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Things to do

By Times Staff Writer
Published October 19, 2007


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Maroon 5 to bring eclectic mix to bay area

In June of 2002, Maroon 5 jumped onto the mainstream with its debut album Songs About Jane. The album was mixed with a dab of R&B, a healthy dose of rock, and finally topped off with a spoonful of taboo lyrics. In 2005, the young men of Maroon 5 won their first Grammy for Best New Artist.

The group's story was set to tunes filled with soulful tales based on love's many faces.

While selling more than 10-million albums worldwide, Maroon 5's album also yielded four chart-topping singles. One of them, This Love, earned them an MTV award for Best New Artist at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. Their other single, She Will Be Loved, scored a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal. The other two singles from their debut album, Harder to Breathe and Sunday Morning, reached the Billboard Top 20 and Top 40 charts, respectively.

The group will play songs from the quadruple-platinum album and also ones from their latest album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa. $40.50-$50.50. Call 301-2500 or visit www.stpetetimesforum.com.

19 Today

Rent: Bring a blanket and a few friends as they show a free screening of the movie Rent. The movie will be shown on a big inflatable screen on the lawn behind the performing arts center. Attendees also will have the opportunity to win Rent merchandise. Beverages and coolers are not allowed. 8 p.m.; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; free. Call 229-7827.

Art After Dark: The Tampa Museum of Art hosts an after-hours program that combines art, music, gallery tours and drinks. A gallery tour will be led by Tampa Museum of Art curatorial staff or special guests. 8-11 p.m.; Tampa Museum of Art, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa; $10. Call 278-8130.

Florida Orchestra: Stefan Sanderling conducts the Florida Orchestra in a program featuring works by Mozart and Haydn. The event also showcases the talents of guest pianist Andrew Armstrong. 8 p.m.; Morsani Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $19-$54. Call 229-7827 or visit tbpac.org.

So You Think You Can Dance Tour: They jived and tangoed for weeks during the airing of Fox network's popular show So You Think You Can Dance. Today the dancers stop in Tampa on their North American tour. 8 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa; $35-$54.50. Call 301-2500 or visit stpetetimesforum.com.

Feast of the Dark: Gaspar's Grotto hosts a party to benefit the Tampa Historical Society, featuring a costume contest, silent auction, games, live music, and food and drinks. 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 E Seventh Ave., Tampa; $10. Call 248-5900.

Halloweenapalooza: This two-day horror festival features films, celebrity guests, live music and more. 6 p.m.; Channelside Cinemas, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa; $10-$15. Visit halloweenapalooza.net.

Pure Pink: Guests can don their best pink and white attire as they enjoy live entertainment at Floyd's restaurant and nightspot. The event will raise funds to benefit the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. 10 p.m.; Floyd's at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa; $15-$20. Call 627-7625.

20 Saturday

Alan Jackson: Since 1989, Jackson has sold more than 45-million records and recorded 31 No. 1 hits, 21 of which he composed. 7:30 p.m.; Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa; $33.75-$76.25. 740-2446 or visit livenation.com.

Fall festival: Hyde Park Village transforms into a pet-friendly gathering spot featuring a pet masquerade fashion show at 11 a.m., trick-or-treating, a moon bounce, arts and crafts, and more. Funds raised will benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Old Hyde Park Village, Tampa; free. Call 254-6210.

Beer Fest: The third annual fest is home to more than a dozen beers and a plethora of tasty food selections from bay area eateries. 7-11 p.m.; Centennial Park, Ybor City, Tampa; $20-$50. Call 876-7138 or visit humanesocietytampa.org.

Celtic Woman: The platinum-selling group features the talents of a quartet of Irish female vocalists and a fiddle player. 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Morsani Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $38.75-$68.25. Call 229-7827.

Mayor Walk: Mayor Pam Iorio leads a walk to promote health and fitness. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.; the walk begins at 7:30 a.m.; Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa; free. Call 274-8615.

24 Wednesday

UT Dance: The University of Tampa presents Student Dance Happening, an annual dance concert. The opening part of the program will take place inside the Edison Building, and the remainder will take place on the Plant Hall East Veranda. The performance runs today through Oct. 27. 8 p.m.; University of Tampa's Edison Building, 214 N Boulevard, Tampa; free. Call 257-3745.

[Last modified October 18, 2007, 19:51:51]


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