Saturday, February 24, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 14

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music from jazz to rock, pop to island, plus vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants, crafts, handmade jewelry.. 9 a.m., Gulfport, Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326.

Urban Nights Cocktail Party: Enjoy appetizers and a free cocktail as you network with other friends of the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. 6 p.m., The Tampa Club, 101 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 676-6683.

Clearwater Threshers: vs. Bradenton: 7 p.m., Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $6-$10. (727) 467-4457.

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Mariners: 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic: The Homemade Broadcast invites amateur comedians to compete for a $50 cash prize and a Nerd Tag from Tangible Labs, picked by audience participation. Free pizza is provided by Angelo's. 8:30 p.m., Sly Bar, 2061 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-2971.

Zen Brush Painting: Learn about what kind of brush, ink, and paper to use with this meditative art form. 10 a.m., Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center, 329 S Bayshore Blvd. $10. (727) 724-1562

Aloha to Summer: Wear a Hawaiian shirt or grass skirt to this luau style party with appetizers, drinks, raffles and prizes for best tropical dress. 5:30 p.m., Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company, 12945 Village Blvd., Madeira Beach. $20, $15 Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber members.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Regal Summer Movie Express: The Lego Movie and Max: Select Regal Cinema Theaters will show G and PG-rated movies for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the summer. Benefits the Will Rogers Institute. Also taking place at Largo Mall 8. 10 a.m., Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. $1. (727) 525-7777.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Uncle Buck, 9 p.m., ABC. Mike Epps headlines a sitcom remake of the 1989 film starring John Candy.

SERIES PREMIERE Animal Kingdom, 9 p.m., TNT. The gritty new drama is about a tough-as-nails matriarch (Ellen Barkin) of an organized crime family in a sleepy Southern California beach town. Think The Sopranos with estrogen and surf boards.

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