Thursday, October 18, 2018
Events

WEATHER CLOSINGS: Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo and more closed today because of flooding

The rain that will not end is ending the fun for a lot of us. Here's some venues and activities canceled today because of the record rainfall and flooding:

• Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.

• Lowry Park Zoo

• Tampa Museum of Art

• Hillsborough Community College has closed its Brandon and Dale Mabry Campuses and GWSC.

• The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Practice, which was open to the public, is canceled.

• Tampa Bay Downs.

• Residential and commercial solid waste pick up for today in Hillsborough County been suspended. Residents scheduled with pick today will receive service on the next regularly scheduled collection day, Thursday. Call (813) 274-8811 for information.

• Stadium Tours at Raymond James Stadium closed today.

• MOSI is offering shelter from storm. Guests receive $3 off general admission when they "check in" on Facebook at MOSI. Offer valid for MOSI exhibit galleries and one standard Florida Hospital IMAX theater film. Offer good for up to four people.

• Sorry pastry fans, Datz & Dough will be closed today because of the severe flooding in the surrounding area. "To all our patrons: Stay dry and be safe," they posted.

If you have an event that is going to be canceled or postponed by the weather, please tweet it with the hashtag #tbtweather or send an e-mail alert to [email protected]

Comments
So much to like about ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

So much to like about ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

TAMPA — The latest touring Broadway show in town fails spectacularly. It’s supposed to.The Play That Goes Wrong had a full house at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts laughing almost the entire time, in a way I have never heard bef...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 18

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: George Thorogood and the Destroyers headline the opening day of this year’s four-day music festival. 6:45 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Four-day package $70-$180. two days $35-$90. Singe day: general admissio...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Last year, the arts got little state money. This year, arts groups are watching.

Last year, the arts got little state money. This year, arts groups are watching.

In March, the state slashed funding for hundreds of Florida’s arts and cultural programs by 90 percent. The dropoff came as a blow to the gut, like downsizing from two loaves of bread to one piece.After three straight years of cuts, arts nonprofit or...
Published: 10/17/18
In theaters this week: ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Oath,’ ‘The Old Man & The Gun,’ Tampa Theatre gets in spooky spirit

In theaters this week: ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Oath,’ ‘The Old Man & The Gun,’ Tampa Theatre gets in spooky spirit

Catch loads of Halloween classics at Tampa Theatre or the Halloween revival that brings Jamie Lee Curtis back after 40 years.
Published: 10/17/18
What’s on stage this week: Aziz Ansari, Florida Orchestra fetes Queen, Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’

What’s on stage this week: Aziz Ansari, Florida Orchestra fetes Queen, Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’

After months of lying low, Aziz Ansari is back in the spotlight. The St. Petersburg Opera, Hat Trick Theatre and Radio Theatre Project open their seasons.
Published: 10/17/18
Weekend concert picks: Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Bob Dylan, Rae Sremmurd and more

Weekend concert picks: Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Bob Dylan, Rae Sremmurd and more

This week’s best Tampa Bay concerts: Bob Dylan, Toto, Rae Sremmurd, the Breeders, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, with George Thorogood, the Doobie Brothers and more.
Published: 10/17/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay this week: MarineQuest, Dia de los Muertos, Brian Kilmeade and more

Top things to do in Tampa Bay this week: MarineQuest, Dia de los Muertos, Brian Kilmeade and more

Top things to do in Tampa Bay this week: MarineQuest, a Dia de los Muertos celebration and Fox co-host Brian Kilmeade.
Published: 10/17/18
What’s happening in sports this weekend: USF football, Lightning-Red Wings and Browns-Bucs

What’s happening in sports this weekend: USF football, Lightning-Red Wings and Browns-Bucs

It’s a busy football weekend at Raymond James Stadium with USF homecoming and the Browns visiting the Bucs.
Published: 10/17/18
Art this week: “Hobo Hieroglyphics, Seminole Heights’s gallery tour and the Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival

Art this week: “Hobo Hieroglyphics, Seminole Heights’s gallery tour and the Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival

An exhibition explores the phenomenon of Hobo Code, while a gallery tour of Seminole Heights showcases thought-provoking art and chalk art transforms Clearwater Beach
Published: 10/17/18
Hauntizaar returns with creepy-cool creations, while vintage fever peaks across the bay.

Hauntizaar returns with creepy-cool creations, while vintage fever peaks across the bay.

Dress up in costume and explore dark arts and crafts at Hauntizaar, and band together with fellow vintage lovers across the bay.
Published: 10/17/18