Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay Aug. 17

Motley Crue: This is one show fans won't want to miss as Alice Cooper opens for the legendary metal band during "The Final Tour," at 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $20-$119. (813) 740-2446.

The Whispers and the Manhattans: Over the past four decades, this popular R&B group has produced a string of hit songs including Kiss and Say Goodbye and Shining Star. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $34.50-$70.10. (813) 229-7827.

Rays Fitness Challenge: An elimination style individual competition to test athletes of all fitness levels. Ticket includes admission to the game and a T-shirt. 7:45 a.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $55, $35 noncompetitors. (727) 825-3209.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees: Kids 14 and under get a "Mr. Happy" smiley face bobblehead. 1:40 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Summer Nights: This is the last day of Busch Gardens' extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. Park opens at 9:30 a.m. at 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $95, $90 for ages 3-9. (813) 987-5600.

Gary Conrad: G-rated: Children as young as 12 are invited to this tuned-down comedy hypnosis show with an emphasis on safety, propriety and good clean fun. 4:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

Cinema at MFA: Desert of Forbidden Art tells of Igor Savitsky's rescue of 40,000 pieces of artwork forbidden by Soviet rule and the creation of a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan. 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $17, $15 seniors and military, $10 students with college ID, kids 6 and younger free. (727) 896-2667.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Back to School Drive: The first 100 children 5 to 14 will receive a brand new book bag, and boys 5 to 17 will receive a free hair cut. Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be on hand to take pictures and give out autographs at noon, Westside Barbershop, 2800 N MacDill Ave, Tampa. Free. (813) 966-3180.

The Grand Brony Gala: Today's festivities will be dedicated to My Little Pony's youngest fans, not just the grown-up bronies. 9 a.m., Embassy Suites Tampa - USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa. $20-$77, $185 VIP; grandbronygala.com.

TO WATCH

The Strain, 10 p.m., FX An eclipse marks the viral apex, which may hit a bit too close to home given the ebola news. Hopefully ebola doesn't cause a vampire outbreak.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find more fun for you and the kids at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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