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Explore Florida’s ‘Sad Tropics’ at Tempus Projects, make your own Kusama-esque sculpture and swim through water inspired art

Explore Florida’s ‘Sad Tropics’ at Tempus Projects, make your own Kusama-esque sculpture and swim through water inspired art

Troubled Paradise: Sad TropicsAs Floridians know, there’s another world beyond the picture-perfect postcard images of our state and other seemingly idyllic tropical places. Florida natives and New Orleans-based artists Cristina Molina and Jonathan Tr...
Published: 09/12/18
What’s new in food: Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week, National Cheeseburger Day

What’s new in food: Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week, National Cheeseburger Day

DINE AROUND: CLEARWATER BEACH RESTAURANT WEEKPromoted by the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is celebrating its ninth year Friday through Sept. 23. The culinary celebration offers foodies an opportunity to exper...
Published: 09/12/18
Top things to do this weekend: Nick Cannon’s Wild’N Out Live, Halloween Horror Nights opens

Top things to do this weekend: Nick Cannon’s Wild’N Out Live, Halloween Horror Nights opens

SMALLER STEPS: To Write Love on Her ArmsJamie Tworkowski is trying something new. The founder of To Write Love on Her Arms — a Melbourne-based, music-adjacent organization that combats suicide and self-harm, especially among teens — is taking his out...
Published: 09/12/18
Weekend concert picks: Dierks Bentley, Scorpions, Freestyle Explosion and more

Weekend concert picks: Dierks Bentley, Scorpions, Freestyle Explosion and more

LONG TAIL: The ScorpionsThe Scorpions’ longevity, says co-founding guitarist Rudolf Schenker, is due partly to their ability to balance their classic sound with modern trends. Back in the ’80s, "we were surfing on the highest wave in the world, and t...
Published: 09/12/18
On stage this week: ‘Chicago,’ ‘The Guys,’ Ginger Minj of RuPaul fame

On stage this week: ‘Chicago,’ ‘The Guys,’ Ginger Minj of RuPaul fame

RAZZLE DAZZLE: CHICAGOBroadway returns to Tampa in Chicago, the jazzy Bob Fosse cynical celebration of corruption and longest-running American musical revival of all time. Style is substance as Velma and Roxie compete for the limelight of a jaded pub...
Published: 09/12/18
This weekend in sports: Dog Days at the Rays, Bucs, Bulls, Gators, Seminoles

This weekend in sports: Dog Days at the Rays, Bucs, Bulls, Gators, Seminoles

DOG DAYS: Nine innings of K9sWhat could be better than watching baseball with your best friend? As in your furry friend. Sunday’s game (1:10) at the Trop is Dog Day at the Rays, where $30 gets a seat for you and your leashed pooch in the tbt* Party D...
Published: 09/12/18
Busch Gardens reveals plans for Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch roller coaster

Busch Gardens reveals plans for Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch roller coaster

Busch Gardens will open Florida’s tallest launch coaster in spring 2019, company officials announced Wednesday. The triple-launch, tiger-themed roller coaster called Tigris will hurl riders 150 feet into the sky, turn them upside down and swirl throu...
Published: 09/12/18
5 things to do under $5 this week: Batman Day, WMNF open house, National Gymnastics Day

5 things to do under $5 this week: Batman Day, WMNF open house, National Gymnastics Day

1 Batman Day: Wham! Bam! Saturday is Batman Day! The promotional gimmick from DC Comics will have a huge video component this year (to tie in with the launch of new streaming service DC Universe). Multiple comic book stores, libraries and bookstores ...
Published: 09/12/18
After 21 years and a life-altering illness, Tampa band Pohgoh returns

After 21 years and a life-altering illness, Tampa band Pohgoh returns

Susie Ulrey squints and points across her stable of switchel and chips."You know like when a flash shines in your eye, and you have that little floater?" she says. "I have this little floater in my right eye. Like, I can see it. When I’m looking at y...
Published: 09/11/18
Updated: 09/12/18
Tampa’s first KittyCon is coming, and cat lovers are purring

Tampa’s first KittyCon is coming, and cat lovers are purring

Tampa is getting its first KittyCon and that makes it official: Cat people are having a moment. A convention at the Holiday Inn Westshore on Oct. 27 will be full of unapologetic cat-bliss for feline lovers to look over catnip-filled toys and meet str...
Published: 09/11/18