Sunday, February 18, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 5

Kings of Leon: The rock group is back, touring off new album Mechanical Bull, with openers Young the Giant and Kongos. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $29.50-$59.50. (813) 740-2446.

The Chosen: It's opening time for this play about two Jewish boys growing up in 1944 Brooklyn. Runs through Sept. 28. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Co. at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo: In other opening plays about Judaism, Jobsite Theater presents this English comedy centers on a Jewish family in 1939 who are so assimilated they have a Christmas tree in their parlor. Runs through Sept. 28. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Tampa Boat Show: Boating enthusiasts can view and board hundreds of new watercraft. Also, maintenance tips, fishing seminars, handling courses and attractions for boaters of all ages. New this year is boating school. Starts at 10 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $12, 15 and younger free. (954) 441-3220.

Gulfport Art Walk: Meet independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers and purchase their work along Beach Boulevard, take classes at the Industrial Art Center in specialized areas and enjoy live musicians at venues throughout the waterfront district. 6 p.m., Gulfport, Beach Boulevard. Free. (727) 322-5217.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles: Honor the EMT, Police and Fire personnel at Heroes Day at 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Eat at Joe's Lunch and Concert Series: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers join in this month for a tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month with football related games, a 25-foot Pirate Ship Field Goal Challenge, an appearance by Captain Fear and cheerleaders, food trucks, kids' zone and music by Freddie Montes. 11 a.m., Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, Kennedy Blvd. and Morgan St., Tampa. Free.

UPDATE

The End Polio Party planned for Saturday in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park has been postponed until spring. Thursday's Weekend section contained outdated information.

TO WATCH

Stand Up to Cancer, 8 p.m., ABC Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Katie Couric come together for a good cause during this night that aims to raise awareness about and funds for cancer research.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Excited for football season? Play Tampa Bay explores the top sports bars at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Comments
Ordinary dogs take to the Derby Lane greyhound track for the Mutt Derby

Ordinary dogs take to the Derby Lane greyhound track for the Mutt Derby

Some stopped midway, some turned around and ran the wrong way and some dashed to the arms of their owners as more than 300 average house pets took to the track at Derby Lane on Sunday for the Mutt Derby. The popular fundraiser for the Jaycees died o...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Highland Fling: The 2018 festival runs weekends through March 25 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and ...
Published: 02/16/18
Updated: 02/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

Mutt Derby: Bring your non-aggressive dog for a day of dog races and other doggie games. Races will be done in weight divisions. All dogs racing must have proof of vaccinations. Greyhounds are welcome, but are not allowed to race. Benefits Greyhound ...
Published: 02/16/18
‘Hello, Universe’ and ‘Wolf in the Snow’ top American Library Association awards for books for young readers

‘Hello, Universe’ and ‘Wolf in the Snow’ top American Library Association awards for books for young readers

The American Library Association announced its 2018 Youth Media Award winners Monday during its midwinter meeting in Denver.The annual awards honor books, video and audio for children and young adults and are highly regarded guides for booksellers, t...
Published: 02/16/18
Review: Paul Goldberg’s ‘The Chateau’ sets sharp political satire in a Florida condo

Review: Paul Goldberg’s ‘The Chateau’ sets sharp political satire in a Florida condo

The election is fraught with wild allegations and vicious character assassination, accusations of corruption and kickbacks, misspelled messages and outrageous debates — and of course the Russians have their hands all over it.The 2016 presidential rac...
Published: 02/16/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 19-25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 19-25

Gasparilla Distance Classic: One of Tampa’s best known road races returns to downtown, with a 5K and 15K Saturday and an 8K and half marathon on Sunday. The chief attraction is the 15K on Saturday, which takes runners out and back along the man...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

Kelsea Ballerini: Grammy-nominated country music star on tour with special guest Walter Hayes. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $38.25-$125. (727) 791-7400. Volta: The bendy people of Cirque du Soleil. Through Mar...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/16/18
Pasco County Fair kicks off with parade and plenty of family fun

Pasco County Fair kicks off with parade and plenty of family fun

DADE CITY — Everyone loves a parade, it turns out. To the delight of many, after a one-year hiatus, the Pasco County Fair will once again kick off Monday morning with the traditional parade in downtown Dade City. "We are very excited to have the para...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/16/18
Bar review: Valenty’s Lounge, part of Pasadena Liquors in St. Pete — who knew?

Bar review: Valenty’s Lounge, part of Pasadena Liquors in St. Pete — who knew?

Once, if I’d received a recommendation to check out a lounge attached to a liquor store near the beach, I wouldn’t have been in much of a hurry to check it out. But I’ve learned that there’s frequently magic in these places. ...
Published: 02/15/18
Local craft beer of the week: Process IPA, Calusa Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Process IPA, Calusa Brewing

Not long ago, it was all about the West Coast IPA. California breweries like Stone, Russian River and Bear Republic built empires on the style, favoring a dry IPA base and mountains of resiny, intensely bitter hops to craft aggressive brews that laug...
Published: 02/15/18