Friday, August 17, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 6

Boy George and Culture Club: With worldwide hits in the '80s including Karma Chameleon, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me and Miss Me Blind, the iconic pop band has reunited its original lineup of Mikey Craig, Roy Hay, Jon Moss and flamboyant frontman Boy George. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $69.50-$129.50. (727) 893-7832.

The Light in the Piazza: This romantic contemporary musical follows Margaret and her daughter Clara on their visit to Florence in the summer of 1953. When Clara meets a handsome Florentine, Margaret attempts to shield her from the outside world. Through July 17. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Halsey: The alt-pop singer embarks on an arena tour which kicks off in Orlando. Bad Suns open. 8 p.m., CFE Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd., Orlando. $27.50-$37.50.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Little People Live!: Families can join Little People toys characters Eddie and Sofie for a 20-minute interactive adventure filled with singing. 1 p.m., Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Free. (727) 796-1070.

corrections

The Chihuly collection will reopen in October 2016, but no specific date has been announced. A story on Saturday gave an incorrect date.

Show times for the St. Petersburg Opera Company's South Pacific are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A box with a story Tuesday contained inaccurate dates.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE American Tarzan, 10 p.m., Discovery. The new survival-competition series plops seven contestants on a remote island and challenges them to live in the wild. If they don't swing from vines, we'll be really bummed.

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