Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 25

Fabien Cousteau: The famed ocean explorer does a free lecture in conjunction with the Sea Monsters Revealed exhibit. He will talk about his upcoming adventure conducting experiments underwater for 31 days and will sign books following the talk. It starts at 1 p.m. at MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 987-6000.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays: NASCAR driver Aric Almirola throws out the first pitch before the game starting at 7:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Free Golf for Kids: Every day this summer kids ages 5 to 15 get a free small bucket of balls to hit on the golf range at Ace Golf Range in Brandon and Riverview, Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, and Wentworth and Crescent Oaks Golf Clubs in Tarpon Springs. Just stop by and pick up a punch card any time now through Aug. 31. Course and range hours vary by facility.

7 Homeless Mammoths Wander New England: There's less than one week left to see American Stage's academic sex comedy. It starts tonight at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.

Mr. Poppers' Penguins: See Jim Carrey in the film adaptation of the classic children's novel at local Regal Cinema theaters for only $1 today. Locations offering this deal include Largo Mall 8 in Largo, Citrus Park 20 in Tampa and Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park. Check individual theaters for information. $1.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Rizzoli & Isles, 9 p.m., TNT A young journalism student is killed. Surprisingly, it's not by the job market.

Betty White's Off Their Rockers, 8:30 p.m., NBC More oldsters continue to commit pranks, like pretending there's still a "prime time" and that everyone watches network television. Say, what's on Amazon Prime tonight? ANYTHING WE WANT.

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Bob Dylan: The Americanarama Festival at 5:30 p.m. Thursday features three of the biggest names in Americana-inspired rock with Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket. It's at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. $25-$89. (813) 740-2446.

Awesome Day: Who doesn't want to celebrate that? The Tampa Museum of Art and Curtis Hixon Park will lead the way Thursday when they throw an Awesome Day Celebration with free admission to the museum from 5 to 7 p.m. and park activities.

Concerts: Two of the hottest pop stars, Pitbull and Ke$ha, travel to the MidFlorida Amp at 7:30 p.m. Friday; $31-$105.50 at livenation.com. Cheap Trick's lead singer when the Robin Zander Band plays the Blast Friday street party in Clearwater. The free event starts at 5:30 p.m. Latin Grammy winner Juanes performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Carol Morsani Hall at Tampa's Straz Center; $49.50-$65.50, strazcenter.org.

Summer Safari Night at the Zoo: Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa stays open late Saturday with free unlimited rides after 5 p.m., animal encounters, Radio Disney and a special ladybug release. Included in zoo admission: $24.95, $19.95 for kids, 2 and younger free.

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Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

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TAMPA Apparently, the Phantom lives forever.Thirty-two years after its premiere, one of the top-grossing musicals of all time is still packing ’em in. Sunday’s matinee at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts showed why Andrew Lloyd ...
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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Feb. 23

FestivalsFlorida Bluegrass Classic: The event continues through Feb. 25 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Featuring live entertainment on the stage from 1 to 10 p.m. daily, as well as arts and crafts, workshops, a car ...
Published: 02/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

The Phantom of the Opera : Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway hit returns to Tampa. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom is performed by a cast and orches...
Published: 02/19/18
Ordinary dogs take to the Derby Lane greyhound track for the Mutt Derby

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Some stopped midway, some turned around and ran the wrong way and some dashed to the arms of their owners as more than 300 average house pets took to the track at Derby Lane on Sunday for the Mutt Derby. The popular fundraiser for the Jaycees died o...
Published: 02/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Highland Fling: The 2018 festival runs weekends through March 25 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and ...
Published: 02/16/18
Updated: 02/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

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Published: 02/16/18
‘Hello, Universe’ and ‘Wolf in the Snow’ top American Library Association awards for books for young readers

‘Hello, Universe’ and ‘Wolf in the Snow’ top American Library Association awards for books for young readers

The American Library Association announced its 2018 Youth Media Award winners Monday during its midwinter meeting in Denver.The annual awards honor books, video and audio for children and young adults and are highly regarded guides for booksellers, t...
Published: 02/16/18
Review: Paul Goldberg’s ‘The Chateau’ sets sharp political satire in a Florida condo

Review: Paul Goldberg’s ‘The Chateau’ sets sharp political satire in a Florida condo

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 19-25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 19-25

Gasparilla Distance Classic: One of Tampa’s best known road races returns to downtown, with a 5K and 15K Saturday and an 8K and half marathon on Sunday. The chief attraction is the 15K on Saturday, which takes runners out and back along the man...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

Kelsea Ballerini: Grammy-nominated country music star on tour with special guest Walter Hayes. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $38.25-$125. (727) 791-7400. Volta: The bendy people of Cirque du Soleil. Through Mar...
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