Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 27

The Funny Diva Show: This all-female comedy show celebrates diversity in humor by showcasing comics of different cultural backgrounds and comedy styles at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

Wednesdays on the Water: The 360-degree waterfront bar's weekly summer themed parties come to a close with a cornhole tournament. It's at 6 p.m. at Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 373-1193.

Epicurean Classes: History of the Cocktail: Bern's Steak House director of spirits and noted mixologist Dean Hurst shows why some drinks are shaken, others stirred, and how cocktails have evolved, with tastings and small plate at 7 p.m. at Epicurean Theatre at the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. $65. (813) 999-8735.

Yappy Hour: Bring your dog, and your human friends, for yappetizers, a buffet, drink specials and information about the SPCA 3K Walk. It's at 5 p.m. at Brown Boxer Pub and Grill, 26111 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Free. (727) 586-3591.

Dunedin Blue Jays: It's Fan Appreciation Night at the game at 6:30 p.m. at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner: Museum staff read stories about art, and story-related art activities follow. Ideal for ages 4 to 8. The theme for August is "Fabric Fun." Books include Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, Too Much Glue by Jason Lefebvre and Market Day by Lois Ehlert. It's at 3 p.m. at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. $6, $5 seniors, children/members free. (727) 712-5762.

TO WATCH

Extant, 9 p.m., CBS Molly's baby is kidnapped and, in back-to-back episodes, the culprit will learn the hard way that this child is far from defenseless.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Planning to hit the theme parks this Labor Day weekend? Check out our Florida theme park guide at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Sleep Walk Tampa Bay: If sleep is on your agenda for Labor Day weekend, you're in luck. Wear your PJs for this 1.5-mile walk on St. Pete Beach (leaving from TradeWinds Island Grand Resort) to raise awareness of sleep disorders. The cost is a $5 donation to Project Sleep. (727) 798-0174.

Bobcat Goldthwait: Friday and Saturday's standup shows at Tampa's Improv are some of this comedian and filmmaker's first since the death of his good friend Robin Williams (whom he directed in World's Greatest Dad). $20. (813) 864-4000.

Celebrate Oldsmar: Bring blankets and chairs Friday-Saturday to R.E. Olds Park for carnival rides, inflatables, games, pony rides, live music, fireworks and vendors. Free. (813) 749-1100.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 21

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