1. Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard performs in front of a sold out crowd in St. Petersburg at Jannus Live on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
  2. Fall Out Boy is coming to Tampa.
  3. Maggie Duffy, Tampa Bay Times arts and music reporter, is shown here when she recently took part in the "Dream Tapestry" interactive experience at the Dali Museum. She won this year's MUSE Award for literary arts from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.
  4. The cast of Stageworks Theatre's production of "The Color Purple" from 2022. Stageworks received a donation of its theater space from Mercury Advisors.
  5. From left, "Crimes of the Heart" cast members Shelby Ronea and AJ Baldwin and director Elizabeth Margolius at rehearsal for the production opening Jan. 11, 2023.
  6. Our Life & Culture reporters identified the most exciting prospects coming on their beats.
  7. Edred Utomi, center plays Hamilton in the national touring company of the hit musical "Hamilton," coming to The Straz in Tampa Dec. 28-Jan. 22, 2023.
  8. Cast members perform during rehearsal for Next Generation Ballet's "The Nutcracker" at the Straz Center on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, in Tampa.
  9. Matthew McGee as James Beard in Freefall Theatre's one-man show, "I Love to Eat," in February. McGee will star in American Stage's "Wonderful Life," another one-man show, Dec. 15-24 in St. Petersburg.
  10. Layer dry ingredients for soup in a jar for a simple, affordable DIY gift.
  11. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Tampa a variety of colorful elements.
  12. In this 2018 photo, a bonnethead shark swims in a tank at the Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota. The aquarium houses manatees, sharks, sea turtles and otters. Visitors can explore touch pools, hands-on exhibits and windows into the real research being done by scientists in the Mote Marine Laboratory.
  13. Michael Raabe in "The Night Before" at Freefall Theatre in 2021. The original holiday musical comedy returns to Freefall on Nov. 25.
  14. Willie Nelson will perform March 3 at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City.
  15. Emilia Sargent and L. Peter Callender in Tampa Repertory Theatre’s production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2” running through Nov. 20 at Stageworks Theatre in Tampa.
  16. Siudy Garrido returns to Tampa with her take on Flamenco dance with "Flamenco Intimo."
  17. From left, Jemier Jenkins, Jermaine Robinson Jr, Alicia Thomas, Malike Faye, Yewande Odetoyinbo and Brandon Burditt  in "The Colored Museum" on at American Stage in St. Petersburg through Nov. 23, 2022.
  18. From left, Swapna Chackravarthy, 48, Koruna Pathak, 60, Sapana Amin, 43, Toshina Sethi, 49, and Rama Subramanian, 47, with Academy of Odissi Dance, perform at One Tampa City Center's courtyard in front of  Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center in Tampa on Thursday. The dancers gave a sample of the performances that will be showcased during the 33rd annual India Festival on Saturday.
  19. Judy Lisi watches a performance of "Avenue Q" at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Sept. 14. After more than 30 years, Lisi's final day as CEO and president of the Straz Center is Sept. 30.
  20. Jobsite Theater's production of Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" runs through Oct. 9, 2022 in Tampa.
  21. From left to right, puppeteers, Ryan Sturm, Ashley Lord, Spencer Meyers and Julia Rifino, perform with their puppets during a rehearsal performance at the Jaeb Theater at The Straz on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Tampa.

The adults-only musical features actors and puppets. It tells the story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q.
  22. The cast of American Stage's production of "Green Day's American Idiot," running through Oct. 2, 2022.
  23. Adam Sandler in the Netflix special "100% Fresh." Sandler brings his blend of comedy and music to Tampa's Amalie Arena on Nov. 6, 2022.
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