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2002: Year at a glance

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 27, 2001


FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY

Feb. 1-3 -- Fort Dade Mountain Man Rendezvous, Withlacoochee State Park, Dade City.

Feb. 1 -- Candida opens at American Stage, St. Petersburg.

Feb. 1 -- Canadian Brass, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $25-$40.

Feb. 2 -- Bob Dylan, Ice Palace, Tampa. $28-$39.50.

Feb. 2 -- Gasparilla Pirate Fest, invasion, 11:30 a.m., parade 1:30 p.m., festival 10 a.m.-11 p.m. All in downtown Tampa. www.gasparillapiratefest.com.

Feb. 2 -- Statler Brothers, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $30-$55.

Feb. 2 -- Judas Priest, Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg. $29.50.

Feb. 3 -- Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans. 6 p.m., WTVT-Ch. 13.

Feb. 5 -- Italian American Music Festival, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $28-$40.

Feb. 6 -- The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $25-$35.

Feb. 7 -- The Crucible, 8 p.m. Through Feb. 24. Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa. $15.50-$21.50.

Feb. 7-18 -- Florida State Fair, Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. Admission $3-$8. Headline entertainment: Travis Tritt, Feb. 7; REO Speedwagon, Feb. 8; Christian Choir Competition, Feb. 10; Marshall Tucker Band, Feb. 11; Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, Feb. 12; Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Feb. 13; and Stars of the Grand Ole Opry, Feb. 14.

Feb. 8-9 -- Big River, Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. $29-$49.

Feb. 8-9 -- Julio Iglesias, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $49.75-$75.

Feb. 9 -- Fiesta Day, Ybor City. Free.

Feb. 9-10 -- For the Love of Art, outdoor fine art show, Orange Lake, New Port Richey.

Feb. 9 -- A Salute to the Music of Glenn Miller, the Coliseum, St. Petersburg. $12.

Feb. 9-10 -- Basically Bernstein, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $9.50-$46.50.

Feb. 10 -- Burn the Floor, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $35-$45.

Feb. 12 -- Mardi Gras, parade and celebration, downtown Dunedin.

Feb. 14-24 -- Sound of Music Sing-A-Long, Tampa Theatre, Tampa. $16.50-$21.50.

Feb. 14 -- Patti LaBelle, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $40-$75.

Feb. 14 -- Connie Francis, Mahaffey Theater. $$36.75-$75.

Feb. 15 -- Los Hombres Calientes with Charlie Hunter, Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa. $16-$20.

Feb. 15-17 -- Swing!, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $30-$45.

Feb. 15-17 -- David Copperfield, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $24.50-$45.50.

Feb. 16 -- Neil Diamond, Ice Palace. $35.75-$65.75.

Feb. 16 -- Sant'Yago Knight Parade, Ybor City. Free.

Feb. 16-April 14 -- Imprimature: Albert Paley; Sculpture, Drawings, Graphics, and Decorative Arts, exhibit of works by leading American metal artist, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo.

Feb. 16 -- Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $24.50-$34.50.

Feb. 17 -- Stone Soup & Dragon Dumplings, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $5.

Feb. 19-24 -- Saturday Night Fever, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $20.50-$63.50.

Feb. 21 -- Moiseyev Dance Company, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $34-$45.

Feb. 21 -- Pat Cooper with Marty Allen and Karon "Kate" Blackwell, Mahaffey Theater. $29-$39.

Feb. 22-March 30: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Show Palace Dinner Theatre, Hudson.

Feb. 23 -- Turandot, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $30-$45.

Feb. 24 -- Melissa Ferrick and Friends with Edie Carey, Nini Camps, Anne O'Meara Heaton, Skipper's Smokehouse. $15-$18.

Feb. 24 -- Luma -- Theater of Light, Mahaffey Theater. $8-$12.

Feb. 24 -- Dick Hyman, Improvisations on Bernstein, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $14.50-$24.50.

Feb. 25 -- Jimmy LaFave and Friends, with the Burns Sisters, Tom Russell with Andrew Hardin and Ray Bonneville, Skipper's Smokehouse. $20.

Feb. 26-27 -- Swan Lake, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $18-$60.

Feb. 27 -- 44th Annual Grammy Awards from the Staples Center, Los Angeles. 8 p.m., WTSP-Ch. 10.

Feb. 27 -- The Tempest, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $14.50-$24.50.

Feb. 27 -- The Mikado, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $28-$35.

Feb. 28 -- Ballet Hispanico of New York, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $30-$35.

Feb. 28-March 10 -- Florida Strawberry Festival, Plant City. Headline entertainment: Mel Tillis, Feb. 28; Charlie Daniels, March 1; Trace Adkins, March 2; Toby Keith, March 3; Oak Ridge Boys, March 4; Lee Ann Womack, March 5; Wayne Newton, March 6; Glen Campbell, March 7; Brad Paisley, March 8; Tracy Lawrence, March 9; Vince Gill, March 10. $5-$10. Tickets available at www.flstrawberryfestival.com.

Feb. 28 -- Spring training opens.

MARCH

March 1 -- Philadanco, Mahaffey Theater. $23-$30.

March 1 -- Doo Wop Reunion II, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $35-$75.

March 1-30 -- Me and Jezebel, Angel Cabaret Dinner Theatre, New Port Richey.

March 2 -- A Tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes with the 42nd Street Orchestra, The Coliseum. $12.

March 2-3 -- Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, downtown Tampa.

March 5 -- Dancing Wheels, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $19.50-$29.50.

March 5-17 -- Beauty and the Beast, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $23.50-$65.50.

March 6-7 -- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $30-$37.

March 7-17 -- Chasco Fiesta, downtown New Port Richey.

