Monster Jam, Diana Ross & Drew Carey Come To Tampa This Weekend


Click Here to check out all of the weekend events posted by Sharon Wynne in the Tampa Bay Times.

  • Monster Jam returns to Raymond James Stadium this Saturday.


  • Diana Ross: Performs  8 p.m. Friday. Ruth Eckerd Hall,
  • Winter Jam: Christian arena-rock rush with headliners Newsboys United, Danny Gokey and Mandis from American Idol, NewSong, Rend Collective & Ledger. Admission is $15 at the door only. 6 p.m. Saturday. Amalie Arena.
  • Unforgettable: Nat & Natalie: The pair’s legacy will be celebrated with the Florida Orchestra and Dee Daniels and Denzak Sinclaire on vocals. Friday at 8 p.m. at the Straz Center and at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater.


  • Hannibal Buress: The comedian, writer and actor made a huge cultural impact from his 2014 stand up routine with a bit about Bill Cosby, which launched the avalanche of women accusing him of sexual assault. Friday-Sunday at the Tampa Improv.
  • Whose Live Anyway?: Drew Carey brings 90 minutes of improvised comedy and songs, all based on audience suggestions with some of his favorites: Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray. 8 p.m. Saturday. Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Lightning Watch Party: While the Lightning are away, there’s a watch party Saturday at the Guy Harvey Outpost at Tradewinds Resort on St. Pete Beach. 

Othello: This modern take on Shakespeare’s tale by Jobsite saw the opportunity to start a conversation about race relations and notions of entitlement and privilege. A preview performance happens Thursday at 8 p.m. ($18). Regular shows 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 3.

DOG SHOW: Florida Gulf Coast Cluster is the Sunshine State’s version of the Westminster dog show. It runs this week through Jan. 20, bringing 10 American Kennel Club all-breed dog shows to Brooksville’s Florida Classic Park. There are two days of agility trials, two days of specialty shows, 10 days of conformation, junior showmanship, obedience trails, a puppy competition and coursing ability tests. 8 a.m.


Wearable Art!

Dunedin will feature its inaugural Dunedin Internation Film Festival Jan. 11-13. Part of that is a Wearable Art short film category, and in celebration of that is a live runway show on Saturday poolside at the new Fenway Hotel. The Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Wearable Art designer Lina Teixeira shows her collection, “History of Fashion” with the runway show at 8:30. 

This show is included with tickets to the film festival, which range from $10-$45.

PM Tampa Bay with Ryan Gorman


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