Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Nov. 18

One of the best daredevils and clows is bringing a show to Tampa and Petula Clark performs.
Circus great Bello Nock, the gravity defying daredevil clown, is bringin his new show, The Super American Circus to the Florida State Fairgrounds Nov. 17-18.Photo courtesy Super American Circus
Circus great Bello Nock, the gravity defying daredevil clown, is bringin his new show, The Super American Circus to the Florida State Fairgrounds Nov. 17-18.Photo courtesy Super American Circus
Published November 16

Super American Circus: Comic daredevil Bello Nock bring us a new age, one ring circus with edgier acts including the Wheel of Destiny, the Flying Royals, the Motorcycle Globe of Death and a Human Cannonball Shot. 1, 4 and 7 p.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $20, $8 child. (941) 870-7444; floridastatefair.com.

Petula Clark: Legendary multi-Grammy award winning British singer and actress known for her hit song Downtown, which debuted at No. 1, will perform. 5 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39-$69. (727) 791-7400.

Livingston Taylor: Iconic singer-songwriter whose 50 year career encompasses a range of musical genres from folk, pop, jazz, gospel, and is known for upbeat storytelling, touching ballads and even full orchestra performances. 8 p.m., Murray Theatre at the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $42.50 and $55. (727) 712-2706.

Suncoast Jazz Festival: The completely indoor festival spans five simultaneous venues between the Sheraton Sand Key and Marriott Sand Key. Dedicated Jolley Trolley lines allow attendees to move from one venue to another to hear bands playing styles spanning traditional jazz, big band, swing and zydeco. suncoastjazzfestival.com. 9 a.m., Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach. $25-$50, $135 three day package. (727) 248-9441; sheratonsandkey.com.

CraftArt Festival: More than 120 fine craft artists from around the country will be on hand for this annual street festival with a children’s activity tent and an artists’ demonstration tent. From ceramic artists throwing on the wheel to glass blowing to wood turning, you can see the artists at work. 10 a.m., Florida CraftArt Galleries, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-7391; floridacraftart.org.

No Second Chances: A book talk, and possible comedy and guitar entertainment, by Don Bruns, author of No Second Chances, the third book in the Quentin Archer series. 1:30 p.m., Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. Free. (727) 505-3634; .spcollege.edu/se/campus/library/index.htm.

St. Petersburg Tellabration: Popular area storytellers share their talents with the audience. Takes place in part the global storytelling celebration. 1:30 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 895-6620; thestudioat620.org.

Pinocchio: St. Petersburg Opera presents the classic fairy tale with music by Mozart, Verdi and Offenbach. 2 p.m., Opera Central, Preis Hall, 2145 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5-$10..

St. Pete Run Fest: The running festival features a 5K, 10K, half marathon, kids runs and a health and wellness expo. 7 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $40-$135. (727) 592-8108; tpeterunfest.org.

Sports Card Show: A collection of baseball, basketball, football and hockey cards with memorabilia, autographs, comics, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh supplies. 8 a.m., Big Top Flea Market, 9250 E Fowler Ave., Thonotosassa. Free. (813) 380-7676; tampacardshow.com.

Italian Film Festival: Catch the screening of six Italian cinema modern classics, spread over two days. Films include La kryptonite nella borsa (2 p.m.), Occhi chiusi (4 p.m.) and Il giovane favoloso (6 p.m.). 2 p.m., TECO Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Free. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Young Nudy and Sahbabii : Up and coming rappers will perform on their Nudy Land and Anime World tour. 6:30 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $25-$40. (813) 248-9500; www.theorpheum.com.

Carl LaBove: One of the original Outlaws of Comedy, the veteran comic has also appeared on the Tonight Show, Seinfeld and Roseanne. 7 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Damon Williams: He’s appeared on BET Live, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy. 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sanding Ovations Sand Sculpting Competition and Festival: This annual competition brings master sand sculptors who work for hours to build works of art using 150 tons of sand. This year, artists come from North America, Europe and Asia. Entertainment includes Florida Folk Show with Pete Gallagher (noon), HoneyWhat (2 p.m.) and Roosevelt Collier Trio (3:45 p.m.). 10 a.m., Treasure Island Beach Trail Park, 10400 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 547-4575, ext. 237; mytreasureisland.org.

Tampa Bay New Car and Truck Show: See the latest innovations in vehicles from trucks and cars to exotics. 10 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $12, $5 seniors/military, 12 and younger free. (513) 404-2545; AutoShowTampa.com.

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