Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 9

A Tale of Two Cities: Young American Night: The one-man comedy recreates Dickens' story with a drag queen who discovers a baby on his doorstep. Through June 26. People between the ages of 21-29 can use a promo code UNDER30 to get tickets for $15. The night includes a preshow presentation by Tiffany Ford and BOGO specialty drinks, as well as a drink voucher to be used after the show at Station House. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49. (727) 823-7529.

Music on Main Streets: Lindy Romez: More than two dozen venues throughout the Grand Central District, the EDGE District and Deuces Live Main Street will host live music throughout the week. Find the full lineup at the St. Pete Main Streets Facebook page. Lindy Romez performs 6-8 p.m., followed by Chic at 7 p.m. And there will be classic hits from Acoustic Chill 7-9 p.m. at Sketch and Sip St Petersburg. 5 p.m., Punky's Bar and Grill, 3063 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 201-4712.

Book Signing with Lisa Unger: Former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio leads a conversation at a book signing for best-selling author Lisa Unger's 15th novel Ink and Bone, the follow up to The Whispering Hollows. 5:30 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free (registration required). (727) 823-3767.

Gogol Bordello and Frank Turner: The gypsy punks and English folk singer team up for a concert with The Sleeping Souls. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $29.50 and up. (727) 565-0550.

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. Through June 26. 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.

Brian Scolaro: The actor and comic played Doug on TBS' Sullivan and Sons, has appeared on Dexter and Mad Men, and has his own Comedy Central Presents half hour special. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Carmike Summer Kid Series: The Croods: 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

SEASON FINALE American Grit, 8 p.m., Fox. In the two-hour ep, the teams take on four brutal obstacles and a final challenge that suspends them upside-down, on a wire, above a water fall.

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