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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 16

For music planner on 7/14/16: Handout photo of Dierks Bentley performing at the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards. Credit: Kevin Winter.

For music planner on 7/14/16: Handout photo of Dierks Bentley performing at the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards. Credit: Kevin Winter.

Dierks Bentley: The country music superstar brings his Somewhere on a Beach Tour with Randy Houser, Cam and Tucker Beathard opening the show. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $27-$51.75. (813) 740-2446.

Tampa Bay Rays: Bret Michaels: The Rays play the Orioles. Then stick around for a free post-game concert by former Poison frontman Bret Michaels (Every Rose Has Its Thorn) . Field access passes available at 6:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

America II Extreme Mud Wars: This wildly popular day of rolling in a mud pit and slinging dirt returns to Spa Beach with more than 900 people competing in ultimate football, an obstacle course, joust pit and more. 9 a.m., Spa Beach at the Pier approach, 615 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free for spectators; $450 advance, $500 standard (team); $50 advance, $60 standard (individual). Toll-free 1-877-820-2582.

Cool Art Show 28: Take shelter from the summer heat inside the historic Coliseum ballroom during this juried fine art and craft event, hosted by the Professional Association of Visual Arts. 10 a.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 736-2466.

Record Fair: Local record and music stores come together with pop-up shops by Microgroove, Planet Retro Records, Daddy Kool Records and Mojo Books & Records. Noon, 1901 E 2nd Ave., Tampa
Free. (813) 739-4800.

MrENC: The former Dark Romantics frontman has been on the music scene since the mid-nineties. Tampa Alternative and indie rock band, Empire Cinema and Expert Timing open. 7 p.m., Microgroove Records, 4906 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 667-7089.

Jon Lovitz: Nominated for an Emmy his first two years on Saturday Night Live, the actor is a late bloomer as a stand-up comic. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000.

Time Stands Still: The story of a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Alonzo Bodden: The winner of season three of Last Comic Standing is a regular on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

Uncle John's Band: Grateful Dead tribute band. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $12 advance, $15 day of. (727) 822-3590.

Polyenso: Fresh off a successful performance at Bonnaroo, the St. Petersburg alt-rockers will return home for their first big show since releasing their album Pure in the Plastic in April. Brother Cephus opens. 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free, $5 under 21. (727) 565-0550.

Trashion Fashion: An unorthodox fashion show featuring wild designs created entirely from recycled, bizarre products. 8 p.m., ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20, $45 VIP runway seats. (727) 324-3878.

Underhill Family Orchestra: The Alabama band plays rock 'n' roll that's sure to get you dancing. Garage soul singers, The Sh-Booms open. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10. (813) 241-8600.


Garden Brothers Circus: In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Garden Brothers Circus brings elephants, the Motorcycle Madness Globe of Doom, Chinese acrobats, a human slingshot, racing camels, clowns and aerialists. 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $27.75, $10.75 children; $35.75, $18.75 children (VIP). (941) 343-2378.


Natasha Leggero: Live at Bimbo's 10, 10 p.m., Showtime. A standup comedy special that has the hilarious star of Another Period performing at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco. Topics include Burning Man, Mormons and hipsters.


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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 16 07/15/16 [Last modified: Friday, July 15, 2016 4:48pm]
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