Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 14

Carly Rae Jepsen: Jepsen already made her mark on the Harvard baseball team, and now it's the Rays turn to dance as she performs Call Me Maybe on their field after the game. Game starts at 7 p.m. at Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Free with game admission. (888) 326-7297

Summer Classic Movie Series: American Graffiti: The theater celebrates the 40th anniversary of this movie, set in the summer of 1962 as two buddies are bound for prestigious colleges. USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion after the film. Movie starts at 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $9; $7 members. (813) 274-8982.

Wheelchair Games: Attracting some 600 athletes this year, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world. Competition kicks off with handcycling races down Bayshore Boulevard and basketball games at the convention center. Go to www.wheelchairgames.va.gov for a full schedule. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free. (813) 972-2000, ext. 3804.

LMFAO's Sky Blu: Performing without his uncle, the singer, rapper, producer and DJ will get the Sunday Party event going with hit songs like Party Rock Anthem. Doors open at 5 p.m. at Shepard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater. $10. (727) 442-5107 .

Good Egg: In this play, a woman who has always taken care of her bipolar brother decides to get pregnant and have her embryos screened for the disorder. Show starts at 2 p.m. at Eckerd College Bininger Theatre, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $25; $20 students and seniors. (727) 864-8279.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE The Newsroom, 10 p.m., HBO Aaron Sorkin's media fantasy returns. No matter what you think about the show, it's still more informative than CNN.

SERIES PREMIERE Adam Richman's Fandemonium, 10 p.m., Travel Still recovering from his Man vs. Food days, Adam interviews fans who throw down major cash on costumes and food at various events.

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