Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 24

Lil Yachty: The rapper embarks on The Boat Show Tour. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $25-$50. (813) 248-9500.

Bucs Training Camp : The public is invited to a series of free Bucs practices. his session is a joint practice with the Cleveland Browns. 9:45 a.m., One Buc Place, 1 Buccaneer Place, Tampa. Free. (813) 870-2700.

Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: This portion of the monthly series of movies features the Me, Myself and Her, which tells of the emotional bumps a lesbian couple hit when one woman reunites with a man she once had a severe crush on. 7:30 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (813) 879-4220.

Miss Sharon Jones: The Florida premiere of the documentary on the legendary R&B singer, created by Academy Award winning director Barbara Kopple. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $11. (813) 963-0578.

Drag Queen Bingo: Drag queens call the numbers for 10 games of flamboyant bingo. Benefits SPCA Tampa Bay. 8:30 p.m., Punky's Bar and Grill, 3063 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 586-3591, ext. 122.

Hot Summer Show III: A mixed media exhibit featuring the gallery and self-taught artists. Remains on display through Sept. 17. 10 a.m., Clayton Galleries, 4105 S MacDill Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 831-3753.

Wine Madonna Tasting: Ladies Night: Get a complimentary tarot card reading from psychic Leigha, enjoy $5 mimosas. 6 p.m., Wine Madonna, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 289-7257.

Ybor City Wine Society: Expand your wine palate in weekly wine tasting class with food pairings. Registration preferred. 7 p.m., Ybor City Wine Bar, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 999-4966.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Toddler Takeover: Families are encouraged to participate in daily programs allowing their little ones to exercise healthy emotional & social practices while advancing gross & fine motor skills through yoga, sign language, music, dancing programs, and programs on hands-on science and story time. Runs through September 2. 10 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

The Beach Tampa : Part art installation, part science lesson, you can play in an ocean of 1.2 million white plastic balls in a 15,000 square foot architectural installation created by the New York design firm Snarkitecture. If free timed tickets are sold out online, walk-up tickets are released each day starting at 9 a.m. Open through Aug. 25. 12 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free with timed ticket. (813) 301-2500.

TO WATCH

Gomorrah, 10 p.m., Sundance TV: The acclaimed Italian drama debuts on American television with back-to-back action-packed episodes. Set in the suburbs of Naples, it focuses on the exploits of a powerful drug-running crime family.

Cleveland Hustles, 10 p.m., CNBC: LeBron James not only rules the NBA, he executive produces this reality series that lends an assist to local entrepreneurs working to revitalize a Cleveland neighborhood that desperately needs some support.

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Published: 05/23/18