Top 15 events in the Tampa Bay area for the week of January 31-February 31. 6

Editor’s Note: Due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, it’s a good idea to confirm your event is taking place before you go.

Monster Jam: Watch 17-foot-long, 12,000-pound trucks fly through the air, flip over, tear up the dirt, and smash things. Expect to see fan favorites including Grave Digger, Zombie, Monster Mutt, Son-Uva Digger, Soldier Fortune, Megalodon, and El Toro Loco. $15 to $85. 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-350-6500.

Gladys Knight will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. [ COURTESY OF RUTH ECKERD HALL
GLADYS KNIGHT WILL PERFORM AT RUTH ECKERD HALL IN CLEARWATER ON JAN. 25, 2019. PHOTO: RUTH ECKERD HALL | Ruth Eckerd Hall ]

Gladys Knight: The seven-time Grammy Award winner, who has topped the pop, R&B and adult contemporary charts and found success in film, television and live performance, recently released where my heart belongs, which won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album. $53.25 – $118.25. 8 p.m. Sunday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Dear Evan Hansen: The Tony Award-winning show was named Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. $46.50 and up. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

Saint Petersburg Opera: Semele by GF Handel: In Handel’s English opera, to a comic libretto by Restoration poet William Congreve, Semele becomes convinced that she will not be happy until she is made immortal. But Juno, Jupiter’s ailing wife, plans Semele’s downfall. $15 to $95. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.

Diary of Anne Frank: To mark the 75th anniversary of the Diary of Anne Frank, Stageworks presents a piece of the same name. Local Jewish organizations offer discussions with the public after the Sunday morning. $35 to $50, $15 students. 8-11 p.m. Friday, 3-5 p.m. and 8-11 p.m. Saturday, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Stageworks Theater, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-374-2416.

Pasco Pride Festival: Pasco County’s largest pro-equality event features live entertainment, a vaccination clinic and general health services by Metro Inclusive Health, food trucks and vendors selling handmade goods. To free. 10am-4pm Saturday. Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. 727-249-2588.

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Pasco Pride Festival takes place this Saturday in Land O’ Lakes.

Black Love: Classic Film Series: Tampa’s historic theater celebrates love with a collection of cinematic love stories told by black filmmakers and various actors. Saturday presents the 120-minute PG-13 rated sports romance film love and basketball, about the relationship of two young lovers, which is tested by their pursuit of a career in professional basketball. Sunday presents the 110-minute, R-rated romance-drama love jones, about the bond between a budding writer and a photographer after a chance meeting. $10, $7 members. 3 p.m. from Saturday to Sunday. Tampa Theater, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

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West Side Story Burlesque: Enjoy a steamy slapstick spin on a classic love story. This event takes place within the framework of International Condom Day. Free (tickets required via Eventbrite). 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa. 813-248-2954.

Jim Brickman: The two-time Grammy-nominated solo pianist and host of The Jim Brickman Show, whose accolades include 21 No. 1 albums and three bestselling books, occurs. $35 to $75. 7 p.m. Saturday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Buckberry: The rock band whose 1999 self-titled debut album went gold will headline this outdoor show as part of their Hellbound tour. $10-$59 7 p.m. Sunday. Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-822-4562.

Watch a cane crushing demonstration at the Farm Festival and Quilt Show at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City.
Watch a cane crushing demonstration at the Farm Festival and Quilt Show at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City.

Farm Party and Quilt Show: The 33rd annual festival features a southern draft horse pull, cane crushing, syrup making, model train displays, blacksmith demonstrations, traditional crafts, vendors, a quilt display and a appearance of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Mounted Party. An optional Cuban pulled pork dinner is available for $10. for the benefit of the museum. $10, $5 students, 4 and under free. 10am-5pm Saturday. Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. 352-567-0262.

Circus Italy: This pirate and mermaid-themed circus-style show with a European flavor has lasers and water effects with acts that include aerial work, tightrope, contortion, handstand and clown comedy . Seating is limited and socially distanced inside the travel tent. Masks are recommended and directional signs should be followed for safety. $25-$50, $10-$45 children. 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Friday, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The Wesley Chapel Grove, 6105 Wesley Grove Blvd. 941-704-8572.

Florida Orchestra Coffee Series: Under the direction of Michael Francis, the orchestra presents “Star Crossed Lovers”, a musical exploration of the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet. $25 to $47. 11 a.m. Thursday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-892-3337.

Billy Prine and The Prine Time Band: During this concert celebrating John Prine’s life in song, his brother Billy tells stories about or surrounding some of John’s most beloved songs before leading his band through his version of them. $35 to $55. 8 p.m. Thursday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Billy Prine celebrates the life and works of his brother, John Prine.
Billy Prine celebrates the life and works of his brother, John Prine. [ Courtesy of Danny Clinch ]

Romeo and Juliet : From historic feud to unhappy union, Jobsite’s Romeo and Juliet Production is set against the backdrop of the 1980s. $18 and up. 8-10 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 4-6 p.m. Sunday. Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

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