Monday, April 23, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 4

Drake vs. Lil Wayne: Here's your hip-hop event of the summer, as the mega rappers tag-team a Tampa stage for the first time at 7 p.m. at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $35-$145. (813) 740-2446.

Michael Blackson: "The African King of Comedy" from Ghana has appeared in Next Friday, Are We There Yet and P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy. Catch his standup at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20-$22. (813) 864-4000.

Party Like It's 1989: The Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival celebrates 25 years with this gala including signature cocktails, DJ dancing, viewing trailers for films at October's festival and food by Mise en Place. It's 6:30 p.m. at Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $45. (813) 274-8130.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: This Freefall Theatre production has been selling out nearly every night for a show that puts audiences in the middle of the group therapy circle, so catch it while you can at 7 p.m. at 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$44. (727) 498-5205.

Silencing the Guns: Meet Hem Lal Pun, who has dedicated his life to world peace, and view a documentary about him being severely wounded in a peaceful protest against armed warriors attempting to take over his small Nepal village. It's at 7 p.m. at First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (813) 546-9819.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Loomis Brothers Circus: Acrobats, aerialists, clowns, lions, tigers and elephants — oh my! Proceeds benefit the Florida International Teaching Zoo in Sumter County. Shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $20 for adults, $8 for ages 2-12. (352) 603-2374.

TO WATCH

Sunday Night Football: Packers at Seahawks, 8:30 p.m., NBC Yes, it's Thursday, but if the NFL says it's Sunday, we go right along with that, don't we? The 2014 NFL season kicks off with the Seahawks beginning defense of their Super Bowl title against Green Bay.

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COMING UP

Steve Martin and Martin Short: We're not sure which is our favorite Martin, but we are glad they're amigos who can sing, banter and play the banjo Sunday at the Mahaffey in St. Petersburg. $89-$165.

The Wiggles: Only one original member is still Wiggle-ing, but Sunday the real question is Can YOU Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist? The group closes the Rays' Summer Concert Series at the Trop as the Rays take on the Orioles; the concert is included in game admission.

Latinos in Action Festival: The Friday-Sunday celebration of Latin arts and culture at the Florida State Fairgrounds includes rides, main stage, kids stage, ethnic food, educational workshops, health and arts areas. Free.

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Blueberry Festival returns with special Brooksville touches

Blueberry Festival returns with special Brooksville touches

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 24

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Black Maria Film Festival brings 10 short films to Richey Suncoast Theatre

Black Maria Film Festival brings 10 short films to Richey Suncoast Theatre

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Published: 04/23/18

Pasco Events for April 27

27 FridayIQuit Smoking Cessation: Learn strategies for quitting all forms of tobacco. Learn about Nicotine Replacement Therapy and get free NRT patches, gum and lozenges while supplies last. Reservations required. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Zephyrhills Librar...
Published: 04/23/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting April 27

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Published: 04/23/18
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
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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...
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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