Friday, December 15, 2017
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 9

Garden Tour: Members of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg’s Night Bloomers Circle invite guests to join them on a tour of the Florida Botanical Gardens. Free, donations to gardens welcome. 6:30 p.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

Clothing Swap: Bring up to five used garments to exchange for vouchers to use on garments brought in by other participants. Vouchers may be purchased for $3 each. Takes place in the courtyard next to the Peninsula Inn. Extra clothing and proceeds benefit CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse). 9 a.m., Art Village Courtyard, 29th Avenue S and Beach Boulevard S, Gulfport. Free with items to swap, $3 without. (727) 902-2326.

Balcony-to-Backstage Tours: This guided tour of Tampa Theatre, built in 1926, includes demonstration of Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and the old movie house's secrets, stories, art and architecture. Benefits Tampa Theatre's restoration and operations. 11:30 a.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 ages 2-12, Tampa Theatre members/1 and younger free. (813) 274-8982.

Aprons Cooking School: No-fail recipes to elevate your next outdoor event include snapper and scallop ceviche, marinated and grilled skirt steak. $50. 6 p.m., Aprons Cooking School, Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. (813) 926-4465.

Wine Madonna Tasting: Discount on featured bottles. Six vegan wines sampled. $10. 6:30 p.m., Wine Madonna, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 289-7257.

Clearwater Threshers: vs. Tampa: 7 p.m., Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $6-$10. (727) 467-4457.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Regal Summer Movie Express: The Croods and Dr. Suess' The Lorax: Select Regal Cinema Theaters will show G and PG-rated movies for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the summer. Benefits the Will Rogers Institute. 10 a.m., Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. Also taking place at Largo Mall 8. $1. (727) 525-7777.

The Beach Tampa : Part art installation, part science lesson, you can play in an ocean of 1.2 million white plastic balls in a 15,000 square foot architectural installation created by the New York design firm Snarkitecture. Free timed tickets and parking vouchers available through thebeachtampa.com. Open through Aug. 25. Noon, Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free with timed ticket. (813) 301-2500.

TO WATCH

Zoo, 9 p.m., CBS. The crazy chaos continues as Jackson (James Wolk) learns that his mother is missing in Africa. But the search to find her is delayed when a hostile force overtakes the team's plane.

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