Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Nov. 4

Direct from the Chicago company of "Hamilton," Tampa-born musical theater actor Jose Rosario Jr. starred as Peter Schuyler/James Reynolds. Rosario also served as stand-by for Alexander Hamilton, performing the role many times. A graduate of Tampa's Alonso High School and University of South Florida, Rosario will perform at Straz LIVE! in the Park on Nov. 4. 
Photo courtesy Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Direct from the Chicago company of "Hamilton," Tampa-born musical theater actor Jose Rosario Jr. starred as Peter Schuyler/James Reynolds. Rosario also served as stand-by for Alexander Hamilton, performing the role many times. A graduate of Tampa's Alonso High School and University of South Florida, Rosario will perform at Straz LIVE! in the Park on Nov. 4. Photo courtesy Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Published November 2 2018

Straz Live! In the Park: This afternoon picnic brings a concert of Broadway tunes and favorite opera arias. Hamilton fans get a treat from Tampa native Jose Rosario Jr., above, an Alonso High grad who performed in the Chicago company of Hamilton. The audience is also encouraged to take part in the Hamiltunes sing-along. Opera Tampa singers will also perform. Free. Activities start at 2 p.m. and concerts are 4-6 p.m.in Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. strazcenter.org.

The Capitol Steps: The political-musical-satire troupe "puts the mock in democracy." Their theme this year is Make America Grin Again. 6 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $49-$69. (727) 822-3590; mypalladium.org.

Florida Orchestra Pops: Disney in Concert: The Disney-produced concert combines singers with film sequences and music from a deep well of Disney orchestrations. Costumes encouraged. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $18-$58. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Florida Foodie Talk: Explore the foods that Florida is known for, as USF St. Petersburg history professor Gary Mormino talks about "Ten Foods that Defined Florida", in conjunction with the Florida Holiday Traditions exhibit. 2 p.m., Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center, 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa. Free. (813) 935-9402; sulphurspringsmuseum.org.

Conga Caliente: The celebration of Hispanic arts, culture and food. Includes a youth area, health village, art displays, beer garden and cigar area. Entertainment includes merengue star Johnny Ventura, Spanish singer Braulio and Cuban singer Aymee Nuviola. 11 a.m., Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. Free. (727) 200-4343; congacaliente.com.

Tampa Bay Home Show: The large west coast Florida home show brings the areaís top home improvement experts, along with more than 600 exhibits with everything related to Florida homes, home improvement, home entertainment and landscaping. 10 a.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Free.

Moon Hooch: Band consisting of drummer James Muschler and saxophonists Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen and known for their dance-oriented percussion- and saxophone-based music witll perform. 6 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $15. (813) 241-8600; crowbarybor.com.

Jonathan Davis: Singer from the nu metal band, Korn will perform on his Black Labyrinth Tour 2018 with special guests The Birthday Massacre and Julien-K. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $28 advance. $30 day of. (813) 248-9500; theorpheum.com.

London Brown: The rising star plays Fat Regie on the HBO series Ballers and was the star of FuseTVís series The Hustle. 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12-$17. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

Greater Pinellas Country Fair: A country themed fair with pig racing, livestock exhibits, live music, carnival games, midway rides and the Anastasini Circus. 12 p.m., England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Free (with non-perishable food donation) Wed.-Thur., $5 Fri.-Sun. Toll-free 1-866-666-3247.

Between Riverside and Crazy: Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 2 p.m., American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54; a subscription-style $15 a month for people younger than 30 and free for people younger than 20. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

Shakespeare in the City: The St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Nightís Dream. Through Nov. 11. 7:30 p.m., Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620.

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