Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 22

The World Wing-Eating Championship: Champion eaters, including A-lister Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, return to the Original Hooters in Clearwater to face off at 7 p.m. Thursday. Last year Chestnut ate 144 wings in 10 minutes to win. It's free for spectators, but get there early for parking.

Mike Clay: Who doesn't love to talk about the weather? Clay, the chief meteorologist who helped launch "Weather on the Nines" on Bay News 9, is the speaker at Our Town Conversations at the Dalí Museum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. $5, free for members.

Date Night

The Monkees: Sunday is the first stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall since Davy Jones died last year, but this tour marks the return of Mike Nesmith. Expect to hear a mix of hits and deep album cuts, plus a tribute to Jones (though many of the songs he sang are being avoided). The show starts at 7:30 p.m. $50-$125. (727) 791-7400.

Tim Allen: He stars as Mike Baxter in the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, but he'll always be Tim Taylor from Home Improvement for many fans. He returns to his standup roots 8 p.m. Thursday at Ruth Eckerd Hall. $49-$115. (727) 791-7400.

Inside the White House: Eric Draper will talk about his career as chief White House photographer and his new book Front Row Seat, a photographic portrait of George W. Bush's presidency. It's 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. $30, $50 per couple. mosi.org

Vans Warped Tour: On Friday, Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg hosts this annual daylong mashup of punk, hardcore, rap, folk and pop. More than 90 artists perform on nine stages, including the Used, Reel Big Fish, Chiodos, Black Veil Brides and Tampa Bay's own Set It Off. Gates open at 11 a.m. $28.50-$32.50. vanswarpedtour.com.

Kids and Family

Pool movies: There are three Flick and Float options: Brave plays 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Petersburg's Northwest Pool and Friday at Fossil Park Pool ($4, $3.50 ages 3-12). Playing at 9 p.m. Friday at Largo's Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool is Thunderstruck, with games, hot dogs and contests ($5, $4 resident). Also Friday is a Dive-In Movie, Wreck-It Ralph, playing at 8 p.m. at St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, with spray area and water slides ($4).

Pawgaritaville: This Caribbean party at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay's shelter in Tampa has drinks, music, food trucks and half-priced pet adoptions Saturday at noon. There will also be dog training demos and activities for children. Free. (813) 876-7138.

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