Monday, February 19, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 29

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Milwaukee Brewers: In this summer heat, it's time to appreciate that we can watch baseball under a roof at Tropicana Field. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. at 1 Tropicana Drive in St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Summer Slaughter Tour: If you need a dose of death metal to get your week started, the lineup includes Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, the Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder and many more. Kicks off at 2 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $28. (727) 895-3045.

Mutts and Margaritas: It's a pet-friendly night at the beachfront tiki bar, with animal caricatures by John LaFree, adoptable pets, drinks and food. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Pinellas. Starts at 5 p.m. at the Getaway, 13090 Gandy Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. (813) 267-1602.

Opera Gala with VOICExperience: Grammy Award winner and former Met Opera star Sherrill Milnes' students of the weeklong VOICE program put on a special presentation of opera's most beloved music. It's at 7:30 p.m. at University of South Florida School of Music, 3755 W Holly Drive, Tampa. $25. (813) 974-2301.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Select Regal theaters are showing PG-rated movies for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the summer. This week it's Turbo and Walking With Dinosaurs. Today at 10 a.m. at Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park and Largo Mall 8 in Largo. (727) 525-7777.

AMC Summer Movie Discounts: If you're a little past the Turbo stage, AMC is showing more recent PG-13 movies (this week it's Pompeii) for $3 at 9:30 p.m. at Regency 20 in Brandon. and Tampa's Westshore 14 and Veterans 24. (813) 685-3396.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays: Teens and tweens 11-17 can hang with friends and enjoy swimming, snacks, games, prizes and dancing in and around the pool. It's at 7 p.m. at Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $4-$5. (727) 518-3016.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Raising Asia, 10 p.m., Lifetime The parents of yet another "YouTube sensation" seek stardom for their child. In this case, the kid is Asia Monet Ray, who came in third on the first season of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Don't break the bank this summer! We've got lots of entertainment for under $5 at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

D.L. Hughley: Radio host, game show host, actor, author, political commentator, Dancing With the Stars — what hasn't he done? He's back to standup Friday-Sunday at Tampa's Improv. $30. (813) 864-4000.

Mary Lynn Rajskub: Speaking of multitalented comics, this actor-comedian (hacker Chloe on 24) brings her snark to Side Splitters Comedy Club Thursday-Sunday. $10-$15. (813) 960-1197.

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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Feb. 23

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 19-25

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

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