Black Friday is the name given to the shopping day after Thanksgiving. This day marks the first day of the Christmas shopping season, and is a popular day for shopping since many people have the day off of work, and many stores offer wonderful sales.
The term “Black Friday” refers to the accounting practice of marking negative amounts in red ink, and positive amounts in black ink. It is supposedly such a lucrative day for retailers it makes their books go from “in the red” to “in the black,” hence the term, “Black Friday.”
Tickets to the 140th edition of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth will be given away on Friday, November 20th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in exchange for non perishable foods. This amazing offer will help stock the shelves of the Metropolitan Ministries. Help feed the needy, and get rewarded for that good effort with free circus tickets.
Where the Wild Things Are, Spike Jonze’s big screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s book, will be screened in the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)’s Imax Dome Theatre. Starting on November 7th, fans of all ages will set sail alongside young Max to the captivating world of the “Wild Things” for a larger-than-life cinematic journey as only IMAX can deliver.
Got Jokes? Improv will return to the Channelside Cinemas for a performance on Thursday, October 29th. Instead of playing a movie, one theatre will feature a live two hour improv comedy performance from Got Jokes?, Tampa’s up and coming improv group. The show will be live and interactive, drawing heavily upon audience participation. “It will be a movie experience beyond high definition,” says Daniel “Motown Pride” Jefferson, the founder of Got Jokes?
The Tampa Bay Lightning will be heating up the ice this hockey season at the St Pete Times Forum in Channelside, Tampa.
Here is their home game schedule.
Classic rock band KISS will play the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa on Wednesday, October 21st, at 7:30 pm. The concert follows the release of their album Sonic Boom, the band’s first new material in 11 years.
Since June, Tampa Bay’s hottest undiscovered talent has been competing to win a $1,000 prize in The Big Bang Show.
On Thursday, October 1st, and Thursday, November 5th, the five “Wild Card” winners from the previous shows will come back to compete for two slots in the Thursday, December 3rd finals.
The Big Bang Show is the wild ride of the Gong Show, the drama and suspense of American Idol, and the swank of a world-class live Vegas show combined into one fabulous evening. The show is filmed live each week.