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Top Tampa Bay area events for the week of Sept. 11-17

Catch a day of award winning cat videos in St. Petersburg, or take a trip back to the ‘90s at 90s Con in Tampa.
 
Cats are the stars in a short video festival at Green Light Cinema in St. Petersburg this week.
Cats are the stars in a short video festival at Green Light Cinema in St. Petersburg this week. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Sept. 11, 2023

CatVideoFest: CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos and classic internet powerhouses. Each year, across the country, the festival partners with a cat-focused charity near the theater, with proceeds going to help felines. $12, $10 student/senior. 2 and 4 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 14). Green Light Cinema, 221 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 508-816-8968.

90s Con: The three-day event celebrating the pop culture of the 1990s will have celebrity panels, autograph sessions and concerts. Much of the cast of “Boys Meets World” will reunite, as will Shannen Doherty, Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Ian Ziering and Gabrielle Carteris of “90210.” Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan from “Charmed,” Disney princess voice actors and cast members from “Family Matters” and “Full House” will also be on hand. $10 to $250 at thats4entertainment.com. 4-8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 15), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 16), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 17). Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. 813-274-8511.

Science of the Cuban Sandwich: Taste and vote for your favorite Cuban sandwich as restaurants showcase their culinary skills in a friendly contest, and enhance your experience with paired beverages. You can also enjoy live music and demonstrations that uncover the secrets behind the perfect Cuban sandwich. 18 and older only. $25, $20 members (registration required at mosi.org/socs). 6-9 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 16). MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-987-6000.

Learn what makes a Cuban sandwich so special at MOSI in Tampa on Saturday.
Learn what makes a Cuban sandwich so special at MOSI in Tampa on Saturday. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]

Royal Affair: Fire and Ice: Sip on champagne and nibble food as you dance the night away and wander through exhibits paying homage to 75 years of firefighting. $60. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 16). Tampa Firefighters Museum, 720 Zach St. 813-964-6862.

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973): In 1973, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway stage hit “Jesus Christ Superstar” debuted on the big screen, presenting the story of Jesus’ final days and crucifixion as a rock opera. The landmark film features Ted Neeley, who had performed the lead role on Broadway, as Jesus and Carl Anderson as Judas. Both were nominated for Golden Globes. Neeley will be in town this weekend to introduce the film and sing along with the audience. $14.50, $11.50 members. 3 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 17). Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus: The concert features sacred classics as well as traditional Ukrainian music performed in colorful traditional Ukrainian clothing. All 28 touring musicians at this time are female because Ukrainian men are not allowed to travel to the U.S. during wartime. Donations appreciated. 4 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 17). First Presbyterian Church St. Petersburg, 701 Beach Drive NE. 727-822-2031.

Selwyn Birchwood: The young Florida blues guitarist, lap steel player, songwriter and singer presents what he calls “Electric Swamp Funkin’ Blues.” $12-$15. 8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 15). Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. 813-971-0666.

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Protecting the President on 9/11: Col. Mark W. Tillman, the commander and pilot of Air Force One, shares the backstory of what happened in the cockpit on 9/11. Free. 10 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 13). Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 800-826-9303.

Lil Baby: The diamond-certified rapper whose most recent album is “It’s Only Me” performs. $45.75-$275.75. 7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 15). Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Stuntman Steve-O performs at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Friday.
Stuntman Steve-O performs at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Friday. [ JORDAN STRAUSS | Invision/AP ]

Steve-O: The Bucket List Tour: Steve-O, who attended Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College to help further his goal of becoming a famous stuntman and worked with Johnny Knoxville on a stunt-based reality show on MTV, performs. $38.50-$128.50. 7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 15). Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000.

Kenny Loggins: The two-time Grammy winner who has earned the nickname of “Soundtrack King,” thanks to his indelible contributions to “Caddyshack,” “Footloose” and “Top Gun,” performs. $59-$150. 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 16). The Sound at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Joey Fatone & Friends: For their Joey Fatone & Friends Welcome to Tampa 90s Party, NSYNC’s Joey Fatone and Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean will have special guests yet to be announced. $39.50-$74.50. 8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 15). Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-828.

Scream-A-Geddon: Enjoy six haunts in one location: Breach, Rage 3D, Bloodwater Bayou, Ravenhill Asylum, Demon’s Revenge and Zombie Paintball Assault. There will also be a Monster Midway and a haunted beer garden. $24.95 and up. 7 p.m.-midnight Friday (Sept. 15), 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 16), 7-11 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 17). Scream-A-Geddon, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. 813-452-5412.

Actors emerge from a simulated farmhouse at the center of the Infected haunted house at Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City.
Actors emerge from a simulated farmhouse at the center of the Infected haunted house at Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City. [ Luis Santana ]

Things My Mother Taught Me: In this play, characters Gabe and Olivia move to Chicago, and both sets of parents show up to “help.” $45 (reservations required). Includes buffet lunch or dinner. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 16), 4-8 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 17). Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N, Clearwater. 727-446-5898.

Oktoberfest at Woodwright Brewing Co: It’s time to celebrate the award-winning Marzen and a variety of other German-style beers. Festivities include live music, stein hoisting, stein races and German food. Branded steins will be available for purchase. No cover. 1-11 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 16), 1-6 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 17). Woodwright Brewing Company, 985 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. 727-238-8717.

Watoto Children’s Choir: The 16-voice children’s choir is based in Kampala, Uganda, at the Watoto Church. Their tours raise money, as well as awareness, for the Watoto orphanages in Kampala and for vulnerable women and children in Uganda and South Sudan. Free (donations appreciated). 7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 15). United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. 813-634-2539.