Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Wednesday, March 13

Epicurean Hotel screens Paris Is Burning, Heights Night Market goes down and LGBTQ+ women showcase their art.
Director-producer Jennie Livingston, center, is greeted by enthusiastic supporters at the Hollywood premiere of her documentary, “Paris Is Burning.” [Times (1991)]
Director-producer Jennie Livingston, center, is greeted by enthusiastic supporters at the Hollywood premiere of her documentary, “Paris Is Burning.” [Times (1991)]
Published March 12
Updated March 12

Film Screening: Paris Is Burning: Second Screen Cult Cinema and Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival join forces to present this classic documentary in the Epicurean Theatre. Filmed during the mid-1980s, the flick chronicles New York’s underground drag ball culture and the gay, transgender, African-American and Latino communities involved in the scene. Cocktails at 6 p.m., show time at 7. Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. $5 suggested donation. (813) 999-8700.

Chris Botti: Known for hits like Emmanuel, The Look of Love and My Funny Valentine, the Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter is back in town to perform. 7:30 p.m. Capital Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $72-$91. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

Heights Night Market: Peruse the rotating cast of artists and makers selling everything from jewelry to gifts on Seventh Avenue in front of Armature Works. Hosted each second Wednesday of the month November through May. 5:30 p.m. 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. (813) 250-3725.

LGBTQ+ Women Artist Exhibit: To celebrate Women’s History Month, a showcase of local artwork by queer women that welcomes all gender identities, expressions and orientations. Expect various mediums on display and for sale, light refreshments and raffle prizes, plus Lisa Noe’s musical stylings. 7 p.m. Metro Inclusive Health, 3251 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 321-3854.

Ybor Speaks: March Edition: Held every second Wednesday, Ybor Speaks bills itself as “uplifting” and “filled with good vibes.” The reimagined spoken word night highlights a generous lineup of performers, including TheLiveLee, Blessed Serenity and Imani this time around. 9 p.m. Hooch and Hive, 1001 W Cass St., Tampa. (813) 251-1234.

Fukano and Ohishi Japanese Whisky Tasting: Whiskey saloon Boar and Buffalo explores two brands of Japanese whisky: Ohishi and Fukano. 7:30 p.m. 2350 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 785-5126.

Tom Rhodes: You might know this stand-up comedian, who’s also a travel writer for the Huffington Post, from his Comedy Central specials. He even had a talk show on Dutch television. 8 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

To Watch

Triple Frontier, Netflix: In the new action film, a group of former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a dangerous heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. The cast includes Ben Affleck and Charlie Hunnam.

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