Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 7

WaZoo BeerFest: The 21st annual all-inclusive tropical tasting party was moved up to spring this year. It features more than 250 beers and beverages from around the world, pub fare and restaurant samplings, "animal ambassadors," outdoor games and live music. 8 p.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $65, $50 members (through May 6); $45 designated driver; $125 VIP. (813) 935-8552.

Catcon Dogfest: A cat and dog oriented festival includes flyball and police K-9 Unit demonstrations, animal-themed vendors and artists, a puppy kissing booth, kitten play zone, lure chase, food trucks for the humans and treats for the four-legged friends. 9 a.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. $10, $25 VIP. (727) 459-0797.

Free Mother's Day Admission: During the weekend, take mom to celebrate among more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals. She gets in free when she's accompanied by one paying person. 9:30 a.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $24.95, $22.95 seniors, $19.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Prices are generally about $2 cheaper if you buy them online at the aquarium's site. (813) 273-4000.

Kentucky Derby Day at the Downs: Tampa Bay Downs celebrates the 142nd Kentucky Derby with mint julep specials and racing simulcast from Churchill Downs all day. Gates open at 10 a.m. First race at Churchill at 10:30 a.m. and first race in Tampa at 12:30 p.m. The annual Derby Day party is sold out. 10 a.m., Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa. $2 grandstand, $3 clubhouse. (813) 855-4401.

Mother's Day at MOSI: Bring Mom the MOSI to celebrate Mother's Day and she gets in free with the purchase of one full priced child's ticket. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $22.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-12; 2 and younger free. Member discounts available. Separate pricing for IMAX-only admission. It's $15 for the zip line only, or $10 with admission. Ropes course is $10 by itself, or $7 with admission. Parking is $5. (813) 987-6000.

Indie Film Fest: The afternoon starts with stand up comedy by Nicole Lauren, followed by a look at her music video The Book of Nightmares. Indie film screenings include Everyday Spooky, Mombie, Chomp, Gynecologist the Musical, Zero Hour, Speed Dating and Spare Change. Benefits Tampa Pitcher Show. 12 p.m., Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10. (813) 963-0578.

Pinellas Youth Symphony: They perform their 58th Finale Orchestra Concert. 2 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10, $2 children/students with ID. (727) 822-3590.

Streetcar Live: Brown Bag Brass Band: Board the TECO Line Streetcar for monthly rolling concerts by bands selected by the Gasparilla Music Festival. NOLA-inspired brass band. 5 p.m., Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $2.50 one way, $5 all day. (813) 254-4278.

Theo Wujcik: Paintings from the Estate: A selection of the iconic local artist's paintings, curated by his widow, Susan Johnston. She will give a gallery talk at 7 p.m. Remains on display through June 4. 6 p.m., Michele Tuegel Contemporary, 320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-1100.

Dov Davidoff: Besides starring in his own Comedy Central special and a having regular gig on Chelsea Lately, Davidoff was named one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

The Maids: A Jobsite Theater production of the 1947 play by French novelist Jean Genet. It was inspired by a famous 1933 French murder trial of two sisters, employed as maids, who gruesomely killed their employer. Through May 22. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Morning at the Museum: Families with children ages 6 to 12 can explore the galleries before the museum opens. Included with admission. 9:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $24, $22 seniors, $17 students and children ages 13-17, $10 children ages 6-12. $10 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 823-3767.

TO WATCH

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC. Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Room) hosts for the first time. The show's musical guest is Alicia Keys.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find more date night ideas at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 21

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