March 8 -- San Jose Taiko, Mahaffey Theater. $23-$30.

March 8 -- Tony Bennett, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $49-$100.

March 8-10 -- St. Petersburg International Folk Fair, Times Bayfront Arena, St. Petersburg.

March 8-10 -- Salvador Dali Museum 20th anniversary celebration.

March 9 -- KC and the Sunshine Band and the Village People, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $35-$75.

March 9-10 -- Will McLean Music Festival, Sertoma Youth Ranch, northwest of Dade City.

March 9-14 -- Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Largo Central Park.

March 10 -- Little Everglades Steeplechase, Dade City. $5.50-$10.

March 10 -- Goodnight Opus, Mahaffey Theater. $8-$12.

March 15 -- Target Stars on Ice, Ice Palace. $34.75-$57.75.

March 15-17 -- Rhodessa Jones in Hot Flashes, Power Surges and Private Summers, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $15.50.

March 16 -- Abilities Wine Tasting and Auction, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg.

March 16 -- Florida Orchestra Blue Jeans Classics: Made in America, The Coliseum. $16.

March 16 -- The Odd Couple, starring Barbara Eden and Rita McKenzie, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $30-$65.

March 17 -- Styx, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $34-$75.

March 20 -- Tommy Tune & The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $24.50-$54.50.

March 21-22 -- Engelbert Humperdinck, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $34.50-$75.

March 21-31 -- The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $15.50.

March 22 -- Ethos Percussion Group, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $19.50-$29.50.

March 22-24 -- Art & Spirituality Festival and Conference, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Prices vary.

March 23 -- Joan Baez, Tampa Theatre. $35.

March 23 -- Seven Potato More!, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $8.

March 23 -- Take 6, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $19.50-$29.50.

March 23 -- Itzhak Perlman, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $40-$75.

March 24 -- 74th annual Academy Awards, from Los Angeles.

March 29 -- Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Sleeping Beauty, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $32-$42.

March 30 -- Bill Cosby, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $30-$60.

APRIL

April 3-7 -- Florida Winefest and Auction, Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

April 4 -- Pat Metheny Group, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $32.50-$70.

April 4-14 -- Festival of States, downtown St. Petersburg.

April 5 -- Gary Puckett & Friends, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $35-$70.

April 5-6 -- Barrage, Mahaffey Theater. $24-$49.

April 5-7 -- Rigoletto, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $19.50-$56.50.

April 5-7 -- Tampa Bay Blues Festival, downtown St. Petersburg.

April 5-7 -- Odessa Rodeo and Festival, Starkey Ranch, Odessa. $12.

April 5-May 12 -- Man of LaMancha, Show Palace Dinner Theatre.

April 5-May 19 -- Dames at Sea, Angel Cabaret Dinner Theatre.

April 6 -- John Hancock Champions on Ice 2002 Tour, Ice Palace. $30.25-$65.25.

April 6 -- Carrot Top, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $29.75-$45.

April 9 -- Festival of States Illuminated Night Parade, downtown St. Petersburg. Free.

April 11-28 -- Art, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $15.50-$21.50.

April 12-13 -- Ragtime, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $30-$45.

April 13 -- Festival of States parade, downtown St. Petersburg.

April 13 -- Dunedin Highland Games, Highlander Park, Dunedin.

April 13-14 -- Tarpon Springs Arts & Crafts Festival, downtown Tarpon Springs.

April 14 -- Young King Arthur, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $5.50-$10.50.

April 14 -- Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Ice Palace. $40.50-$86.

April 16 -- Barry Manilow, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $59-$100.

April 19 -- Jim Brickman, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $29.50-$50.

April 20 -- Tomas Kubinek Mission Impossible, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $8.

April 20-21 -- Mainsail Arts Festival, downtown St. Petersburg.

April 21 -- Tap Kids, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $5.50-$10.50.

April 26-28 -- Brandon Balloon Classic, Vandenberg Airport. Free.

April 30-May 12 -- Mamma Mia!, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $23.50-$65.50.

MAY AND BEYOND

May 3-5 -- Son of O'Donnellogues, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $15.50.

May 4 -- Jim West's Aesop's Fables, Ruth Eckerd Hall. $8.

May 10-12 -- Nine Months, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $15.50.

May 11-12 -- Cotee River Seafood Festival and SunTrust Boat Show, downtown New Port Richey.

May 17-June 9 -- Camping with Harry and Tom, American Stage, St. Petersburg.$20-$30.

May 17-June 22: Love, Sex and the I.R.S., Show Palace Dinner Theatre.

May 28-June 2 -- The Vagina Monologues, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $22.50-$39.50.

May 31-June 2 -- Taste of Pinellas, downtown St. Petersburg.

June 4-16 -- Maybe Baby, It's You, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $19.50-$29.50.

June 29 -- Main Street Blast, Independence Day celebration with fireworks, downtown New Port Richey.

July 25-Sept. 1 -- Shear Madness, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $27.50-$29.50.

Aug. 20-25 -- The Male Intellect: an Oxymoron?, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $15.50-$34.50.

Aug. 23 -- A Night in the Tropics, Key West-style street party, Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey.

Aug. 23-Sept. 29 -- Some Enchanted Evening: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Show Palace Dinner Theatre.

Oct. 11-Nov. 17 -- My Fair Lady, Show Palace Dinner Theatre.

Oct. 17-20 -- Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Coachman Park, downtown Clearwater.

Oct. 26 -- Guavaween, day-into-night street festival, Ybor City.

Mid-November -- Ribfest, downtown St. Petersburg.

Nov. 22-Dec. 26 -- Christmas Review, Show Palace Dinner Theatre.

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