portion, Craig Petersburg investigates how our brain receives and interprets information gathered by our senses, especially vision. It's at 10:30 a.m. at Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Patrick Melton: He's been making folks laugh as creator and host of the Internet comedy show Nobody Likes Onions. See him at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $8. (813) 864-4000.

The Chosen: Tonight is a preview for this play opening Friday about two Jewish boys growing up five blocks and a world apart in 1944 Brooklyn. Through Sept. 28. Showtime is 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $14. (727) 823-7529.

Apron's Classes: Gluten Free Flour Power: Design a wheat-free pantry, with quinoa, arrowroot, teff and other flours, to make everything from gluten-free pie crusts to pancakes. It's at 6 p.m. at Apron's Cooking School, Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $40. (813) 926-4465.

Dunedin Blue Jays: In this playoff game, the Blue Jays add a lemonade stand by T.J. Guerrero, a Dunedin 12-year-old making headlines, first reported in the Times, because his neighborhood lemonade stand made a neighbor sour. Tonight, his stand moves to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, with proceeds donated to the Children's Organ Transplant Association. Also, the first 250 fans with a paid ticket will receive a limited-edition playoff T-shirt and everyone in attendance will receive a free movie ticket to Cobb Theatres in Clearwater if the Jays win. It's at 6:30 p.m. at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: Food trucks line up for this monthly lunchtime event in downtown Tampa. Eight food trucks are on hand this month, including newcomer Ninja Noms, as well as Rollin Zoinks, Kool Breeze Food Truck and the Cheesesteak Truck. It's at 11 a.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. Menu prices vary.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE So You Think You Can Dance, 8 p.m., Fox

With no elimination last week, all four remaining contenders — Zack, Ricky, Jessica and Valerie — head into the season finale. Unlike last year, this year there’s room for just one winner. Jenna Dewan Tatum pops up again as guest judge.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find a new #CookClub recipe at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Drake vs. Lil Wayne: Will it be Weezy or Drizzy? We think fans win in this hip-hop team-up Thursday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. $35-$145. If you've had enough with the duels, Friday at the same venue features the undisputed Kings of Leon with Young the Giant and Kongos. $29.50-$59.50.

Loomis Brothers Circus: Acrobats, aerialists, clowns, lions, tigers and elephants — oh my! It's Thursday-Friday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, benefiting the Florida International Teaching Zoo. $20 for adults, $8 for ages 2-12.

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Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

Local hip-hop artist Dynasty is on her way to Hollywood, but before she goes she will grace Tampa with one more performance.Originally from New York, Diana "Dynasty" Hardy came to Tampa in 2004 and quickly became acclimated to the area’s underground ...
Published: 04/20/18
Updated: 04/21/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

American Stage in the Park: The Producers: Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy sees a down-and-out producer and his accountant scheme to produce the most notorious flop in theater history. Through May 13. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Pe...
Published: 04/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Kenny Chesney: The tight-jeaned country superstar is making his first return to Tampa in five years and will be joined by country music’s hottest, new act Old Dominion after the release of their sophomore album Happy Endings which debuted No. 1 on Bi...
Published: 04/20/18
Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — HGTV fanatic that he is, Spencer Chamberlain sees a metaphor for his band in the ever-evolving St. Petersburg skyline."When you go downtown and you look at the ONE, that used to be a dirt parking lot," said the singer, referring to a...
Published: 04/20/18
Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

If Willis McCall were a fictional character, he’d be too far over the top to be believable. Readers (and editors) would scoff that no one could be such a monster of violent, unabashed racism — and get away with it for so long. But McCall...
Published: 04/20/18
Tampa, Brandon 4-year-olds earn starring roles in Waitress at the Straz

Tampa, Brandon 4-year-olds earn starring roles in Waitress at the Straz

TAMPATwo little girls, strangers to each other just a month ago and now best friends, will become authentic stars this week as they perform in the Broadway musical hit, Waitress, at the Straz Center’s Morsani Hall.Both Lucy Capri, 5, of Tampa and Mad...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Spyro Gyra: Nine-time Grammy nominated, contemporary jazz icons known for blending soul, Latin, pop, and world beat influences and one of the most famous instrumental ensembles of all time will perform. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Cle...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

The Florida Orchestra puts another exclamation point on its 50th season with Verdi’s Requiem, this weekend’s concert series, a major presentation of an iconic work. Composed by Giuseppe Verdi, Requiem debuted in 1874 but took on a new layer of signif...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

ORLANDO — When Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened 20 years ago, it was light on thrills and heavy on conservation. On April 22, 1998, Earth Day, the Orlando park had a single thrill ride, Countdown to Extinction, and a handful of shows like ...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

Do you see what I did there? The comma and extra "E" in my byline? One last pun, just for fun. It’s the end, fin in French, and something unfortunately ruder in Swedish. Time to retire, nearly 25 years to the day after starting work as the T...
Published: 04/19/18