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Margarita Wars: Sample margaritas from more than 15 of Tampa Bay's best mixologists as they compete to create Tampa Bay's best margarita, and vote for your favorite while enjoying Mexican-inspired food. Upgrade to VIP for an extra hour of line-free sampling, Margarita Wars swag and two beers. 7 p.m., TPepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. $50 advance, $60 day of (general); $75 advance, $85 day of (VIP). (813) 739-4879.

Brent Stevens Visits the Museum: Brent Stevens, Babe Ruth's Great Grandson, visits the museum to donate a signed baseball to the Schrader's Little Coopertown exhibit. St. Petersburg is the city in which the slugger slammed in his longest home run. Included with admission. 2 p.m., St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $12, $9 seniors (60+), $6 students with ID, $6 ages 7-17, 5 and younger free. (727) 894-1052.

Howl O Scream Auditions: Busch Gardens needs enthusiastic actors to fill spine-chilling actor positions for Howl-O-Scream. Actors must be 18 or older. No experience required. Applications must be made at careers.seaworldparks.com prior to auditioning. 5 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Painting Parties: Experienced instructor Alexis Perez will guide you through the process of creating your own masterpiece. Cost includes all paints and supplies and up to two glasses of wine, beer, soda or bottled water. Additional beverages available for individual purchase. 6:30 p.m., Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. $40. (727)518-3131.

Margarita Wars: Sample margaritas from more than 15 of Tampa Bay's best mixologists as they compete to create Tampa Bay's best margarita, and vote for your favorite while enjoying Mexican-inspired food. Upgrade to VIP for an extra hour of line-free sampling, Margarita Wars swag and two beers. 7 p.m., TPepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. $50 advance, $60 day of (general); $75 advance, $85 day of (VIP). (813) 739-4879.

The Pitmen Painters: Based on the true story of British miners who unexpectedly become art-world sensations. Through Aug. 14. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

Heatwave Fave Rewind: Featuring funk, blues-rockers, Trae Pierce and the T-Stone Band, blues singer-songwriter and saxophonist, Vanessa Collier and americana duo, The War and Treaty. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 971-0666.

Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Jungle's Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan reunite to embark on the Not In This Lifetime Tour. 8 p.m., Camping World Stadium, 1610 W Church St., Orlando. $60.50-$250. (407) 849-2000.

Cookie Monsta and Funtcase: The dubstep DJs will make you headbang all night long. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 247-2555.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Dive-In Movies: Inside Out: Bring your noodles, floats and chairs for movie watching on a giant inflatable screen. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movie starts after sunset. 8 p.m., St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. $4. (727) 363-9264.

TO WATCH

Girl Meets World, 8:30 p.m., Disney Channel. Uh-oh, it's decision time on as Lucas (Peyton Meyer) must finally choose between Maya (Sabrina Carpenter) and Riley (Rowan Blanchard). So, will there be a rose ceremony, too?

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 07/28/16 [Last modified: Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:41pm]
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