Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Epcot's Innoventions West to close at Disney World for overhaul

How will kids learn to save up enough money to go to Disney World now that Epcot's financial education game, the Great Piggy Bank Adventure, is closing? The Innoventions West attraction at Epcot will be closed as the area undergoes an overhaul, and these little piggies will not stay home. The Piggy Bank Adventure sponsored by T. Rowe Price will be gone, as will Where's the Fire safety games presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Think presented by IBM, one of the original sponsors of Innoventions in 1994. "We've reached the end of our sponsorship agreements with the exhibitors in Innoventions West and will temporarily close the space in early May to begin preparing for a new experience," a Disney spokeswoman said. Disney has not announced what replacements will be. The last day for Innoventions West will be April 29. — Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

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Sports on TV/radio for Wednesday, October 17

TODAYBaseball playoffsNLCS: Brewers at Dodgers5 p.m.FS1ALCS: Red Sox at Astros8:30 p.m.TBS; 620-AMCollege volleyballMississippi State at Alabama7 p.m.ESPNUSouth Carolina at Arkansas8 p.m.SECKansas at Kansas State9 p.m.ESPNUGolfLPGA Senior Championshi...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Cross-Bay Ferry returns Nov. 1 with lower prices and later voyages

Cross-Bay Ferry returns Nov. 1 with lower prices and later voyages

The Cross-Bay Ferry returns Nov. 1 with lower ticket prices and voyages that sail later for dinner-time and evening-out trips to Tampa and St. Petersburg.One-way fares will be $8 for adults — $2 less than during the ferry’s first season two years ago...
Updated: 12 hours ago
SoundBytes: Dr. Dog, Marc Anthony, Natasha Leggero, the Revivalists and more

SoundBytes: Dr. Dog, Marc Anthony, Natasha Leggero, the Revivalists and more

— Alt-rockers Dr. Dog are coming to the Orpheum on March 1, with the Nude Party opening. Tickets are $20 and up. Click here.— Another good alt-rock show coming up next spring: The Revivalists on April 5. Click here.— Marc Anthony is...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 17

The Play That Goes Wrong: What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had a Broadway baby? This musical comedy. Produced by J.J. Abrams on Broadway, it won the Tony for its intricate set design. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Ce...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Hurricane Michael how to help: Donation drives in the Tampa Bay area

Hurricane Michael how to help: Donation drives in the Tampa Bay area

Having been spared the worst of Hurricane Michael, the Tampa Bay area is reaching out with donation drives. But first, some advice. Major relief organizations urge people to donate cash instead of items that might not be of use and can create logisti...
Published: 10/16/18
Hey, NPR geeks: ‘Science Friday’ is coming to Tampa

Hey, NPR geeks: ‘Science Friday’ is coming to Tampa

Ready for some “brain fun for curious people," live on stage? Science Friday, one of NPR’s most popular radio shows and podcasts, is coming to Tampa Theatre on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. for a live show with host Ira Flatow.Tampa’s NPR affil...
Published: 10/16/18
Experience Hendrix Tour: Joe Satriani, Dave Mustaine, more coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Experience Hendrix Tour: Joe Satriani, Dave Mustaine, more coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Someday, somehow, we can all probably expect a Jimi Hendrix hologram to head out on tour, right?Until that day comes, the next best thing is the Experience Hendrix Tour, which has become a spring staple at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The tour will return to Cl...
Published: 10/16/18
Steve Martin's 'The Underpants' opens at Stage West

Steve Martin's 'The Underpants' opens at Stage West

Theater roundup for the North Suncoast
Published: 10/16/18
‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah coming to the Yuengling Center in Tampa

‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah coming to the Yuengling Center in Tampa

Once the midterms are over, will you be sick of politics for a while? Or will you still want to get out and hear some chatter about the state of the modern world?If your answer is the latter, get ready for a taste of The Daily Show in Tampa.Host Trev...
Published: 10/16/18
To get to Ybor's spookiest bar, step through the secret bookcase

To get to Ybor's spookiest bar, step through the secret bookcase

The Spookeasy Lounge in Ybor City has a spooky, but upscale Victorian tea lounge vibe and a hidden entrance.
Published: 10/16/18