Friday, January 19, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 31

Michael Jr.: His standards for comedy are being clean enough to deliver in a church but funny enough to deliver in a club. 5 p.m., The Crossing Church, 10130 Tuscany Ridge Drive, Tampa. $18, $30 VIP. Toll-free 1-800-481-2761.

Labor Day Sandbar Concert: The only way to get to this concert is by boat. Bring chairs, coolers, even the dog, and wade in the water while you listen to live music from a pontoon boat stage at noon., "P" Channel (adjacent to), 2189 Tanglewood Way NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 282-4425.

Glow Party: Wear neon clothes or body paint and be prepared to glow at this party with LED and glow giveaways, dancing to music by DJ Ranny and black light dancers. 9 p.m., The Honey Pot, 1507 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free, $5 after 10 p.m. (813) 247-4663.

The Tampa Bay Theatre Festival: Today features two plays: East Lansing at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa ($20); and the musical Seasons at Jaeb Theater at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa ($22.50). See tampabaytheatrefestival.com for more details.

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

Florida's Largest Labor Day Home Show: Guests can shop, compare and save on affordable ways to organize, repair, remodel, refurbish and landscape their homes. They can see and try products, talk to experts and get information at more than 900 exhibits. Also, check out the home artisan collection featuring the works of area artists and crafters. 11 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $8, $7 seniors, 11 and younger free. (813) 677-6925.

Yoga + Dali: The vinyasa/ashtanga-based classes are held in the Community Room or Avant-Garden with views of the waterfront. Bring a mat and a towel. 12 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $15, $10 members. (727) 823-3767.

KIDS AND FAMILY

End of Summer Celebration: The Florida Aquarium celebrates with extended hours until 9 p.m. At approximately 8:30, head to the Channelside waterway for a view of the Summer Lighted Boat Parade followed by fireworks. You can be a part of the show aboard the decorated Bay Spirit II for $39.95, $35.95 seniors, $31.95 child. Amission to the aquarium is $15 after 5 p.m. or $20.95 for seniors 60+, $18.95 for kids 3-12, at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000.

TO WATCH

Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week, 10 p.m., CNBC Car guys and gals, live out your fantasies as the former Tonight Show host hits Pebble Beach for the annual Concours d'Elegance.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 19

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