Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 1

Jersey Boys: The Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning musical about how four blue-collar kids became the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons. Through Jun. 5. The Thurs, Jun. 2, 7:30 p.m. performance will be Sign Language Interpreted. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $38.50-$113.50. (813) 229-7827.

A Tale of Two Cities: Preview: Pay what you can: The one-man comedy recreates Dickens' story with a drag queen who discovers a baby on his doorstep. Through June 26. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49. (727) 823-7529.

Coffee with a Curator: A special monthly talk presented by one of the Dali Museum's education team or an invited speaker. In this portion, Margo Hammond discusses "Modern Art and Its Collectors." 10:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Folklore: This interview series of creative people in Tampa Bay introduces local artists, musicians, chefs, entrepreneurs and makers to those who are interested in hearing about their stories. Each event will feature two live interviews with locals from different backgrounds and light snacks. This portion features Ray Roa, Sub Ap! and Gasparilla Music Festival. 6:30 p.m., Tempus Projects, 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $5. (909) 333-6731.

The Realish Housewives of South Tampa: A Parody: A take on a certain reality series with hometown flair, featuring five ladies, host Randy, and no shortage of cat fights and plastic surgery. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$45. (813) 229-7827.

Chingo Bling: Comic, rapper, actor and entrepreneur Pedro Herrera, III created his Mexican/Chicano self-parodying alter ego as a rapper in the early 2000s, showing the juxtaposition between hip hop and Tex/Mex culture with a satirical eye. He's released numerous studio albums, and has caught the attention of MTV, The New York Times and appeared on the cover of USA Today. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: Join Mayor Buckhorn as food trucks line up for this monthly lunchtime event in downtown Tampa. 11 a.m., Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. Menu prices vary.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Cleverman, 10 p.m., Sundance TV. The new genre drama is set in Australia's near future. It follows a group of extraordinary creatures from ancient mythology who battle for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly threatened by them.

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