Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Plan your weekend Sept. 9-11: Miranda Lambert, Puff Daddy, ArtWalk, $5 Day at MOSI

Plan your weekend

Hip-hop

Puff Daddy and the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour: Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs has never been one to go small. So when he decided to get the Family back together for his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, he spared no expense. The roster reads like a Billboard chart circa 1998: Mase, Lil' Kim, Faith Evans, 112, Mario Winans, Total, Carl Thomas, the Lox and more recent Bad Boy signee French Montana. If you remember the late '90s, you remember these jams, which makes this the nostalgic party of the year. 8 p.m. Sunday at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $26.25 and up. (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com.

Art

Second Saturday ArtWalk: The monthly event is always a fun date night, but this Saturday is probably going to be a standout. It'll have the usual complement of new gallery shows but it also coincides with SPF 16, a monthlong celebration of the arts presented by the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg with support from the city. The biggest event in SPF 16 is the SHINE Mural Festival, and the 21 new murals should be completed by the ArtWalk. The galleries stay open until 9 p.m. So, lots to see and do. Trolleys, most of them free, will shuttle you around the venues, and restaurants and bars abound in most of the arts districts hosting the walk. stpeteartsalliance.org.

Concert

Miranda Lambert: The Country Music Association's six-time reigning Female Vocalist of the Year — a record regardless of gender — has a followup to 2014's Grammy-winning Platinum, starting with smoky new single Vice. Maybe you'll hear it when she performs with Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25 and up at livenation.com.

Fitness

Flavor Run: A new twist on eat and run, the untimed Flavor Run 5K at the Florida State Fairgrounds at 9 a.m. Saturday one-ups the popular color runs by adding fruit-flavored puffs of powder as runners follow the course. You'll dash through clouds of strawberry, blueberry, watermelon, banana, grape and orange. Afterward, there's live entertainment, health vendors, fruity finisher's medals and real fresh fruit at the finish line. $25-$60. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 621-7821. flavorrun.com.

Skater boy

Aaron Herrington shoe release: Oregon-born skating phenom Aaron Herrington, 27, has been coming to the Skatepark of Tampa since he was a kid. He competed in the Tampa Am as a teen and the last two years at the legendary Tampa Pro. He's also put his name on witty retro skate decks for Polar Skate Co. called Donut Kingdom that feature doughnut-munching bears. So it's fitting that the party celebrating the release of his new sneaker, Converse Aaron Herrington, a low-top white canvas skater shoe, will be a day of free skating, doughnuts and coffee. Also, free sneakers for the first person in line and the top three winners of a trick jam contest. It starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 621-6793.

Take the kids

$5 Day at MOSI: A special $5 admission day also includes a showing of the movie National Parks Adventure in the IMAX dome theater. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

Happy 25th: Celebrating the Florida Holocaust Museum: A family-friendly performance featuring mentalist and magician Oz Pearlman on Sunday will help the Florida Holocaust Museum celebrate its 25th anniversary. For Sunday's celebration, Pearlman, an America's Got Talent finalist, blends mentalism and magic for two shows at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave N, St. Petersburg. The first is a private lunch reception and personal mentalist experience at 12:30 p.m. ($100) and the second is a public performance at 2:30 p.m. ($25). Proceeds from his show benefit the museum's student education programs. (727) 822-3590. mypalladium.org.

Comedy

Piff the Magic Dragon: A grumpy but lovable comedian and magician, Piff the Magic Dragon (real name: John van der Put) was a standout of Season 10 of NBC's America's Got Talent. Described as Larry David in a dragon suit, he comes with a trademark chihuahua named Mr. Piffles and performs amazing magic tricks Thursday through Sunday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $25. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Food

I Like it Hot Festival: Heat seekers will find plenty of fiery foods, sauces and salsas at the 16th annual spicy food festival. In addition to shopping, there will be a pepper-eating contest, amateur hot sauce and salsa competitions, a hot hula-hoop competition, spicy lolly lick-a-thon, whip cracking demonstration, free samples and hundreds of pepper plants for sale. Admission is $5, 12 and younger free at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 423-8433. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.



 
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