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Top 15 Tampa Bay area events for the week of Nov. 7-13

Catch some professional skateboarding action at SkatePark of Tampa, or drink a mimosa as you watch the Bucs play in Germany at Hooters in St. Petersburg.
Some of the best skateboarders in the world will make their way to the Skatepark of Tampa this weekend for Tampa AM, one of skateboarding's top annual contests.
Some of the best skateboarders in the world will make their way to the Skatepark of Tampa this weekend for Tampa AM, one of skateboarding's top annual contests. [ Times (2016) ]
Published Nov. 7

Tampa AM: This week of skateboarding action includes open skates, bowl jams, music, parties, beer and amateur/professional skating for previously qualified skaters. $10-$20, $45 Thursday-Sunday pass. Noon-9 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. SkatePark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive. 813-621-6793.

Sweet mild Italian sausage and smoked Polish sausage cook in a medley of onions and peppers. Find a selection of food at the Hillsborough County Fair.
Sweet mild Italian sausage and smoked Polish sausage cook in a medley of onions and peppers. Find a selection of food at the Hillsborough County Fair. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]

Hillsborough County Fair: An old-fashioned country carnival with midway rides, games, K-9 demonstrations, fireman shows, arts and crafts vendors, live music, food, livestock shows, a truck and tractor pull (Friday-Saturday) and a demolition derby (Nov. 13). $10, $7 students, $4 seniors, 5 and younger free. 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 215 Sydney Washer Road, Dover. 813-223-1111.

Riverhawk: Enjoy an eclectic four days of live music featuring Americana, bluegrass, Celtic and more. Performers include Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Sean Chambers Band, The Steel Wheels, Cadillac Cowboys, Apple Butter Express, New 76′rs and many more. Primitive and partial hookup campsites are available for an additional charge. Music start time may change daily. Check when buying tickets. $35-$168. 11 a.m. Thursday-Sunday. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. 863-984-8445.

Kristallnacht Commemoration: The annual “Night of Broken Glass” commemoration features a service and candle lighting followed by a keynote speech by Joshua Greene, author of “Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey From Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend.” In honor of Kristallnacht, everyone registered for the talk gets free admission to the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-820-0100.

Reba McEntire: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member whose achievements include numerous American Music Awards and Grammys performs. Terri Clark is also on the bill. $40-$226. 7 p.m. Friday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Revolution Roller Derby will hold a bout to feed the hungry.
Revolution Roller Derby will hold a bout to feed the hungry. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]

Roller Derby Benefit: Revolution Roller Derby, a flat-track roller derby league, is hosting a battle between The Valkyries and a mashup with skaters from around the world. This bout benefits Volunteer Way to distribute food free of charge. $12, 10 and younger free. 5:45 p.m. Sunday. SpinNations Skating Center, 8345 Congress St., Port Richey. 727-847-4336.

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Arts Annual 2022 — The Party: Creative Pinellas’ annual fundraiser celebrates the official opening of Arts Annual 2022. Create your own works of art as you enjoy an exhibition from over 20 award-winning artists who live and work in Pinellas County. You’ll also be one of the first to try out the Arts Navigator, a new app that leads you to arts experiences. This year’s lineup includes Anna Ayres, Elizabeth Barenis, Nathan Beard, Christina Bertsos, Saumitra Chandratreya, John Gascot, Jim Gigurtsis, Patricia Kluewe Derderian, Shan Leah, Cecilia Lueza, , Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse, Xina Scuderi, Gail Vollrath and many more. $25. 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday. Gallery at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. 727-582-3600.

Snowcat Ridge: For a third year, the alpine snow park in Dade City features sledding on Snowy Slopes, an indoor play area, ice skating and snowball play. It remains open on select days through Feb. 26. Tickets start at $26.95 at snowcatridge.com. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Snowcat Ridge, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. 813-576-1450.

An ice sculpture melts at the foot of the Snowy Slopes at the Snowcat Ridge alpine snow park during opening day in 2021. The Dade City attraction reopens this weekend.
An ice sculpture melts at the foot of the Snowy Slopes at the Snowcat Ridge alpine snow park during opening day in 2021. The Dade City attraction reopens this weekend. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]

St. Pete Run Fest: The three-day running-themed event features an expo (2-7 p.m.) and running tours of St. Petersburg (3 and 4:15 p.m.) (Friday); an expo (6 a.m.-2 p.m.), 10K (7 a.m.), 5K (8:45 a.m.), kids race (10:30 a.m.) and after-party (8 a.m.-noon) (Saturday); and a half marathon (7 a.m.) and postrace party (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) (Sunday). $20-$70. 2-7 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-417-4294.

Disney Princess: The Concert: This production features Broadway performers appearing as themselves. Costumed Disney characters do not appear at this event, although the audience is invited to dress up as their favorite Disney royalty. Disney Channel star Anneliese van der Pol (“That’s So Raven,” Broadway’s final Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) will join other Broadway stars to perform and offer behind-the-scenes stories from their time on the stage and screen. $19.50-$69.50. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000.

DeRay Davis: Davis, who can be seen in the new Netflix special “How to Act Black” and whose credits include hosting duties on VH-1′s “Hip Hop Squares” and an appearance in “All Eyez on Me,” performs. $42-$52. 7:45 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. 813-864-4000.

Symphony in Lights: Tree Lighting Celebration: The tree-lighting celebration for the mall’s annual holiday show features live music by Late Night Brass, stilt walkers, costumed characters, balloon artists and Santa’s arrival. The annual choreographed light show is set to the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and includes snow festivities. Free. 5 p.m. Saturday. The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. 813-994-2242

This 2016 overhead view from a drone reflects the holiday lights and the crowds the Shops at Wiregrass draws with its annual Symphony in Lights celebration in Wesley Chapel.
This 2016 overhead view from a drone reflects the holiday lights and the crowds the Shops at Wiregrass draws with its annual Symphony in Lights celebration in Wesley Chapel. [ Photo courtesy the Shops at Wiregrass. ]

St. Petersburg Opera: The opera presents “Pinocchio.” The classic tale is sung in English and features music from Mozart, Offenbach, Verdi and Donizetti. $15. 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Opera Central, Preis Hall, 2145 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-823-2040.

Real Talk Comedy Tour: The tour features a number of comedians, including DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, B. Simone, Jess Hilarious, Darren Brand and Money Bag Mafia. $59.50-$179.50. 8 p.m. Saturday. Yuengling Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-974-3111.

Football Party: The Port Richey and St. Petersburg/Fourth Street Hooters locations will open early so guests can catch the football action as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off at 9:30 a.m. against the Seattle Seahawks in Germany. Watch the game on more than 30 TVs. Game-day deals include 22-ounce mugs ($5) of Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Bloody Marys and mimosas ($5). There will be opportunities to win autographed Buccaneers items and other prizes. No cover (food/drink additional). 9 a.m. Sunday. Hooters of St. Petersburg, 4125 Fourth St. N. 727-822-6178.

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