Thursday, November 23, 2017
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On your radar: See an impressive exhibition of mummies, quench your thirst at a craft beer festival or check out dragon boat races

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Mummies of the World: More than 40 mummies, along with artifacts, from seven countries will be on display in this exhibit that opens Friday at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. Exhibit only is $18.95; $12.95 for children ages 2 to 12; $16.95 for seniors. Add $5 for viewing mummies plus MOSI; mosi.org.

Spring Craft Beer Fest: Rated as one of the top 10 spring beer fests, with more than 200 European and American craft brews, plus Cajun food. It's Saturday at Cajun Cafe On the Bayou, 8101 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. $45 advance, $55 at the gate, $15 designated driver; cajuncafeonthebayou.com.

Photographer Annie Griffiths: Follow her journey through more than 100 countries to find common ground in uncommon places in "Connect with Anybody Anywhere" on Tuesday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Tickets start at $19.50. (813) 229-7827.

Date night

Burn the Floor: An international cast of 20 champion dancers tells the story of ballroom dance from Viennese waltz to salsa to jive at the Straz Center in Tampa from Tuesday through Sunday. $38.50–$75.50; (813) 229-7827.

Cast of Modern Family Live: Phil and Claire and Cam and Mitch are coming for a cozy chat Wednesday with videos, bloopers from the Emmy-winning show and a Q&A at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $49, $75 and $100. (727) 791-7400.

Dining Out for Life: Plan on a date night Thursday, when more than 75 restaurants across Tampa Bay will donate 25 percent of the day's revenue to benefit those living with HIV/AIDS. For details and a list, see diningoutforlife.com/tampabay. The donations go to ASAP (AIDS Service Association of Pinellas).

R. Kelly: The R&B superstar is billed as "appearing live," so there's no guarantee he'll sing anything, but we bet he won't be able to resist taking the mike Saturday at Amphitheatre in Ybor City. $25–$35; (813) 873-8368.

Sea Grapes: Sip wine and nosh food from area restaurants amid the glow of the fish tanks Saturday at this Florida Aquarium fundraiser. 21 or older only. $95, $225 Connoisseurs Club VIP ticket; seagrapes.org.

Kids and family

Dragon Boat Races: It's free to cheer on the colorful boats from across the United States and Canada as teams compete in Garrison Channel in Tampa on Saturday. Heats run every 10 minutes. tampabaydragonboats.com. Also check out Asia Fest in nearby Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park.

More to explore

It is not too early to start planning summer camps for the kids. Start at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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