Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Wednesday, June 12

Catch the Sunshine State Cluster Dog Show, honor those who died in the Pulse shooting and watch ‘The King of Comedy.’
Kimberly Fancher of Atlanta grooms her Great Pyrenees dog named Marco at the Sunshine State Cluster Dog Show in 2017. On Wednesday, this annual event will return to Tampa’s Florida State Fairgrounds. [LUIS SANTANA | Times (2017)]
Kimberly Fancher of Atlanta grooms her Great Pyrenees dog named Marco at the Sunshine State Cluster Dog Show in 2017. On Wednesday, this annual event will return to Tampa’s Florida State Fairgrounds. [LUIS SANTANA | Times (2017)]
Published June 11

Sunshine State Cluster Dog Show: The annual American Kennel Club event opens with more than 2,000 pups competing in conformation, dock diving, barn hunt and scent work. Vendors and health clinics are also featured. Runs through Sunday. $5, free for 12 and younger. 8 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (727) 644-4704.

The King of Comedy: Second Screen Cult Cinema presents Martin Scorsese’s dark flick with Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis released in 1982. Come early for the cocktails, plus food, wine and beer. $5 suggested donation. 6 p.m. Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. cultcinema.org.

Put a Little Pulse In Your Heart: This celebration of life, which includes a brief ceremony from Project No Labels, honors those who died in the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016. DJ tunes accompany the two-for-one drink special. 8 p.m. Enigma, 1110 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 235-0867.

Woodford Reserve Bottle Engraving and Tasting: Still need a Father’s Day gift? Leave a personalized message for Dad on a bottle of bourbon. Shayna Kaufman of Woodford Reserve hosts the Copper Shaker happy hour and tasting, where house Woodford cocktails await. 6 p.m. 169 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 351-2569.

Tampa Mayor’s Forum on the Arts: Join local arts leaders and Mayor Jane Castor for a discussion about how to grow the arts community. Registration is required. Free. 6 p.m. Student Services Auditorium at Hillsborough Community College, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa. bit.ly/forumonthearts.

Ybor Speaks: Music scene staple Jinx drives the spoken word event with a twist. DJ Boucher provides the tunes, Gats hosts and Paintbrush Papi supplies the live art. Held the second Wednesday of each month. 9 p.m. Hooch and Hive, 1001 W Cass St., Tampa. (813) 251-1234.

Lambda Celsius: Don’t miss the Nashville synth artist, alongside Open Culture and Book Club. No cover. 10 p.m. The Bends, 919 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 202-8931.

Kaprow Reinvented: Pose, 1969-2019: A series of performance art popups that allow Tampa artist Vincent Kral — and you — to reimagine artist Allan Kaprow’s Pose. Held every Wednesday, running through July 10. Free. 11 a.m. Department of Anthropology at USF, 4202 E Fowler Ave., SOC, Tampa. cam.usf.edu.

Savior Teen Chorus: The Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church showcases the All In worship concert. Free. 7 p.m. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 5340 Primrose Lake Circle, Tampa. (813) 907-3057.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night: American Stage opens Eugene O’Neill’s Tony and Pulitzer-winning drama, which follows the dysfunctional Tyrone family. $44-$54. 7 p.m. 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Kids can escape the heat and watch older flicks for cheap at Regal Cinemas. This week, Despicable Me and Turbo are featured. Tampa’s Citrus Park 20 also shows the films. Runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Sept. 4. $1. 10 a.m. Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 525-7777.

To Watch

SEASON PREMIERE Card Sharks, 9 p.m., ABC: The parade of game shows continues as Joel McHale hosts a new version of this series that debuted back in 1978. Players face off in a head-to-head elimination race in which the winner claims a $10,000 cash prize and a chance to turn that amount into a huge payday.

SEASON PREMIERE Queen Sugar, 9 p.m., OWN: Ava DuVernay’s series launches its fourth season, and that means more drama for the Bordelon family. When Nova publishes a memoir that exposes long-held family secrets, her siblings aren’t pleased.

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