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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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Christmas in downtown Tampa as Winter Village ice rink opens

Christmas in downtown Tampa as Winter Village ice rink opens

TAMPAWhile her teenage daughter and 6-year-old son glided effortlessly across the outdoor ice rink at Curtis Hixon Park on Friday, Danielle Engram, 35, stood nervously on her rented blades.This would be the lifelong Tampa resident’s first time on the...
Updated: 10 hours ago
With Harry Potter’s Christmas, Universal Orlando proves holidays are big business

With Harry Potter’s Christmas, Universal Orlando proves holidays are big business

ORLANDO — Christmas has finally come to Hogwarts at Universal Orlando in a new holiday attraction opening Saturday. In addition, Universal Studios has completely upsized its holiday parade with more Macy’s balloons, stunning floats and snowy effects ...
Published: 11/17/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 19

Randy Newman: The legendary Oscar-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning singer-songwriter is known for hits like Feels Like Home, You’ve Got a Friend in Me and Sail Away. Every ticket purchased includes a physical or digital copy of his forthcoming album Dark ...
Published: 11/17/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

CraftArt Festival: More than 120 fine craft artists from around the country will be on hand for this annual street festival with a children’s activity tent and an artists’ demonstration tent. From ceramic artists throwing on the wheel to glass blowin...
Published: 11/17/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 17

Ice Skating at Tampa’s Winter Village: Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by ice skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. Stop by the cafe for themed drinks and holiday snacks. 4 p.m., Curt...
Published: 11/16/17
Comfort foods, entertainment highlight Mac and Cheese Festival

Comfort foods, entertainment highlight Mac and Cheese Festival

SPRING HILL — With all its cheesy goodness, it’s no wonder macaroni and cheese is considered one of the country’s top comfort foods. And what better way to celebrate it than to create a festival around it?Say Cheese Please 4 Grilled Cheese Promotions...
Published: 11/16/17
Artist James Rosenquist put Tampa on the map. See his work at USF.

Artist James Rosenquist put Tampa on the map. See his work at USF.

James Rosenquist put Tampa on the art world map, literally. His 1974 lithograph Tampa-New York 1188, created at the University of South Florida’s printmaking workshop, Graphicstudio, brought Tampa to the notice of first-rank museums, collectors, crit...
Published: 11/16/17
No Thanksgiving plan? Head to one of these Tampa Bay restaurants for traditional feasts and more

No Thanksgiving plan? Head to one of these Tampa Bay restaurants for traditional feasts and more

You realize Thanksgiving is just a week away, right? No pressure. If you don’t have a holiday game plan for Nov. 23, let’s do this thing. There are still a bunch of options, many traditional Thanksgiving repasts and some a little less conventional. C...
Published: 11/16/17
A St. Petersburg artist created the labels for this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau wine release

A St. Petersburg artist created the labels for this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau wine release

Every year, there are bad things we can count on: taxes and death. And good things: Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November and on the Thursday before, the Beaujolais nouveau arrives. What is less predictable is just how this vin de l’ann...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 16

Sanding Ovations Sand Sculpting Competition and Festival: This annual competition brings master sand sculptors who work for hours to build works of art using 150 tons of sand. This year, artists come from Ireland, the Netherlands, Singapore, Russia, ...
Published: 11/15/17