Monday, June 25, 2018
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On your radar: Blues guitarist Robert Cray at Jannus with Shemekia Cope­land; St. Pete Grand Prix win­ner Graham Rahal at a Light­ning game with his fancy new car

Robert Cray: Five-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist Cray performs with blues singer Shemekia Copeland at 8 p.m. at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. $20–$25. (727) 565-0551.

When You Find Me: Filmmaker Ron Howard and Canon present this movie, inspired by a black-and-white photograph taken by Wesley Chapel resident Lexia Frank. Howard and Canon selected photos in eight categories — Frank's won the "relationship" group — from nearly 97,000 entries. It's at 6:30 p.m. at Citrus Park 20, 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa. Free, but RSVPs are required to [email protected] (813) 920-0835.

Mutts and Martinis: Bring your dog to the pet-friendly patio for two-for-one entrees from the doggie menu and drink specials for humans at 5:30 p.m. at Cassis American Brasserie, 170 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

Sunset Beach Concert Series: The Time Bandits Band will perform classic rock and other beach favorites, with a bonfire and marshmallow roasting area and refreshments for sale at 7 p.m. at Sunset Beach, 214 Shore Drive, Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 942-5628; tsrdonline.com.

Opera at the Dalí: The featured artist this month is Caroline Ogle, an instructor at St. Petersburg College and soloist for Chapel by the Sea in Clearwater Beach. Performances are on the spiral staircase at 6 p.m. at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. Free.

Improvised Shakespeare Company: The group makes up Shakespeare-inspired plays on the spot, all in Elizabethan style, at 8 p.m. at Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $24.50. (813) 229-7827.

Date night

Flicks and Food Trucks: Grab some grub from the food trucks and peruse local beers. Then find a seat to watch short independent films. The 21-and-up-only event starts at 6 p.m. at Grand Central at Kennedy, 1208 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free admission. (813) 481-8805.

To watch

Parks and Recreation, 8:30 p.m., NBC: Louis C.K. plays Leslie's old boyfriend, which means this episode is chock-full of positivity and life-enriching accomplishment.

More to explore

Find a restaurant for date night at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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