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Luis Santana  |   Times (12/11/2011, Tampa, FL)  Pitbull performs on stage at at the 2011 93.3 WFLZ Jingle Ball at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. [Luis Santana | TBT]


Luis Santana | Times (12/11/2011, Tampa, FL) Pitbull performs on stage at at the 2011 93.3 WFLZ Jingle Ball at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. [Luis Santana | TBT]

Pitbull: Mr. Worldwide embarks on his "Bad Man Tour" with fellow Latin pop and hip-hop star Prince Royce, as well as Farruko. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $29.95-$124.95. (813) 301-2500.

Tampa Bay Rays: Hunter Hayes: The country-rock-blues singer has three No. 1 singles to his name in Wanted, Somebody's Heartbreak and I Want Crazy. Field access passes available at 6:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Bucs Training Camp : The public is invited to a series of free Bucs practices with discounted concessions, merchandise tents, appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear and autograph sessions for children. There's also a kid zone area with interactive football skills stations and other family friendly activities. 8:45 a.m., One Buc Place, 1 Buccaneer Place, Tampa. Free. (813) 870-2700.

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm Tour: Find out what's in season, how their small scale farm operates and organic agriculture including information on their CSA membership program. 10:30 a.m., Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 887-4066.

Rise Up Sunday Sessions: The Supervillains: A reggae and reggae-rock series. Rude Squad, Oceanstone,Tunnel Vision and Of Good Nature open for the Florida-bred swamp, reggae-rockers. 3 p.m., Beach Bar, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $12-$20. (813) 281-8900.

The Naked Magic Show: Back by popular demand, magicians Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne bring their naughty magic show of "sleeves up, pants down" comedy and magic in a saucy show for 18 and older. 7 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$45, $65 VIP. (813) 229-7827.

Halcyon: The acoustic duo have been together since 1989. The Cheaters open. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12. (813) 971-0666.


Harry Potter Countdown Party: Countdown to Midnight: A celebration counting down to the midnight release of the eighth story features a Muggle Wall where customers share their Harry Potter memories and giveaways. 8 p.m., Barnes & Noble Clearwater, 23654 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Free.


Boston EMS, 10 p.m., ABC. On the new unscripted series, viewers ride along with members of the Boston Emergency Services, the coolheaded team of first-responders who make up the first step in the chain of trauma care.


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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 30 07/29/16 [Last modified: Friday, July 29, 2016 11:05am]
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