Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 13

Summerland Tour: Sugar Ray, Everclear: The '90s-tastic lineup features Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge. 6 p.m., ROC (Remember Our Children) Park, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. $24.95-$49.95. (727) 360-2567.

Dunedin Blue Jays: vs. Bradenton: 6:30 p.m., Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Price varies by event. (727) 733-9302.

Think + Drink (Science) Cafe: Grab a beer or glass of wine and join a forum about cutting edge science. In this portion, Jose Leal, curator of the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, discusses southwest Florida shells. 7 p.m., South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. $5, $3 members. (941) 746-4131.

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. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Second Screen Cult Cinema: For a Few Dollars More: A monthly series presenting unconventional cult films. A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. This portion features Sergio Leone's 1965 Italian spaghetti Western starring Clint Eastwood. 7 p.m., The Vault, 655 N Franklin St., Tampa. $5 suggested donation. (813) 382-2976.

Wine Madonna Anniversary Party: Celebrate the five-year anniversary of the downtown St. Petersburg wine shop, with $5 wine specials, complimentary small bites, and prizes. 7 p.m., Wine Madonna, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. No cover, but charge for wines. (727) 289-7257.

The Wizard of Oz: Based on the beloved MGM screenplay, this production features all the old familiar songs and characters plus a few new surprises by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The July 14, 7:30 p.m. performance will be Sign Language Interpreted. Through July 17. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $32.50-$75.50. (813) 229-7827.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can socialize with other adults while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 9:35 a.m., Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $1.50. (727) 518-3016.

Carmike Summer Kid Series: Monsters vs. Aliens: This summer movie series features older movies, but admission includes a small popcorn and a small drink. Also taking place at Sundial in St. Petersburg. 10 a.m., Royal Palm 20, 5125 26th St. E, Bradenton. $4. (941) 752-3796.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE American Tarzan, 10 p.m., Discovery. The new survival-competition series plops seven contestants on a remote island and challenges them to live in the wild. If they don't swing from vines, we'll be really bummed.

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