Top Tampa Bay area events for the week of January 3-9
Classic beach polo shirt: Watch the horses race across the powdery sands for three-on-four polo matches with four chukkas each, professional teams and scores. $ 15 to $ 45. 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. from Saturday to Sunday. Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-360-1881.
Epiphany: On Thursday, the 116th annual Epiphany celebration at the Greek Orthodox St. Nicholas Cathedral will be open to the public. Last year’s event was reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Considered the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River, the Tarpon Springs event traditionally draws more than 20,000 spectators. Church services begin at 8 a.m. and the procession to Spring Bayou is scheduled to begin around noon at 36 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.
Paranormal circus: Cirque Italia offers a spectacle of nightmares, fear, surprise and emotions, with a “Clown Castle” tent with acrobats, illusionists and more. 13 years and over only. $ 10 to $ 50. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Friday, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Riviera Dunes Marina, 102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto. 941-704-8572.
Cirque Italia: Silver: A circus-style family show with European flavor, lasers and water effects. The acts include aerial work, tightrope, contortion, hand balancing, and clown comedy between acts. Seating is limited and socially distanced inside the travel tent. Masks are recommended and directional signs should be followed for safety reasons. $ 25- $ 50, $ 10- $ 45 children. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Brandon Downtown Mall, 459 Downtown Brandon Promenade. 941-704-8572.
38 Special: The southern rock group whose hits include Hold loosely and Rockin ‘through the night carried out. $ 50 and more. 8 p.m. Friday. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.
Al Di Meola: The guitarist who has collaborated with other musicians and whose career spanned four decades and earned him four gold albums, two platinum albums and more than 6 million record sales worldwide. $ 29.50 to $ 49.50. 8 p.m. Friday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.
Marriage secrets: A young couple marry in secret, and their family’s secrets suddenly resurface. $ 25, $ 22 for seniors. 8 p.m. Friday to Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Carrollwood players, 4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa. 813-265-4000.
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Florida Orchestra Masterpiece Series: Under the direction of Akiko Fujimoto, and joined by Sara Davis Buechner on piano, the orchestra presents Romeo and Juliet. $ 20.50 – $ 57.50. 8 p.m. Saturday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, Saint Petersburg. Also at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-892-3337.
Fabulous Thunderbirds: For over 30 years, co-founder Kim Wilson, the original sole member, led the group through hits such as Tuff Enuff and To wrap up. $ 32.50 to $ 50. 8 p.m. Sunday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.
Zubrick’s Magic Theater: Audiences can enjoy a mix of sleight of hand, family comedy and full-scale illusions. $ 40 to $ 137. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Zubrick’s Magic Theater, 1211 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 866-982-7425.
“Feline”: an art exhibition on the theme of cats: This art exhibit for cat lovers focuses solely on feline-inspired art and includes sculptures, paintings, collages, and prints. To free. 6 pm-9pm Friday. Atelier Industrial Arts Building, 2380 Sixth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-437-9113.
Snowcat Ridge: The snow world in Dade City includes slopes, an igloo, an ice rink and an Alpine village. $ 26.95 to $ 39.95. Skate rental $ 9.95. 9 am-10pm Monday and Wednesday-Thursday, 9 am-11pm Friday-Saturday, 9 am-10pm Sunday. Snowcat Ridge, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. 813-576-1450.
Red rocket: In the 128-minute R-rated film, a retired and retired pornstar reunites with his ex-wife, only to fall back into his old ways when he meets another woman. Contains strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, and ubiquitous language. $ 10.70, $ 8.56 seniors / students. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday to Thursday. Green Light Cinema, 221 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 508-816-8968.
Astronomy night: Observe the moon, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune through large telescopes provided by members of the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, weather permitting. $ 3, $ 1.50 for children from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Boyd Hill Nature Reserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. 727-896-9410.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Watch the Super Bowl champions take on the Carolina Panthers. Ticket prices vary. 1 p.m. Sunday. Raymond James Stadium, Highway 4201 N Dale Mabry, Tampa. 813-350-6500.
Excellent connections: The Great Explorations Children’s Museum is closed to the general public so children with special needs and their families can enjoy a sensory event with altered lights and sounds and a ‘cool down’ room available for families in need of. to make a break. To free. 10 am-12pm Sunday. Great Explorations Children’s Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. 727-821-8992.