Top 15 Tampa Bay Area Events for the Week of September 5-11
Amy Schumer: The Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated comedian is stopping by Tampa on her first major tour in over four years. $103 and up. 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.
Tampa Bay Auto Show: Discover more than 350 new cars, trucks, crossovers and more at this show with test-drive opportunities, kid-friendly activities and premium exotics on display. $12, $5 seniors/military/first responders. Friday noon-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. 513-404-2545.
Feast of Taste: Gather with friends for the second annual festival featuring a variety of dishes from 20 local restaurants along with craft beer and wine. $50 to $75. 6-9 p.m. Friday. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage. 727-441-1790.
Nitro Extreme: Cirque Italia presents Nito Extreme, which features more than 10 custom-built motor vehicles doing high-speed pirouettes, two-wheeling, obstacle jumping and more. There will also be pyrotechnic explosions and motorcycle rides. It all happens in the back parking lot of the mall. $10 to $55. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Ellenton Premium Outlets, 5461 Factory Shops Blvd. 941-704-8572.
Billy Currington: The Grammy-nominated country music singer-songwriter performs with special guest Noah Guthrie. $53.25 – $83.25. 8 p.m. Friday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.
Tampa Bay Women’s Show: This women-only day features exhibits, interactive kiosks, treatment sessions, giveaways and information on fashion, travel, beauty and personal care. Free. 10am-3pm Saturday. Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall, 4800 US 301 N, Tampa. 727-893-8523.
I like it hot! Festival: Connoisseurs of all things spicy will love this festival, which will feature amateur hot sauce, salsa and barbecue competitions, a Hot Lolly-Lick-A-Thon, a jalapeno eating contest, vendor tastings, live music and more. Free. 10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. Largo Event Center, 6340 126th Ave. No. 727-322-5217.
WMNF 43rd Anniversary Celebration: Grab a birthday cake and join WMNF Community Conscious Radio in celebrating its 43rd anniversary with a concert by psychedelic rockers and Tropical Heatwave performers The Bright Light Social Hour. $22 to $27. 8 p.m. Saturday. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 813-238-8001.
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Lost live from the 80s! This 1980s tour features some of the most recognizable acts of that decade. Includes A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Men Without Hats, Missing Persons, Musical Youth, Stacey Q and The English Beat. $49.50 – $119.50. 7 p.m. Saturday. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.
Toy Train Show: There will be over 60 vendor tables selling various model trains, toys, die-cast cars and more. There will also be a bandwagon track and a “be an engineer” experience. $5, 12 and under free. 9am-2pm Saturday. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. 727-244-1341.
Sertoma Family Fun Day: Bring the family for a day of activities including relay races, horseback rides, vendors, a Beatles tribute band, and food available for purchase. $10, 12 and under free. $5 parking. 2-11 p.m. Saturday. The Lobby, 11919 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills. 727-312-3881. familyhearinghelp.org.
Howl-O-Scream: SeaWorld’s walkways feature thrilling spooky areas, haunted houses, nighttime thrill rides, live entertainment, and a fiendishly interactive bar. Operates select nights through October 31. Check closing hours at time of purchase. $34.99 – $139.99. 7 p.m. from Friday to Sunday. SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando. 800-327-2424. Also taking place at Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. 813-884-4386.
Spooktacular: Kids can do tricks or treats during SeaWorld’s daytime event with decorated pathways and meet and greet nautical-themed Halloween characters. Included with day admission. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday to Sunday. SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando. 800-327-2424.
Oktoberfest Celebration: Head to the beer garden and covered patio and grab your commemorative mug for a free draft and $10 of select drafts after that. The party includes German music, food, beer, games and more. Present the mug for $10 drafts through October 3. No cover (extra food/drinks). 3-10 p.m. Saturday. Florida Avenue Brewing Co., 2029 Arrowgrass Drive, Wesley Chapel. 813-452-6333.
Urinetown: The Ghostlight Young Company presents its inaugural musical production, which satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy and more. $20. Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. 727-893-1070.