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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 17

Dave Matthews Band: The band has plenty of affection for Tampa, playing here nearly every year. Now the group known for tracks like Crash into Me, So Much to Say and Ants Marching comes for a summer show. Concert starts at 7 p.m. at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $40.50-$75. (813) 740-2446.

My Name Is Asher Lev: Preview performances begin tonight for American Stage's newest show about a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his artistic goals. The show opens Friday. Curtain is at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg. $29. (727) 823-7529.

Pride Fondue Party: Join friends for a four-course meal with raffles and complimentary drinks to benefit the SMART Ride to fight against AIDS. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at Melting Pot Restaurant, 2221 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $38.50 (registration required). (727) 321-3854.

Tropicana Field Ballpark Tours: Take a 90-minute, wheelchair-accessible, behind-the-scenes tour of the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. See the Rays' dugout, Press Box, Touch Tank, 162 Landing, the Hitters Hall of Fame and more. Tour begins at 10 a.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. $9, $8 ages 65 and older, $7 ages 3-14, 2 and younger free. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, 9 p.m., Lifetime Do we still enjoy guilt-watching rednecks do redneck things so we can identify with and/or feel superior to them? We do? Okay, here's a second season of it.

The 2013 ESPYs, 9 p.m., ESPN Jon Hamm is the host this year. Because Don Draper cares so much about sports.

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COMING UP

Concerts: The Beach Boys are back in town Thursday, but only Bruce Johnston and Mike Love are in this tour. Tickets $69 at the Seminole Hard Rock, (813) 627-7625. Rocker Marilyn Manson returns to the Jannus Live stage Saturday. $44; (727) 565-0550.

$6 Day at the Zoo: Get there early on Sunday because it gets crowded for this deal at the Lowry Park Zoo, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa.

Snooty is a senior: Snooty, the manatee who makes his home in Bradenton's South Florida Museum is turning 65 this week. So there's a party for the oldest known manatee in captivity. Reduced $8 admission, $7 if you're Snooty's age and $6 for kids ages 4-12. It's 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 201 10th St. W. (941) 746-4131.

National Moon Day: Celebrate the first moon walk by Neil Armstrong in 1969 by meeting NASA rocket launcher Caley Burke at the Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. $9.50 children; $15 adults; $12.50 military and seniors.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 17 07/16/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 1:51pm]
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