Make us your home page
Instagram

Things to do Things to Do
 Today's TipSheet

things

to do

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 9-15.

Monster Mutt Dalmation goes off a jump at the Monster Jam show on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium.

AUSTIN ANTHONY | Times

Monster Mutt Dalmation goes off a jump at the Monster Jam show on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium.

Monster Jam: Just when lesser cars thought it was safe, Monster Jam returns to Raymond James Stadium on Saturday to run the specially built track. Trucks include Grave Digger, Max-DTM, and El Toro Loco. Come early to tailgate and get pictures with the trucks and drivers in the Party in the Pits ($15-$185). monsterjam.com.

Florida Orchestra Pops: The toe-tapping Bravo Broadway show will be performed Friday at the Straz center, on Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($15-$45).

date night

Music: On Thursday, the Smithereens perform at the Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo ($24.50-$39.50; add $5 at the door). Saturday brings the multi-artist Winter Jam showcase of 10 Christian music acts including Crowder and NewSong to Tampa's Amalie Arena ($10 door only). In St. Petersburg that day, Los Lobos plays the Palladium ($35-$55), and Tedeschi Trucks Band headlines the Sunshine Music Festival in Vinoy Park ($56.45-$96.45). Sunday, the Brian McKnight-headlined SoulFest is at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa ($51.75-$127.75), while Dweezil Zappa plays the music of his father, Frank, at St. Petersburg's Jannus Live ($25.50). Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, The Orchestra performs "An Evening of Greatest ELO Hits" starring former members of Electric Light Orchestra ($48.75-$82.75).

Acrobatics: Aerialists, contortionists and acrobats in Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy perform at the Mahaffey on Wednesday ($29.50-$59.50). Then the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition on Saturday at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa ($17.50-$43.50) tampatheatre.org.

Henry Rollins: The legendary singer, writer and activist will give a spoken word performance at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre on Wednesday ($29.50-$49.50).

Comedy: The Shut Up and Laugh tour featuring Carlos Mencia comes to the Mahaffey Theater on Thursday ($35-$69), while Lewis Black takes the Capitol Theatre stage Thursday ($59.50-$79.50). Friday, Mike and Molly's Billy Gardell hits the Mahaffey ($35.50-$62.50).

kids and family

Treasure Island Kite Festival: Competitors send their kites to the sky Saturday-Sunday just outside the Thunderbird resort, featuring tricks, precision flying and a Martin Luther King holiday weekend salute. Free. easternleague.net.

more to explore

Find more family friendly activities at tampabay.com/thingstodo.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 9-15. 01/08/17 [Last modified: Sunday, January 8, 2017 8:41pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Plan your weekend Aug. 18-20: Elvis in concert, Jason Aldean, Monster Jam Triple Threat, Sing-Along Grease

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    The king

    Elvis: Live in Concert: This year marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, and Ruth Eckerd Hall will have a Graceland-produced Elvis concert on a movie screen, accompanied by a full live orchestra. Graceland calls it the closest audiences …

    Handout photos of Elvis: Live in Concert, a tour spectacle featuring a live orchestra backing the voice of Elvis Presley, projected onto a movie screen. The tour comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall on 8/18/17. Credit: Graceland.
  2. Taco and Beer Fiesta set for St. Pete, followed by the Ooze and Booze Fest

    Food & Dining

    The Gulf to Bay Food Truck association recently announced a trio of events for mobile comfort food lovers.

    These kimchi topped tacos will be served by Anju Korean Gastrotruck. [Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association]
  3. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson can't keep 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' on-target

    Movies

    The Hitman's Bodyguard is an assault tank on semi-automatic pilot, spraying jokes and bullets with only the ammo consistently hitting its targets. The irresistible teaming of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson might be even funnier if they missed once in a while.

    Samuel L. Jackson plays a master assassin testifying against a dictator, and Ryan Reynolds plays a bodyguard tasked with keeping him alive.
  4. 8 things to do in Tampa Bay on Aug. 17

    Events

    Clearwater Threshers: vs. St. Lucie Mets: For "Taps and Tacos" night, 16 local craft beers on tap near the Tijuana Flats kiosk, located on the concourse along the third-base line. 7 p.m., Spectrum Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $6-$10. (727) 467-4457.

    St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow during the Mets at Threshers game at Spectrum Field on Monday, August 14, 2017, in Clearwater, Fla. Monday night was Tim Tebow's 30th Birthday Party celebration.
  5. What's new in theaters: 'The Hitman's Bodyguard,' 'Logan Lucky,' 'Wind River'

    Movies

    OPENING FRIDAY:

    THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD

    Loving the trailer for The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) poking fun at quotes from reviewers prone to phrases like "It's a roller coaster ride!" for better chances to see their names in TV ads.

    Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman’s Bodyguard.