Sunday, April 22, 2018
Events

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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Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

Dynasty bids farewell to Tampa with one last show

Local hip-hop artist Dynasty is on her way to Hollywood, but before she goes she will grace Tampa with one more performance.Originally from New York, Diana "Dynasty" Hardy came to Tampa in 2004 and quickly became acclimated to the area’s underground ...
Published: 04/20/18
Updated: 04/21/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

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Published: 04/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

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Published: 04/20/18
Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain talks breakup, reunion, getting sober and returning to St. Petersburg

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Published: 04/20/18
Review: Gilbert King’s ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’ a compelling, horrifying look at Florida’s racist history

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Published: 04/20/18
Tampa, Brandon 4-year-olds earn starring roles in Waitress at the Straz

Tampa, Brandon 4-year-olds earn starring roles in Waitress at the Straz

TAMPATwo little girls, strangers to each other just a month ago and now best friends, will become authentic stars this week as they perform in the Broadway musical hit, Waitress, at the Straz Center’s Morsani Hall.Both Lucy Capri, 5, of Tampa and Mad...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/21/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 20

Spyro Gyra: Nine-time Grammy nominated, contemporary jazz icons known for blending soul, Latin, pop, and world beat influences and one of the most famous instrumental ensembles of all time will perform. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Cle...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
The Holocaust connection that makes the Florida Orchestra’s Verdi ‘Requiem’ concert special

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Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
On its 20th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom credits conservation with longevity

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Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18
Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

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Published: 04/19/18