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Repticon: Everything at Repticon slithers or crawls: reptile pets and everything related to amphibians and exotic animals, too, as well as raffles, seminars and children's activities. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $10, $5 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. (863) 268-4273;

Brew Bus: Ride Around St. Pete: Enjoy complimentary craft beer on the bus as you travel to St. Petersburg to visit Rapp Brewing, Green Bench Brewing Co. and St. Pete Brewing. Includes round trip transportation. Leaves 12 p.m. from Cigar City Brewing Tasting Room, 3924 W Spruce St., Tampa. $30. (813) 990-7310;

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners: The Rays are out of town next Sunday, so they're celebrating Father's Day a bit early with a special Father/Daughter Day ticket package and the first 10,000 men getting a free James Loney Grill Set. 1:40 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297;

Church Basement Ladies: A musical comedy about the ladies that work in the church basement cooking meals for church functions. 2 p.m., Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., New Port Richey. $23.36. (727) 409-0293.

Norma: St. Petersburg Opera performs the story of a Druid priestess is in love with a Roman governor, featuring one of the most famous duets for soprano and mezzo soprano. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. 2 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $21.50-$64.50. (727) 823-2040.

Putting for a Purpose: The hallways of the hospital convert into a make-shift putting green for this indoor miniature golf tournament. 2:30 p.m., Tampa Shriners Hospital, 12502 Pine Drive, Tampa. $25, $40 two, $75 four. (727) 345-6782;


Road Trip U.S.A.: Without leaving Glazer Children's Museum, travel the country's famous cities and national landmarks with a collection of interactive installments on National Parks, Mount Rushmore, Interstate System, Roswell Invasion and Roadside Attractions. Runs through Aug. 10. It's open 1 p.m. at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861;


The 68th Annual Tony Awards, 8 p.m., CBS Hugh Jackman returns for his fourth turn as host of Broadway's big night. Uh, was the always-excellent Neil Patrick Harris busy? Indeed. This year NPH is nominated for a Tony.


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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 8 06/06/14 [Last modified: Friday, June 6, 2014 12:40pm]
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    Leslie Odom Jr. accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical in "Hamilton"  during the 70th Annual Tony Awards  on June 12, 2016.  (Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)