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January at a glance

By Times staff
© St. Petersburg Times
published December 27, 2001


Jan. 1

Year in, year out
Want to rock with the Red Elvises? Or polka with the German-American Society? Have a day of family fun or an elegant night out? Take your pick for New Year's Eve.

Welcome the year in style
Lots of people are staying home to ring in the new year, gathering in small groups to raise a glass on New Year's Eve or having open houses Jan. 1. However you celebrate, we wish you a happy 2002.

January at a glance

2002: Year at a glance

Disney's reissued Beauty and the Beast opens, IMAX Dome Theatre, MOSI. $6-$9.95.

The Music Man, musical, 7:30 p.m. Through Jan. 6. TBPAC. $20.50-$62.50.

Outback Bowl, Ohio State Buckeyes vs. University of South Carolina Gamecocks) 11 a.m. Raymond James Stadium. $50.

Jan. 2

Duquesne University Tamburitzans, music and dance of eastern Europe, 7:30 p.m. Also Jan. 3. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. $16-$18.

Rent, 8 p.m. Also Jan. 3. Van Wezel. $39-$55.

Jan. 3

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Through Jan. 6, Ice Palace. Then Jan. 9-13, Times Arena at Bayfront Center. $11.75-$28.

Tony Orlando, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Lakeland Center, 700 W Lemon St. $22.50-$25.50. (863) 834-8111.

Jan. 4

Bernadette Peters, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall. $50.

Maxwell, rock opera, 8 p.m. Through Jan. 20. TBPAC. $15.

Florida Orchestra, Brahms' Romantic First, Maximiano Valdez, guest conductor, 8 p.m. TBPAC. Also 8 p.m. Jan. 5, Mahaffey Theater and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $20-$38.

Greater Tuna, comedy, 7:30 p.m. Through Jan. 20. Stageworks' production at Hillsborough Community College, Palm Avenue and 15th Street, Ybor City. (813) 258-6757. $12-$15.

Jan. 5

The Sunshine Boys, comedy, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall. $25-$30.

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Reunion, country, 8 p.m. Van Wezel. $30-$40.

Lyceum of Kalymnos: Greek Dance and Music, 7 p.m., Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. $11-$13. (727) 942-5605.

Opera Tampa Chorus, 8 p.m. Palladium. $8-$12.

Jan. 6

My Fair Lady, musical, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Van Wezel. $35-$45.

Tentative reopening date of Ca d'Zan, historic home of John and Mable Ringling, after extensive renovation. Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. (941) 351-1660.

Bobby Mercer's 100 Years of American Music, 2 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Pasco-Hernando Community College, New Port Richey. $12-$16. (727) 847-2727 ext. 3241.

Jan. 7

In One Act and Out the Other, new one-act play readings, 7:30 p.m. Palladium. Free.

Jan. 8

The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, 1 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall. $12.

Jan. 10

The Women, 8 p.m. Through Jan. 27. Eight O'Clock Theatre production. Largo Cultural Center. $6-$12.50.

The Mousetrap, Through Jan. 27. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Lakes Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. $12-$14.

Robert Cray Band, 7 p.m. Jannus Landing. $20.

Jan. 11

Jerry Seinfeld, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall. Sold out.

Lipizzaner Stallions, 7:30 p.m. Ice Palace. $17.50-$24.50.

Byron's Beppo: A Venetian Love Story, one-man show starring Ian Frost, 8 p.m., Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. $11-$13.

Jan. 12

The Merry Widow, London City Opera, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall. $30-$40.

Violinist Maxim Vengerov, 7:30 p.m. Palladium. $10-$15.

Animal Tales, children's show, 10 a.m. and noon. TBPAC. $5.50.

Jan. 13

Huey Lewis and the News, 7:30 p.m. TBPAC. $28.50-$38.50.

Jan. 15

Brian McKnight, 7:30 p.m. TBPAC. $27.75-$37.75.

Jan. 16

Jose Carreras, 8 p.m. TBPAC. $45-$150.

The Center's Seventh Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute, 7:30 p.m. TBPAC. Free.

Jan. 17

Twyla Tharp Dance, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall. $30-$40.

Florida Orchestra, Orchestra Smorgasbord, Thomas Wilkins, conductor, 11 a.m. Mahaffey Theater. $17-$26.

Doc Severinsen and His Big Band, 8 p.m. Van Wezel. $30-$40.

River Myths: A Multimedia Gallery Installation by Thermon Statom opens. Through April 7. Tampa Museum of Art. $3-$5.

Jan. 18

Blast, 8 p.m. Through Jan. 27. TBPAC. $20.50-$62.50.

John Tesh, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall. $34-$38.

Florida Orchestra, A Tribute to Mario Lanza, Mark McVey, tenor, Ernest Green, guest conductor, 8 p.m. TBPAC. Also 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Ruth Eckerd Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Mahaffey Theater. $20-$38.

