Monday, July 23, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2.

Super Boat National Championship and Festival: Powerboats compete in the seventh annual championship race off the shore of Clearwater Beach on Sunday. A festival on Friday and Saturday includes a Baystar Race Village at Coachman Park, a block party and parade of boats, a seafood festival and fireworks on the beach Saturday night. superboat.com.

Tailgate Taste: Celebrate the beginning of football season on Saturday at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park with food tastings from top Tampa Bay area restaurants, live music, corn hole and football. It's free to attend, with $15 five-sample wristbands, $25 10-sample wristbands and $75 for VIP. tailgatetastefest.com.

Halloween: It's almost here, and this weekend brings lots of spooky attractions to the area. Venture deep into the bowels of the SS American Victory, docked behind the Florida Aquarium and turned into the Chamber of Terror. Not recommended for children under 11 ($25-$40). Find a complete listing of Halloween events at tampabay.com/holiday.

Date night

Music: Rappers Schoolboy Q and Joey Badass take the stage at St. Petersburg's Jannus Live on Wednesday ($34.50). Saturday, blues, gospel and rock singer-songwriter Jonny Lang plays Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater ($35-$60). Agit-rock supergroup Prophets of Rage (Zach de la Rocha, Chuck D, B-Real) hit Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday ($13-$62.50). Sunday, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Peter Frampton brings his acoustic tour to Clearwater's Capitol Theatre ($80-$95).

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: The orchestra opens its season with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at Tampa's Straz Center on Friday, the Mahaffey Theater on Saturday and Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sunday. ($15-$45)

2016 Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: The festival begins Friday with free admission to Tampa Theatre for the opening night selection. Tickets for all remaining films are $15 per screening session, and ticket packages range from $50-$5,000 through Oct. 8. tiglff.com.

Kids and Family

Harvest Moon Corn Maze: The 5-acre corn maze at the Harvest Moon Farm in Masaryktown features more than 3 miles of twists and turns as well as a petting farm, pony rides, games and a pumpkin patch. It starts Saturday and runs through Nov. 6. $11.95, 2 and younger free. harvestmoonfl.com.

Comments
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 21

Chicago & Reo Speedwagon: Two of the most successful, legendary and critically acclaimed rock bands perform some of their greatest hits and more. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $29.50-$129.50. (813) 740-2...
Published: 07/21/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday July 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday July 22

Safety Last!: Tampa Theatre’s Summer Classic Movie Series throws in a true classic this week with the iconic silent film Safety Last! (1923) accompanied by music performed on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St....
Published: 07/20/18
Review: Kent Wascom's 'New Inheritors' a novel of love, power on the gulf coast

Review: Kent Wascom's 'New Inheritors' a novel of love, power on the gulf coast

When a woman looks at the hands of the toddler who will become the main character of The New Inheritors, she sees "written in the lines of his palms a bird’s vision of the rivers and creeks that fanned across the region of his birth, the upper ...
Published: 07/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 23-29

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 23-29

Smashing Pumpkins: Billy Corgan got most of the original Grammy-winning, alt-rock band back together and hit the road. They’ll stop at Tampa’s Amalie Arena on Wednesday, likely performing favorites from Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinit...
Published: 07/19/18
Updated: 07/21/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on July 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on July 20

Rascal Flatts: American country band will perform with special guests Dan +Shay and Carly Pearce. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $21-$85.75. (813) 740-2446. Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd: The concert serie...
Published: 07/19/18
Updated: 07/20/18
Bar review: Sip and smoke at Blue Torch

Bar review: Sip and smoke at Blue Torch

Well, the bad news is that Blue Torch Cigars & Winery is not actually a winery. That combination seemed too ambitious to fly under my radar, as Blue Torch had since its opening this year, and that ended up being true.While it’s a curious name for wha...
Published: 07/19/18

Hernando Events for July 27

Events28 SaturdayWalking Sticks Club: Perry Oldenburg: The club will meet at Perry Oldenberg Wildlife and Environmental Area located off Deer Run Road, north of Brooksville. Registration is required. Those attending will learn about the history of Pe...
Published: 07/19/18
Paul Reiser, coming to Clearwater, talks about returning to standup and never winning an Emmy

Paul Reiser, coming to Clearwater, talks about returning to standup and never winning an Emmy

When Paul Reiser returned to standup comedy a few years ago, younger comics couldn’t figure him out. "All the younger comics would say, ‘Are you doing a special?’ I’d go no," said Reiser, 62. "‘What, are you getting rea...
Published: 07/19/18
Top events this weekend: Rascal Flatts, #MomTruths comedy, Metrocon, swimsuit bar crawl

Top events this weekend: Rascal Flatts, #MomTruths comedy, Metrocon, swimsuit bar crawl

MusicConcerts: Country band Rascal Flatts boot scoots through Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday ($21-$85.75). Saturday, rock-reggae-hip-hop fusion band Slightly Stoopid perform at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg ($25-$40.98), while ...
Published: 07/19/18
Local craft beer of the week: Good For Life gluten-reduced Kölsch, Pair O’ Dice Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Good For Life gluten-reduced Kölsch, Pair O’ Dice Brewing

For many sufferers of celiac disease, going out for a pint typically means ordering a cider. But brewers have worked hard to provide a reasonable analog for gluten-free drinkers, offering a range of brews produced from grains like sorghum and rice.Mo...
Published: 07/19/18