Monday, December 11, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 23

The Light in the Piazza: This romantic contemporary musical follows Margaret and her daughter Clara on their visit to Florence in the summer of 1953. When Clara meets a handsome Florentine, Margaret attempts to shield her from the outside world and it becomes clear, not everything is as it seems. Through July 10. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$48. (727) 498-5205.

World Typewriter Day: A Typewriter 101 class followed by a "Type-In" where you can type on machines of various models and show off your antique machine. 10 a.m., The Paper Seahorse, 211 S Howard Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 251-8096.

The Iceman Cometh: Tampa Rep presents Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece about hope and alienation that follows Hickey, the traveling salesman who brings unsolicited advice to the denizens of Harry Hope's saloon and rooming house. Through July 3. 7 p.m., University of South Florida Theatre Center Studio Theater (TAR 120), 3837 USF W Holly Dive, Tampa. $20, $15 students, military and seniors.

St. Pete Pride Kick-Off Rooftop Party: Kick off Pride at this party with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, live entertainment and Cabana Boy cocktails. 8 p.m., Castile Restaurant and 360 Rooftop Bar at Hotel Zamora, 3701 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. No cover. (727) 342-0084.

Cabaret: M.A.D. Theatre's production of the legendary musical that focuses on 1930s Berlin's nightclub scene. Don your glad rags and arrive an hour early for a Pre-Show Vintage Soiree in the lobby bar featuring a '20s-inspired soundtrack and dancing. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25, $35 very limited VIP onstage table seating. (813) 229-7827.

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.

Adam Ferrara: The veteran stand-up comedian showed he can also act when he played Chief Needles Nelson on the Emmy-nominated FX drama, Rescue Me and Showtime's Nurse Jackie. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $22-$25. (813) 864-4000.

Los Van Van: The Cuban music heroes have been performing the timba and salsa for the past four decades. 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $23-$34. (813) 247-2555.

Suns. Moons. Stars. Dreams.: An exhibit of recent work from video, performance and collage artist Kalup Linzy, who is the Artist in Residence at Tempus Projects. Kalup Linzy performs. 9 p.m., Mermaid Tavern, 6719 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 238-5618.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Carmike Summer Kid Series: Home: 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

SERIES PREMIERE Queen of the South, 10 p.m., USA. This is a gritty new adaptation of Arturo Pérez-Reverte's best-selling novel La Reina del Sur, about a lowly Mexican money changer (Alice Braga) who becomes a cutthroat drug cartel boss by teaming up with an unlikely figure from her past.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find more events for kids at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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