Guys and Dolls, musical, 8 p.m. Through Jan. 20. Mahaffey Theater. $24-$49.

Jan. 19

Don Rickles and Debbie Reynolds, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall. $40-$55.

Brooksville Raid, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Also Jan. 20. Sand Hill Scout Reservation, Brooksville. $2-$5. (352) 799-0129.

Superbowl of Motorsports, 7:30 p.m. Raymond James Stadium. $11-$14.

Marcia Ball and Lloyd Jones, 8 p.m. Skipper's Smokehouse. $15-$18.

Leo Kottke, 8 p.m. Tampa Theatre. $26.50.

Madame Butterfly, Sunstate Opera Society, Also Jan. 20. $10-$15. Palladium.

Scotland Conquers Europe and America, Robert Burns' birthday celebration featuring Scottish opera, operetta and songs. 8 p.m., Tarpon Springs Cultural Center. $11-$13.

A Swinging Affair with the 42nd Street Orchestra, 2 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Pasco-Hernando Community College, New Port Richey. $12-$16. (727) 847-2727, ext. 3241.

Jan. 20

Ceramic Art of the Southwest opens. Through April 14. Museum of Fine Arts

Jan. 21

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade, 1:15 p.m. along Bayshore Drive to Central Avenue, then west to Dr. M.L. King (Ninth) St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 327-0085. Free.

Jan. 22

Leepa-Rattner Museum opens at St. Petersburg College, Tarpon Springs. 10 a.m.

A Musical Salute to Benny Goodman, 1 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall. Sold out.

Jan. 23

Donald Byrd/The Group, dance, 7:30 p.m. TBPAC. $24.50-$34.50.

Jan. 24

Rent, 8 p.m. Also Jan. 25-26. Ruth Eckerd Hall. $37-$42.

Dean Shostak and Glass Armonica: Music of Colonial America, 7:30 p.m., Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. $11-$13.

Jan. 25

Professional Bull Riders Bud Light Cup, 8 p.m. Also Jan. 26. Ice Palace. $8.25-$98.25.

GWAR, 7 p.m. Masquerade. $13.

Hair, The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, 8 p.m. Through Jan. 27. M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa presentation. Palladium. $25-$29.

Jan. 26

Pinellas Folk Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. (727) 582-2123. Free.

Art Festival Beth-El, 7-10 p.m. $20. Also 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 27 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 28, free. 400 Pasadena Ave. S. (727) 347-6136.

Florida Orchestra, Spotlight on Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Pavel Kogan, guest conductor, 8 p.m. Mahaffey Theater. Also 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Ruth Eckerd Hall and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28, TBPAC. $20-$38.

Little Shop of Horrors, 7:30 p.m. Through April 28. TBPAC. $25.50-$28.50.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff, 10 a.m. and noon. TBPAC. $5.50.

Einstein on Wine, 6-9 p.m. MOSI. $50.

A Tribute to Harry James and the Andrews Sisters with the Charly Raymond Orchestra, 8 p.m. Coliseum. $12.

Jan. 27

An Afternoon with Edward Albee, appearance by Albee and performance of Albee's The Sandbox by SPC theater department. 2:30-5 p.m. Leepa-Rattner Museum.

Charlie Daniels Angelus Country Concert with Montgomery Gentry, Confederate Railroad, Molly Hatchet, others. 11 a.m. Coachman Park, downtown Clearwater. $15-$25.

Douglas Fairbanks in The Black Pirate with Rosa Rio on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, 8 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. (813) 274-8982. $5-$8.

Jan. 29

Pieces of 8, a cappella, 1 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall. $12.

Jan. 30

Mandy Patinkin, 7:30 p.m. TBPAC. $23.75-$49.75.

Jan. 31

Florida Orchestra, Rachmaninoff's Beloved Second Concerto, 8 p.m. Mahaffey Theater. Also 8 p.m. Feb. 1, TBPAC and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Venues and Organizations

The Coliseum 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5202, www.stpete.org/coliseum.htm

The Florida Orchestra, 101 S Hoover Blvd., Tampa, (813) 286-2403 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286, www.floridaorchestra.org

Ice Palace, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, (813) 223-1000, www.icepalace.com

Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo, (727) 587-6793

Mahaffey Theater at Bayfront Center, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5767, www.stpete.org/bayfront.htm

Masquerade, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. (813) 247-3319

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6100, www.mosi.org

Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, (813) 350-6500.

Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400, www.rutheckerdhall.com

Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 977-6474, www.skipperssmokehouse.com

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (TBPAC), 1010 N MacInnes Place, near Ashley Drive and Tyler Street, downtown Tampa. (813) 229-7827, www.tbpac.org.

Tampa Museum of Art, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. (813) 274-8130.

Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. (727) 942-5605.

Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. (727) 942-5605

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (800) 826-9303, www.vanwezel.org.

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