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 the week of Nov. 9-15

Newsies, a Disney Theatrical Production under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Newsies, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, book by Harvey Fierstein, starring Dan Deluca (Jack Kelly), Steve Blanchard (Joseph Pulitzer), Stephanie Styles (Katherine Plumber), Angela Grovey (Medda), Jacob Kemp (Davey), Zachary Sayle (Crutchie), Anthony Rosenthal or Vincent Crocilla (Les) and Matthew J. Schechter (Les) under the direction of Jeff Calhoun, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, North American Tour premiere Thursday October 30 Philadelphia

Newsies, a Disney Theatrical Production under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Newsies, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, book by Harvey Fierstein, starring Dan Deluca (Jack Kelly), Steve Blanchard (Joseph Pulitzer), Stephanie Styles (Katherine Plumber), Angela Grovey (Medda), Jacob Kemp (Davey), Zachary Sayle (Crutchie), Anthony Rosenthal or Vincent Crocilla (Les) and Matthew J. Schechter (Les) under the direction of Jeff Calhoun, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, North American Tour premiere Thursday October 30 Philadelphia

Newsies: The Broadway musical based on the 1992 Disney movie tells the story of newsboys on strike in 1899, with high energy dancing and two Tony Awards to back it up. Tuesday to Sunday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. $35-$115. (813) 229-7827.

Veterans Day: Among the events saluting veterans Wednesday is a ceremony at the National Cemetery at Bay Pines featuring the Florida Orchestra, MacDill Air Force Base officials, U.S. Rep. David Jolly and the Keswick Christian School Choir. More events and information on where veterans can get in for free: tampabay.com/holiday.

Speakers: Author and political consultant David Axelrod gives a talk Friday at the Poynter Institute ($40-$100), and megachurch pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen come the same day to Amalie Arena for "A Night of Hope" ($15).

DATE NIGHT

Music: Mannheim Steamroller performs a Christmas show with classic hits and special effects Tuesday at the Mahaffey Theater ($45.50-$77.50). The country rocking Zac Brown Band plays the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday ($32.50-$82.50). And Chaka Khan reminds us she's every woman Friday at the Mahaffey Theater ($42.50-$75.50).

Comedy: Lewis Black brings his Grammy-winning satirical wit to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday ($28.75-$58.75), and comics from the most recent season of Last Comic Standing take the Capitol Theatre stage Sunday ($40-$50). (727) 791-7400.

Kids and family

Tampa Am: The Skatepark of Tampa's annual contest is where some of the world's best street skateboarders hit the spotlight. Thursday to Sunday brings parties, jams, tricks and more. $10 daily, $25 weekend. (813) 621-6793.

Ribfest: This music and food fest by the bay in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park will feature Bret Michaels and Three Dog Night among others. And, of course, delicious ribs and carnival cuisine. Friday to Sunday. $16-$20. (727) 528-3828.

Dunedin Dogtoberfest: Bring your canine family Saturday to the annual pooch Oktoberfest in Highlander Park for a doggie costume contest, the "Running of the Wieners," photos with Santa, a blessing of the animals and the "My Pet's Got Talent" competition. Free; $5 parking. (727) 786-1330.

more to explore

Find reviews of local restaurants at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Nov. 9-15 11/08/15 [Last modified: Sunday, November 8, 2015 10:26pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Hernando Events for Sept. 22

    Events

    22 Friday

    Academia Hernando Fall 2017 Lecture Series: "Eleanor Roosevelt at the U.N. — Human Rights," by Susan Marie Frontczak. Series includes eight lectures and one field trip. Field trip only open to subscribers. 10 a.m. to noon. $65 for the entire series, including field trip; $9 per …

  2. Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Sept. 22

    Events

    Festivals

    Music and brews: "Brews and Wine on the Bayou," a benefit for Youth and Family Alternatives, will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at Gill Dawg Marina, 5419 Treadway Drive, Port Richey. The event will feature all-you-can-taste beer and wine, with 20 craft beers and 20 wines. There will be a …

  3. 5 things you didn't know about 'Wall Street' on its 30th anniversary

    Blogs

    It’s hard to think of the 1987 movie Wall Street and not picture Michael Douglas as a megalomaniac tycoon spouting “Greed is good” until shareholders fall in line. 

  4. A meatless burger that tastes like meat? Ciccio Restaurants will serve the Impossible Burger.

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA — The most red-hot hamburger in the nation right now contains no meat.

    Ciccio executive chef Luis Flores prepares an Impossible Burger Wednesday at the Epicurean Hotel Food Theatre in Tampa.
  5. Plan your weekend: Sept. 22-24: Buffyfest, Arcade Fire, Howl-O-Scream, Wanderlust 108 and 'Rent'

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Pop show

    Florida Björkestra's Buffyfest: Pop culture meets pop music when the Florida Björkestra, a 20-piece alternative-classical ensemble that tributes ground-breaking pop artists, on Saturday will play with eight vocalists for "Once More with …

    The 20th anniversary tour of RENT, shown in 2016, comes to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Sept. 19-24, 2017. Photo by Carol Rosegg.