Make us your home page
Instagram
Things to do Things to Do
 Today's TipSheet

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 17

Blessthefall: The metalcore outfit will perform with a full lineup including Silverstein, The Amnity Affliction, Secrets and Heartist at 6 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $17.

Manchester Orchestra: The indie rock band who performed on The Late Show With David Letterman and during December's 97X Next Big Thing right here in Vinoy Park will share the spotlight with Balance and Composure, and Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band. Show is at 6 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $20.

"Cured" Party: The networking benefit includes a live performance by American Idol finalist Shannon Magrane, dancing, music by DJ Shizm, an auction and samples of Fontana Pisco, a colorless grape brandy from Peru. Benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It's at 5 p.m. at the Westin Tampa Bay, 7627 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $25. (727) 299-2460.

Iliza Shlesinger: The Last Comic Standing winner recently released her own standup special War Paint. See her at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Flicks and Food Trucks: Grab some grub from more than a dozen food trucks offering a wide variety of tastes, beers and micro-brews. Then find a seat to watch 10- to 15-minute independent films with live music between films. This portion features the four winners of the Hillsborough County student short film festival. It's at 8 p.m. at Grand Central at Kennedy, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free admission (food and drink additional). (813) 481-8805.

TO WATCH

Community, 8 p.m., NBC After the study group learns about Greendale's brilliant, reclusive first dean (guest star Chris Elliott) who disappeared in the 1970s, they search for his hidden computer lab.

SEASON FINALE Scandal, 10 p.m., ABC It's just a normal Election Day, folks. You have your exit polls, your pundits and your assassin moms out to get the president in what's billed as an "explosive" finale.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Plan your weekend at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 17 04/16/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:46pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Hernando Events for May 26-June 1

    Events

    Events

    26 Friday

    Free Zika training: Presented by the Hernando Computer Club, the training is for those who wish to assist in the effort to find a cure for the Zika virus. Club members are volunteers for World Community Grid and are donating their devices' spare computing power to …

  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 24

    Events

    Damien Escobar: The acclaimed hip-hop violinist who has played for presidents tours in support of the album Boundless. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$45. (727) 791-7400.

    HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 03:  Recording artist Damien Escobar performs onstage during the BET Presents Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at Lakewood Church on February 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)
  3. The new 'Baywatch' movie is basically about hot people in swimsuits

    Movies

    Baywatch is a running gag in slow motion, a thong-in-cheek TV retread swapping wholesome jiggles for dirty giggles. There are places for such humor but beaches don't have gutters.

    Kelly Rohrbach as CJ Parker, Alexandra Daddario as Summer, Ilfenesh Hadera as Stephanie Holden, Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, Zac Efron as Matt Brody and Jon Bass as Ronnie in the film, "Baywatch."
  4. Think we're loco? The most unlikely Phil Collins soundtrack hit of the '80s

    Blogs

    Phil Collins was on the level of Kenny Loggins for soundtrack supremacy, but Collins wasn't content to stay in the background as he jumped back into acting with the movie Buster that spawned a solid soundtrack that included hidden gems like Loco In Acapulco by the Four Tops.

  5. Wine of the Week: Mark West Black Pinot Noir Monterey County 2015

    Bars & Spirits

    Mark West Pinot Noir, with its cheerful yellow label and thrifty price point, has long been a favorite of folks looking for a reliably drinkable, well-priced red.