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The museum had several artifacts displayed around, including this two-headed calf. The St Petersburg History Museum held their fundraiser at the St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club on Saturday evening, February 20, 2016. 
DAVID W DOONAN | Special To The Times

The museum had several artifacts displayed around, including this two-headed calf. The St Petersburg History Museum held their fundraiser at the St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club on Saturday evening, February 20, 2016. DAVID W DOONAN | Special To The Times

Plan your weekend: Hurricane edition

We normally use this space to tell you what's happening this weekend but cancellations are rolling into our email basket by the fistful. So this week we offer a list here of what we know is canceled and what so far is still on. Call ahead, but we really can still have some fun this weekend.


I Like It Hot Festival: Turn up the heat with fiery foods, sauces and salsas at the 17th annual spicy food festival. $5, 12 and younger free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 423-8433.

Rock the Universe: The huge Christian music concert series Friday and Saturday and Universal Orlando was still on, but many fans have canceled their trip, so keep an eye on Universal's social media for updates @UniversalORL. Check out the event details at

Second Saturday Artwalk: The trolleys will not be running in downtown St. Petersburg for Artwalk Saturday evening; however, some of the galleries and studios do plan on being open, so check with your favorite gallery/studio for any further details.


Two-Headed Calf Fest: The party to celebrate the weirdness of St. Petersburg and the Museum of History's Alligators and Oddities exhibit is "mooo-ving" to Sept. 16. Tickets already purchased will be honored. $30-40. (727) 894-1052.

Bryan Adams concert: The singer has rescheduled Florida tour dates for his Get Up tour which includes a stop at Clearwater's Coachman Park on Sunday. A new date will be announced soon and tickets will be honored.

Chris Tucker, D.L. Hughley: Friday's show with the Rush Hour and comedian D.L. Hughley has been rescheduled to Oct. 7. All tickets for the original date are valid for the rescheduled date – no exchanges needed. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Remembering Snooty: Remembering Snooty: A community memorial and museum open house for the beloved 69-year-old manatee at the South Florida Museum has been rescheduled for Sept. 24. 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. (941) 746-4131.

Tampa Theatre Winefest: The historic movie house announced it made "the very uncool decision" to postpone its annual fundraiser which would have been a most excellent three days of a "Wine's World" of tastings and a screening of the film Wayne's World on Sunday.

City: The Tampa Museum of Art's fashion fundraising gala will have to find another weekend to transform into a mini New York City. Saturday's gala has been postponed because getting a flight into Tampa was just about impossible even for fashion icon Susanne Bartsch. Stay tuned on for a new date.

City: The Tampa Museum of Art will transform into a mini New York City on Saturday night, when it hosts City, its art and fashion fundraising gala that spotlights fashion icon Susanne Bartsch. She is a muse to many world-famous designers — including Alexander McQueen and Thierry Mugler — which is celebrated in the museum's Art-a-Porter exhibit that's currently on display. 8-10 p.m. Saturday, with Bartschland immediately following from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. $125 general admission includes hors d'oeuvres, an open bar and admission to the after-party; $250 VIP.

Tampa Boat Show: The trade show at the Tampa Convention Center is postponed to Oct. 13-15. Have a ticket but can't go then? To request a refund, contact Debbie Harewood at

Jurassic Quest: The animatronic dinosaur adventure that was scheduled for the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa this weekend has been canceled. No word yet on a rescheduled date.

Ellis Paul: The show Saturday at the Attic in Tampa has been canceled. The club said it will be rescheduled on a later date.

Skinhead speech: A program called "A Former Skinhead Speaks Out Against Hate" scheduled for Thursday at Eckerd College has been postponed. A future date will be announced, the college said.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs will not play the Dolphins in Miami on Sunday as was scheduled, the NFL has announced. They will instead play the Dolphins on Week 11 in Miami on Nov. 19.

Guy Harvey Weekend: The special event with the environmental artist at Busch Gardens has been postponed until the weekend of Dec. 16-17. Guests who purchased tickets to Painting on the Wild Side featuring Guy Harvey will automatically be refunded.

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Ben Gleib: The comedian was scheduled to perform at Side Splitters Thursday-Sunday, but all shows have been canceled. There aren't any current plans to reschedule.

Night Market: LocalShops1's first DTSP Night Market, which was scheduled for Thursday night has been canceled. A new date will be scheduled soon.

Masonic Band Concert: The free concert by the Masonic Band of St. Petersburg planned for Sept. 10 at the Masonic Home, 3100 1st St. NE, St. Petersburg, has been canceled. No rescheduled date is planned.

Mobile Collection Event: The Pinellas County Mobile Collection event planned for this Saturday at the SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S, has been canceled. Organizers will try to reschedule the event at a later date.


Outdoor concerts: We are keeping a close eye on some concert venues. No decision yet on Depeche Mode next week at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa or shows at Jannus Landing, both outdoors. Ritz Ybor is making flood plans but doesn't expect any shows to be affected.

Theme parks: Legoland, Universal, Busch Gardens and Walt Disney World in general all have a policy is that if a hurricane warning is issued for the area — or for your residence — within seven days of your scheduled arrival date, you may reschedule or cancel your without any fees imposed. Check the parks' websites for updates.

If you have an event that has been canceled or postponed, email to alert us of the change. Follow @thingstodotampa for updates.

Contact Sharon Kennedy Wynne at Follow @SharonKWn.

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