Top things to do this weekend: Rock memorabilia, Halloween at Disney, TICA Cat Show

Published August 15 2018
Updated August 15 2018

MUSEUM: Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution

An unusual exhibit coming to the Florida Holocaust Museum, Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution is a display of the life of the flamboyant concert promoter synonymous with classic rock. Graham worked with all the rock legends and moved on to organize tours for the Rolling Stones, as well as Live Aid in 1985, before dying in a helicopter crash in 1991. The exhibition, which made a stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, includes artifacts like Jerry Garcia’s custom "Wolf" guitar and the belt worn by Mick Jagger at Altamont. But it’s also a story of a Jewish German boy who was put into the care of others for his own safety in 1941 by the mother he would never see again. It opens Saturday and is on display through Feb. 10. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. $16, $14 seniors, $8 ages 7-17, military/USF students/ages 6 and younger free. (727) 820-0100.

THEME PARK FUN

Yes, it’s still a dreadfully hot summer, but theme parks are rolling out a couple of themed parties.

DISNEY WORLD: Mickey’s
Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

It may seem early for Halloween, but Mickey’s party on select nights through Oct. 31 is the one time of year you can show up at the Magic Kingdom in costume. Insider tip: The event starts at 7 p.m., you can arrive as early as 4. There are treat stations, the popular Boo-to-You Halloween parade with Disney villains and a spooky themed fireworks show. 7-11:59 p.m. Friday. $75-$125, $70-$120 ages 3-9. disneyworld.disney.go.com.

SeaWorld: Thrill Fest Ride Night

At SeaWorld, the park will remain open until midnight Friday for extended access to its coasters, and happy hour at Sharks Underwater Grill and Flamecraft Bar will be until 11 p.m. And don’t forget SeaWorld still has free beer through Sept. 2. Get two free 7-ounce beers at Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio. The park is having a flash sale that expires Sunday. Buy one ticket ($99) and get a second ticket for half price ($49) that can be used at SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens or Adventure Island. seaworldorlando.com.

PICTURE PURRFECT: TICA Championship Cat Show

The TICA Championship Cat Show is a great weekend to see different breeds of pedigreed cats, including the popular leopardlike Bengal, the giant shaggy Maine coon cats and the hairless Sphynx. As the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, TICA recognizes more new breeds than other cat organizations, and it allows household pets to compete, too. Adoptable cats will be there, and vendors will have cat-related items. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. $6, $3 children, 5 and younger free. (727) 289-1989.

 
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