Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 16

Father's Day: Treat Dad to all sorts of deals and events in Tampa Bay today, like free admission to the Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo, or a free jumping session at the Boing trampoline center with one paid admission. Find more Father's Day deals at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals: It's a busy day at the Trop. Bring your dog for the second Bark in the Park event, with special seating for dog owners and their pets in the tbt* Party Deck. Then, stick around after the game for a Rays Concert Series performance by the children's group Imagination Movers. Concert included with game ticket; find ticket info at tampabay.rays.mlb.com. Game starts at 1:40 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Tour the Tall Ship: The tall ship U.S. Coast Guard cutter Eagle is docked in St. Petersburg as part of its summer training schedule. You can tour it from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Port of St. Petersburg, 250 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free. Keep in mind that large bags, high heels, sandals or flip-flops will not be allowed on board.

Summer Classic Movie Series: National Lampoon's Vacation: Take Dad to see the beloved dysfunctional Griswolds on their classic cross-country road trip to Walley World. Movie starts at 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $9; $7 members. (813) 274-8982.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis, 9 p.m., PBS A psychic who was a psychology fellow at Oxford ends up dead. You'd think he would have seen it coming.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Check out our summer movie guide at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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