Monday, December 11, 2017
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 24

Imagine Dragons: After they were greatly missed at 97X's Next Big Thing, the Radioactive band is making it up to Tampa fans by finally making their way back to the bay area. Rock out with the Las Vegas band at 7:30 p.m. at the University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $34.50–$39.50. (813) 974-3004.

Taste of Clearwater: Sample culinary treats from area eateries and watch an Iron Chef-style cookoff between local chefs, held on the ice rink. It starts at 5:30 p.m. at Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 US Highway 19 N, Suite 2096, Clearwater. $40. (727) 461-0011, ext. 229.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Enjoy live music and shop at stalls with fresh produce, baked goods, teas, plants and crafts. It starts at 9 a.m. along Beach Boulevard in Gulfport. Free (items individually priced). (727) 278-4285.

Ra Ra Riot: After headlining the inaugural Gasparilla Music Festival in 2012, this indie rock band is back with hits like Boy and Too Dramatic. Concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $8-$18. (813) 248-9500.

TO WATCH

Series premiere — Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 8 p.m., ABC: Disney and Marvel have to keep the pots simmering until the next Avengers movie comes out, so Phil Coulson is resurrected to lead a crew of crime fighters.

Season premiere — NCIS, 8 p.m., CBS: There's an explosion at a black tie party in Washington, and it's not just from all that hot air.

 

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