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Highlights of the week

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published January 22, 2001


Daily

BEST SHOTS: GREAT MOMENTS IN NFL PHOTOGRAPHY: Art exhibit featuring over 40 memorable images captured by renowned photographers. Daily. Tampa Museum of Art, 600 N Ashley Drive. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thur.; and 1-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon. $5 adults; $4 seniors; $3 students; and free for ages 5 and younger. Admission by donation 5-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-noon Sat. (813) 274-8130.

PIRATES AND PEARLS...GASPARILLA!: Features a history of Gasparilla through photographs, artifacts and costumes. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and noon-4 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon. Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $5. (813) 254-1891.

TOUCHDOWN AT THE TRADEWINDS NC: Sand sculpture marking Super Bowl XXXV's visit to the Tampa Bay area. Construction work daily, beginning at 10 a.m. behind the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Also watch live on www.floridabeachlive.com. (727) 360-6957.

Tuesday

SUPER PAELLA XI: Dig into the 10-foot signature Spanish dish prepared on site. Includes mixed live entertainment, 3-8 p.m. Centennial Park, Ybor City. $15 day of event. (813) 251-0921.

Wednesday

NFL PLAYERS SUPER SHOOT-OUT: Golf tournament featuring 100 active NFL players. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Bay Palms Golf Complex, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa. Gallery ticket $18. (727) 898-2100 or (813) 287-8844..

SUPER CARROLLWOOD CELEBRATION: Carrollwood Area Business Association sponsors family celebration with pass, punt and kick contests, local sports teams, cheerleaders, music, food for purchase by Outback Steakhouse, the Melting Pot and Alex's BBQ. Super Bowl and Bucs merchandise also for sale. Sports celebrities invited; some autographs available. Fireworks at finale. 4-7 p.m., Carrollwood Soccer Fields, 13402 S Village Drive (1/2 mile west of N Dale Mabry), Tampa. (813) 264-0006. Free

SUPER LIVE MUSIC SERIES: Free live concert performance by local singer Belinda Womack. 6-9 p.m. Old Hyde Park Village, S Dakota Avenue near Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa. (813) 251-3500.

SUPER BOWL FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Shana Banana presents an interactive children's show of fantasy and song, followed by Seminole Indian Chief Jim Billie with his five-piece band spinning musical tales of life in the Big Cypress Swamp. Concert is the kickoff event for this year's Seminole Discover Native America Festival. 6:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin Street Mall, Tampa. (800) 535-2228. Free.

NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS: Family and youth outreach event by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Features national Christian music groups and NFL players. 7-9:30 p.m., USF Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $5-$8. (813) 932-2525.

FEASTIVAL 2001: A celebration of food and fun featuring 100 area restaurants and live entertainment. 7-11 p.m., Ice Palace, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $100-$250. (813) 226-3909.

Thursday

NFL Experience: Features more than 50 interactive games and activities in a 20-acre open air and tented space. Test your football skills in a variety of attractions in which you can run, throw, punt, kick and pass with the pros. Race through a football obstacle course, a stationary gantlet, maze of cones, tackling dummies and dive for a touchdown over a line of inflatable players. Daily special events scheduled to include Women's Pro Football League scrimmage 4 p.m.; players read-a-loud with kids 4 p.m.; ESPN NFL 2Night, 6:30 p.m. Experience open 3-10 p.m. Raymond James Stadium, Lots 1-2, Tampa. $10-$15. (866) 849-4635.

FLORIDA'S BEACH SUPER CELEBRATION/ SAND SCULPTURE SPECTACULAR: Features 8-foot-high sculptures of all the NFL teams centered by two 30-foot-high helmets of the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens. Laser show at sunset. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sand Key, Clearwater Beach. Parking $1. (727) 464-7200.

NFL Charities Super Bowl XXXV Golf Classic: Celebrity golf tournament benefitting NFL Charities and the NFL Youth Education Town center. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Westin Innisbrook Resort, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. $1,200 per player. Spectators free. (201) 489-0049 or (727) 942-2000.

