Monday, September 17, 2018

Weekend Planner

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...
Published: 09/12/18
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
Weekend concert picks: Dierks Bentley, Scorpions, Freestyle Explosion and more

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

LONG TAIL: THE SCORPIONS The 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 th...
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: CHICAGO Broadway 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 p...
Published: 09/12/18
The Scorpions’ Rudolf Schenker talks longevity, global politics before Tampa gig

The Scorpions’ Rudolf Schenker talks longevity, global politics before Tampa gig

If, in this age of anxiety about Russia’s encroaching influence on the world, you find yourself hearing the Scorpions’ Wind of Change a little differently, you’re definitely not alone."People notice this meaning now much more," said Rudolf Schenker, ...
Published: 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

Kitten Lady and the owners of Cole & Marmalade will be at KittyCon.
Published: 09/11/18
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
It’s no mystery why fans, authors gathered for Bouchercon in St. Petersburg

It’s no mystery why fans, authors gathered for Bouchercon in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURGLast Wednesday through Sunday, the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel teemed with people who write and read about bloody murder. It was a remarkably friendly and cheerful crowd. Detroit novelist Stephen Mack Jones had an explanation: "Writing abou...
Published: 09/11/18
‘This Is Not a Selfie’ tackles the interesting history of self-portraits

‘This Is Not a Selfie’ tackles the interesting history of self-portraits

Whoever said "the camera does not lie" hasn't seen the knockout exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
Published: 09/11/18