Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 20

Bo Dacious: This comic, who is D.L. Hughley's longtime opening act, is known for quick wit, all-races humor and a remarkable singing voice. See him perform at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

Wednesdays on the Water: Get your trivia on tonight at this 360-degree waterfront bar. There's also special drink pricing and food at 6 p.m. at Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free admission. (813) 373-1193.

Apron's Classes: Summer Steak Out: Steaks, from beef tenderloin to flank and salmon, star in a grilling class menu, with strawberry shortcake napoleon dessert. It's at 6:30 p.m. at Apron's Cooking School, Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $45. (813) 926-4465.

Author Randy Wayne White: Meet the novelist, who brings the third installment in the Hannah Smith series, Haunted, about a Civil War skirmish. It's at 7 p.m. at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-2638.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers: It's hot outside, but it's cool at Tropicana Field. Catch the Rays at 7:10 p.m. at 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Free Golf for Kids: Kids 5 to 15 can sign up throughout August to receive a free small bucket of range balls on the Ace Practice Ranges in Brandon and Riverview, the Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, or Wentworth Golf Club and Crescent Oaks County Club in Tarpon Springs. Starting at 8 a.m. Free. (813) 651-4653.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Epic Ink, 10:30 p.m., A&E Another reality tattoo show? This one centers on Area 51 Tattoo in Springfield, Ore. Let us guess: alien designs are really popular here.

MORE TO EXPLORE

In this week's Play Tampa Bay video, Michelle and Sarah head to a steakhouse in St. Pete for a look at a unique cocktail. Watch the video at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Shut Up and Laugh: The bay area is on a roll lately with comedy shows. This one features Mike Epps (The Hangover), Michael Che (The Daily Show) and Jo Koy (Chelsea Lately) on Friday at the Mahaffey Theater. $49.50-$89.50.

Zoo Run Run: That's not redundant: The first "run" is a 5K for you; the second is a fun run for the kiddos. Both go along the Hillsborough River inside Lowry Park Zoo. The event fees include zoo admission: $35 for 5K; $15 for fun run. (813) 935-8552.

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