Friday, November 17, 2017
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 21

RECOMMENDED READING


Muse: The '90s rock trio embark on a tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars and PVRIS. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $30-$99.50. (813) 740-2446.

Avenue Q: The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical uses puppets to tell the story of the residents of shabby Avenue Q in New York. Many performances have already sold out; check their website. 3 and 7 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.

Mann's World Family Tour: Join Stella gospel music award winner, Tamela Mann and David Mann aka Mr. Brown, for a night of comedy and music. 6 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$95. (813) 229-7827.

Gary Owen: In addition to numerous comedy specials on Showtime and Starz, he's appeared in the films Think Like a Man, Ride Along, Little Man and Meet the Blacks, and was proclaimed " Black America's favorite comic" by Ebony magazine. 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $27-$30; $40 VIP. (813) 864-4000.

Del the Funky Homosapien: With the help of his cousin Ice Cube, the rapper entered the music business at age 17. 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 241-8600.

Corey Avenue Sunday Market on St. Pete Beach: Browse the weekly market with more than 60 local vendors offering farm fresh produce, specialty and ready-to-eat foods, plants, handcrafted items, live music, then stop in for breakfast or lunch at the nearby restaurants. 10 a.m., Along Corey Avenue, 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free admission. (813) 481-8805.

Tour de Shine: A guided tour providing bicyclists a close up look at 30 new works in the Shine Mural Festival. 10 a.m., St. Petersburg Bicycle Cooperative, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. $20. (813) 263-8600.

Taste of Dunedin: Purchase a taste card that will get stamped at each local restaurant you visit to enjoy appetizers, desserts, craft beer, spirits and wine. Turn in the completed tasting pass for a chance at a prize. Benefits the Homeless Emergency Project and Dunedin Cares Food Pantry. Taste cards can be purchased on the Taste of Dunedin Facebook page. 1 p.m., Downtown Dunedin, along Main Street, Dunedin. $25 (10 tastes); $40 (20 tastes). (727) 437-3569, ext. 3.

World Day Festival of Cultural Diversity: This celebration salutes older Americans, Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans with a variety of ethnic foods, craft vendors, folk music and dance. 1 p.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 552-1896.

Author Talk Morgan Parker and Erica Dawson: The poets will engage in conversation about the many challenges today's poet face, as well as the styles and honesty that makes their respective work so relevant. 1:30 p.m., Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-0222.

Cheat Codes: The EDM DJ trio is known for their 2016 single, Sex and for the 2017 single, No Promises with Demi Lovato. 2 p.m., Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Free email member ticket; $10 general admission. (727) 442-5107.

Laidback Luke: Party beach side with the DJ/producer as well as Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano. 2 p.m., Beach Bar, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $15-$25. (813) 281-8900.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Big and Small Royal Ball: Dress your child as a prince or princess for an enchanting evening with royal meet and greets, brunch bites, DJ dancing, "princess" punch, crafts and drawings. 10 a.m., Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 821-8992.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find bar reviews at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Comments
Christmas in downtown Tampa as Winter Village ice rink opens

Christmas in downtown Tampa as Winter Village ice rink opens

TAMPAWhile her teenage daughter and 6-year-old son glided effortlessly across the outdoor ice rink at Curtis Hixon Park on Friday, Danielle Engram, 35, stood nervously on her rented blades.This would be the lifelong Tampa resident’s first time on the...
Updated: 1 hour ago
With Harry Potter’s Christmas, Universal Orlando proves holidays are big business

With Harry Potter’s Christmas, Universal Orlando proves holidays are big business

ORLANDO — Christmas has finally come to Hogwarts at Universal Orlando in a new holiday attraction opening Saturday. In addition, Universal Studios has completely upsized its holiday parade with more Macy’s balloons, stunning floats and snowy effects ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 19

Randy Newman: The legendary Oscar-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning singer-songwriter is known for hits like Feels Like Home, You’ve Got a Friend in Me and Sail Away. Every ticket purchased includes a physical or digital copy of his forthcoming album Dark ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

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 blowin...
Published: 11/17/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 17

Ice Skating at Tampa’s Winter Village: Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by ice skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. Stop by the cafe for themed drinks and holiday snacks. 4 p.m., Curt...
Published: 11/16/17
Comfort foods, entertainment highlight Mac and Cheese Festival

Comfort foods, entertainment highlight Mac and Cheese Festival

SPRING HILL — With all its cheesy goodness, it’s no wonder macaroni and cheese is considered one of the country’s top comfort foods. And what better way to celebrate it than to create a festival around it?Say Cheese Please 4 Grilled Cheese Promotions...
Published: 11/16/17
Artist James Rosenquist put Tampa on the map. See his work at USF.

Artist James Rosenquist put Tampa on the map. See his work at USF.

James Rosenquist put Tampa on the art world map, literally. His 1974 lithograph Tampa-New York 1188, created at the University of South Florida’s printmaking workshop, Graphicstudio, brought Tampa to the notice of first-rank museums, collectors, crit...
Published: 11/16/17
No Thanksgiving plan? Head to one of these Tampa Bay restaurants for traditional feasts and more

No Thanksgiving plan? Head to one of these Tampa Bay restaurants for traditional feasts and more

You realize Thanksgiving is just a week away, right? No pressure. If you don’t have a holiday game plan for Nov. 23, let’s do this thing. There are still a bunch of options, many traditional Thanksgiving repasts and some a little less conventional. C...
Published: 11/16/17
A St. Petersburg artist created the labels for this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau wine release

A St. Petersburg artist created the labels for this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau wine release

Every year, there are bad things we can count on: taxes and death. And good things: Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November and on the Thursday before, the Beaujolais nouveau arrives. What is less predictable is just how this vin de l’ann...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 16

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 Ireland, the Netherlands, Singapore, Russia, ...
Published: 11/15/17