Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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On your radar: Check out Meat Loaf at tonight's concert — or catch a cool documentary presented by WMNF

Meat Loaf: The operatic rock pioneer is touring behind new disc Hell in a Handbasket. He comes to Clearwater for the first time since 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $49.50–$100. (727) 791-7400.

Vegucated: WMNF presents this documentary that follows three meat-and-cheese lovers on a comical six-week trip to a vegan lifestyle. A panel discussion follows the movie, which starts at 7 p.m. at the Roosevelt 2.0, 1812 N 15th St., Ybor City. $9. (813) 248-1904; creativityincommerce.com.

Burger battle in the 'Burg: Starting today, the restaurants of St. Petersburg's Grand Central District will participate in a monthlong contest to name the best burger in the area. Customers can buy one of the burger entries and vote online for their favorite. Participating restaurants include: Craftsman House Gallery & Cafe, Georgie's Alibi, Beak's Old Florida, the QueensHead Eurobar, Mayster's Cafe, Cappy's Pizza, the Burg Bar & Grill, Picnics & More, and Nitally's Thai-Mex Cuisine. Find more info and vote at grandcentraldistrict.org.

Date night

Dine Tampa Bay Restaurant Week: You have until Friday to explore the local culinary scene through this event that offers special prix-fixe menus of three courses at a bunch of restaurants around Tampa Bay. For a complete list, go to dinetampabay.com/restaurants.

To watch

Series premiere; Oh Sit!, 8 p.m., CW: It's a reality show based on musical chairs. If you watch it, you deserve whatever happens to you.

Season premiere; Storage Wars Texas, 9 p.m., A&E: Ricky and Bubba want to expand across Texas. They should look into a spinoff. That seems to be where the money is lately.

Season premiere; American Hoggers, 10 p.m., A&E: A rancher is losing goats to a giant, one-eared hog. Like, eating them? Or just chasing them away? And after Jerry rolls his Jeep, Robert gets the family business. Blame the one-eared hog.

Series premiere; Toy Hunter, 10 p.m., Travel: A guy scours the globe looking for vintage toys. As if trying to find a complete Johnny Lightning set at Walmart wasn't hard as it is.

More to explore

Find current movie reviews at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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