TAMPA, Fla.—If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (January 10-12), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, January 10
Dunedin International Film Festival
When: January 8-14
Where: various locations around Dunedin
Info: The Dunedin International Film Festival is a platform for filmmakers to share their original content with the Florida Film Maker’s Community. Watch music videos, documentaries, local content, comedies, animation, cultural films, horror movies and other videos competing in various categories for awards. $10 gets you access to one screening. Click here for ticket package information for the whole festival.
Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
When: January 10-19
Where: various locations around Tampa
Cost: $10 (price varies by event)
Info: The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is a ten-day cultural event that features speakers, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople locally and nationally. Check out events like the 2020 TBBHF Music Fest, Financial Seminar & Luncheon, Heritage Gala: The Royal Ball, and the Scholarship Gaming Tournament.
When: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Rialto Theatre at 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa
Info: Ahoy, matees! Kick off the Gasparilla season in style at this third annual party for a purpose. Dance the night away with the popular local R&B rockers The Black Honkeys and opening band Bus Stop while enjoying lively spirits, fabulous food, and merriment until your timbers are shivered! Get your costume now and spread the word before the event sells out.
Meat Loaf Presents BAT
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Bilheimer Capitol Theatre at 405 Cleveland St, Clearwater
Info: Experience the hit songs from GRAMMY® Award-winner Meat Loaf performed brilliantly by his band, The Neverland Express, plus American Idol Season 13 winner Caleb Johnson when they come to Clearwater for their Capitol Theatre debut. Meat Loaf will not be at the show.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall at 1111 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater
Info: Australian-bred rock balladeers, Air Supply return to Ruth Eckred Hall! Celebrating 45 years, the hit-making duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock are known for their songs “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All”. Don’t miss one of pop music’s most enduring powerhouse touring bands for a night of non-stop hits, only at Ruth Eckerd Hall!
Saturday, January 11
26th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival
When: January 11-12
Where: 595 Corey Ave. in St. Pete Beach, FL
Info: American Craft Endeavors is continuing an annual spring tradition with the St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Fair, bringing contemporary crafts from more than 100 of the nation's most talented artisans to this free community event. A variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing and much more, all handmade in America, will be on display!
Yoga in the Wild
When: 8:30 a.m.
Where: ZooTampa at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa
Cost: $40 (ZooTampa Members: $20)
Info: Strengthen and rejuvenate at Yoga in the Wild only at ZooTampa. The practice begins with a special animal mingle and enrichment then namast'ay at the Zoo after! All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced Yogis. Arrive at 8:30 a.m. for a special animal mingle and enrichment! Practice begins at 9 a.m.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Raymond James Stadium at 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
Info: Monster Jam® is the big leagues of motorsports competition, where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats. Check out the Pit Party at 2:30 p.m., where you can see the massive trucks up close, meet your favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities.
Sunday, January 12
Festivals of Speeds
When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Vinoy Park at 501 5th Ave NE, St. Petersburg
Cost: $20 (children 12 and under are FREE)
Info: The 16th Annual Festivals of Speed at St. Petersburg is located in downtown St. Petersburg. The luxury lifestyle Motorsports display will showcase over 300 exotic cars, motorcycles, watercraft and luxury brands. The Festivals of Speed show field has become known for its unique diversity, showcasing both vintage and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models placed for display among the splendor that is Vinoy Park.