Fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | November 3-5

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (November 3-5), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, November 3

What: Gavin DeGraw Raw Tour
When: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Capital Theatre at 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater
Cost: $35
Event Info: Multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw is coming to Tampa! He will be performing his Raw Tour at Capital Theatre in Clearwater on Friday night. 

What: WiLD 94.1's Last Damn Show
When: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive Downtown, Tampa
Cost: $50
Event Info: Get ready for a hype hip-hop event in Tampa Bay! The Last Damn Show will feature Chance the Rapper, Ludacris, Lil Uzi Vert, Lecrae and Jessie Reyez on Friday night at Amalie Arena!

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What: Stand-Up Comedy with Tom Cotter
When: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Side Splitters at 12938 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
Cost: $14
Event Info: If laughter is the best medicine, prepare to be heavily medicated. Tom Cotter's high energy, rapid-fire style of comedy leaves audiences clutching their sides and rolling in the aisles. Recently, Tom became the first comedian to ever reach the finals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent." He will be performing Friday night at Side Splitters in Tampa.

What: St. Pete Asian Lantern Festival
When: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
Where: Albert Whitted Park at 480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg
Cost: Free Admission
Event Info: Come check out the inaugural St. Pete Asian Lantern Festival! There will be plenty of live music, local beer, Asian-inspired food truck cuisine and over 200 lanterns strung up throughout the festival. This event is also pet-friendly! 

What: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7
When: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Carol Morsani Hall - Straz Center at 564 North Boulevard, Tampa
Cost: $15
Event Info: “Every bit of it has such rhythmic drive and power. It’s just sort of this magnetic pulse.” That’s how Music Director Michael Francis describes Beethoven’s jubilant Symphony No. 7, which evokes the feeling of dance. It’s a fitting way to mark 50 years since the official merger of the St. Petersburg Symphony and the Tampa Philharmonic on Nov 2, 1967. Joining the celebration is French Canadian pianist Alain Lefevre, who makes his TFO debut on his specialty, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4. He’s one of the few pianists who performs the original 1926 version. The concert kicks off with Bartok’s Dance Suite, a collection of folk songs from around the world.

What: Menopause The Musical
When: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Mahaffey Theater at 400 1st Street Southeast, Saint Petersburg
Cost: $38.50
Event Info: COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 16 years! 

What: Two-Headed Calf Fest
When: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: St. Petersburg Museum of History
Cost: $30
Event Info: Celebrate the true weirdness of St. Petersburg this November while paying tribute to the Museum of History’s iconic two-headed calf. The Two-Head Calf Fest will feature live music, food trucks, craft beers by Flying Boat Brewing and St. Pete Brewing Company and of course admission to Alligators & Oddities exhibit highlighted by nearly a 100-year-old two-headed calf.

What: Art in the Park After Dark Gala
When: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: University Area CDC at 14013 North 22nd Street, Tampa
Cost: $75
Event Info: Join us for an evening of art and culinary delights as we showcase a variety of UACDC and partner accomplishments and programs. This Art in the Park gala will feature an art gallery, culinary dinner with a twist, live performances, dancing, silent auction and a dessert bar. Proceeds will benefit our Prodigy Cultural Arts Program, which is celebrating 17 years of transforming lives through the arts.

Saturday, November 4

What: India Festival Tampa Bay 2017
When: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa
Cost: $9 Adults, $7 Children 
Event Info: The India Festival Tampa Bay showcases all aspects of the rich culture and heritage from India. Enjoy a variety of delectable Indian cuisine, browse through Indian garments, handicrafts, jewelry and much more. All proceeds generated at this event are invested back into the community to promote youth education and maintain rich Indian Heritage; a culture that is known worldwide for its music and dances. At its core, India Festival Tampa Bay is a festival of arts and dances in which nearly 1,000 participants from all ages come to showcase their talents. 

What: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
When: 7 p.m. 
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive Downtown, Tampa
Cost: $25
Event Info: Come watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night at Amalie Arena! 

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What: Beats by the Bay
When: 2 p.m. 
Where: Vinoy Park at 701 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg
Cost: $49.50
Event Info: Get ready to jam! Beats By The Bay will feature Ashanti, Ja Rule, Brandy, T Pain, Mase and Mario at Vinoy Park in St. Pete. 

What: 29th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival
When: Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
Where: E.G. Simmons Park 2401 19th Avenue Northwest, Ruskin
Cost: $5
Event Info: The 29th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival welcomes you to E.G. Simmons Park for sun, fun and seafood! The Seafood Festival is South Hillsborough County’s largest community event with over 25,000 in attendance in 2016. Feast on savory seafood fare, enjoy a variety of live music and dive into the action of activities. Check out boats, arts & crafts, educational displays, commercial exhibits and tons interactive kids entertainment! Active military and children 12 and under are free. 

What: Beer, Boats and Bacon 2017
When: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Where: Nathan Benderson Park at 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota
Cost: $15
Event Info: Beer, Boats and Bacon will feature tons of great bacon dishes from local restaurants as well as craft beer and cocktail sampling. There’s also live music, games and prizes. 

What: 16th Annual Safety Harbor Wine Festival
When: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
Where: Main Street Safety Harbor
Cost: Free Admission
Event Info: Enjoy an exciting night of wine, live entertainment, great food, arts/crafts, and much more. Over one hundred different types of wine will be available to sample. All proceeds will benefit five local charities and civic organizations.

Sunday, November 5

What: Fall Out Boy Concert
When: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive Downtown, Tampa
Cost: $46.75
Event Info: Grammy-nominated Chicago band Fall Out Boy is coming to Tampa! They will be performing Sunday night at Amalie Arena, so get ready to rock! 

What: Tracy Morgan Stand-Up Comedy
When: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Where: The Mahaffey Theater at 400 1st Street South, Saint Petersburg
Cost: $39
Event Info: Tracy Morgan, one of the most respected comedians in his field, will bring a night of comedy to St. Petersburg Sunday night! He starred for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning “30 Rock.”

What: Demetri Martin Stand-Up Comedy
When: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Where: Straz Center at 1010 North Macinnes Place Downtown, Tampa,
Cost: $38.50
Event Info: Stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director Demetri Martin is headed to Tampa Bay! Demetri worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Later, he became a New York Times bestselling author of two books and starred in his own stand-up comedy specials. 

What: Tampa Repticon 
When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa
Cost: $10
Event Info: Replicon is coming to the Florida State Fairgrounds! Come check out crocodiles, tortoises, geckos and much more at this reptile and exotic pet show. This event will feature vendors that offer reptile pets, feeders, cages, supplies and merchandise. 

What: Straz Live! in the Park
When: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Where: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park at 600 North Ashley Drive Downtown, Tampa
Cost: Free Admission
Event Info: Back by popular demand, Straz LIVE! in the Park features a lively concert of familiar arias sung by our very own Opera Tampa Singers and favorite tunes performed by visiting Broadway artists. For many in the community, this is their introduction to opera. For others, it is a joyful reunion with operatic gems and Broadway favorites known the world over. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a delightful afternoon of beautiful music. Food trucks and award-winning chalk artists will add to the festivities and there are special day-of ticket discounts too!

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