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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 7

Courtesy of Allison Lynn Photogrpahy. Cast of The Pirates of Penzance at Freefall Theatre includes (clockwise from top) Sara DelBeato as Ruth, Hayden Milanes as the Pirate King, Nicke Lerew as Fredric and (center) Kaylin Seckel as Mable.

Courtesy of Allison Lynn Photogrpahy. Cast of The Pirates of Penzance at Freefall Theatre includes (clockwise from top) Sara DelBeato as Ruth, Hayden Milanes as the Pirate King, Nicke Lerew as Fredric and (center) Kaylin Seckel as Mable.

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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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 7 08/05/16 [Last modified: Friday, August 5, 2016 2:15pm]
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