Friday, August 17, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 16

Anthony Hamilton and Fantasia: The soul powerhouse and onetime American Idol winner embark on a co-headlining summer tour. 7:30 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Start at $49.50. (813) 974-3004.

Experience Cuba: The opening for an exhibit featuring photography by Clyde Butcher and original artwork of Cuban artists Los Carpinteros and Ibrahim Miranda. Included with admission. 10 a.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.

St. Petersburg Opera: Evenings/Mornings With the Maestro: Some Enchanted Broadway: Operatic Qualities in South Pacific: Enhance your understanding of opera and preview shows. 6 p.m., Music Gallery, 5990 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. $20, $15-$17 seniors/students. (727) 530-3304.

Russell Dickerson: A country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. 7 p.m., Ferg's Live, 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $5. (813) 443-8403.

Lectores Speaker Series: The University of Tampa's series presents readings, signings and discussions by renown authors. The series begins with Terrance Hayes. 7:30 p.m., University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 257-3514.

Chris Cornell: The Soundgarden frontman and multiple Grammy-Award winner embarks on the second leg of his Higher Truth World Tour. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $54.75-$74.75. (727) 791-7400.

A Tale of Two Cities: The one-man comedy recreates Dickens' story with a drag queen. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49. (727) 823-7529.

Lord Huron: The L.A. indie-folk band will play a post-Bonnaroo show. 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $23.50. (813) 247-2555.

Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices: This one night only film traces the path of the life of a once aspiring minister, who turned into one of the greatest choral directors in history. 8 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $11. (813) 274-8982.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Carmike Summer Kid Series: Epic: 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

SEASON PREMIERE Aquarius, 9 p.m., NBC. It's the dawning of a new age of Aquarius. As the period crime series returns, Los Angeles detective Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny) continues to chase down Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony).

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