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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 24

Free Ice Cream: Take a break and cool off with a free cup of Dutch Chocolate or Homemade Vanilla from Blue Bell Ice Cream. You can burn it off playing volleyball on the courts that are still set up in the park. It starts at 11 a.m. in Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free.

Dave Siegel: Siegel started as a doorman at comedy clubs while a college student in Washington, D.C., and has appeared on Comedy Central and CNN. See him at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

Wednesday Paddle Social: Join fellow paddle boarders at North Shore Park for a casual paddle around the beach and surrounding flats. Meet at 6 p.m. at North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free; $25 board rental. (727) 510-1921.

Rolling Pin Cuisine: Cooking with Herbs: Learn how to use the seven most popular herbs in dishes like grilled steak with chimichurri sauce and chicken breast with tarragon mustard sauce. $50, includes house wine, beer or beverage. Class starts at 6:15 p.m. at Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon. (813) 653-2418.

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 this play. Show starts at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Top Chef Masters, 10 p.m., Bravo Gail Simmons, who just became a mom, critiques another round of exceptional chefs, including Bryan Voltaggio, who got his start on just regular old Top Chef. These shows are modeled to run in perpetuity, it seems.

Correction

American Stage's My Name Is Asher Lev has a running time of 85 minutes. An incorrect time appeared in a review Tuesday.

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COMING UP

The Monkees: Sunday is the first stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall since Davy Jones died last year, but this tour marks the return of Mike Nesmith. Expect to hear a mix of hits and deep album cuts, plus a tribute to Jones (though many of the songs he sang are being avoided). The show starts at 7:30 p.m. $50-$125. (727) 791-7400.

Vans Warped Tour: On Friday, Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg hosts this annual daylong mashup of punk, hardcore, rap, folk and pop. More than 90 artists perform on nine stages, including the Used, Reel Big Fish, Chiodos, Black Veil Brides and Tampa Bay's own Set It Off. Gates open at 11 a.m. $28.50-$32.50. vanswarpedtour.com.

Pool movies: There are three Flick and Float options: Brave plays 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Petersburg's Northwest Pool and Friday at Fossil Park Pool ($4, $3.50 ages 3-12). Playing at 9 p.m. Friday at Largo's Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool is Thunderstruck, with games, hot dogs and contests ($5, $4 resident). Also Friday is a Dive-In Movie, Wreck-It Ralph, playing at 8 p.m. at St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, with spray area and water slides ($4).

Pawgaritaville: This Caribbean party at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay's shelter in Tampa has drinks, music, food trucks and half-priced pet adoptions Saturday at noon. There will also be dog training demos and activities for children. Free. (813) 876-7138.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 24 07/23/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 4:44pm]
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