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 March 14-20

Dye fills the Hillsborough River during Mayor Bob Buckhorn's second annual Mayor's River O'Green on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa. The event celebrated St. Patrick's Day by dying the Hillsborough River kelly green using a potable water grade, non-toxic and biodegradable dye.

EVE EDELHEIT | TIMES

Dye fills the Hillsborough River during Mayor Bob Buckhorn's second annual Mayor's River O'Green on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa. The event celebrated St. Patrick's Day by dying the Hillsborough River kelly green using a potable water grade, non-toxic and biodegradable dye.

St. Patrick's Day: The big green day is Thursday, but the party continues Saturday as Tampa celebrates by dyeing the Hillsborough River bright green at Curtis Hixon Park. You can find loads of other St. Patrick's Day fun at tampabay.com/holiday.

AirFest: MacDill Air Force Base once again opens its gates to the public Saturday and Sunday to see planes up close and to look up for the famous Air Force Thunderbirds, parachute teams and stunt pilots in all types of aircraft. Gates open at 8 a.m., and the first aerial performances are at 10. Free. www. macdill.af.mil/ airfest2016.

Date Night

Music: Clearwater welcomes multiplatinum pop artist Adam Lambert to Ruth Eckerd Hall today ($40-$65). Ol' Blue Eyes is remembered by his son, Frank Jr., in Sinatra Sings Sinatra: The Centennial Celebration on Thursday at the Mahaffey Theater ($42.50-$72.50). Also Thursday, legendary guitarist Joe Satriani rocks Ruth Eckerd Hall ($34-$75). East L.A. Latin rockers Los Lobos perform at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre on Friday ($36-$56). DJ Jazzy Jeff spins Saturday at Shephard's Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach ($10 and up).

Cirque du Soleil: Toruk: James Cameron's Avatar is brought to life at the Amalie Arena in a show that aims to push the limits of a live production in much the same way Cameron pushed 3-D on film. Thursday-Sunday ($40-$110).

Mike Epps: The comedian brings his Don't Take it Personal Tour to the Sun Dome in Tampa on Saturday; $50.75-$102.75.

Festivals: The Spring Beer Fling on Saturday at Vinoy Park is a nostalgic-retro-surf rock festival featuring multiple beer gardens, beer-inspired food, a lineup of surf-rock bands with headliner Rusted Root and 1,000 lighted beach balls. ($14-$79 advance at springbeerfling.com; $25-$125 at door).

Kids and family.

You Must Love Dogs Festival: The Saturday event at Raymond James Stadium features performances by country singers Jo Dee Messina and Jessica Lynn, dog competitions, a 42-foot dog diving pool, children's activities and more than 100 vendors ($7.50-$75). youmustlovedogsfest.com.

More to explore

Check out literally hundreds of St. Patrick's Day parties and events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of March 14-20 03/13/16 [Last modified: Monday, March 14, 2016 11:42am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. 20 local museums are offering free admission or deals Saturday for Free Museum Day

    Visual Arts

    For all the community's support of the arts in the bay area, it's nice to be rewarded with free admission once in a while. And that's exactly what many area museums are offering on Saturday.

    The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg is among the museums participating in the Smithsonian's Museum Day Live, offering free admission. (LANCE ROTHSTEIN   |  Special to the Times)
  2. OMD announces dates for extensive North American tour

    Blogs

    OMD fans have been waiting for this for a long time: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark has just announced a huge tour of North America set to begin in spring 2018. Three Florida stops are included in their road trip. 

  3. Saturday festival will celebrate the sweet potato

    Events

    NEW PORT RICHEY — It's harvest time for the sweet potato.

    MICHELE MILLER |  TIMESMore than 300 pounds of sweet potatoes have been harvested from local organic gardens for the inaugural Sweet Potato Round-Up and Fall Farming Festival set for this weekend in New Port  Richey. Those who go will be able to purchase sweet potatoes and get some hints on what to grow during the hot summer months, said Sylvia Spencer, shown here, manager if the Habitat garden as well as the Grand Garden Community Plot on Grand Boulevard.
  4. We Tried That: Can you throw a cocktail party for less than $25?

    Cooking

    Power drills scream. Rain drops fleck my skin, small pinpricks of cold. I hurry my 9-month-old puppy down the street as my neighbors screw plywood to their windows, preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma.

    Today is a good day for a party.

    This Old Fashioned, made with Angostura orange bitters, is garnished with a maraschino cherry and a clementine twist.