Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 28

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

Harbour Island Art Walk: Browse local artists' work, food, drinks, fashion, jewelry, a kids' art zone and more. 11 a.m., Harbour Island, 700 Harbour Post Drive, Tampa. Free.

The Burger and Beer Bash: Eleven food trucks from around Florida compete for the Best Burger, chosen by audience selection, with live music by The Black Honkeys and Shevonne and The Bad Boys. Rain or shine. 12 p.m., Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free admission. (727) 822-4562.

Bridal Fair: The event will feature local vendors of all types of wedding-related products and services, giveaways and refreshments. 1 p.m., Harbor Hall, 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 787-4700.

Music in the Marly Series: Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet: In this diverse season of informal Sunday afternoon concerts, the audience is invited to meet the musicians. 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 Maltese Falcon: The series continues with the 75th anniversary of The Maltese Falcon. 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 some favorite events that also sneak in some science lessons. Included with admission. 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. Member discounts available. Separate pricing for IMAX-only admission. It's $15 for the zip line only, or $10 with admission. Ropes course is $10 by itself, or $7 with admission. Parking is $5. (813) 987-6000.

TO WATCH

MTV Video Music Awards, 9 p.m., MTV. Olympic stars Michael Phelps and the Final Five gymnasts — led by Simone Biles — were announced Thursday as presenters, joining Adele, Drake, Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears. Unless Kanye does something ridiculous again, the night's real star figures to be Beyoncé. Queen Bey leads everyone with 11 nominations, including video of the year for her bold and visually striking Formation.

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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando Counties starting July 20

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Hernando Events for July 20

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