Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 26

Red Carpet Series: Wayne Brady: The park's new concert series is a more theatrical-style evening event inside the 1,100-seat Moroccan Palace Theatre. Each show will feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for purchase. The actor, singer and comedian is known for his role on the improvisational show, Whose Line Is It Anway? 7 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. Start at $30. (888) 800-5447.

Rally Around Town Food Truck Rally: An evening of food truck dining with live music and a view of Tampa Bay. 6 p.m., Port of St. Petersburg, 250 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 667-7001.

Selwyn Birchwood: The blues guitar and lap steel player delivers his original songs with the intensity of a revival tent preacher. $16 advance, $19 day of. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

The Pirates of Penzance: This re-imagining of the G & S masterpiece takes place on a spaceship. Through September 4. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Steve Byrne: Best known for creating and starring in the TBS series Sullivan & Son, the part-Korean comedian's acting resume includes feature films like The Dilemma, Couples Retreat, Four Christmases and The Goods: The Don Ready Story. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 864-4000.

Australian Pink Floyd Show: The tribute band performs a new set of Pink Floyd songs, The Best of the Best. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $40.50-$70.50. (727) 791-7400.

Hank and Cupcakes: A dance-rock duo from Brooklyn. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. TBA. (813) 241-8600.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Fourth Friday at Glazer Museum: In conjunction with Tampa's Downtown Fourth Friday celebration, the museum offers $5 admission for everyone from 4 to 6 p.m. 4 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $5. (813) 443-3861.

Skyway Marina Movie Night: Heavy D's BBQ food truck pulls up for you to have dinner (6 p.m.) before a screening of the '80s adventure/comedy Goonies (8 p.m.). 6 p.m., St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 866-2696.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Bering Sea Gold, 9 p.m., Discovery. Is there now anyone in Alaska who hasn't been on a reality TV show?

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Dec. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Dec. 16

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This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

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New locations for Tampa’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, plus a Mario Lopez appearance

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