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The pace is lively and the choreography sharp in the St. Petersburg Opera's production of South Pacific, featuring, from left, Todd W. Donovan, Molly Mustonen, Olympia Ni and Arwyn Donovan. [Courtesy of  St. Petersburg Opera Co.]

The pace is lively and the choreography sharp in the St. Petersburg Opera's production of South Pacific, featuring, from left, Todd W. Donovan, Molly Mustonen, Olympia Ni and Arwyn Donovan. [Courtesy of St. Petersburg Opera Co.]

South Pacific: St. Petersburg Opera presents the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, featuring songs that have become standards, including Cock-Eyed Optimist, Some Enchanted Evening and Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22-$67. (727) 822-3590.

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 and it becomes clear, not everything is as it seems. Through July 17. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Welcome to Night Vale: The popular twice-monthly podcast brings its live version of the mysterious, small desert town of Night Vale to the stage. One of the world's most downloaded podcasts, it blends humor with an undertone of creepiness that relishes weirdness. 8 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $27.50-$32.50. (813) 274-8982.

Summer Nights: Busch Gardens celebrates summer with extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. Included with regular daily admission. 9:30 a.m., Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $99, $79 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Island Nights: Adventure Island extends its hours for a tropical family friendly sunset celebration with live music, beach games and tropically themed entertainment. Included with park admission. 5 p.m., Adventure Island, 10001 McKinley Drive, Tampa. $44 advance online ages 3 and older; $51 adult, $46 child (at the gate). (888) 800-5447.

Cult Classics @ Dali: The garden at the museum serves as the stage for classic cult films. Bring your lawn chair and dress in theme. Also includes food trucks on site, cash bar and garden games. This portion features Monty Python and the Holy Grail. 7 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 823-3767.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Carmike Summer Kid Series: Kung Fu Panda 2: This summer movie series features older movies, but admission includes a small popcorn and a small drink. Also taking place at Sundial in St. Petersburg. 10 a.m., Royal Palm 20, 5125 26th St. E, Bradenton. $4. (941) 752-3796.

TO WATCH

Greatest Hits, 9 p.m., ABC. The show delves into the 1995-2000 era. Among the highlights: Meghan Trainor teams up with her childhood idols the Backstreet Boys on I Want It That Way.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 7 07/06/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:11pm]
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