Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 18-24

A list of the best events happening across the Tampa Bay area this week.
Published February 18

Fleetwood Mac: The legendary band Plays Tampa’s Amalie Arena tonight, minus founding member Lindsay Buckingham, who was fired from the band. $69.50-$195.75. amaliearena.com.

Florida State Fair: Today is the last day to enjoy all the rides, exhibits, animals and all that fabulous fried food. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Prices vary. (813) 740-4640. floridastatefair.com.

Gasparilla Distance Classic: One of Tampa’s most popular races kicks off with a 15K on Saturday that h takes runners along an out and back course from downtown Tampa and back again alongside Bayshore Boulevard. Sunday features an 8K and a half marathon. $40-$245. (813) 254-7866. rungasparilla.com.

DATE NIGHT

Music: 16-time Grammy-winning songwriter David Foster plays hits he wrote for other artists at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday ($42.75-$150), while British psychedelic pop and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Zombies hit the Capitol Theatre, also in Clearwater ($49.50-$169.50). Wednesday, ukulele extraordinaire Jake Shimabukuro returns to the Capitol Theatre ($25-$48). Award-winning country artist Jamey Johnson plays Jannus Live on Thursday ($30). Friday R&B veterans Maze featuring Frankie Beverly bring soul and passion to Tampa’s Yuengling Center ($55-$125). Saturday, the man who needs no introduction, Art Garfunkel returns to the Capitol Theatre ($49.50-$105). Christian hip hop star TobyMac plays the Amalie Arena on Sunday, fittingly ($18-$89.75).

Sarah Brightman: The Broadway star who rose to fame as the lead in The Phantom of the Opera will performs at the Mahaffey Theater on Tuesday ($68.50-$253). themahaffey.com.

Arsenio Hall: The Coming to America star and talk show host brings his stand up at to the Improv Tampa Friday-Saturday. $25. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.

Hamilton: The musical continues this week at the Straz Center. A digital lottery begins two days prior to each performance of tickets sold for $10 each. Visit hamiltonmusical.com/lottery to register.

Vienna Boys Choir: They’ll return to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since their 2013 sold out concert in Thursday ($18-$35). rutheckerdhall.com.

Shen Yun: The Chinese dance and music company return to St. Pete’s Mahaffey Theater Wednesday-Sunday ($80-$150). themahaffey.com.

Kids and Family

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: It continues this weekend at MOSI with a Wine, Romance and Song theme, 11315 N 46th St., Tampa. $21.95, $13.95 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. bayarearenfest.com.

More to explore

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