Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 1

West Side Story: St. Pete Opera does its own take on the musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, putting the star-crossed lovers in 1960s New York. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $21.50-$64.50. (727) 823-2040.

Chris Henry and Hardcore Grass: After 25 years of performing as a sideman, Henry formed his own bluegrass band. Fellow grass groups Gypsy Wind and Cotton Eyed Does will also perform at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 977-6474.

Colombian Navy Ship Tours: Tour the 1966 three-masted barque acquired by the Colombian government as a training ship for its navy. Starting at 9 a.m. at Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free. (813) 274-8511.

Aspiring Teen Writers Workshop: This five-week workshop for ages 12 and up focuses on several key elements of writing, including subject, plot, character and story development. Bring pen and paper. It's at 2:30 p.m. at Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. Free. (727) 724-1525, ext. 4112.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Target Tuesday: The hands-on museum and Target offer free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

The Mixed Up Fairy Tale: Help break the spell on Beauty, convince Red to give up her cape, and climb a beanstalk in this interactive musical where you are the main character. It's at 11 a.m. at Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. $4. (727) 774-7382.

TO WATCH

The Night Shift, 10 p.m., NBC An accident fills the ER at San Antonio Memorial with military personnel, which causes a problem for the closeted Dr. Drew because one of the victims is his boyfriend.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find reviews of top local restaurants at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Lindsey Stirling: She was a YouTube star before she rose to fame on America's Got Talent as the "hip-hop violinist." She rocks Jannus Live on Wednesday. $27.50-$30. (727) 565-0550.

Kiwanis Morton Plant Mease Midnight Run: Yes, it starts about midnight Thursday, but the flat 10K race course out Causeway Boulevard with a turnaround in Honeymoon Island State Park is well-lit by luminaries. Shorter races begin at 11 p.m. (1 mile) and 11:25 p.m. (5K) from Causeway Plaza in Dunedin. $8-$45. (727) 535-2257.

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