Saturday, June 23, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 7

The Pirates of Penzance: This re-imagining of the G & S masterpiece takes place on a spaceship. Through September 4. 2 and 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205. Alex Thomas: His Showtime comedy special, Straight Clownin', featured a plethora of guest stars including Jamie Foxx, Will Smith and Dr. Dre. Special engagement. 9:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20 advance, $25 day of show. (813) 864-4000.

Beach Bash: The water based recreation park sets the scene for this party with water sports, music, volleyball, a kids zone, a barbecue, vendors, raffles and door prizes. Benefits the Sertoma Childrens Speech and Hearing Clinic. 10 a.m., SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. $5, 11 and younger free. (727) 817-0905.

American Heartbeat: The musical takes place in the recession of 1992 and is about a Vietnam veteran working alongside day laborers, mostly immigrants, who he used to hire. 3 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827.

The Pitmen Painters: Based on the true story of British miners who unexpectedly become art-world sensations. 3 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

John Heffron: The likeable Detroit comic was the winner of Season 2 of Last Comic Standing on NBC and has since starred in two Comedy Central specials and is a regular on VH1 satire shows including I Love the '80s. 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sundays at the Morean: Art and clay activities geared towards kids ages 5 to 15. Parents or guardians must remain with their children at all times. 1 p.m., Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-7162.

TO WATCH

Summer Olympics, 7 p.m., NBC. Tonight's prime-time offerings include swimming, diving and women's team gymnastics.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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