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FOOD & DINING

 

Stone crab season is near. But Florida blue crab has a following, too.

Here’s what you need to know about Florida’s other crab.

 

A guide to Tampa Bay food and drink events this weekend

Brews by the Bay samples 100-plus beers, wiener dogs lead Marker 48’s Oktoberfest, seasonal sweets...

You can taste more than 100 beers during Brews by the Bay, now in its 11th year at Tampa's Florida Aquarium. Courtesy of Florida Aquarium
 

Tampa Bay restaurant and bar openings: Meat Market expands to Hyde Park, Blaze Pizza heats up Trinity

Plus, Tampa’s Aubi & Ramsa scoops boozy ice cream, Anthem House is bringing shakes and teas to...

Hyde Park Village newbie Meat Market is a Miami Beach favorite that now serves prime cuts of beef in Tampa. Meat Market
 
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DATE NIGHT

 

This weekend on Tampa Bay stages: Wayne Brady, an Agatha Christie gem

There’s Jeanne Robertson and an inventive Florida Orchestra collaboration, too.

Wayne Brady will perform at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Sunday. Courtesy of Mahaffey Theater
 

Movies in Tampa Bay: ‘Gemini Man,’ ‘The Addams Family,’ ‘El Camino’

‘Jexi’ and ‘Mister America’ also open, plus you can also catch a trio of documentary screenings.

Will Smith and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in
 

Tampa Bay’s top weekend concerts: Chris Stapleton, For King and Country

Plus, Gunna, Built to Spill, the Brothers Osborne, Marty Stuart and Taking Back Sunday.

Chris Stapleton will perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Friday. Courtesy of Andy Barron

EVENTS

 

A Tampa reading by local poets will honor the memory of Mary Oliver

Roy Peter Clark is also set to offer a workshop at Oxford Exchange in Tampa.

The 27th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is coming up on Nov. 9 at the University of South Florida's St. Petersburg campus. Times (2017)
 

Where to shop in Tampa Bay this weekend

Check out St. Pete Side Lot and Charlie Parker Pottery. Plus, an appraiser will be on hand at...

Ashe Couture's mobile boutique in an Airstream trailer will attend the Vintage Round Up at the St. Pete Side Lot on Thursday. Courtesy of Ashe Couture
 

Exotic insects are art at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

‘The Grasshopper and the Ant,’ an exhibition made with dried insects, also opens. Plus, a roundup...

Artist Jennifer Angus has created installations of exotic dried bugs for her exhibit

KIDS AND FAMILY

 

5 things to do under $5 in Tampa Bay this weekend: Oct. 11-13

See student creations at Roboticon, find music and movies (and the Rays baseball game) in the park...

Students from across Florida will show off their
 

Tampa Bay Halloween parties, haunted houses and events this week

As we head into Halloween season there’s lots of both scary and kid-friendly choices to get into...

For Creatures of the Night, the Halloween event being held weekends at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, there are activities for all ages includes scare zones, nighttime animal encounters and a ghoulish dance party. Courtesy of ZooTampa at Lowry Park
 

Top things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend: Oct. 11-13

Tampa’s big Oktoberfest party returns with three days of beer and competitions, plus comedian J.B.

Contestants prepare to start the stein-hoisting competition during Oktoberfest at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park. The party will return this weekend. Times (2015)
 
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