Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Jan. 5

Broadway’s Something Rotten is at Ruth Eckerd Hall, and the Florida Orchestra plays Gershwin.
The Broadway comedic hit Something Rotten! is set during Shakespeare’s heyday. It’s playing Jan. 5 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. 
Photo: Jeremy Daniels
The Broadway comedic hit Something Rotten! is set during Shakespeare’s heyday. It’s playing Jan. 5 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Photo: Jeremy Daniels
Published January 3
Updated January 3

Something Rotten: The Broadway comedic hit is set in 1595, when two brothers set out to write a hit play and end up creating the world’s first musical. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$150. (727) 791-7400.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue comes to life with Cuban jazz pianist Aldo López-Gavilán. Also: Still’s jazz-inspired Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American,” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7. Thomas Wilkins conducts. 8 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $18-$58; prices may vary. (727) 300-2000.

Victor Wainwright & The Train: The 2019 Grammy nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Album Piana From Savannah will perform on their winter tour with blues and boogie woogie singer, songwriter and pianist. 8 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave N, St. Petersburg. $25-$32. (727) 822-3590.

Michelle Malone: The Atlanta singer-songwriter has a genre-busting new album Slings & Arrows. 8 p.m. The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20-$35.

Lectores Public Reading Series: This portion features Ira Sukrungruang, author of the memoirs Southside Buddhist and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy. 7:30 p.m. University of Tampa: Sykes Chapel, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 257-3514.

(W)rasslin at the Ranch 2: Scuola Italiana Wrestling presents stars including Chris Silvio, Andrew Everett , Caramel Colosus, Barrington Hughes, Jenna Van Muscles, Anthony Greene, Dan Richardson and many more. 7:30 p.m. TPepins Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. $15-$150. (348) 842-7649.

Saturday Morning Market: More than 170 local vendors including farmers, growers with fresh produce and gourmet and specialty foods, fresh-baked breads and treats. 9 a.m. Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg.

FYA 6: For its sixth year, hardcore punk and metal bands will take the stage. Death Threat, Terror, Until the End lead the lineup. 11 a.m. The Cuban Club, 2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba, Ybor City. $47-$90 for one and two-day passes (813) 248-2954.

Military Appreciation Day: Free admission to all active and retired military personnel to enjoy a day of racing. 11 a.m. Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa. all Military personnel will be admitted free. (813) 855-4401.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13) on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 5:45 p.m. Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater. Free. (727) 449-1036.

Twist in the Dark: WMNF’S third annual darkwave showcase features Sleeping Pills and Astari Nite with DJs Maus and Mark Paradise. 8 p.m. Crowbar Ybor City, 1812 N 17th St, Tampa. $12 advanced, $15 at the door. (813) 241-8600.

Kids and Family

Three Kings Celebration: With Latin Flavors and live entertainment, Busch Gardens unfolds the famed journey to the humble town of Bethlehem in a celebration honoring the Three Wise Men. The park has also extended its dazzling Christmas Town light display Sunday7 to coincide with this. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. Included with admission. $89 online, 2 and younger free.

Ice Skating in St. Petersburg: Balmy St. Petersburg has a real ice rink in Albert Whitted Park. Sessions are $10 for an hour and include ice skates. Bring your own socks, or you can purchase socks at the ice-skating rink for $2 per pair. 1 p.m. Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg. $10 per hour includes skate rental. (727) 893-7441.

Three Kings Celebration: The kids department at Macy’s in the Citrus Park mall will have an afternoon of family fun celebrating Three Kings Day. There will be live holiday music, arts and crafts, special gifts and photos with the Three Kings. 2 p.m. 8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa. Free. (813) 926-7300.

SnowBash: Twenty tons of real snow and a sledding area will be the highlight of this event that was rescheduled from early December due to bad weather. 9 a.m. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. $5 per person; $5 parking.

Winter Village: The riverfront park turns into a winter wonderland with a 360 degree light display set to holiday music, ice skating, the Winter Village Express, 10 pop-up boutiques, food and drink. Ice rink opens at 10 a.m. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free (skating/skate rental/trolley additional). (813) 221-3686.

to Watch

A Quiet Place, 8 p.m., Epix: Shhh! Keep it down for this scary 2018 post-apocalyptic horror film. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are tormented by blind monsters with an acute sense of hearing.


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