Friday, November 17, 2017

Weekend Planner

Weekend fun: St. Pete Beach BikeFest, Chillounge Night, Christmas at Universal, Busch Gardens

Weekend fun: St. Pete Beach BikeFest, Chillounge Night, Christmas at Universal, Busch Gardens

BIG WHEELS: St. Pete Beach BikeFestThe new St. Pete Beach BikeFest at the TradeWinds resort and runs through Sunday with daily poker runs, an expo, a bike show and competitions. But the real draw will be free concerts on the beach, including former M...
Published: 11/15/17
Five cool things to see in ‘Star Wars and the Power of Costume’ in St. Petersburg

Five cool things to see in ‘Star Wars and the Power of Costume’ in St. Petersburg

Do you sense a disturbance in the Force?That would probably be the landing of "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, earlier this week. I got a preview of the blockbuster Smithsonian exhibit (docked in our co...
Published: 11/15/17
25 years later, the Castle stands alone as Ybor's goth mecca

25 years later, the Castle stands alone as Ybor's goth mecca

It has been said every night is Halloween at The Castle. So, it was a fitting story for their website that the nightclub began its journey to becoming a Tampa icon during Guavaween — Ybor City’s now-defunct Halloween celebration. Turns o...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Tampa Bay Times’ food critic Laura Reiley wins prestigious Paul Hansell Award

Tampa Bay Times’ food critic Laura Reiley wins prestigious Paul Hansell Award

Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley has received the Florida Society of News Editors’ 2017 Paul Hansell Award for Distinguished Achievement in Florida Journalism.Named after a longtime Associated Press bureau chief in Florida, the award recogniz...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Plan your weekend Nov. 17-19: Castle anniversary, Chillounge Night, Et Cultura, Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Plan your weekend Nov. 17-19: Castle anniversary, Chillounge Night, Et Cultura, Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Plan your weekendParty Castle anniversary: The multi-story, gothic Ybor nightclub, where it’s not uncommon to see someone in a Batman cape or a leather corset, turned 25 this year, and the club is celebrating with a party this weekend. Features speci...
Published: 11/09/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Sammy Hagar talks Clearwater concert, tequila and Van Halen drama

Sammy Hagar talks Clearwater concert, tequila and Van Halen drama

The Red Rocker calls on time, and he is all kinds of fired up."Hey, Jay, Sammy Hagar here. Are you ready for me?"Is anyone ever truly ready for a phone call from Hagar, the flame-haired, motor-mouthed ex-Van Halen singer who once dubbed himself the C...
Published: 11/09/17
Updated: 11/12/17
This week’s best Tampa Bay concerts: Ribfest, Chris Stapleton, Sammy Hagar, more

This week’s best Tampa Bay concerts: Ribfest, Chris Stapleton, Sammy Hagar, more

RED RUM RUNNER: Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar didn’t want to cancel on you. Really, he didn’t. But Hurricane Irma left him no choice. "We were playing a couple of amphitheaters, and the lawns were just soaked in mud, and we said, ‘Let...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/15/17
What’s on stage this week: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in Key West, Travis Wall Shaping Sound

What’s on stage this week: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in Key West, Travis Wall Shaping Sound

AMERICAN STAGE: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGTwo couples nearly come apart at the seams for different reasons, the premise for Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, opening at American Stage. This version is set in Key West in the 1940s, the end of World Wa...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/15/17
What’s new in theaters: ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ ‘Daddy’s Home 2’

What’s new in theaters: ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ ‘Daddy’s Home 2’

OPENING FRIDAY:MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESSAgatha Christie’s signature mystery Murder on the Orient Express gets a classy remake 43 years after Ingrid Bergman won her third Oscar as one of a dozen unusual suspects.Kenneth Branagh and an impressive fa...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/14/17
Lebowski Fest is at the Ritz Ybor this weekend, and you can abide with a White Russian

Lebowski Fest is at the Ritz Ybor this weekend, and you can abide with a White Russian

The last movie I saw at the Ritz in Ybor City could’ve been produced by Jackie Treehorn, the porn mogul played by Ben Gazzara in The Big Lebowski. That was in the mid 1970s, a St. Leo fraternity field trip. Not sure when the Ritz stopped showing movi...
Published: 11/08/17