Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 22

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

Amplified: Opening Reception: Ask Me Anything: Subtitled, "Reverbations from the Music Box," this exhibition explores the history, collaborative process and impact of collective New Orleans Airlift's project "The Music Box," which was temporarily installed at Sulphur Springs. Remains on display through July 23. A conversation with curators Sarah Howard and Shannon Annis. 6 p.m., University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, 3821 Holly Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 974-2849.

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

Imagine Dragons: The Radioactive rockers will be joined by Nate Reuss of Fun to perform at the All For One: The Orlando Unity Concert benefiting victims and their families. 8:30 p.m., Hard Rock Live/Cafe Orlando, 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando. $148. (407) 351-5483.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can socialize with other adults while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 9:35 a.m., Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $1.50. (727) 518-3016.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Goosebumps and Iron Giant: 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

SEASON PREMIERE Big Brother, 8 p.m., CBS. Can you believe the human demolition derby known as Big Brother is starting its 18th season? Yeah, we're pretty horrified, too.

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This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

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