Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Weekend Planner

Red Tide: Is Florida seafood safe to eat?

Red Tide: Is Florida seafood safe to eat?

The major red tide algae bloom along the Gulf Coast is certainly smelly, and at worst may have negative health effects in exposed humans.But what about locally-caught seafood? What’s safe to eat right now? With customers staying away from beachside r...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/13/18
After 21 years and a life-altering illness, Tampa band Pohgoh returns

After 21 years and a life-altering illness, Tampa band Pohgoh returns

Susie Ulrey squints and points across her stable of switchel and chips."You know like when a flash shines in your eye, and you have that little floater?" she says. "I have this little floater in my right eye. Like, I can see it. When I’m looking at y...
Published: 09/11/18
Updated: 09/12/18
Review: ‘Heisenberg’ at Tampa Rep a hopeful expression for our times

Review: ‘Heisenberg’ at Tampa Rep a hopeful expression for our times

TAMPA — With the current state of things, the unlikely union in Heisenberg provides a refreshingly tender contrast to the divisiveness trolling our lives these days.Playwright Simon Stephens even went so far to say in Oakland’s East Bay Times that "t...
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 09/12/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Sept. 15

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Sept. 15

Dierks Bentley: Country singer-songwriter will perform on his Mountain High Tour with special guest Brothers Osbourne and LANCO. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $31-$90.75. (813) 740-2446.Freestyle Explosion with...
Published: 09/14/18
Busch Gardens reveals plans for Tigris, Florida's tallest launch roller coaster

Busch Gardens reveals plans for Tigris, Florida's tallest launch roller coaster

Busch Gardens will open Florida’s tallest launch coaster in spring 2019, company officials announced Wednesday. The triple-launch, tiger-themed roller coaster called Tigris will hurl riders 150 feet into the sky, turn them upside down and swirl...
Published: 09/12/18
Explore Florida’s ‘Sad Tropics’ at Tempus Projects, make your own Kusama-esque sculpture and swim through water inspired art

Explore Florida’s ‘Sad Tropics’ at Tempus Projects, make your own Kusama-esque sculpture and swim through water inspired art

Troubled Paradise: Sad TropicsAs Floridians know, there’s another world beyond the picture-perfect postcard images of our state and other seemingly idyllic tropical places. Florida natives and New Orleans-based artists Cristina Molina and Jonathan Tr...
Published: 09/12/18
What’s new in food: Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week, National Cheeseburger Day

What’s new in food: Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week, National Cheeseburger Day

DINE AROUND: CLEARWATER BEACH RESTAURANT WEEKPromoted by the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is celebrating its ninth year Friday through Sept. 23. The culinary celebration offers foodies an opportunity to exper...
Published: 09/12/18
Weekend concert picks: Dierks Bentley, Scorpions, Freestyle Explosion and more

Weekend concert picks: Dierks Bentley, Scorpions, Freestyle Explosion and more

LONG TAIL: THE SCORPIONS The Scorpions’ longevity, says co-founding guitarist Rudolf Schenker, is due partly to their ability to balance their classic sound with modern trends. Back in the ’80s, "we were surfing on the highest wave in th...
Published: 09/12/18
On stage this week: ‘Chicago,’ ‘The Guys,’ Ginger Minj of RuPaul fame

On stage this week: ‘Chicago,’ ‘The Guys,’ Ginger Minj of RuPaul fame

RAZZLE DAZZLE: CHICAGO Broadway returns to Tampa in Chicago, the jazzy Bob Fosse cynical celebration of corruption and longest-running American musical revival of all time. Style is substance as Velma and Roxie compete for the limelight of a jaded p...
Published: 09/12/18
The Scorpions’ Rudolf Schenker talks longevity, global politics before Tampa gig

The Scorpions’ Rudolf Schenker talks longevity, global politics before Tampa gig

If, in this age of anxiety about Russia’s encroaching influence on the world, you find yourself hearing the Scorpions’ Wind of Change a little differently, you’re definitely not alone."People notice this meaning now much more," said Rudolf Schenker, ...
Published: 09/12/18