A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting via video on demand on various streaming platforms:
CLEARWATER — The Outlaws will deliver the seventh annual Green Grass & Yuletide Jam on Friday, Dec. 10 and again on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Both performances get underway at 7:30 p.m.
TAMPA — Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road will present Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jam and The Samantha Fish Band, performing Saturday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m., at the Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa.
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ST. PETE BEACH — For those looking to avoid packed parking lots, long checkout lines, and crowded shopping aisles typically found in shopping malls and big box stores during the holiday shopping season, there’s a popular outdoor alternative available this weekend.
TAMPA — 98Rock’s Not So Silent Night will feature Evanescence and Halestorm in concert Tuesday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
PLANT CITY — The Florida Strawberry Festival recently released its lineup of headline entertainment artists performing on the Wish Farms Soundstage at the 2022 event.
TAMPA — The Charity Pros, a Fort Myers nonprofit, is presenting the Charity Pros for Heroes Tour featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend John Fogerty and special guest Lauren Alaina. The concert will take place Saturday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., at Yuengling Center, 12499 USF Bull Run Drive, Tampa.
TAMPA — Sebastian Maniscalco will bring his “Nobody Does This Tour” to town Thursday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
CLEARWATER — The 31st annual Suncoast Jazz Festival is right around the corner, and organizers are once again busy preparing to entertain attendees with a mix of smokin’ hot indoor music performances and outdoor sun and fun.
TAMPA — Mary Gauthier will take the stage Monday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., in Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa.
CLEARWATER — Mannheim Steamroller will bring the sounds of the holiday season to Pinellas with a concert Sunday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
TAMPA — In This Moment and Black Veil Brides, along with DED and Raven Black, will perform Friday, Nov. 19, in the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa.
ST. PETERSBURG — Florida CraftArt will present the 24th annual CraftArt Festival Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21, just outside the doors of the Florida CraftArt Gallery, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Would I be bragging if I told you I saw “Heavy Metal” on the big screen in 1986? If your immediate reaction to this revelation is to scratch your head and Google “Heavy Metal,” let me explain: “Heavy Metal” is an animated science fantasy anthology film made for adult audiences. Adapted from …
CLEARWATER — Academy Award and multi-Grammy Award-winner Melissa Etheridge will perform Tuesday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
CLEARWATER — Comedian and internet sensation Terrence K. Williams will perform Saturday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
CLEARWATER — Comedian Kathleen Madigan will take the stage Sunday, Nov. 7, at 6 and 8:30 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
CLEARWATER — Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Brian Culbertson will perform Friday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
In 1985, I lived off Oakhurst Road in Seminole, within walking distance of Seminole Mall. In those days, most businesses in the mall were still flourishing. It was still a focal point for the community. Among its amenities was Seminole 2, part of the AMC chain of movie theaters. By the 1980s…
ST. PETERSBURG — American Stage will launch its 2021-2022 season with a fresh take on “The Odd Couple," running Oct. 27 through Nov. 21, in the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Mersey Beatles will perform Thursday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., in Hough Hall at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
CLEARWATER — Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
These days, it's rare that a film manages to surprise me. It's always been difficult to keep mammoth plot twists and unexpected reveals a secret. Those of my generation have likely heard the well-known anecdote about an audience member who strolled out of an early showing of "The Empire Stri…
CLEARWATER — The Psychedelic Furs will bring their tour to the Tampa Bay area Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
CLEARWATER — Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Sliding the record out of the sleeve and dropping the LP onto the turntable? Lowering the tone arm and watching the needle as it connected with the vinyl?
ST. PETERSBURG — The Dean Johanesen Trio will perform Saturday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m., in Hough Hall at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
TAMPA — Guitarist, singer and songwriter Tommy Castro will celebrate the release of his trailblazing new album with a live Tommy Castro & The Painkillers performance Sunday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m., at Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa.
ST. PETERSBURG — Acme Jazz Garage will perform Sunday, Oct. 24, 4 p.m., in Hough Hall at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
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ST. PETERSBURG — Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band Bad Religion will perform Saturday, Oct. 23, at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Gates will open at 7 p.m.
TAMPA — Halloween shows are Jobsite’s oldest annual tradition, and the only regular “holiday” thing they do. This season, Jobsite will continue that tradition with a title that’s been on their list for a few years: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” Jeffrey Hatcher’s exquisite adaptation of Robert…