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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, Dec. 2-4: 97X Next Big Thing, Broadway's 'Into the Woods' and auto, boat shows


    Plan your weekend


    97X Next Big Thing: Enormous crowds will turn out Saturday for the British pinups the 1975. They'll be joined atop the bill by Americana outfit the Head and the Heart and dance-popsters Capital Cities. But keep an eye on Kongos or electro-folk singer …

    Families skate on glice at the Snowfest in St. Petersburg’s North Straub Park.
  2. Movie Planner: Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, possession flick 'Incarnate'




    Hollywood takes a breather this weekend, with only one new nationwide release that's definitely not awards material.

    Dale R. Murray, Mark Frost and Brett Murray star in the festival’s opening night selection, Shooting Clerks, about how Kevin Smith made his $27,000 film Clerks in 1994.
  3. Dining Planner: New 'St. Pete-themed' restaurant; tis the season for wine, chocolate, more

    Food & Dining

    'Tis the season: Calorie crush

    We're into the holiday season, big time. You're going to have to work deep this week. First up is Bella Vino's annual Tiny Bubbles and Big Reds event at 5:30 p.m. Friday. They're pulling out all the corks at the Belleair Country Club, with more than 100 wines, from …

  4. Things to Do Planner: Boat parades, fun runs and big boat and auto shows


    BOAT PARADES: Deck the hulls

    We may not have snow for Christmas, but we've got an armada of boat parades coming our way. There are six boat parades in the Tampa Bay area this weekend and more coming later. Tarpon Springs is making time before and after for a downtown festival from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. …

    This week features six boat parades around Tampa Bay.
  5. 5 things to do under $5 Dec. 1-7: Streetcar concert, snow play, Train Weekend


    1Streetcar Live: This month's segment of concerts performed live on the TECO Line Streetcar System is an evening of hip-hop with Mike Mass, the New York-born MC and producer, with Demi Nova, Asher and Vern Senior. 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Trolley fare is $2.50 one way, $5 all …

  6. Art Planner: Popular virtual reality returns to Dalí Museum, holiday art tours and shows

    Visual Arts


    The "Disney & Dalí" show at the Dalí Museum earlier this year was terrific, and a standout component was Dreams of Dalí, a virtual reality experience and feat of technical mastery. Visitors wore goggles and headsets that took them on a three-dimensional …

    Salvador Dal?’s Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus is the inspiration for a virtual reality experience.
  7. Music Planner: 97X Next Big Thing, Lauryn Hill; Melissa Etheridge brings holiday cheer

    Music & Concerts

    HOLIDAY CHEER: Melissa Etheridge

    Melissa Etheridge performs Thursday at the Mahaffey Theater.
  8. Stage Planner: 'The Great Gatsby' at Stageworks, 'The Nutcracker' by St. Petersburg Ballet



    In her early 20s, Lauren Buglioli stood on the threshold of a dream. A triple threat who had trained at the Lee Strasberg school and acted alongside Wesley Snipes in Unstoppable, as well as on British sitcoms, she was close to inking a contract with the soap …

    Lauren Buglioli plays the role of Daisy in Stageworks Theatre’s The Great Gatsby.