Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 27

Tiger Day Celebration: The weekend-long celebration to honor Tiger Day includes face painting, tiger keeper talks, tiger feedings and appearances by the newborn Malayan tiger cubs. Included with park admission: $89, $81 ages 3-9. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. at Busch Gardens in Tampa. (813) 987-5600.

Ian Bagg: The Canadian comedian has appeared on Comedy Central Presents as well as his own Showtime special. See him at 7:30 and 10 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $14-$18. (813) 864-4000.

Biz Markie: Fans are bound to hear the raspy rapper perform his hit Just a Friend at the outdoor venue. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $30. (727) 565-0550.

The Lonesome West: Two brothers living alone in their father's house after his death find it impossible to coexist without violent disputes in this dramedy. Curtain is at 8 p.m. in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Sympathy for the Devil: WMNF presents this 70th birthday tribute to Mick Jagger, including 20 bands like Talk to Mark, Four Star Riot, Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes, Sara Rose Band and Mojo Gurus. It starts at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 977-6474.

Summer Sleepover at the Zoo: Kids grades K-8 can join the Zoo School education program for a sleepover in the Wallaroo Australian section with up-close animal encounters and a behind-the-scenes tour. Begins at 7 p.m. Saturday and ends at 8 a.m. Sunday at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $40. (813) 935-8552.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE America's Cutest Dog, 8 p.m., Animal Planet If it's not Boo the Pomeranian, the whole competition is fixed. Seriously, the dog has a stuffed toy line.

SEASON PREMIERE Iyanla: Fix My Life, 9 p.m., OWN If you're watching Iyanla Vanzant on a Saturday night, chances are this really is the show for you.

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