Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 14

Dive-In Movies: Shark Tale: Bring your noodles, floats and chairs to watch the animated movie featuring voices of Will Smith and Robert DeNiro. Gates open at 8 p.m.; the movie starts after sunset at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. $4. (727) 363-9264.

Dunedin Wine and Art Walk: Celebrate the second Friday of the month at this event with more than 35 merchants offering art exhibits, wine tastings, food, live entertainment and more. It starts at 5:30 p.m. in Pioneer Park in Dunedin. $10 wristbands get you special offers from merchants. (727) 734-8671.

Tony Rock: Host of the newly revamped talent competition Apollo Live, the comedian and actor (and Chris Rock's brother) has also starred in films with Will Smith and Queen Latifah. See him at 8 and 10:30 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $14-$18. (813) 864-4000.

Brews and Bites: A fleet of food trucks are rolling in with a beer garden, live entertainment from local musicians and a waterfront bar. This month features a "Build Your Own Mojito'' bar. It starts at 6 p.m. at Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Menu prices vary. (813) 373-1193.

XFC 24: Collision Course: The mixed martial arts event returns to its hometown of Tampa with rising star Scott "Hot Sauce" Holtzman in the Lightweight championship bout and a Middleweight bout between Ricky Rainey and Reggie Pena. Fights start at 7 p.m. at the University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $18-$100. (813) 974-3004.

TO WATCH

Treehouse Masters, 10 p.m., Animal Planet The owner of an Austin, Texas, spa resort wants to build treehouse units. That's pretty relaxing, unless you're afraid of heights.

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