Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Plan your weekend: Pitbull, Hunter Hayes at the Rays, Naked Magic Show

Plan your weekend

Stage

Naked Magic Show: They've got their wands up and nothing up their sleeves — and little else on, either — at the Naked Magic Show returning to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa this weekend. Comic stripper-magicians Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, an Australian duo, were inspired by the movie Magic Mike to create a cheeky magic show that combines their acts with naughty humor. The saucy show for 18 and older is at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Ferguson Hall. Tickets are $35-$45, $65 VIP. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

Concert

Pitbull: A relentless collaborator of bilingual smash singles with artists like Chris Brown (International Love), Enrique Iglesias (I Like It), Usher (DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love), Jennifer Lopez (On the Floor) and Kesha (Timber), the rapper and Florida's top pitchman performs with Prince Royce and Farukko at 7 p.m. Saturday at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $29.95 and up. (813) 301-2500, amaliearena.com.

Baseball

Tampa Bay Rays and Hunter Hayes: On Saturday after the Rays play the Yankees, stick around for a free post-game concert by Hunter Hayes. The singer was hailed as the next coming of Brad Paisley in 2012 when he won the Country Music Association's New Artist of the Year award and a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. He now has three No. 1 singles to his name in Wanted, Somebody's Heartbreak and I Want Crazy. The game starts at 6:10 p.m. Saturday at Tropicana Field. Field-access passes are available at raysbaseball.com/concerts. Sunday is Family Fun Day, when kids get to run the bases at a post-game DJ Kitty dance party with mascot appearances. Kids 14 and younger get a free Rays backpack at the 1:10 p.m. Sunday game.

Books

Harry Potter Countdown: In anticipation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One & Two, which drops on Sunday, (also author J.K. Rowling's birthday), seven area Barnes and Noble bookstores and the five Books a Million stores are having a Countdown to Midnight Party, starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday with lots of Potter-related activities, crafts and trivia. Check barnesandnoble.com and booksamillion.com for locations.

Art

Harold Edgerton photographs: This is the last weekend to see the exhibition of Harold Edgerton's photographs in the second-floor gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. Edgerton (1903-40) was the electrical engineering professor at MIT who refined the stroboscope and transformed photography using its high-speed flash. The technique deconstructed motion, allowing us to see every part of it as it happens. We have seen his famous images before: bullets ripping through an apple and banana, a drop of milk forming a perfect coronet as it splashes, Bobby Jones' legendary golf swing captured in multiple images of perfection. And did you know: When a bat hits the ball, the bat bends; when a football is kicked, it collapses at the point of impact. It's the 1938 version of Deflategate. The exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE, continues through Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $17, $15 seniors and $10 kids 7 and older and students with ID. (727) 896-2667. mfastpete.org.

Football

Bucs training camp: Football season is coming, and this week you can get a look as the public is invited to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camps. In addition to free admission to Bucs practices, there will be discounted concessions, merchandise tents, appearances by Bucs cheerleaders and mascot Captain Fear and autograph sessions for children. There's also a kid zone with interactive football-skills stations and other family-friendly activities at One Buc Place in Tampa from 8:45 to 10:50 a.m. Saturday. Starting Saturday, you can also see them practice at that time every day through Aug. 9 and also Aug. 13, 15 and 24.

Comedy

Covadonga comedy show: There's a new comedy venue in town. The Covadonga Comedy Show, a creation of EDiaz Studios, opens Friday at Centro Asturiano. Local talent Emilio Diaz, who has landed a few small movie roles and produced original plays, is behind the event. Comics at the inaugural show include Jeff Lluis, Luke McDermott, Rio Paris and Diaz himself. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. 1913 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. $10 advance, $12 door. (813) 229-2214. centroasturianotampa.org.

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