Friday, February 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 27

Dave Matthews Band: This will be the 12th time in 13 years that the alternative rock band crashes into the Tampa venue. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $31.50-$76. (813) 740-2446.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo: The dance-pop duo embark on their first ever U.S. headlining tour. Harry and the Potters opens. 6 p.m., Epic Problem at Skate Park of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $10. (813) 382-3477.

Henry Gamble's Birthday Party: In the Tampa International Film Festival presentation, a 17-year-old preache'rs kid treads through sexual possibilities, seeking to come into his own. 7:30 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 498-5205.

The Pitmen Painters: Pride Night: Based on the true story of British miners who unexpectedly become art-world sensations. Through Aug. 14. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

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. Benefits the Will Rogers Institute. 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.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Wayward Pines, 9 p.m., Fox. The mutant creatures known as Abbies descend upon the town. This forces Theo (Jason Patric) to make a decision that could impact all of humanity.

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