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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 12

The Neighbourhood: The indie band, who recently played Coachella and just released the album I Love You, play the intimate State Theatre with opening act the 1975. Concert starts at 7 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $12. (727) 895-3045.

Anton DiSclafani: Florida is the backdrop of her racy 1930s novel The Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls that deals with the Depression and growing up. Meet the author and get a copy of the book signed. Talk begins at 7 p.m. at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-2638.

7 Homeless Mammoths Wander New England: Dean Wreen's university is in dire financial straights, so she is faced with having to close the natural history museum the same time her ex-girlfriend comes back into town in this "academic sex comedy." See it at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29. (727) 823-7529.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Ice Age: Continental Drift: Regal Cinema theaters are showing G- and PG-rated movies for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the summer. This week, see the fourth installment of the Ice Age series. Locations offering this deal include Largo Mall 8 in Largo, Citrus Park 20 in Tampa and Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park. Movie schedules vary by location, so check with individual theaters for information. Movie starts at 10 a.m. (727) 525-7777.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Royal Pains, 9 p.m., USA Hank is back from brain surgery. That means it's time to go to the Hamptons to look for rich people. What a vacation!

SEASON PREMIERE I'm Having Their Baby, 10 p.m., Oxygen A future father is back after signing over his paternal rights. That means it's time for him to go find the adoptive father and look for a fight. What a vacation!

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Treasures at the Hard Rock: This traveling memorabilia exhibit features some cool items: an eighth-grade yearbook from Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley's custom-made karate gi uniform, John Lennon's iconic round glasses and Elton John's sequined "Uncle Sam" outfit. All are on display 24 hours a day at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa starting Friday, through June 22. Free. (813) 627-7625.

Dive-In Movies: As long as the popcorn doesn't get soggy, float in the pool Friday evening at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center while you watch Shark Tale on the big screen. No outside food allowed, but snacks and glow jewelry will be for sale. Admission is $4. And BYOF (bring your own floatie).

Father's Day: Dad deserves a deal. Lots of places, including Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium, the History Center and Dinosaur World, are offering free admission for dad on Sunday with one paid ticket. Go to tampabay.com/things-to-do for more Father's Day events.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

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