Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 28

Pitbull and Ke$ha: Miami rapper Pitbull (Hotel Room Service, Give Me Everything) teams up with the perpetually glittery star known for spelling-starved songs like Tik Tok and We R Who We R. Concert starts at 7 p.m. at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $31-$105.50. (813) 740-2446.

RED: Art and stage meet in this 2010 Tony Award winner that follows the two years painter Mark Rothko worked on a series commissioned by the Four Seasons. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $20, $10 students/seniors. (727) 895-6620.

Dive-In Movies: SpongeBob Square Pants: The Movie: Bring your noodles, floats and chairs to watch your favorite absorbent, yellow and porous friend on screen. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movie starts after sunset at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. $4. (727) 363-9264.

Pride Carnivale: 27-82 Concert: St. Pete Pride and Girl2Girl Productions host this concert featuring Uh Huh Her and pop artist Daphne Willis. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $35. (727) 279-5428.

Blast Friday: The Robin Zander Band: The family-friendly street celebration moves indoors tonight to avoid bad weather. It'll feature vendors, family activities, contests and a free concert by Zander, the lead singer of Cheap Trick, and his band. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Free. (727) 464-7200.

tO WATCH

Cult, 8 p.m., CW This series was canceled way back in the spring, but the CW has an entire summer to fill, so here are the episodes that never aired. That way you can just get into it before realizing it will never be on TV again.

Annie: It's the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage, 9 p.m., (check local listings), PBS Ever wonder how a production of this orphan's story gets made? Watch and see, but realize Jay-Z is likely not involved.

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