Monday, May 28, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 13

Mo'Nique: She won an Oscar for portraying a not-so-funny abusive mother in 2009's Precious, but Mo'Nique is back to her standup comedy roots. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $40. (813) 864-4000.

Flag Day Friday: The ceremony to retire old American flags by burning includes a performance by former Broadway singer Victor Helou. 10 a.m., Veteran's Park, 5350 30th Ave. S, Gulfport. Free. (727) 893-1118.

Island Nights: Adventure Island extends its hours for a tropical family event with live entertainment, food trucks, sand sculpting, steel drum music, a kid's zone and a glow-in-the-dark finale. Included with park admission. 5 p.m., Adventure Island, 10001 McKinley Drive, Tampa. $47, $43 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free. (813) 987-5600.

Sour Symposium: A wood aged beer specialist and the wood cellar manager take you on a trip through New Belgium Brewing Co.'s wood cellar to learn about the production of Belgian-style sour beers in America. Includes tastings. 6 and 9 p.m., Epicurean Theatre at the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. $50. (813) 999-8700.

Zombie Beach Party: This Friday the 13th things are getting spooky. Come dressed in your best zombie and beach attire, and dance to the folk, punk acoustic, metal sounds of The Bath Salt Zombies. 7 p.m., Blueberry Patch, 4923 20th Ave. S, Gulfport. $5 donation. (727) 637-8358.

The Happy Together Tour: The line-up for the tour's 30th anniversary will star the Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, Mark Farner, Gary Lewis & the Playboys and Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $40-$65. (727) 791-7400.

West Side Story Exposed: The Rumble: Hear more about West Side Story as the cover artists of the St. Pete Opera's cast perform excerpts and Maestro Sforzini narrates. 7:30 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 823-2040.

The Burnt Part Boys: Preview: The 2010 original musical tells the coming of age story of a boy who lost his father in a mining accident. Through July 6. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$44. (727) 498-5205.

Jen Kober: This hard-hitting comedian punched out Larry David on the final season of Curb Your Enthusiasm and had a recurring role on HBO's Treme. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $12-$14. (813) 960-1197.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Chimpanzee: The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary presents Disney's Chimpanzee, the story of an orphaned three-month old chimp who is later adopted by the Alpha Male of his group. Entry is free, but if you make a donation, you get a free ticket to the sanctuary. 2 p.m., Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 430-5044.

TO WATCH

CMT Crossroads, 10 p.m., CMT This oft-overlooked series pairs country artists with those from other genres. Tonight we get Katy Perry and rising country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves. We just hope that Musgraves doesn't have to wear any of Perry's stage outfits.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 27

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