1. Things to Do

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 10

Chris Stapleton: The Grammy-, CMA- and ACM-winning singer-guitarist heads on tour on the heels of two album releases. Country veteran, Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb open. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $30.75-$70.75. (813) 740-2446.

Tampa Greek Festival: Opa! The 37th annual festival celebrates Greek heritage and culture with Mediterranean cuisine, church tours, a play zone, full bar, shopping and Greek dancing. Benefits LifePath Hospice. 11 a.m., St. John Greek Orthodox Church and School, 2418 W Swann Ave., Tampa. $2, 11 and younger free, free Friday until 4 p.m. (813) 876-8830.

Ribfest: Paul Rodgers: This annual festival by the bay features music, delicious ribs and fair food like funnel cakes, pretzels and more. This year's headliners are Bad Company's Paul Rodgers, Styx singer Dennis DeYoung, Orleans and Ambrosia and country great Charlie Daniels Band. The Bad Company lead singer headlines opening night. One of the great classic rock voices, he'll deliver hits (Feel Like Makin' Love, Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy) and from his band Free (All Right Now), 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $30, 12 and younger free. (727) 528-3828.

Tampa Am: The event brings a weekend of parties, bowl jams, concrete jams, tricks, a moat race and plenty of PBR. Make sure to bring your board. 9 a.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $5-$10 daily, $30 weekend. (813) 621-6793.

Holiday Gift Market: Expo Hall sets a festive atmosphere allowing shoppers to browse nearly 160 specialty vendors featuring unique holiday crafts and gifts. Benefits the Junior League of Tampa. 9 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $8, 5 and younger free. (813) 254-1734.

H&R Train Show: The 72nd installment of H&R Trains' well known judged layout competition, with exhibits of every scale of model railroading. Also, model train-related vendors, how-to classes, seminars, demonstrations, train painting and door prizes. 10 a.m., H&R Trains, 6901 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. $5, $2 ages 12-17, 11 and younger free. (727) 526-4682.

Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade : James A Haley Veterans Hospital, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, will hold a Veteran's Day ceremony and parade from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 10. The event will feature Tampa Bay's finest marching bands, organizations and community members. Col. Cary Harbaugh, director of U.S. SOCOM Warrior Care Coalition, will speak at the ceremony. For more information visit 10 a.m., James A Haley Veterans Hospital, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa. Free.

Sponge Docks Seafood Festival: The three-day, outdoor seafood festival features fresh local seafood, arts and crafts show, continuous live music, retail shops and family activities. 12 p.m., Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 322-5217.

St. Jude Fall Festival: The school's annual four day festival brings us a giant midway, food, entertainment, arts and crafts. 2 p.m., St. Jude Fall Festival, Corner of 66th Street N and Ninth Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free; $20 daily ride bands, $60 four day ride band. (727) 347-8622.

Art in the PARC: The indoor event features artwork including paintings, jewelry, pottery and fabric sculpture by artists with developmental disabilities of the Inspired Artist Studios at PARC. Benefits PARC art programs and students. 3 p.m., Duke Energy, 299 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free (items individually priced). (727) 341-6931.

Metallica: Master of Puppets Listening Party: Daddy Kool combines Friday Happy Hour with a listening party honoring the reissue of Metallica's Master of Puppets. 4 p.m., Bartique, 648 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 827-2914.

Veterans Day Freedom Fest: Celebrate those who served in the military in this two-day celebration that includes live entertainment, food vendors, patriotic arts and crafts, resources for veterans, kids zone and more. Friday's festivities include a Freedom Fighters Feast for invited veterans and dignitaries. Saturday's festivities include a parade starting at 3 p.m. (starting at intersection of Gulf Drive and Grand Boulevard, heading north on Grand around Orange Lane, and ending on Bank Street). A Veterans Day Boxing Throw-Down will be from 6 to 8 p.m. (tickets $30 civilians, $25 veterans). 5 p.m., Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. Free admission. (727) 939-8387.

The Bless Up: The two-night reggae-rock stint features Iration, Inner Circle and Through the Roots. 6 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$40. (727) 565-0550.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Descendants 2: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 6 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036.

Rockin' the Rooftop: The rooftop pool and bar set the scene for a pop up SWIM party with DJ dancing, raffles and a cash bar. 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Place, 25 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 201-2146.

Anonymous: AndOnIMust: Mike Mass hosts hip hop/rap artist along with guests Charlie Burns, Mowglii and Marv Burgandy in a night of hip hop welcome to all ages. 7 p.m., Microgroove Records, 4906 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $5 cover. (813) 667-7089.

Lebowski Fest Movie Party: The Dude abides, and so should you. Join fellow fans of the cult classic The Big Lebowski. Costumes encouraged. White Russians and light snacks available for purchase. 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free general admission; $12 to reserve a seat. (813) 247-2555.

Florida Orchestra Pops: Marvin Hamlisch and More: Under the direction of Lee Musiker and accompanied by vocalist Doug LaBrecque, the orchestra presents the best works of the late Marvin Hamlisch. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

Corey Holcomb: The Last Comic Standing alum has His numerous film and television credits including Wild n' Out, Last Comic Standing, The Cleveland Show, Think Like a Man Too and Adult Swim's Black Jesus. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

Much Ado About Nothing: Opening Night Gala: William Shakespeare's romantic comedy gets an update by placing lovers Beatrice and Benedick against the backdrop of the Florida Keys as World War II is drawing to a close. Through Dec. 10. $59. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.

Collective Soul: The alternative rockers broke into the mainstream in 1993 with their 1993 with their smash hit, Shine. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $59-$69. (727) 791-7400.


Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini: The four-day celebration of the church's patron Saint begins with a procession of the statue of Mother Cabrini each day, led by the pastor. The event includes entertainment, food vendors, a boutique, talent show and carnival rides. Advance tickets for rides are $15 per session, and are available in the parish office. 4 p.m., St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Free admission. (352) 683-9666.

Mother of All Baby Showers: This event for growing families addresses topics related to pregnancy and parenting. 6 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $25 two; $60, $70 two (VIP). (813) 443-3861.


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