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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 21

Tampa Bay Lobster Fest: Live lobsters are being flown in from Maine for this festival with live music, crafts, wine sampling and a "Sweet Street" of desserts. Dinner includes a 1.25-pound steamed lobster, a side dish, potatoes, fresh lemon wedges, dinner roll and melted butter. Noon, Kapok Special Events Center, 923 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $10, plus $24.95 dinner. Toll-free 1-877-476-8499.

Beach Bash: The water based recreation park sets the scene for this party with water sports, music, volleyball, a kids zone, a barbecue, vendors, raffles and door prizes. Benefits the Sertoma Childrens Speech and Hearing Clinic. 10 a.m., SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. $5, 11 and younger free. (727) 817-0905.

Tampa Home Show: This annual home and garden show boasts more than 600 exhibits with new products and home improvement/landscaping ideas. This year features a meet and greet with Chip Wade of HGTV's Curb Appeal. 11 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $8. Toll-free 1-877-730-7469.

Medea Benjamin: Join the internationally-renowned peace activist for a discussion of her newest book Kingdom Of The Unjust: Behind The US Saudi Connection. 1 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, 100 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. Also 3:30 p.m., Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. Free. (727) 898-3294.

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Rangers: It's Family Fun Day and kids get to run the bases at a post game DJ Kitty dance party with mascot appearances and a performance by The KIDZ BOP Kids. Kids ages 14 and younger get a free Raymond and DJ Kitty Bobblehead. 1:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

The Pirates of Penzance: This re-imagining of the G & S masterpiece takes place on a spaceship. Through Sept. 4. 2 and 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Music in the Marly Series: This weekend brings pianist Rachel Kudo and trumpeter Brandon Ridenour. 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $20, $10 students; $15 members. (727) 896-2667.

Summer Classic Movie Series: The series continues with the 55th anniversary of A Raisin in the Sun. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 members. (813) 274-8982.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Olympics at MOSI: To celebrate the Summer Olympics, MOSI has created 11 indoor versions of favorite events that also sneak in science lessons. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $26.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-12; 2 and younger free. Parking is $5. (813) 987-6000.

The Beach Tampa: Part art installation, part science lesson, you can play in an ocean of 1.2 million white plastic balls. Free timed tickets and parking vouchers also available through thebeachtampa.com. Open through Aug. 25. 10 a.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free with timed ticket. (813) 301-2500.

TO WATCH

Olympics closing ceremony, 8 p.m. Sunday, NBC. Turn out the flame, the party's over. It's time to bid farewell to Rio de Janeiro and the summer games. But first comes a festive celebration and final speeches from Maracana Stadium.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find reviews of the week's hot movies at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 21 08/19/16 [Last modified: Sunday, August 21, 2016 1:49pm]
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