Sunday, July 15, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 12

Needtobreathe: The Christian rock stars have gained traction with mainstream audiences, and now reached arena-rock status in this tour with Mat Kearney, Parachute and Welshly Arms. 7 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $30.50-$50.50. (813) 974-3004.

Bad Religion and Against Me: The California punk legends and Gainesville agit-rockers team up for a tour. Philadelphia singer-songwriter Dave Hause of the Loved Ones opens. 6:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25.50. (727) 565-0550.

Coffee Talk: Heart of Africa: In a 30-minute presentation, artist in resident Nan Colton introduces great artists and historical figures. Included with museum admission. 10:30 a.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $17, $15 seniors and military, $10 students with college ID, kids 6 and younger free. $5 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 896-2667.

Sacred Heart Fall Festival: Carnival rides, live bands, mixed entertainment, food, games and craft vendors. Benefits Sacred Heart Interparochial Catholic School. 6 p.m., Sacred Heart Interparochial School, 7951 46th Way N, Pinellas Park. Free; $12-$20 (rides). (727) 541-444.

Astronautilis: The hip-hop artist entered the music scene over 15 years ago as a battle rapper. Tickets available through Ticketfly. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $12-$15. (813) 248-9500.

Second Screen Cult Cinema: The Thing: A monthly series presenting unconventional cult films. A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. 7 p.m., The Vault, 655 N Franklin St., Tampa. $5 suggested donation. (813) 382-2976.

Scream-A-Geddon: Make your way through six haunted attractions including the Cursed Hayride, Dead Woods and Blackpool Prison, where prisoners start a riot and you decide the level of character interaction. Runs select nights through Nov. 5. 7:30 p.m., Scream-A-Geddon, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. $19.95-$29.95. (813) 452-5412.

Lizzie: Preview Performance: Four women front a six-piece rock band to tell the story of Lizzie Borden with gallows humor. The New York Times called the gothic rock opera "deliciously watchable." Through Nov. 6. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $29.50. (813) 229-7827.

The Chick Corea Elektric Band: The keyboard jazz great and his quintet combines jazz, rock, Latin and funk with sonic inventions that still sound futuristic. On their first tour in five years, they are joined by Grammy-winning vocalist Lalah Hathaway, who will be joining them for some Corea-penned tunes written specially for this tour. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $65-$85. (727) 791-7400.

TO WATCH

The Exorcist File — Haunted Boy, 10 p.m., Destination America. Documentary filmmakers search for evidence of the Unholy Ghost, the scariest entity known to man. While filming in a haunted asylum, they come across a diary of the infamous 1949 exorcism of a 13-year-old boy, which later inspired The Exorcist.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, July 15

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, July 15

SharkCon: A weekend all about sharks adds a comic con element this year with stars from Sharknado at a noon panel today including Ian Ziering, Cassie Scerbo and Gena Lee Nolin. Also includes a touch tank, shark tooth dig pit, paddle board clinic, oce...
Published: 07/15/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 16-22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 16-22

Metrocon: The convention focused on anime that also covers all elements of pop culture that have been influenced by it settles into the Tampa Convention Center Thursday-Sunday. $30-$40. metroconventions.com. Beer Project: Inspired by the ancient mos...
Published: 07/13/18
Updated: 07/14/18

Hernando Events for July 20

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Published: 07/13/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 14

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 14

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Published: 07/13/18
Rascal Flatts talks longevity, the road, and picking the perfect opener

Rascal Flatts talks longevity, the road, and picking the perfect opener

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Published: 07/13/18
8 things to do this weekend: Sam Smith, SharkCon, Extreme Mud Wars, deal at Chihuly

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Published: 07/13/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 13

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 13

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Published: 07/12/18
Bar review: New St. Pete breweries have sour power

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Published: 07/12/18
Lori Roy’s novel ‘The Disappearing’ draws from Florida’s Dozier and Ted Bundy

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Published: 07/12/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 12

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 12

Free Museum Admission: The Florida Holocaust Museum invites the public for a free tour and an opportunity to see the "Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann" exhibit before it closes on July 15. 10 a.m., Florida Holocaust Museum, 5...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/12/18