Adam Newman, Staff Writer

Adam Newman

Adam Newman is an editor at tbt*. His background is in photography, photo editing, page design and copy editing. He is also the author of Spoke 'n' Word, a blog covering all aspects of cycling culture in and around Tampa Bay. He is originally from Pittsburgh and now lives in St. Petersburg.

Phone: (727) 893-8609

E-mail: anewman@tbt.com

Blog: Spoke 'n' Word

  1. Things to do on Thursday, March 19

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    Win, lose, just draw Sidewalk drawing isn't child's play. As part of Chalk Walk in Old Hyde Park Village, artists will spend 21⁄2 days creating artwork in a 10- by 10-foot square of sidewalk. Tonight, you can meet the artists as they begin their pieces from 6 to 10 p.m. and enjoy live music from Urban Gypsies, or check back on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the final judging. 1622 Snow Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 221-2787. oldhydepark.com....

  2. Things to do on Thursday, March 12

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    Turn down, tune in Mason Jennings brings his laid-back folk sound to Ybor. You might recognize his voice as that of another Minnesota-bred folk singer performing The Times They Are A-Changin' in the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There. 7 p.m. Orpheum, 1902 N Republica De Cuba, Ybor City. $17. (813) 248-9500. masonjennings.com.

    Caution, zombies ahead To celebrate the release of Resident Evil 5 at midnight, GameStop and other businesses at Parkside Mall in Pinellas Park will welcome a new legion of the undead. Naturally there will be a zombie walk and a board game tournament by Parkside books. Other businesses participating are Starbucks, Movie Stop, Chipotle and more. It all starts at 10 p.m. 3720 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Free. And if you just pick up a copy of the game and get it back to your console quick, see Gamestop.com for a complete list of participating locations. For more on the game, turn to Page 33. ...

  3. Things to do on Wednesday, March 11

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    It's a bird, it's a plane! Look to the east tonight and you might catch a glimpse of the Space Shuttle Discovery on its way to the International Space Station. With only eight more scheduled missions before being retired, this could be one of your last chances to see the shuttle in flight. Lift-off is scheduled for 9:20 p.m. and the weather is forecast to be perfect. ...

    Yes, it’s a run-of-the-mill shuttle launch, but you won’t get too many more shots at this, so pay attention.
  4. Things to do on Tuesday, March 10

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    Who the heck are Oscar and Tony? If you're not a classical music buff, but still want some culture in your day, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra's Tribute to Oscar and Tony showcases the best music from the Academy Awards and the Tony Awards at 8 tonight. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $75-$180. Toll-free (800) 826-9303. vanwezel.org.

    Homegrown rock Born on the University of Florida campus, Less Than Jake has been dropping power-pop downstrokes and hip ska upstrokes for more than a decade. Their latest album, GNV FLA, is a reflection on the Sunshine State. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $22. (727) 896-2276. lessthanjake.com....

    Chris Demakes and Roger Manganelli of Less Than Jake at the Vans Warped Tour a couple of years ago. They’re back in Florida and you’ll get your chance to see them tonight at Jannus Landing in St. Pete.
  5. Things to do on Tuesday, March 3

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    Still making us drool The bright-eyed Olivia Newton-John stole our hearts in Grease, and now at 60 she's still a pop princess. But is she a "good Sandy" or a "bad Sandy"? Head over to the Stuck in the '80s blog (blogs.tampabay.com/80s) for an exclusive interview. Or find out for yourself: She performs at 7:30 tonight at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $39.50-$74.50. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com....

  6. What to do this week

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    Berry good shows The Florida Strawberry Festival continues this week with more A-list performers. Randy Travis takes the stage at 7:30 tonight followed by Travis Tritt on Tuesday, Jeff Foxworthy on Friday and the big one, Jessica Simpson, on Sunday. (Take that however you like.) Get info at flstrawberryfestival.com. But she won't be the only blond pop starlet in town that night. Britney Spears will perform at the St. Pete Times Forum at 8 p.m. ...

