Monday, February 19, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 20

Cult Classics at the Dalí: The Big Lebowski: Bring your lawn chair and dress in theme for a screening of the Coen brothers' classic in which the Dude is mistaken for a millionaire and seeks restitution for his ruined rug with the help of his bowling buddies. It starts at 7 p.m. at the Dalí Museum, One Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Dine Tampa Bay Restaurant Week: Explore the local culinary scene as more than 90 area restaurants offer special three-course menus through Aug. 30. $25–$45 for prix fixe meals. For a complete list, visit dinetampabay.com.

My Name Is Asher Lev: A young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his artistic goals must make a difficult choice between art and faith in the play. Curtain is at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29–$49. (727) 823-7529.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Beach Boulevard is lined with stalls selling vegetables, fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts. It starts at 9 a.m. along Beach Boulevard in Gulfport. Free. (727) 278-4285.

TO WATCH

Rizzoli & Isles, 9 p.m., TNT: Jane and Maura must present serial killer Charles Hoyt's case at a law enforcement seminar. Too bad it draws the attention of a new killer. Maybe it's time for a new line of work.

Covert Affairs, 9 p.m., USA: Annie infiltrates an FBI probe to hide her behavior from investigators. You'd think if there was one group that would be able to suss that out, it'd be the FBI.

COMING UP

Tampa Bay Comic Con: It just keeps getting bigger, which is why it's taking over the Tampa Convention Center this time to avoid overcrowding. Stars include Lauren Cohan from The Walking Dead, Maisie Williams and Rory McCann from Game of Thrones and Willow Shields from The Hunger Games. There are also comic book artists, a costume contest, cosplay, short for costume play, and panels. Runs Friday through Sunday; $20; $45 for three days; 12 and younger free; tampabaycomiccon.com.

Kevin James: He's known for The King of Queens, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Zookeeper, but he'll do stand-up 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $52.50–$75.50.

Liquid Desires: The Dalí Museum fundraiser Saturday is set in the 1960s and '70s, when Dalí was known to frequent nighttime hot spots like Studio 54. There will be craft beer sampling, food and live music at the St. Petersburg museum. Period dress encouraged. $50, $35 members. (727) 823-3767.

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