Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 23

Kiss: In their classic leather outfits and face-paint, the rockers team up with Def Leppard for a show at 7 p.m. at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $36-$175. (813) 740-2446.

Malik S: Born and raised in Miami, this comic defended himself from seven siblings with laughter based on everyday life. Now he's a writer and actor on TV Land's sitcom The Soul Man and he's taking his standup on the road. At 8 p.m., he's at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

Monty Python Reunion Show: Comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin reunited on stage to bid farewell to Monty Python at London's O2 Arena. Now, it's playing for an encore in theaters, including Regency 20 in Brandon, Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park, Woodland Square 20 in Oldsmar and Citrus Stadium 20 in Tampa. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Prices vary by theater.

Drag Queen Bingo Benefit: It's a "Very Mary Trailer Park Christmas in July" as drag queens call the numbers for 10 games of flamboyant bingo to benefit Historic Holiday Spirit in Ybor. Things kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10. (813) 241-6279.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Free Golf for Kids: Kids 5 to 15 can get onto the putting green to hit a free small bucket of range balls at Ace ranges in Brandon and Riverview, Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, and Wentworth Golf Club or Crescent Oaks County Club in Tarpon Springs. Starts at 8 a.m. at Ace Golf Brandon, 820 S Kings Ave., Brandon. Free. (813) 651-4653.

TO WATCH

The Bridge, 10 p.m., FX Oscar-nominated actor Demian Bichir is killing it on a weekly basis on this show about the weirdness and corruption along the Mexican-American border.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Love cooking? We've got a new #CookClub recipe at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Vans Warped Tour hits St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park on Friday, bringing more than 91 punk, metal and rock bands ($38.50). Meanwhile, Warped Tour alums Fall Out Boy and Paramore flash back to the early 2000s and throw in some new hits Saturday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds ($26-$66).

Steve Hynter: Most recognized as "hack" comic Kenny Bania on Seinfeld, the real-life comic is also a perennial TV sidekick, including on Working and Two and a Half Men. He's at Side Splitters Comedy Club Thursday-Sunday. $10-$14. (813) 960-1197.

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Florida Orchestra closes 50th masterworks season with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

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