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Top 10 Tampa Bay area events for the week of Feb. 22-28

Take a ride in a tethered hot air balloon and eat your fill of pizza as this week brings us the Tampa Bay Balloon Festival and Pizza Week.
Bianca Del Rio serves as host for the Drive 'N Drag show. She joins with her super hero drag friends from RuPaul's Drag Race to save 2021.
Bianca Del Rio serves as host for the Drive 'N Drag show. She joins with her super hero drag friends from RuPaul's Drag Race to save 2021. [ Courtesy of Rene Koala ]
Published Feb. 22
Updated Feb. 22

Drive ‘N Drag: 2020 wasn’t a very nice year. So, Bianca Del Rio and the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race are using their superhero powers to try to make 2021 better. This drive-in performance provides for ample social distancing. Masks are required when outside your parking space. Includes admission for two. $75, $25 additional passengers. 7 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Westfield Brandon, 459 Brandon Town Center.

Fathom Events Black History Month Film Series: Fathom Events celebrates Black History Month with a series of films exploring the live, historic accomplishments and award-winning filmmaking of influential African American entertainers.

  • Get On Up: The film takes a look inside the music, moods and soul of musician James Brown. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday. Sundial 12, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-502-9573. Also being shown at Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar and Regency 20 in Brandon.
  • Boyz n the Hood: This portion features the 30th anniversary reprise of the critically acclaimed story of growing up in a poor South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Woodlands Square 20, 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. 727-771-6643. Also being shown at Regency 20 in Brandon.
  • God’s Compass: On the night of her retirement, a woman follows God’s directions to take in and eventually adopt a troubled teenager. 7 p.m. Thursday. Woodlands Square 20, 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. 727-771-6643. Also being shown at Regency 20 in Brandon.

Theaters are socially distanced and masks are required when not sitting, eating or drinking. $13.40 (price may vary by theater).

Area restaurants join together for Pizza Week. Each location offers up a specialty pizza for $10 or less.
Area restaurants join together for Pizza Week. Each location offers up a specialty pizza for $10 or less. [ HELEN FREUND | Tampa Bay Times ]

Pizza Week: Area restaurants serve up specialty pizzas for $10 or less through Feb. 28. For a list of participating locations, visit tampabaypizzaweek.com. Hours vary by location. Offers valid for takeout only. Benefits Metropolitan Ministries. $10 or less. 5 p.m. daily. Crafty Squirrel, 259 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-898-4888.

Florida Orchestra Concerts: Socially distanced on the stage, the orchestra presents Coffee Concert Beethoven’s Birthday Bash, a celebration of 250 years of the composer. $29-$47. 11 a.m. Thursday. Also, in the Pops Concert, the orchestra presents Dan Black and the Florida Orchestra Brass Cats. $23-$53. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-892-3337.

The Florida Orchestra offers up both a Coffee Concert and a Pops Concert this week.
The Florida Orchestra offers up both a Coffee Concert and a Pops Concert this week. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]

The Office! A Murder Mystery: This interactive and immersive parody walking tour starts at the Capitol Theatre and takes you through the Downtown Cleveland District to solve the case of the Scranton Strangler. $44-$49. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-9:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Safe House: Step inside a man’s secretive safe house and follow digital clues to find his kidnapped wife in this interactive walk-through experience. The production doesn’t have traditional seating and there are no live performers. Masks and temperature checks are required. Audiences are limited to four patrons. $25, $5 students. 3-8 p.m. Friday, 1-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Urbanite Theatre, 1905 10th St., Sarasota. 941-321-1397.

Take a tethered hot air balloon ride at the Tampa Bay Balloon Festival this Friday through Sunday at the Little Everglades Ranch.
Take a tethered hot air balloon ride at the Tampa Bay Balloon Festival this Friday through Sunday at the Little Everglades Ranch. [ MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times ]

Tampa Bay Balloon Festival: Bring the family for a balloon glow after dark with tethered hot air balloon rides, local food and retail vendors, bounce houses and more. Face coverings are required and temperature screenings are performed. $29.99-$49.99 (per vehicle). Balloon rides are priced separately. 5-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Little Everglades Ranch, 17951 Hamilton Road, Dade City. 833-778-8229.

Living History Event: A full-scale Civil War reenactment of the Battle of Fort Myers with living history displays, authentic camps, traditional crafters, civilian portrayals, sutlers, live music by 7lbs. of Bacon and a blacksmith demonstration. The reenactment takes place at 2 p.m. $5, 4 and younger free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. 352-567-0262.

Catch a Civil War reenactment Saturday at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City.
Catch a Civil War reenactment Saturday at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City.

Tampa Bay Home Show: Meet area home improvement experts at this event with exhibits, giveaways, door prizes and tips on the latest trends in home remodeling. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-893-8134.

The Wailers: Julian Marley and Aston Barrett Jr. join forces to perform premium roots reggae. The band that backed Bob Marley plays from his catalog and features some of his greatest hits. $42-$59. 8 p.m. Friday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.