Friday, December 15, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 1

Vans Warped Tour: The tour once again brings an array of dance, pop, punk, acoustic, hip-hop and alternative artists. A strong Florida contingent is aboard this year's bill with Less Than Jake, Yellowcard and Tampa Bay's own, Set It Off. Other big names are Sum 41, New Found Glory and Falling in Reverse. The tour sets up a mini village in the park with shopping and lifestyle attractions and a giant blow-up waterslide from Fueled By Ramen. 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $37.50.

Summer Festival of Racing and Music: Racing starts at noon followed by music at 6 p.m. with Motown, funk and soul rockers, The Black Honkey's and Southern rockers, the Soul Circus Cowboys. Noon, Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa. $5, $10 VIP. (813) 855-4233.

Island Nights: Adventure Island extends its hours for a tropical family friendly sunset celebration with live music, beach games and tropically themed entertainment. Included with park admission. 5 p.m., Adventure Island, 10001 McKinley Drive, Tampa. $44 advance online ages 3 and older; $51 adult, $46 child (at the gate). (888) 800-5447.

Get Downtown First Friday Music Series: Enjoy music, food and a lively crowd all in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Join the festivities between Second and Third streets on Central Avenue. Proceeds from beer and wine sales benefits area organizations. July features live music by the Tempests. 5:30 p.m., Get Downtown Location, Second Street N and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. Free; refreshments extra. (727) 393-3597.

Twenty One Pilots: Fans won't be feeling a tear in their hearts when they get to see the indie-pop duo during their Emotional Roadshow tour. $23-$43. 7 p.m., Amway Center, 400 W Church St., Orlando. (407) 440-7000.

Lullaby Of Broadway: The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts presents Next Stop Broadway: Lullaby of Broadway. 7 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $10. (727) 791- 7400.

South Pacific: St. Petersburg Opera presents the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, featuring songs that have become standards, including Cock-Eyed Optimist, Some Enchanted Evening and Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22-$67. (727) 822-3590.

The Light in the Piazza: This romantic contemporary musical follows Margaret and her daughter Clara on their visit to Florence in the summer of 1953. When Clara meets a handsome Florentine, Margaret attempts to shield her from the outside world and it becomes clear, not everything is as it seems. Through July 17. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Nicky Jam: The 11-time finalist for the Billboard Latin Music Awards will feature several guests and artists, including De La Ghetto, Zion & Lennox and Valentino. 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $49-$149. (813) 301-2500.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Dive-In Movies: Despicable Me: Bring your noodles, floats and chairs for movie watching on a giant inflatable screen. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movie starts after sunset. 8 p.m., St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. $4. (727) 363-9264.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Killjoys, 9 p.m., Syfy. Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) and her gang of space bounty hunters are back for more adventures in Season 2. Now they're off to Eulogy, an outlaw-only barter town where they hope to steal a high-tech shield.

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