Friday, July 20, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 26

Gwen Stefani: The former No Doubt singer is ready to blow ya mind as she embarks on a tour with her opening act, rapper Eve. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $22.95-$142.95. (813) 740-2446.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music from jazz to rock, pop to island, plus vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants, crafts, handmade jewelry.. 9 a.m., Gulfport, Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326.

Bike Night: First come, first park in the beer garden for this party with music by DJ Fuego, food by Flavor Deluxx, free pool, $2 PBRs and $5 Jamesons. 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. Free. (813) 241-8600.

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic: The Homemade Broadcast invites amateur comedians to compete for a $50 cash prize, picked by audience participation. 8:30 p.m., Sly Bar, 2061 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-2971.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Regal Summer Movie Express: The Book of Life and Hotel Transylvania 2: Select Regal Cinema Theaters will show G and PG-rated movies for $1. Also taking place at Largo Mall 8. 10 a.m., Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. $1. (727) 525-7777.

Sensory Friendly Films: AMC Theatres and the Autism Society have joined together to present this special series of films in an environment friendly to those affected by autism and other sensory issues. Auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families can bring their own snacks. This event is also being held at Regency 20 in Tampa and Veterans 24 in Tampa. This presentation appeals to all ages on the Autism spectrum and features Ghost Busters. 7 p.m., Woodlands Square 20, 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. $6.50 (price varies by theater). (727) 771-6643.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE MADtv, 9 p.m., The CW. TV continues to look to the past for inspiration. Tonight brings a reboot of the sketch comedy series that ran from 1995 to 2009. Eight new cast members will try to make you crack up.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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