This weekend you can run -or walk- for somebody's life, dance to your heart's content with your little sweetheart, take in a really good parade for a good cause, or how about some terrific stand-up comedy, or buy some organic honey, take the children to learn all about Chinese culture and then top it off with watching one of the great classic movies of all time.
BREAKTHROUGH FOR BRAIN TUMORS 5K Saturday, Feb. 9 7 a.m.
It's a 5K run - or walk - through the Channelside district for an excellent organization which supports research, and provides services for people diagnosed with a brain tumor. $35 $20 kids
Tampa Bay Times Forum 401 Channelside Drive Tampa 33602 800-886-1281
LITTLE SWEETHEARTS DANCE Saturday, Feb. 9 6 p.m.
The museum is turning an entire floor into a valentine fest for the kids in the family. Actually it's a dance, and there will be a light buffet and beverages and dance lessons for the kids and any adult who never learned to waltz or watusi. Admission $20 $15 kids
Glazer Children's Museum 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza Tampa 33602 813-443-2861
KNIGHT PARADE Saturday, Feb. 9 7 p.m.
The Krewe of Sant' Yago presents the annual two-hour parade wilth illuminated floats, marching bands and other attractions right down Seventh Avenue in Ybor City all the way to 22nd. Street. After the parade the shops and restaurants along the storied route will be open. If you want a bleacher seat, they cost $24 and the proceeds benefit the Krewe's education foundation.
Seventh Avenue in Ybor City, starting at Nuccio Parkway 813-248-3088 knightparade
KATT WILLIAMS Saturday, Feb. 9 8 p.m.
The Katt is back, in fact that's the name of the stand-up comedy tour, and he is in rare form, a true funny man who wows his audiences with original material. You'll laugh a lot. Tickets are $42.50 - $52.50 - $100
Tampa Bay Times Forum 401 Channelside Drive Tampa 33602 tampabaytimesforum
DOWNTOWN MARKET Sunday, Feb. 10 10 a.m.
Yup, it's all here, everything organic you could possibly want, produce, jewelry, plants, et al and a really great sax player is there every week too, and the weather should be great this week so come on out and join your neighbors.
Franklin Street between 600 and 700 Free
CHINESE NEW YEAR AT GLAZER Sunday, Feb. 10 1 p.m.
It's the Chinese New Year and it's the year of the -eeeeeeewww- snake. Bring the kids and learn a whole lot about Chinese culture as only Glazer can do it. $20 $15 kids
Glazer Children's Museum 110 W. Gasparilla Place Tampa 33602 813-443-3861
THE LADY FROM SHANGAI Sunday, Feb. 10 3 p.m.
Another presentation of the theatre's Sex Symbols of the Silver Screen and film noir doesn't get any better than this 1947 thriller directed by Orson Welles and starring him and his then wife, the vivacious beauty, Rita Hayworth. The shootout in the Magiz Mirror Maze is a classic and the whole film is, well, thrilling.
Tampa Theatre 711 N. Tampa Street Tampa 33602 813-274-8982 tampatheatre