Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 30

Muvico Free Summer Film Fest: Happy Feet Two: Muvico's summer movie series brings the sequel to the animated penguin classic back to the big screen. See it at Baywalk 20 in St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor 10, and Starlight 20 and Centro Ybor 20 in Tampa. Movie starts at 10 a.m. Free. (727) 502-9573.

Jonny Reno's Yappy Hour: Bring your pooch for a dog-friendly happy hour featuring drink specials and a special canine menu. Happy hour starts at 6 p.m. at the Kitchen, 226 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 565-0540.

Apron's Cooking Classes: Dinner at the Diner: Learn to make diner classics with a twist, like Angus patty melt paninis, Reuben on rye, meatloaf au jus, and a homemade chocolate hazelnut ''dry ice'' milkshake. Class begins at 6 p.m. at Apron's Cooking School, Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $40. (813) 926-4465.

Clearwater Threshers vs. Palm Beach Cardinals: It's $1 night with $1 general admission tickets, beer, soda, hot dogs and more. Game starts at 7 p.m. at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. (727) 467-4467.

The Underpants: This play combines playwright Steve Martin's wacky sense of humor with intelligent insight into human nature. It's at 8 p.m. at the Florida Studio Theatre Keating Mainstage, 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota. $18-$42. (941) 366-9000.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Capture, 9 p.m., CW A reality show with a premise eerily similar to The Hunger Games or The Running Man. People will be literally slaughtered in prime time by 2025, for sure.

SERIES PREMIERE The Profit, 10 p.m., CNBC The CEO of Camping World, a store that actually sells RVs, offers businesses a hunk of cash to turn things around in exchange for a cut of the windfall. And perhaps firing the owner of the company.

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COMING UP

Jonas Brothers: Joe, Nick and Kevin have taken a break to pursue solo work and TV gigs, but now they're testing out the comeback trail with a show Saturday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. $29.50-$79.50. (813) 740-2446.

Whitesnake: Steered by rock god David Coverdale, the band hit it big in the '80s with Is This Love and Here I Go Again — remember Tawny Kitaen in the MTV video? Oh, yeah. They'll bring some new material too to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Thursday. $34.50-$150. (727) 791-7400.

Shark Week: Between the Sharknado sensation and the ceaseless popularity of Shark Week (which starts Sunday on the Discovery Channel), it's clear that sharks are having a moment. Local attractions are jumping into the pool, kicking off shark-themed events Saturday at the Florida Aquarium and at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. Plus, Jaws is the summer classic movie Sunday at the Tampa Theatre ($9).

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 29

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Published: 05/25/18
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Published: 05/25/18
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 27

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Published: 05/25/18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 26

97X Barbecue, Music and Arts Festival: Alt-rock station 97X expands the annual Memorial Day weekend music festival to show love to all arts with a display by local artists and a music line-up including The Dirty Heads, Awolnation, Judah and the Lion,...
Published: 05/25/18
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It’s where former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Doug Williams had lunch with current Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston.It’s where University of South Florida fans often gathered to watch the program’s biggest road games.It’s where folks showed up in...
Published: 05/24/18
Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

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TAMPA — The Ballet Nacional de Cuba performed Giselle, its signature ballet, on Wednesday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Fifty-four dancers charmed a packed house, culminating in about two hours an effort that took more tha...
Published: 05/24/18
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