Monday, September 17, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 5

Artist Talk: Artist and St. Petersburg College professor Kevin Grass created a stunningly poignant painting depicting a lecherous Harvey Weinstein called Not #MeToo: No More Casting Couch. It has been entered in the prestigious ArtPrize competition, but before it travels, Grass will give a gallery talk today at 7 p.m., Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. $7, $6 seniors, free children/students with ID/ members/active military. (727) 712-5762.

Coffee with a Curator: Peter Tush, Dali curator of education, will explore Group f/64, the San Francisco-based photography group that paved the way for Clyde Butcher’s approach to landscape photography. 10:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767; thedali.org.

Jeff Gerbino: The comedian performs at 9:30 p.m., Coconuts Comedy Club at MJ’s, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $20. (727) 360-5653.

Gay Softball World Series: Gay softball teams from around the country have come to the Tampa Bay area to compete in the national softball championship. Games are taking place at New Tampa Park in Tampa, Dick Greco Park in Tampa, Ed Radice Park in Citrus Park and Eddie C. Moore Park in Clearwater and Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex, 1500 S Park Road, Plant City. Free. 8 a.m., tampagsws.com.

Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta: Choose from the food truck lineup at downtown Tampa lunch gathering. This month includes: Ward’s BBQ, Anju Korean Gastrotruck, Hott Mess, Flip’n Tasty Filipino Food Truck, Cheesesteak Truck, Vanchetta, The Kitchen, Sushi Motion, Got Lobstah, Froyo To Go, Nico’s Arepas and The Surly Mermaid. 11 a.m., Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. Menu prices vary.; tampagov.net.

Tampa Bay Area Resident Special: For the month of September, residents of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Manatee and Pasco counties get reduced price admission to the Aquarium. $14.99, $9.99 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Regular admission all others. 10 a.m., Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. $22.95, $20.95 ages 60-older, $17.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. (727) 441-1790.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Swaptember at Lowry Park Zoo, MOSI and the Florida Aquarium: Passholders at the Florida Aquarium, MOSI and the zoo receive free admission to all three attractions in September. In turn, members of the Florida Aquarium and MOSI receive free admission to the zoo. 9 a.m., ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Zoo admission: $34.95, $25.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552; lowryparkzoo.com.

Sportstember: Marking the museum’s eighth birthday, everyone gets $8 general admission for exhibits focusing on health, wellness, nutrition and fitness. Valid through Sept. 30. 10 a.m., Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $8. (813) 443-3861; glazermuseum.org.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 10 p.m., FXX: Still packed with laughs, the series returns for its 13th season. In the opener, Mac deals with Dennis’ absence by introducing the gang to a life-size sex doll that looks exactly like his missing pal.

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