Important note: Many entertainment events around Tampa Bay this weekend have been postponed or canceled due to the terrorist attacks. Please click here to check our list of closures, and we urge you to confirm any event you plan to attend by calling the venue.
||International Plaza opens this weekend, bringing the Tampa Bay area retail opportunities new and familiar.
A prep for mall trippers
Sore feet and sensory overload may occur at the new International Plaza, but that's a small price for a shopping spree that offers something for every budget.
Swooning from all that power shopping? Darling, sit down, take a bite of Saigon lobster with lemongrass, a nibble of BLT pizza, a sip of noveltini. They'll give you the strength to shop on.
Who's in the house
Here is a list of the specialty shops you'll find at International Plaza. We've divided them into groups according to their primary merchandise, and whether they're new to Tampa Bay or already have outlets in the area.
International Plaza trivia
The big draws
A filmmaker's vision, then and now
Francis Ford Coppola's revisiting of his Vietnam epic is bigger, more comprehensible, more astounding than when Apocalypse Now first appeared 22 years ago.
Family Movie Guide
The Family Movie Guide should be used along with the Motion Picture Association of America rating system for selecting movies suitable for children.
Top five movies and upcoming releases
Current movies recommended by the Times
Also in theaters
Those who live in glass houses . . .
Underrated Depp shines in 'Blow'
Upcoming video / DVD releases and rankings
Bang the drums, brilliantly
The musical education and wide-ranging interests of Living Colour's Will Calhoun mean that no bad-drummer jokes apply here.
Team Pop Trivia
This week's winner: Jeff Mahar of Safety Harbor knew that rock 'n' roll pioneer Fats Domino wrote I'm Walkin', which was a hit for both Domino and teen idol Ricky Nelson.
Pop: Ticket window
Britney Spears with O-Town, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28, Ice Palace, Tampa. Tickets ($38.75-$64.25) on sale 10 a.m. Saturday at the box office (813) 223-1000 or Ticketmaster (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-2100.
Pop: Hot Ticket
A walk on the wild side
Try getting chummy with a stingray
If you've thought that could be hazardous to your health, you haven't visited Lowry Park Zoo's Stingray Bay, where you can get up close and personal, with no fear of painful consequences.
Get Away: Down the road
Events to watch for; details in future editions of Weekend.
Get Away: Hot Ticket
Monster Muppet mania
Dunedin exhibit lets there be light
Light in sea and sky may be the common theme of "Drawn to the Light," but the variations on that subject clearly are illuminated by the individual imagination.
Art: Hot Ticket
Art: Best bets
Art critic Mary Ann Marger's recommendations for this weekend. Please refer to the Art Calendar for details.
Nite Out: Hot Ticket
Mixing music and math
A music teacher and pianist has mathematically analyzed all of Bach's works. During a concert Saturday he will put his theories into practice.
Stage: Hot Ticket
Cellist spotlights the traditional