  7. Things to do on Wednesday, Feb. 25

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    Dance 'til you drop The Russian National Ballet presents one of the most beautiful and beloved ballets, Giselle, in which a broken-hearted young girl returns from the grave to save her deceitful lover from being danced to his death. 7:30 p.m. today in Morsani Hall at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets from $19.50. (813) 229-7827. tbpac.org....

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  8. Things to do on Thursday, Feb. 19

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    Save room for seconds Some of St. Petersburg's finest restaurants will showcase their cuisine along with select vintages as live musicians serenade North Straub Park at today's St. Petersburg Wine and Food Festival. Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association. 7 to 9:30 p.m., with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. $50, $75 (VIP). (727) 347-6133. StPeteWineandFood.com....

  9. Love these Valentine's Day events

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    Somehow when we weren't looking Valentine's Day morphed into a full-blown event day. Forget dinner and a date. Now we have nightclub theme nights, pseudo proms and pet adopt-a-thons. We've rounded up some of the best ones from around the bay.

    A totally rad good time

    Take your special someone out to a nice dinner then head to Ybor for the '80s Prom for some smokin' tunes by Rubix Cubed, the awesome '80s cover band. Or, if you're in Ybor for the Knights of Sant' Yago Illuminated Parade, come in for a break from the debauchery. 7 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 247-2555. theritzybor.com....

  10. Things to do on Wednesday, Feb. 11

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    Worst. Band. Ever. You go see the Millionaires for the same reasons you rubberneck in traffic or look at the bug you've squished under the newspaper — you just have to peek. At least the three valley girls address their critics head-on, acknowledging they're "no-talent, just lucky," "so annoying" and "totally ruining music." 6:30 p.m. Orpheum, 1902 N Republica De Cuba, Ybor City. $13-$15. (813) 248-9500....

  11. Things to do on Tuesday, Feb. 10

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    Love Me Tender What's better than a great Elvis impersonator? Two Elvis impersonators. It's twice the sideburns and sunglasses at this rockin' retrospective incorporating the King's early and later years. 1 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $16. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

    Foxy Shazam Foxy Shazam's unhinged music is a maniacal mix of pianos, guitars, howling vocals, double kick-drum percussion and rock 'n' roll theatrics. It's loud! It's fast! It's dance! It's pop! 6:30 p.m. Orpheum, 1902 N Republica De Cuba, Ybor City. $10. (813) 248-9500....

  12. Things to do the week of Feb. 9

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    Get in the swing of things A nighttime glow-in-the-dark golf game is a great way to get in a round midweek. And it's a lot safer than sneaking onto the course at night. Golfers may sign up as a foursome or a single. Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be served, with light refreshments and prizes after play is complete. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis facility, 10315 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Island. $20 per player and registration is required. (727) 360-6062....

  13. Things to do on Tuesday, Feb. 3

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    Video Stuff: This week the Dunedin Historical Museum opens a retro exhibit worthy of Ms. Pac Man's favors. "Video Stuff" takes you through the history of video games, from the now 30-year-old legend Pong to that Xbox 360 you pretend is really for the kids. Best of all, the exhibit includes a game area where you can take a crack at playing some of the early video machines as they appeared in arcades and shopping malls — except this time you won't have to wear polyester doubleknits and feathered bangs. The museum, 349 Main St. next to the Pinellas Trail in downtown Dunedin, is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Video Stuff runs until the end of May, and a $2 donation is requested. (727) 736-1176....

  14. Things to do on Tuesday, Jan. 27

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    Chicago City Limits Founded in 1979, Chicago City Limits is New York's longest-running Off-Broadway revue. Taking audience suggestions throughout the show, the cast performs scenes and games that can be hilarious and innovative. May contain adult language and situations. 8 p.m. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $22-$27. (727) 587-6793. chicagocitylimits.com....

    Keller Williams is a real one-man show.
  15. Things to do on Thursday, Jan. 22

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    NFL History from Getty Images: Getty Images and the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts present 30 photographs illustrating some of the greatest moments in NFL history. You might want to enjoy the gallery before tourists descend for the big game. The opening reception is 6 tonight. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Exhibit runs through Feb. 28. Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 200 N Tampa St., Tampa. (813) 221-2222. fmopa.org. $4 donation....