Make us your home page
Instagram

Things to do Things to Do
 Today's TipSheet

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 20-26

The Harlem Globetrotters will perform at Amalie Arena this week. [Times files]

The Harlem Globetrotters will perform at Amalie Arena this week. [Times files]

Harlem Globetrotters: The exhibition basketball team rolls through Tampa's Amalie Arena on Wednesday, and will debut basketball's first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket ($20-$115). (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com.

Stomp!: The music and movement troupe that uses everything but conventional percussion instruments brings an explosive performance to Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday ($35-$100). (727) 791-7400. .

Hollywood Awards Night: The Oscars are Sunday, and you can watch in style at the Tampa Theatre by dressing in a movie-themed costume or Hollywood-inspired attire for an Academy Awards telecast on the big screen ($20, $15 members). New this year is a backstage experience with access to the Tampa Theatre Green Room and complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and signature cocktails ($75, $70 members). (813) 274-8982. .

Date night

Music: The St. Petersburg Jazz Fest kicks off Wednesday with performances running through Sunday at the Palladium Theater ($15-$25). Thursday, singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams brings her tour supporting her experimental The Ghosts of Highway 20 album to Clearwater's Capitol Theatre ($48.50-$66). Friday, Styx founding member Dennis DeYoung plays the band's greatest hits with a live symphony at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($49-$89). Sunday, Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward plays the Capitol ($35-$69), while hardcore legends Sick of It All perform alongside Murphy's Law at the Local 662 in downtown St. Petersburg ($21.75).

Florida Orchestra Pops: Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Trumpeter Byron Stripling joins the orchestra for three concerts Friday-Sunday with the music of Fats Domino and Louis Armstrong, among others. ($15-$45). floridaorchestra.org.

Masters of Illusion: Stars from the hit TV show bring a night of grand illusions to St. Pete's Mahaffey Theater today. ($22-$52).

Kids and family

Dinos Alive: Saturday, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo opens an outdoor exhibit that features towering dinosaurs that move, blink and roar. Open daily through August, included with admission. lowryparkzoo.org.

Fiesta Day: This free, family-friendly street festival in Ybor City on Saturday celebrates the cuisine, culture and heritage of the Latin immigrants who settled there at the turn of the 19th Century. Seventh Avenue is closed to traffic for a festival of ethnic food, arts and crafts and music. fiestaday.org.

More to explore

Find more family-friendly ways to enjoy the area by visiting tampabay.com/thingstodo.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 20-26 02/19/17 [Last modified: Monday, February 20, 2017 9:10am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 20

    Events

    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: It's been 20 years since the country music star couple started touring together, first on McGraw's solo tours and then on their record-breaking Soul2Soul tours. Now, ten years after the last Soul2Soul tour they're back on the road with opener, LoCash. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 …

    Handout photo of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performing in New Orleans on their 2017 Soul2Soul World Tour. Credit: Becky Fluke
  2. Dia de los Muertos celebration in Dunedin canceled this year by hurricane

    Events

    Chalk up one more closure to Hurricane Irma: The huge Dia de los Muertos Fiesta originally planned for Saturday in Dunedin has been scrapped for what would have been its 25th year.

    At last year’s Dia de los Muertos, Casa Tina owner Tina Marie Avila (crouching) shows her “Ofrenda,” or Day of the Dead alter. What would have been the 25th annual Dia de los Muertos Fiesta on Saturday had to be canceled this year because of Hurricane Irma. The folk festival will be back next year.
JIM DAMASKE   |   Times (2016)
  3. 'Only the Brave' honors sacrifice of front line firefighters amid California wildfires

    Movies

    No one knew that the release date for the forest firefighting movie Only the Brave' would coincide with one of the most destructive wildfires in California history.

    Brendan McDonough (Miles Teller), Chris MacKenzie (Taylor Kitsch), plan to do the backburn at the Chiricahua Mtn. fireline in  ONLY THE BRAVE. (Columbia Pictures)
  4. 'The Snowman' has a star-studded cast based on a blockbuster murder novel, but it's a mess

    Movies

    Mr. Alfredson, you could have saved it. We gave you all the tools — a star-studded cast, a blockbuster best-selling Scandinavian murder novel by Jo Nesbo, and three time Oscar winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker. So why is The Snowman such a jumbled nonsensical mess?

    Michael Fassbender in "The Snowman." (Universal Pictures)  1213107