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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 2

Lindsey Stirling: This performance artist quickly rose to fame as a quarter-finalist on America's Got Talent, where she earned the nickname "hip-hop violinist." See her at 8 p.m. at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $27.50-$30. (727) 565-0550.

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: Join Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn as food trucks line up for this monthly lunchtime event in downtown Tampa. New trucks joining the fiesta this month are Twisted Iron, Candz Italian Ice and Habana To-Go. It's at noon at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. Menu prices vary.

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

Tropicana Field Ballpark Tours: Take a 90 minute behind-the-scenes tour of the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. See the Rays' dugout, press box, touch tank, 162 Landing, the Hitters Hall of Fame and more. Still and video cameras welcome. It's at 10 a.m. at Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $9, $8 ages 65 and older, $7 ages 3-14, 2 and younger free. (727) 825-3371.

The Menzingers: The Pennsylvania punk band, touring off new record Rented World, perform with Lemuria, PUP and Cayetana at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $13-$15. (813) 248-9500.

Al Goodwin: The America's Funniest People winner and finalist in the HBO comic contest Lucky 21 performs at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.


The Great Pizza Contest: Become citizens of sunny Mozzarella and help Mayor Ann Chovi end a long-running feud in this interactive kid comedy at 11 a.m. at Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. $4. (727) 774-7382.


Kate Plus 8, 7 p.m., TLC The sextuplets are turning 10, so let's mark a decade worth of child exploitation.


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Canopy Tree Climbing: The first Saturday of every month, the huge oak tree at Lakeview Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg turns into a canopy rope system for kids 6 and older — and many a parent — to climb. $10. (727) 328-0300.

Shawty: A favorite in music videos, he's bringing his dance moves and sing-along parodies as well as his raw and realistic comedy to Tampa's Improv on Sunday. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 2 07/01/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 4:17pm]
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