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Bar review: Ballpark & Rec ups the Trop’s bar game

Bar review: Ballpark & Rec ups the Trop’s bar game

When I was a kid, my dad took me to an Oakland A’s game and I managed to catch Jose Canseco coming out of the locker room, toweling off from a shower. In retrospect, I’m not sure how I ended up in a position to catch my favorite player outside of an ...
Published: 07/05/18
This week’s concerts: Chris Brown, 3 Doors Down, Erasure and more

This week’s concerts: Chris Brown, 3 Doors Down, Erasure and more

THIS GUY AGAIN: CHRIS BROWNChris Brown is in town Friday, so it’s time to start guessing what sort of trouble he’ll get into. A scuffle with a photographer? It’s happened at least twice in Tampa Bay alone, including last April at a club near Amalie A...
Published: 07/05/18
This week on stage: ‘Cinderella,’ ‘So Long Life,’ American Stage previews ‘Bad Jews’

This week on stage: ‘Cinderella,’ ‘So Long Life,’ American Stage previews ‘Bad Jews’

THE BALL IS BACK: CINDERELLAThe national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes with flamboyant colors, ebullient music and lavish costumes."My favorite song is a huge ball scene at the end of Act 1, when Ella and the prince fall in love ...
Published: 07/05/18
There’s a new con in town for steampunks at Tampa’s fairgrounds

There’s a new con in town for steampunks at Tampa’s fairgrounds

While comic cons regularly see a legion of steampunk afficionados circling the floor in Victorian petticoats and old-timey goggles, this weekend is the first time the cultural phenomenon gets a gathering all its own when Aethertopia opens at the Flor...
Published: 07/05/18
Plan your weekend July 6-8: Chris Brown, YouTube stars Dan and Phil, steampunk fan festival, Cinderella, Etsy Craft Party

Plan your weekend July 6-8: Chris Brown, YouTube stars Dan and Phil, steampunk fan festival, Cinderella, Etsy Craft Party

MusicConcerts of note: For music fans this weekend, Chris Brown is in town at 7 p.m. Friday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre ($39.99 and at livenation.com) with openers 6lack, H.E.R. and Rich the Kid. Synth pop band Erasure (Always, Chain...
Published: 07/05/18
For Broadway fans, Capitol Theatre has a $5 summer movie series

For Broadway fans, Capitol Theatre has a $5 summer movie series

To build excitement for its fall series of Broadway shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Capitol Theatre this summer will run a series of Tony winners that made it to the big screen. At $5 a ticket — $9 for unlimited fountain drinks and popcorn ­— it’s con...
Published: 07/05/18
5 things to do under $5 this week: Free Slurpee Day, free food for cow costumes at Chick-fil-A, Dunedin Orange Festival

5 things to do under $5 this week: Free Slurpee Day, free food for cow costumes at Chick-fil-A, Dunedin Orange Festival

1 Free Slurpee Day: Brain freeze alert! To celebrate July 11 (or 7/11), next Wednesday you can get a free 12-ounce Slurpee at 7-Eleven stores across the Tampa Bay area from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. while supplies last. Free.2 Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Da...
Published: 07/04/18
Erasure’s Andy Bell opens up about finding love in laid-back Tampa

Erasure’s Andy Bell opens up about finding love in laid-back Tampa

Andy Bell didn’t come to Tampa expecting to find love.The Erasure singer had just emerged from a two-decade relationship with his partner and manager, Paul Hickey, with whom he was still close. Both were HIV-positive — Hickey was diagnosed in 1990, B...
Published: 07/03/18
How to get into 13 Tampa Bay museums for $10 or less

How to get into 13 Tampa Bay museums for $10 or less

With the addition of two Tampa Bay museums this year, we have even more opportunities to experience a broad range of incredible artwork. And what better way to spend a sweltering summer day than in the refuge of culture and air conditioning? Groundbr...
Published: 07/03/18
St. Petersburg Opera finishes season with an energetic ‘The Music Man’

St. Petersburg Opera finishes season with an energetic ‘The Music Man’

ST. PETERSBURG — Musically, the creative team behind the St. Petersburg Opera’s season-ending musical, The Music Man, were clearly going all out. Meredith Willson’s paean to small-town Americana outdid West Side Story in the 1958 Tony Awards with a h...
Published: 07/02/18