Monday, December 11, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 30

Goo Goo Dolls: Together since 1986, this American rock band has evolved with the times and is on tour promoting its latest album, Something for the Rest of Us. 7:30 p.m., Hard Rock Live/Cafe Orlando, 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando. $48.50-$115.50. (407) 351-5483.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music from jazz to rock, pop to island, plus vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants, crafts, handmade jewelry. 9 a.m., Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326.

Stand Up Paddleboarding Social: Join the Ocean Cowboys and "saddle up" for a stand-up paddle into the sun to watch it set. 6 p.m., North Shore Park Beach, 1120 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free, $25 board rental. (727) 510-1921.

Wine Madonna Tasting: Purely Ports: Sample a selection of six port wines. $10. 6:30 p.m., Wine Madonna, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 289-7257.

Latte Art Throwdown: Local baristas compete for cash, bragging rights, and other prizes to see who can pour the best latte art, as guests watch a live stream, birds eye view of the judged latte competition, and enjoy complimentary craft beer from Cigar City Brewing, and barbecue from Barbecue Bus, plus live painting from local artists and a photo wall. 6 p.m. early sign-in, 7 p.m. regular sign in, 8 p.m. first contest pour. 8 p.m., Chocolate Pi, 1205 S Howard Ave., Tampa. Free to attend, $10 entry fee to compete. (813) 831-2195.

AC/DC: The '70s rock band now featuring Axl Rose on lead vocals embark on a North American Tour. 8 p.m., BB & T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Fort Lauderdale. $70.75-$125.25. (954) 835-7000.

Time Tuesday: The event marks the return of liter night, free pool and darts all night, music by DJ Fuego and tacos from Flavor Deluxx. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. Free. (813) 241-8600.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Olympics at MOSI: To celebrate the Summer Olympics, MOSI has created 11 indoor versions of some favorite events that also sneak in some science lessons. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $26.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-12; 2 and younger free. Member discounts available. Separate pricing for IMAX-only admission. It's $15 for the zip line only, or $10 with admission. Ropes course is $10 by itself, or $7 with admission. Parking is $5. (813) 987-6000.

TO WATCH

Pretty Little Liars, 8 p.m., Freeform. It's summer finale time, so expect some kind of gasp-inducing cliffhanger. The episode, we're told, involves a chaotic fight that ends fatally.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find movie reviews at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

 

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 11-17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 11-17

Katy Perry: The Teenage Dream songstress roars into Tampaís Amalie Arena on Friday ($45.75-$195.75). amaliearena.com. Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights begins Tuesday, bringing fun celebrations including Hanukkah in the City at the Sundial St. Petersb...
Published: 12/08/17
Updated: 12/10/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 10

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 10

Gin Blossoms: The Grammy nominated band fuses melodic rock, pop, folk and country elements. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$45. (727) 791-7400. Of Montreal: The art-rock favorites and Tampa semi-regulars return to Ybor...
Published: 12/08/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 9

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 9

Santa and Ice Skating in St. Petersburg: Santa and his sleigh will be appearing on select nights in St. Petersburg for visits with area children. After visiting Santa, stick around for "glice" skating on a simulated ice rink. 6 p.m., North Straub Par...
Published: 12/08/17
Wild weather expected, 2 boat parades canceled

Wild weather expected, 2 boat parades canceled

Boat parades that were planned tonight in South Pasadena and St. Pete Beach have been canceled because of weather fears.Organizers said they will not be rescheduled. Heavy rain is expected to approach the gulf coast near sunset Friday ahead of a stro...
Published: 12/08/17
Top holiday events, parades, parties this weekend

Top holiday events, parades, parties this weekend

ParadesApollo Beach Lighted Boat ParadeThe Tampa Sailing Squadron hosts this event and the party afterward with a chili cook off. Good viewing available from the clubhouse and docks. Free. Tampa Sailing Squadron, 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd., Ruskin. (813...
Published: 12/08/17
Fun and profound Hanukkah celebrations around the Tampa Bay area

Fun and profound Hanukkah celebrations around the Tampa Bay area

It’s time to observe the Festival of Lights, starting at sunset Tuesday and ending Dec. 20. Many congregations seem to be having a great time, because Hanukkah celebrations this year are hilarious. There’s a menorah made of fidget spinne...
Published: 12/08/17
From Hogwarts Castle to your home, digital projectors give a real light show

From Hogwarts Castle to your home, digital projectors give a real light show

At night, Hogwarts Castle is suddenly dusted with snow in steamy Florida. It’s not really snow, but light causing this trick of the eye. Projectors and sophisticated software then send ghosts across the castle towers. A turret spins and turns i...
Published: 12/08/17
Time to shine: Embrace this holiday seasonís beauty trends

Time to shine: Embrace this holiday seasonís beauty trends

The holiday season has officially arrived, bringing all the glitz and shine of twinkling lights and tinsel. Itís also bringing festive get-togethers, and whether theyíre office parties or fancy soirees, the instinct is to look as shiny and bright as ...
Published: 12/08/17
Bar review: Bru Florida Growler Bar in Odessa

Bar review: Bru Florida Growler Bar in Odessa

I’m a sucker for a small concept done well. A cozy hole-in-the-wall cocktail bar with a super-concise drink list. A rustic beer bar that only serves farmhouse brews. A region-specific wine bar with a matching food menu. Here’s a new one ...
Published: 12/07/17
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Tampa Heights and Seminole Heights a hotbed of underground art

Tampa Heights and Seminole Heights a hotbed of underground art

The eight participants gathered in a garage in the Seminole Heights neighborhood and began lifting the Mercedes-Benz. It took a few tries, but soon they had flipped the vehicle onto its roof. It rested there, rocking, with sequins pouring out of the ...
Published: 12/07/17