Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 24

Honey Henny Lime: The trio performs a blend of psychedelic, rock, funk, jazz and blues. They will be joined by the instrumental group Porch Sessions and rock 'n' rollers Legacy at 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 977-6474.

Ghost Tours (Tampa): A candlelit walking tour to discover the haunted past of the city once described as "the damnedest town this side of hell" leaves at 8 p.m. from Fresh Cafe, 507 N Franklin St., Tampa. $15, $10 ages 4-12. (727) 398-5200.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Find live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts starting at 9 a.m. along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 453-9093.

Free Admission for Blue Star Museums Initiative: Active duty military personnel and their families get free admission through Labor Day at MOSI as part of a national program. Also taking place at the Florida Holocaust Museum, Henry B. Plant Museum and the Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society. Hours vary by location, but 9 a.m. is opening at Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Nonmilitary admission is $22.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 2-12. (813) 987-6000.

Nine & Wine: Take your next ladies night to the indoor golf course and take a swing on state-of-the-art simulators with more than 65 courses from around the world. Price includes 9 holes of golf and a glass of house wine, beer or soft drink. 5:30 p.m., Golfer's Grail Indoor Golf & Tap, 10019 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $20 members; $25 guest. (813) 969-2100.

Epicurean Classes: Italian 'Cena': Cena chef Michael Buttacavoli shows how to recreate Italian comfort foods, from asparagus risotto to tomato braised oxtail and parmesan gnocchi; with wine tasting. $65. 7 p.m., Epicurean Theatre at the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 999-8735.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays: Teens and tweens 11-17 can hang with friends and enjoy swimming, snacks, games, prizes and dancing in and around the pool. 7 p.m., Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $4-$5. (727) 518-3016.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Tyrant, 10 p.m., FX Ambitious premise: A pediatrician is the youngest son of a Middle Eastern dictator, getting pulled back into family drama after living in California for 20 years

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find an interactive theme park guide at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

The Voice Tour: The stars of the NBC show will probably be breathing a little easier Wednesday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts with no judges or eliminations on tour, just Season 5 and 6 champs, runners-up and fan faves. $35-$65. (813) 229-7827.

The Wayans Brothers: Shawn and Marlon, the youngest brothers in the comedic family, bring their standup to Tampa's Improv Thursday through Sunday after writing and acting in hits such as I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, White Chicks and Scary Movie. $35-$40. (813) 864-4000.

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