Sunday, February 18, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 18

Say Anything: The emo indie band formed in 2000, when the members were just 14 and 15 years old. They'll perform with the Front Bottoms, the So So Glos and You Blew It at 6:30 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $21. (813) 247-2555.

The Resurrection of Alice talk: Perri Gaffney discusses her novel The Resurrection of Alice, the true story of a young woman's dreams of going to college being shattered by a prearranged marriage to a much older man. It's at 7 p.m. at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620.

Wednesdays on the Water: Each week throughout the summer, this 360-degree waterfront bar features a themed party with special drink pricing, food and activities. This week features trivia at 6 p.m. at Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free. (813) 373-1193.

Ghost Tour St. Petersburg: Explore the shadows and mysteries of the "Sunshine City" on this 90-minute walking tour that leaves at 8 p.m. from Hooker Tea Company, 300 Beach Dr. NE, Suite 124, St. Petersburg. $15, $10 ages 4-12. (727) 894-4678.

Misters Before Sisters: This comedy show features Chris Matson (winner of the local Clash of the Comics), John Jacobs (a textbook author, podcast host and rapper) and Law Smith. It's at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

kids and family

Road Trip U.S.A.: Put your kids on a simulated coast-to-coast road trip with a collection of interactive installments including national parks, Mount Rushmore and the Roswell Invasion. Runs through Aug. 10 at the Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

Nature, 8 p.m., PBS Having a rough day? Catch an episode of this wildlife show and gain a little perspective with Southern Africa's biggest animal migration, a never-ending quest for grass and water.

MORE TO EXPLORE

We've got lots of ideas for date night at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Conrad Oberg: This blind teen dazzles with his guitar athleticism Sunday at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. $7 advance, $10 at the door. (813) 977-6474.

Josh Blue: The Last Comic Standing in 2006, who has cerebral palsy, breaks down stereotypes of people with disabilities, one laugh at a time Thursday to Saturday at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa. $16.50-$20.50. (813) 960-1197.

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