Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 4

RECOMMENDED READING


Beres Hammond: The Reggae legend is known for his distinctive brand of "lover's rock". 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39-$65. (727) 791-7400.

Sex with Strangers: When twenty-something blogger Ethan and 40-something novelist Olivia engage in an intimate relationship, they confront the dark side of ambition. Through August 13. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.

Marie Antoinette: A contemporary look at the historic pariah looks at Marie Antoinette through the lens of society's obsession with celebrity. Through August 13. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$37. (727) 498-5205.

Urban Adventure Quest: Set out from the parking lot adjacent to the museum to follow Smart Phone clues and complete tasks on this board game style scavenger hunt exploring area parks, outdoor art, historic hotels and secret monuments. 10 a.m., St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $39.20-$49. (805) 603-5620.

Metrocon: The focus of Metrocon is anime, the style of flashy Japanese animation and artwork familiar to anyone who has seen Speed Racer or Sailor Moon. 10 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $30-$40 for single-day pass. (813) 517-1171.

Tarpon Springs First Friday: Doggie Palooza: A night of themed live music, dancing, vendors, food trucks, beer and wine. 6 p.m., Tarpon Springs Downtown, along Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 543-1593.

Latin Connexions: Meet Latina celebrities including ABC Action News Team member Lissette Campos and Telemundo Tampa's Cristina Puig at this networking event with art, appetizers, performances and salsa dancing. 6 p.m., Station Bar and Grill, 1001 West Cass St., Tampa. No cover. (813) 251-1234.

Sunset Paddle: Watch the sun set from atop a stand up paddle board or in a kayak. 6:30 p.m., Urban Kai, 13090 Gandy Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. $25, includes paddle, leash and lifejacket. (813) 598-1634.

KIDS AND FAMILY

The Art of the Brick: An elaborate display of more than 100 pieces of Lego artwork including the life sized sculpture of a man ripping open his chest, a 20-foot-long T. rex skeleton, a giant skull and replicas of famous works including Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night and Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Remains on display through Sept. 4. 10 a.m., Event Space, 802 E Whiting St., Tampa. Free. (813) 301-6500.

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