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Weekend Planner

Our insiders help you plan your weekend: dining, movies, music, arts, stage, things to do, shopping, and outdoors:

  1. Plan your weekend June 23-25: Pride parade, Lego art, Tampa Theatre beer fest 'Barley's Angels'


    Plan your weekend


    St. Pete Pride: More than 200,000 people are expected to revel on a new route Saturday along downtown St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront for a parade that has grown into the largest in the Southeast. There will be a free concert on Friday in Straub Park …

    Andy Garcia of Miami watches the group of anti gay protest era speak to the crowd before the start of the St. Pete Pride Parade in St. Petersburg.  [Saturday, June 25, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  2. In theaters this week: 'Beatriz at Dinner,' 'The Hero,' 'A Very Sordid Wedding'




    Miguel Arteta's culture war comedy Beatriz at Dinner (R) gets a lot off its chest in just 80 minutes. "Comedy" is a term loosely used since the laughs stick in your throat, using indelicate topics for sly purpose.

    Doc (Kevin Spacey) tells Baby (Ansel Elgort) he has another job for him in Baby Driver.
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay this week: Lego exhibit (w/video), Rays Star War Night


    THE ART OF THE BRICK: More than child's play

    Swimmer by Nathan Sawaya.
  4. Drink up this weekend: Tampa Theatre Barley's Angels festival, Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival

    Food & Dining

    Thirst quench: Barley's Angels

    Saturday night marks this year's beer-oriented major fundraiser for the historic Tampa Theatre. It's usually a good excuse to dress funny and drink overmuch, and this year is no exception. The theme is Barley's Angels, so get your Drew Barrymore or Lucy Liu on. Or, if …

    “Grilled Bloody Mary” recipe by Big Green Craig and taught by Egghead Josh Tahan of Riverview at a Big Green Egg cooking class called “Breakfast for Dinner” taught by Tahan at the The Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium in Brandon, Saturday,  9/17/16.
  5. The coolest exhibits this week: 'Skyway' opens at three museums, and photos explore the female gaze

    Visual Arts

    Crossing the Bridge: Skyway

    Why is it so hard to cross the bay area bridges to see art exhibitions? Obviously traffic is an issue, and often shows don't last long in smaller galleries. That's where the "Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration" comes in. Three major museums have …

    Judy Dater, Daydreams, 1973.
  6. This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Deftones and more

    Music & Concerts

    DEF JAMS: Deftones, Rise Against

    Handout photo of Deftones, performing 6/22/17 at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
  7. The best shows on stage this weekend: Leslie Odom Jr., 'Beauty and the Beast'



    At age 18 and standing 6 feet 6, actor Mitchell Broadwater hopes he hasn't outgrown a lot of leading roles.

    Mitchell Broadwater and Katie Davis play title roles in Patel Conservatory’s Beauty and the Beast.
  8. 5 things to do under $5: Typewriter Day, Tampa's Fourth Friday, Japanese festival


    1 World Typewriter Day Type-In: Because no laptop can match the satisfaction of the plunk of a typewriter key and the ping of a return, the Paper Seahorse store celebrates World Typewriter Day on Friday with an array of machines to peck on. They have restored typewriters from the 1920s through the 1970s, …

    Celebrate World Typewriter Day on Friday.