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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 17

After competing in The Eliminator at Extreme Mud Wars in 2012, Lisa Chlapowski, 30, and the rest of the Blood, Sweat and Beers Team decided to do mud pit belly flops and play in the mud for a few minutes. Teens can participate in mud wars Thursday.  [MELISSA LYTTLE, Times]

After competing in The Eliminator at Extreme Mud Wars in 2012, Lisa Chlapowski, 30, and the rest of the Blood, Sweat and Beers Team decided to do mud pit belly flops and play in the mud for a few minutes. Teens can participate in mud wars Thursday. [MELISSA LYTTLE, Times]

Sunrise Sale and Pajama Party: Wear your pajamas for extra deals during this early morning sale. Sales continue through 5 p.m. Most businesses will also be collecting pantry items and paper goods for the Ronald McDonald House. Things kick off at 6:43 a.m., starting at Beach Drive and Second Avenue N, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-6443.

Jeff Dye: The host of MTV's hit prank show Money From Strangers does standup at 8 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $12-$14. (813) 960-1197.

Hot Art, Cool Crowd!: The MacDonald Training Center art event features a historical photo exhibit, chocolate chance drawing, complimentary refreshments and wine. Benefits participating artists and the fine arts studio. It's at 5:30 p.m. at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 221-2222.

Hed PE: Formed in 1994, this group blends punk rock with rap. Eyes Set To Kill, the Defiant and Progressive Chemistry will also perform at 7 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.

Voices of Men: Put on by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, the one-person play by Ben Atherton-Zeman, a spokesman for Men Against Sexism, deals with issues like sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and sexual harassment. It's at 7 p.m. at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 969-4989.

KIDS AND FAMILY

TASCO Teen Extreme Mud Wars: Pinellas middle and high school students can compete for cash prizes in eight dirty events including obstacle course, joust pit, belly bumper pit, mud tug-of-war, and football. Teams must have 10 to 12 members, including at least four girls. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Spa Beach at the Pier approach, 615 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 892-5060.

TO WATCH

Welcome to Sweden, 9 p.m., NBC Will Ferrell guest stars as himself in the new episode of this show from Amy Poehler's brother Greg.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find lots of ideas for date night at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Showstoppers: In a show that sold out last year, Patel Conservatory students perform songs from popular musicals and movies Friday and Saturday at the Straz Center in Tampa. $10-$15. (813) 229-7827.

Elvis Festival: Saturday is dedicated to the King, with tribute artists, memorabilia, performances, shows and a contest at Plant City's Strawberry Festival Expo Building. Proceeds benefit the Children's Home of Tampa Bay. $10-$30. (813) 977-6011.

Pentatonix: Catch the a cappella sensations and YouTube stars Saturday at Busch Gardens as part of the extended-hours Summer Nights. Included with park admission. (813) 987-5600.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 17 07/16/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 2:27pm]

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