Saturday, April 21, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 15

Spring Awakening: Freefall Theatre closes its season with the Tony-winning rock musical about the robust (not for the prudish) sexual discovery of teens — with Broadway stars in the cast. It opens Friday. $37-$44. (727) 498-5205.

Set your alarm clock for the 40th anniversary of the pajama party known as the Sunrise Sale in downtown St. Petersburg, with special discounts for '70s garb as well as pajamas. Shopping starts at sunrise Thursday, 6:43 a.m. See stpete.com.

Cool it: The Cool Art Show lets you leave the humidity behind Saturday and Sunday, when arts and fine crafts will be displayed in the air-conditioned Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. Free parking and admission. 535 Fourth Ave. N , St. Petersburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Date night

Concerts: It just wouldn't be summer if the Dave Matthews Band didn't stop by and sure enough, like afternoon thunderstorms, Crash Into Me will be wafting over the lawn Wednesday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. $40.50-$75; (813) 740-2446. The Beach Boys are back in town Thursday, but only Bruce Johnston and Mike Love are in this tour. Tickets $69 at the Seminole Hard Rock, (813) 627-7625. Rocker Marilyn Manson returns to the Jannus Live stage Saturday. $44; (727) 565-0550.

My Name Is Asher Lev: The acclaimed stage adaptation of the novel, still running off Broadway, opens Friday at American Stage in St. Petersburg. Tickets $29-$59 (727) 823-7529.

George Lopez: The comedian, author and TV star brings his It's Not Me, It's You show Friday night at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg at 8 p.m. Tickets are $46, $56, $66 and $81.

Kids and family

Snooty is a senior: Snooty, the manatee who makes his home in Bradenton's South Florida Museum is turning 65 this week. So there's a party for the oldest known manatee in captivity. Reduced $8 admission, $7 if you're Snooty's age and $6 for kids ages 4-12. It's 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 201 10th St. W. (941) 746-4131.

$6 Day at the Zoo: Get there early on Sunday because it gets crowded for this deal at the Lowry Park Zoo, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa.

National Moon Day: Celebrate the first moon walk by Neil Armstrong in 1969 by meeting NASA rocket launcher Caley Burke at the Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. $9.50 children; $15 adults; $12.50 military and seniors.

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