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

JOHN OLSON | Life Picture Collection, Getty Images Rock promoter Bill Graham onstage before a concert at Fillmore East in New York in 1970.
Published Aug. 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.


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

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.

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.

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.


  1. Suzanne Natzke, an artist and teacher with the Pasco Fine Arts Council, arranges her watercolor paintings for an upcoming exhibit, 'Moments in Time.' The exhibit will be held through Oct. 21 at the council's new gallery at Avalon Park West in Wesley Chapel. MICHELE MILLER  |  Michele Miller
    The countywide Council will exhibit work at the Avalon Park West community.
  2. The Tampa Bay Lightning has tapped Cigar City Brewing to bring its Jai Alai, Guayabera, and Florida Cracker beers to Amalie Arena as the team’s official craft beer partner. (Photo via Tampa Bay Lightning) Tampa Bay Lightning
    Cigar City also will move its popular annual Hunahpu’s Beer Festival to Amalie Arena starting next March.
  3. Pinellas County resident and bestselling author Lisa Unger. Courtesy of Jay Nolan
    Plus, Tampa’s Sulphur Springs Museum will host Raymond Arsenault for a discussion about ‘Arthur Ashe: A Life.’
  4. Cyclists make their way north at Main Street in Dunedin along the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The trail runs from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. There are several options for food and drinks along the trail. CHRIS URSO   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times
    From the breweries of Dunedin to the Tampa Riverwalk, these rides show off Tampa Bay’s character
  5. Local favorites, the Bearded Brothers, will once again perform at the 15th-annual Music & Motorcycles in downtown Zephyrhills. Ghaith Khder
    The one-day festival brings thousands to the historic downtown area
  6. Humorist Dave Barry's new book, "Lessons From Lucy." is about what he's learned from his dog. Jeffrey Salter
    It’s a power-packed lineup for the area’s signature book event.
  7. South Florida Bulls during a game against the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday October 6, 2018 at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst, MA. TRAVIS PENDERGRASS  |  South Florida
    The Bulls tackle a ranked foe at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Friday.
  8. Patrons are silhouetted against the entrance to The Hub. The iconic Tampa bar is celebrating its 70th year.
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    Patrons’ memories of the bar, and a definitive history, remain elusive.