Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 31

The Pitmen Painters: Based on the true story of British miners who unexpectedly become art-world sensations. Through Aug. 14. 3 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

The Expendables: The laid-back California band have been blending reggae, punk rock and '80s style dueling guitar solos since their start in 1997. Beebs and Summer Survivors open. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $15-$20. (727) 565-0550.

Harbour Island Art Walk: Browse local artists' work, food, drinks, fashion, jewelry, a kids' art zone and more. 11 a.m., Harbour Island, 700 Harbour Post Drive, Tampa. Free.

Music in the Marly Series: Christopher Johnson: The first pianist to win the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Award, Christopher Johnson has performed with New York's One World Symphony, soloed with the Rochester Philharmonic and the Philharmonic Orchestra of New Jersey. 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $20, $10 students; $15 members. (727) 896-2667.

Currensy: The rapper was once part of Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment before going solo to produce albums like Pilot Talk and an apparel and life style brand, Jet Life. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $30-$100. (813) 248-9500.

KIDS AND FAMILY

LameCon: Get your geek on at this anime and pop-culture event with a 12,000-square-foot gaming center, panel discussions, food trucks, a maid cafe, vendors and artists. 9 a.m., Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. Free. (813) 929-1214.

TO WATCH

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, 8 p.m., Syfy. Fans had the chance, via online voting, to pull the plug on Tara Reid's character. We'll learn her fate when the outrageous saga returns with more over-the-top action scenes and nutty D-list cameos.

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Published: 07/17/18
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 18

Broadway Musical Movies: Mary Poppins: In conjunction with Ruth Eckerd Hall announcing its 2018-2019 Broadway Season, Capitol Theatre presents a series of Tony Award winning musicals that have made their way to movie theaters. Upgrade to $9 and add u...
Published: 07/17/18
1,100 cookie jars. 2000 Hummels. 23 chamber pots: This Tampa Bay couple collects... well, everything.

1,100 cookie jars. 2000 Hummels. 23 chamber pots: This Tampa Bay couple collects... well, everything.

TAMPA — To be a large, clumsy person in Mary and Dennis Schrader’s house is to feel fear.You tread lightly upstairs, but even so, every step in the room containing row after row of cookie jars brings the sound of ceramic lids rattling on their oh-so-...
Published: 07/16/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 17

James After 5: Art Speaks: The museum is open from 5 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday, featuring $5 admission. While there, tour the many exhibitions of Western and wildlife art, or find happy hour specials in the Canyon Cafe. 5 p.m., James Museum of Western ...
Published: 07/16/18

Pasco Events starting July 20

21 SaturdayMedicare 101: A SHINE volunteer will answer Medicare questions. 10 a.m. Free. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214. floridashine.org.22 SundayEssential Oils Workshop: Learn about essential oils and cr...
Published: 07/16/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando Counties starting July 20

FestivalsDade City Antique Faire and Sidewalk Market: Browse a mixture of antiques, primitives, garden decor, jewelry, tools, shabby chic, architectural and vintage when this monthly street event returns from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21 in downtown Dad...
Published: 07/16/18

Hernando Events for July 20

Events20 FridayButterfly Count: Learn to identify common Florida butterflies and how organized butterfly counts work. The count information will be used to populate data in pollinators of Florida for Florida Nature Trackers. For ages 12 and older. No...
Published: 07/13/18
Updated: 07/16/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 16-22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 16-22

Metrocon: The convention focused on anime that also covers all elements of pop culture that have been influenced by it settles into the Tampa Convention Center Thursday-Sunday. $30-$40. metroconventions.com. Beer Project: Inspired by the ancient mos...
Published: 07/16/18