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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 29

Tasha Smith, guest instructor at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival at Friday to Sunday. [Courtesy Tasha Smith]

Tasha Smith, guest instructor at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival at Friday to Sunday. [Courtesy Tasha Smith]

The Tampa Bay Theatre Festival: Jam-packed with acting workshops (including by Hollywood actor Tasha Smith), monologue and short-play competitions. Tonight also features the play Death Row at the Straz Center's Jaeb Theater ($22.50 for just the play). See a full lineup of events at tampabaytheatrefestival.com; things start today at 10 a.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $100 weekend pass, individual workshops and events are free to $95. (813) 732-3443.

MOSI After Dark and Food Truck Rally: To welcome students back to school, MOSI holds this after-hours event with $5 discounted admission to general MOSI exhibits for the public and free to USF students. The food truck rally outside includes Kind Grinds, Lizzie Cakes, Ninja Noms, Monsta Lobsta and many more. 6 p.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000.

Bobcat Goldthwait: This comedian-filmmaker does one of his first standup shows since the death of good friend Robin Williams (whom he directed in World's Greatest Dad). Shows at 8 and 10:15 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Tampa Home and Garden Show: You can meet John Godwin from Duck Dynasty (one of the non-Robertson family members) at this home show of more than 900 exhibits from builders, gardeners, security systems and more. Starts at 11 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free. Toll-free 1-877-730-7469.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox: Today's Ticket Tandem item is a Raymond Rally Gnome. 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Celebrate Oldsmar: Bring blankets and chairs for two nights of family fun with carnival rides, inflatables, games, pony rides, live music and vendors at 6 p.m., R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. Free. (813) 749-1100.

Heard'Em Say Teen Poetry Open Mic Night: An open mic session for teens to express themselves through poetry to encourage unity and character development. Each show also features a motivational speech. 8 p.m., Mocha Brown's Coffee Lounge, 428 W Waters Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 833-4186.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Plan your Labor Day weekend at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 29 08/28/14 [Last modified: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:34am]

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