Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 6

Blink 182: The pop-punk trio heads back on the road this summer for a tour along with openers, Ocala metalcore favorites A Day to Remember and alt-rockers All-American Rejects. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25-$75. (813) 740-2446.

Eric Andre: The chaotic, anarchic comic and Adult Swim talk show host plays Mike on the FXX series Man Seeking Woman. He made the news recently when he crashed a Citizens for Trump rally at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Season 4 of what Entertainment Weekly called "the freakiest late-night talk show on TV" returns to Adult Swim Aug. 5. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $18-$25. (813) 248-9500.

The Beach Tampa : Part art installation, part science lesson, you can play in an ocean of 1.2 million white plastic balls. Free timed tickets and parking vouchers also available through thebeachtampa.com. Open through Aug. 25. 10 a.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free with timed ticket. (813) 301-2500.

Tampa Bay Comic Con: The convention brings costume contests, and panel discussions with guest artists and voice over artists. Photos and autographs are cash only. 8 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $30-$40 single day, $60 for three days, 12 and younger free. (813) 274-8511.

Teacher Appreciation Day: Teachers and their families can leisurely explore the museum at no charge to learn about field trip opportunities available through 2017 and participate in a special self-guided audio tour. 10 a.m., Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $10, $7 seniors/students, $5 ages 4-12. (813) 254-1891.

The Pirates of Penzance: This re-imagining of the G & S masterpiece takes place on a spaceship. Through September 4. 2 and 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Helstar: The Houston heavy metal band will be joined by Avenging Benji, Teer and Arakara. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15-$18. (727) 895-3045.

David Bazan: The Pedro the Lion frontman and indie-rocker performs alongside Michael Nau. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $15. (813) 241-8600.

Morgan Page: A Grammy-nominated electronica house DJ and producer. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 247-2555.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Morning at the Museum: Families with children ages 6 to 12 can privately explore the galleries before the museum opens. Reservations required and regular admission applies. 9:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $24, $22 seniors, $17 students and children ages 13-17, $10 children ages 6-12. $10 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 823-3767.

TO WATCH

The Bandit, 10 p.m., CMT. Pop open a cold one and check out the documentary about 1970s superstar (and Florida man) Burt Reynolds, his pal Hal Needham and how they combined to make the unlikely smash hit Smokey & the Bandit.

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