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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 20

Snooty the Manatee's 65th Birthday Bash: Snooty, the oldest known manatee in captivity, turns 65 and celebrates with children's games, a wildlife awareness festival, art activities, food and entertainment. The outdoor party is free, and tickets for general admission to the museum are available at a reduced price of $8, $7 seniors, $6 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. Party starts at 10 a.m. at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. (941) 746-4131.

Cool Art Show 25: Get out of the heat and take in some cool art. This annual show is a juried fine art and craft show hosted by PAVA, the Professional Association of Visual Artists. About 80 artists will present works in paint, ceramics, photography, mixed media and jewelry. Doors open at 10 a.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 736-2466.

Trashion Fashion: Designers have created fashions where at least 50% of the outfit is made from recycled or unorthodox products. You can see a fashion show of the works at 8 p.m. at ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20, $45 VIP. (727) 324-3878.

Leon Family Festival: Celebrate Christmas in July with a ride down a 60-foot snow slide, appearances by Santa Claus, face painting, live music and more. It starts at 5 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $10 or an unwrapped new toy; those who donate will receive a ticket to the Tampa Bay Storm game immediately following the festival. (813) 251-3500.

Good Egg: A woman has always taken care of her bipolar younger brother gets her embryos screened for the disorder when she decides to get pregnant. Curtain is at 8 p.m. at the Eckerd College Bininger Theatre, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $25, $20 students/seniors. (727) 864-8279.

TO watch

SEASON FINALE That Metal Show, 11 p.m., VH1 Blue Oyster Cult's Buck Dharma shows up to discuss the use of his band's songs in Scary Movie. Well, maybe not, but he is a guest.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 22

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 21

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Published: 02/20/18
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Published: 02/20/18
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Haven’t made it out to the county fair yet? There’s still time

DADE CITY — There’s still more to take in before the Pasco County Fair wraps up this weekend. The midway rides are still running, popcorn will be popping and students will be showing their exhibits, including local FFA students showing plants and liv...
Published: 02/20/18

Hernando Events for Feb. 23

Events23 FridayBeginning Birding with the Audubon: Learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. Binoculars and field guides available to use. All skill levels and ages welcome. Call or text to RSVP. 8:30 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservati...
Published: 02/20/18

Pasco Events for Feb. 23

23 FridayFree Hearing Evaluations: Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation now offers free hearing evaluations with an audiologist on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. If it is determined that a hearing aid is needed, financial assistance is ...
Published: 02/20/18
Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

TAMPA Apparently, the Phantom lives forever.Thirty-two years after its premiere, one of the top-grossing musicals of all time is still packing ’em in. Sunday’s matinee at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts showed why Andrew Lloyd ...
Published: 02/19/18
Updated: 02/20/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Feb. 23

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Published: 02/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

The Phantom of the Opera : Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway hit returns to Tampa. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom is performed by a cast and orches...
Published: 02/19/18