Friday, February 23, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 21

West Side Story: The Tony Award-winning musical scored by Bernstein and Sondheim features classics like Tonight, America, and Somewhere. It's at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $59-$70. (727) 791-7400.

Dive-In Movies: Despicable Me: This popular summertime activity is back at the St. Pete Beach city pool. This week you can watch the adorable minions in the family-favorite featuring Steve Carell. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movie starts after sunset at St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. $4. (727) 363-9264.

Scream on the Green: The Shining: This movie series for insomniacs features horror movies at midnight on the third Friday of every month. This week, see the 1980 thriller directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson. It's in Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Free. (813) 966-5505.

Kool & the Gang: The funk band is known for party hits like Get Down on It, Celebration and Jungle Boogie. The Ohio Players open starting at 8 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $39-$75. (727) 893-7832.

Bring in the Weekend: Get poolside for this 21-and-older party with free craft beer and liquor sampling, and meet and greets with brewers. Doors open at 7 p.m. at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. Free to the first 1,000 people. (813) 627-7625.

TO WATCH

Magic City, 9 p.m., Starz Ben makes some plans to get rid of Ike forever, but first must host a Seder. He's probably going to be serving extra helpings of maror this year.

Correction

A story Thursday on the death of singer Slim Whitman incorrectly referred to Robert Byrd, a former West Virginia senator. Byrd died in 2010.

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