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Busch Gardens announced the return of two popular ticket deals: You can get a free Adventure Island ticket with the 2017 Fun Card and free entry for kids 5 and younger with the Preschool Card. 

 JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times

Busch Gardens announced the return of two popular ticket deals: You can get a free Adventure Island ticket with the 2017 Fun Card and free entry for kids 5 and younger with the Preschool Card. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

Summer Nights: Busch Gardens celebrates summer with extended hours, three themed party zones, DJ dancing, thrill rides in the dark, an all new ice show and summer themed cuisine. Included with regular daily admission. 10 a.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free. (888) 800-5447.

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, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326.

Pipe Organ Concert: Bring your lunch and enjoy a concert by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, which produces the sound of a full orchestra including percussion. 11:30 a.m., Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 541-089.

Tampa Bay Restaurant Week: Here's your chance to try a new restaurant, or visit a favorite spot, and taste your way across Tampa Bay, as eateries offer $30 or $45 multi-course, prix fixe meals that showcase their unique cuisine, along with drink specials (additional cost), from June 15-25. Hours vary by location. Noon, The Vault, 655 N Franklin St., Tampa. $30 or $45. (813) 225-3450.

Wordier than Thou: Prose and Short Story Open Mic: A unique open mic series focusing on storytelling. Poetry and musical performances are not allowed. Includes a performance by a featured reader followed by numerous 10-minute open mic slots. 7 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 895-6620.

Lectores Speaker Series: Zukiswa Wanner and Silvia Curbelo: The University of Tampa's series presents readings, signings and discussions by renown authors. The series continues with Zukiswa Wanner, author of London Cape Town Joburg, and Silvia Curbelo, author of Falling Landscape. 7:30 p.m., University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N Boulevard, Tampa. Free. (813) 257-3514.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Regal Summer Movie Express: Monster Trucks and Penguins of Madagascar: 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 Citrus Park Stadium 20 in Tampa. 10 a.m., Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. $1. (727) 525-7777.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE: The Bold Type, 9 p.m., Freeform: The new series is inspired by the life of Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles and follows the personal and professional lives of three friends who work for a global women's magazine in New York City.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 20 06/19/17 [Last modified: Monday, June 19, 2017 3:45pm]
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