SUPER PIERFEST: With live music, entertainment by magicians, jugglers and clowns. Noon-10 p.m. The Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-6164.

VIEWSONIC JOURNEY OF HOPE GOLF CLASSIC: Charity golf tournament. 1-5 p.m., Hunter's Green Country Club, 18101 Longwater Run Drive, Tampa. $300 per player. Spectators free. (800) 290-2118.

SUPER BOWL GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA: Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin and DeLeon Sheffield in concert, 7:30 p.m. Without Walls International Church, 2511 N Without Walls International Place (Grady Avenue), Tampa. $35 advance, $50 at door includes events Fri. and Sun.; $25 advance this event alone. (813) 879-4673 ext. 265.

SUPER MUSIC FEST: Daily concerts at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Rapper Ludacris, hip hop artist Ja Rule and rapper Mystikal, 8 p.m. Tickets $25-$45 each night. Fairgrounds, U.S. 301 at Interstate 4. (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-2100.

CLEARWATER SUPER CELEBRATION: Daily concerts in waterfront Coachman Park. Three Dog Night and Atlanta Rhythm Section, 4-11 p.m. $5 advance, $7 day of show. Drew and Cleveland streets, downtown Clearwater. (727) 562-4800.

BUD BOWL YBOR CELEBRATION: Events include Budweiser Clydesdale viewing, sand sculpting, exotic animal displays, parade, concerts. 5:45-10 p.m. Along Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. (813) 626-6176, ext. 258. Free.

MUSIC BOWL 2001: The Whispers and Keith Washington. 7 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $36-$51. (813) 274-8982, (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-2100.

Friday

NFL Experience: Features more than 50 interactive games and activities in a 20-acre open air and tented space. Test your football skills in a variety of attractions in which you can run, throw, punt, kick and pass with the pros. Race through a football obstacle course, a stationary gauntlet, maze of cones, tackling dummies and dive for a touchdown over a line of inflatable players. Daily special events scheduled to include players read-a-loud with kids, 4 p.m.; Arena Football League clinic, 5 p.m.; coaches chalk talk, 5 p.m.; ESPN NFL 2Night, 7 p.m. Experience open 3-10 p.m. Raymond James Stadium, Lots 1-2, Tampa. $10-$15. (866) 849-4635.

FLORIDA'S BEACH SUPER CELEBRATION/ SAND SCULPTURE SPECTACULAR: Features 8-foot-high sculptures of all the NFL teams centered by two 30-foot-high helmets of the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens. Laser show at sunset. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sand Key, Clearwater Beach. Parking $1. (727) 464-7200.

SUPER PIERFEST: With live music, entertainment by magicians, jugglers and clowns. Noon-10 p.m., The Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-6164.

SUPER BOWL GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA: Bishop Eddie L. Long with Kurt Carr and Javen Campbell, 7:30 p.m. Without Walls International Church, 2511 N Without Walls International Place (Grady Avenue), Tampa. $25 this event alone; $35 advance, $50 at door includes events Thur. and Sun. (813) 879-4673 ext. 265.

SUPER MUSIC FEST: Daily concerts at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Hip hop artists DJ Faith and Matrix, 8 p.m. Tickets $25-$45 each night. Fairgrounds, U.S. 301 at Interstate 4. (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-2100.

CLEARWATER SUPER CELEBRATION: Daily concerts in waterfront Coachman Park. Baha Men, Taylor Dayne and the Village People, 4-11 p.m., $10 advance and $15 day of show. Drew and Cleveland streets, downtown Clearwater. (727) 562-4800.

BUD BOWL YBOR CELEBRATION: Events include Budweiser Clydesdale viewing, sand sculpting, exotic animal displays, parade, 7 p.m. concert by Cheap Trick. Noon-10 p.m. Along Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. (813) 626-6176, ext. 258. Free.

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