Friday, August 17, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 8

Animal Collective: The Baltimore psych-pop outfit released a trippy song named after the Sunshine State, Floridada. Actress opens. 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25-$40. (813) 247-2555.

Wingsuit Performance Flying: Nearly 80 wingsuit clad skydivers from 20 countries are expected to jump from planes and fly through the sky like winged squirrels in this dare devil competition of speed, time and distance. Runs through Nov. 8. 8 a.m., Skydive City, 4241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills. Spectators free. (800) 888-5867.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music from jazz to rock, pop to island, plus vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants, crafts, handmade jewelry.. 9 a.m., Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326.

Footgolf : Join players at Largo Golf course to start a league in this game that combines soccer skills with golf course challenges 1 p.m., Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, Largo. $15 per 18 hole round. (727) 518-3024.

Natural History Speaker Series: The Fish of Lake Maggiore: Learn about a different topic in nature each month. Explore the biology of fresh and salt water fish in the lake. 7:30 p.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7326.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Tony Award-winning production about an extraordinary 15-year-old who falls under suspicion for killing the neighbors dog and sets out to clear his name. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $31-$90. (813) 229-7827.

Magic Men Live!: A troupe of modernized male dance beef cakes bring female fantasies to life using visual story lines, state of the art special effects and sexy dance moves. 18 and older only. 8 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $23.50-$78.50. (813) 274-8982.

TO WATCH

Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Finale, 11 p.m., Showtime: Features real-time reactions as the results of the election come in along with guests to help break it down.

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