Friday, February 23, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 13

Alice Cooper: The godfather of shock rock (I'm Eighteen, School's Out). He and his band entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $48.75-$93.75. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk: Meet the artists and gallery owners during this casual, festive evening as more than 40 studios and galleries in St. Petersburg come together as one arts destination. Free trolley available. Map available at stpeteartsalliance.org. 5 p.m., downtown St. Petersburg.

Capitol Classics Summer Movie Series: The double feature for the series this week is Top Gun and Die Hard. 7 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $7 for both films. (727) 791-7400.

Pouya: The Miami rapper performs at 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 895-3045; statetheatreconcerts.com.

David Liebe Hart: The alternative comic, best known for Adult Swim's Tim and Eric show, uses puppets, music and video for a show starting at 8:30 p.m., New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 248-4969; newworldbrewery.net.

Audien: Grammy-nominated producer and DJ. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 247-2555; theritzybor.com.

Sheryl Underwood: One of the hosts of CBS' The Talk, the comic was the creator and host of BET's Comic View and Holla. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

Grand Brony Gala: This family friendly event catering to fans of My Little Pony includes stars from the TV show like Kelly Sheridan and Peter New, cosplay contests, games, vendors, panels and shows. 8:30 a.m., Sheraton Tampa East, 10221 Princess Palm Ave., Tampa. $10-$55; $165 VIP; children 5 and younger free.; grandbronygala.com.

Fetish Con: The 16th annual trade show brings vendors, models and much more. You must be 18 or older to attend. 12 p.m., Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $40 per day, $107 all access, $25 after party. (727) 894-5000; fetishcon.com.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Dog Swim Day: No humans, but dogs get two sessions 9:30-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for leash-free swim and play before the pool closes for the season. Register at either start time with proof of dog's current vaccination. Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $5 per session dogs, humans free. (727) 893-7732.

TO WATCH

The Inherited, 10 p.m., Lifetime: A woman moves into the house where her husband's late wife suffered a horrific death. Naturally, bad things begin to happen.

Brooklyn. 8 p.m., HBO: See the Oscar-nominated performance of Saoirse Ronan as a 1950s Irish immigrant in New York.

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