Make us your home page
Instagram

Things to do Things to Do
 Today's TipSheet

things

to do

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of March 21-27

Tampa Pride Parade: The annual parade and festival happens Saturday in Ybor City, led by grand marshals Russell Rhodes, Lorraine Langlois and celebrity grand marshal Mike Ruiz, a fashion photographer and guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race. The pet-friendly parade kicks off at 1 p.m. from Nuccio Boulevard and travels down Seventh Avenue to 20th Street. tampapride.org.

Easter events: Friday through Sunday in Tampa's Florida Aquarium Easter Fun, you can watch the scuba-diving Easter bunny plunge into the aquarium's Schooling Fish exhibit, and kids can follow clues to find eggs in a scavenger hunt and take photos with the Easter bunny. Included with admission. $18.95-$23.95, 2 and younger free. flaquarium.org.

Date night

Comedy: Celebrate with comedy legend Don Rickles on Wednesday at his 90th Birthday Celebration at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, where he will host a Q&A with Regis Philbin ($50.25-$103.75). Drew Lynch, the comic who riffs on developing a stutter after an accident, returns to Side Splitters from Thursday through Saturday ($20). Blue Collar Comedy tour fan favorite Bill Engvall takes Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday ($50.50-$63.40), the same night that veteran comic and former Curb Your Enthusiasm cast member JB Smoove comes to St. Petersburg's Palladium Theater ($39-$49).

Music: Midtown Men reunites four stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys for a concert experience at Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Friday ($15-$65). Downtown Clearwater's Blast Friday features a free concert by Atlanta Rhythm Section. Saturday, Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire team up on their Heart and Soul Tour at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds ($18.95-$118). Also Saturday, R.E.M. band members Peter Buck and Mike Mills bring their rock tribute to baseball's colorful characters and stories, The Baseball Project, to Crowbar in Ybor City ($15-$18). Third Eye Blind performs at the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival in Tampa on Sunday ($92-$97).

Spring Beer Jam: Get hoppy at the Dunedin Brewery from Thursday through Sunday for unique beers and music by the Heavy Pets, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, Count Bass D, Uncle John's Band, Alycat, Dubble James, Fat Mannequin and DJ 45Revolver. No cover.

Kids and family

Thursday, Kids' Kite Day celebrates spring break at ROC Park in Madeira Beach, with festivities including kite flying and decorating, and free kites to the first 300 kids. Free.

More to explore

Find more Easter festivities at tampabay.com/holiday.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of March 21-27 03/20/16 [Last modified: Monday, March 21, 2016 11:23am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Five recipe ideas for cooking with sparkling wine

    Cooking

    With high school and college graduation season upon us, you might find yourself stocking up on sparkling wine (if you don't normally). Though the obvious choice is to drink it all, you may find yourself with leftovers after all the parties are over. These five recipe ideas will use up that grad-friendly bubbly so …

    Sparkling Wine Risotto takes risotto up a notch.
  2. Portobello Mushrooms With Tuscan Kale and Sweet Potato work as main course or appetizer

    Cooking

    I've made no secret of my mushroom love. As I've written, I like to divide them into two categories: the interesting varieties (oysters, shiitakes, morels, puffballs and the like) that I find at the farmers market or forage; and the less-interesting ones (buttons, creminis) I buy at the supermarket. The former I …

    Portobello Mushrooms With Tuscan Kale and Sweet Potato will work as a main course or an appetizer.
  3. Spaceballs 2 could really happen, Mel Brooks says

    Blogs

    When Mel Brooks talks about a sequel to Spaceballs, ‘80s fans are tempted to politely smile and nod our heads. It’s a joke, we figure, because how can you possibly recapture the magic of the 1987 Star Wars spoof, especially since John Candy has passed away. 

  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 23

    Events

    Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons: The original Jersey boy himself has produced hits like Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Rag Doll, December '63 and Grease during his long-lasting career both solo and with the Four Seasons. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, …

    Saint PAUL, MN - JULY 25: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons perform at the 2010 Starkey Hearing Foundation 10th Annual "So the World May Hear" Gala at Saint Paul RiverCentre on July 25, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.   (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation) *** Local Caption *** Frankie Valli
  5. Painted with suspense

    Stage

    TAMPA — Sometimes a show comes along that does everything. It engages the senses on every level, tells a story that feels real and keeps you guessing to the end.

    Ned Averill-Snell, left, plays Latham and Landon Green is Stumpy, two working class painters working to convert a loft for a well-off couple.