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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 20

Chicago: The Tony-Award winning musical is a universal tale of fame, fortune and All that Jazz. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Start at $31. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.Jas...
Published: 09/19/18
New restaurants: Olivia from Chris Ponte, Crabby Bill’s Off the Hook

New restaurants: Olivia from Chris Ponte, Crabby Bill’s Off the Hook

COMING SOON: OLIVIAChris Ponte, right, has been a steady and notable culinary leader in our area for more than a decade with his flagship restaurant Cafe Ponte in Clearwater. A couple of years ago he mixed things up a bit by debuting On Swann in Hyde...
Published: 09/19/18
Clearwater’s Hispanic Heritage festival expands to two days; Gente de Zona, Olga Tanon lead lineup

Clearwater’s Hispanic Heritage festival expands to two days; Gente de Zona, Olga Tanon lead lineup

A big festival in Clearwater is getting even bigger.The annual 92.5 Maxima Hispanic Heritage concert — officially known as the Maxima Concerto Herencia Hispana — will expand from one day to two in 2018. It'll take place Oct. 13 and 14 at ...
Published: 09/19/18
'Sesame Street' scribe reveals LGBTQ inspiration for writing Bert and Ernie

'Sesame Street' scribe reveals LGBTQ inspiration for writing Bert and Ernie

It's a question that's been bandied about for decades: Are Sesame Street dynamic duo Bert and Ernie more than just roommates? Or are they instead engaged in a lifelong love affair?A recent interview with Mark Saltzman, a playwright and former writer ...
Published: 09/19/18
Sunshine Music Festival won’t return to St. Petersburg in 2019

Sunshine Music Festival won’t return to St. Petersburg in 2019

For the last six years, the Sunshine Music Festival has broken up the wintry monotony of mid-January with a star-studded show at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.But for the time being, it's not coming back.The fest recently announced on social media tha...
Published: 09/19/18
Shoot zombies with a paintball gun or escape a real WWII ship at Tampa Bay haunted houses

Shoot zombies with a paintball gun or escape a real WWII ship at Tampa Bay haunted houses

Here’s a look at some haunted houses and Halloween-themed attractions coming to Tampa, Plant City and Pasco County.Christopher Spata, Times staff writerSCREAM-A-GEDDONFor the past three years, Scream-A-Geddon, located in a frighteningly dark and wood...
Published: 09/19/18
Visit 20 Tampa Bay museums for free (or nearly free) on Saturday

Visit 20 Tampa Bay museums for free (or nearly free) on Saturday

Art Holiday: Free Museum DayIt’s that time when museums show the community some love by offering free admission on Saturday, like early Christmas for art lovers. Two events are the same day; Smithsonian magazine’s nationwide Free Museum Day and St. P...
Published: 09/19/18
Swizzle it: The tool bartenders turn to for a certain kind of cocktail

Swizzle it: The tool bartenders turn to for a certain kind of cocktail

TAMPAIt’s a long stick with an irregular claw at the end, something a little macabre, like a skeletal monkey arm or a ritual tool made out of a chicken foot. It is crafted from the wood of the Quararibea turbinata tree, an aromatic and perennial shru...
Published: 09/19/18
Florida Man tour takes to the streets of Tampa

Florida Man tour takes to the streets of Tampa

TAMPA — Dressed in a tie, a straw fedora and linen pants, Eric Hughes guided a dozen people along the RiverWalk and downtown sidewalks. The librarian, 43, tied together Tampa histories with a thread of newsy weirdness known as the Florida Man phenome...
Published: 09/18/18
Updated: 09/24/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 19

The Last Goodbye: The Florida Holocaust Museum museum is now offering the first virtual reality film to take audiences along with a survivor revisiting a concentration camp. Running daily through Jan 16. This 17-minute virtual reality experience is a...
Published: 09/18/18