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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 11

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04:  Mase and Puff Daddy perform during Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour at Madison Square Garden on September 4, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Live Nation) 665941409

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Mase and Puff Daddy perform during Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour at Madison Square Garden on September 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Live Nation) 665941409

Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour: Puff Daddy embarks on a tour with a who's who of '90s hip-hop in tow: Mase, Lil Kim, Faith Evans, 112, Mario Winans, Total, Carl Thomas, the Lox and, for a dash of currency in case you were worried this thing was too steeped in nostalgia, French Montana. 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $26.25-$146.75. (813) 301-2500.

Palm Harbor Craft Festival: Palm Harbor will be transformed into an outdoor craft showcase featuring original handmade crafts including unique and affordable gift items during this inaugural event. 10 a.m., Florida Avenue, Florida Avenue, Palm Harbor. Free. (561) 746-6615.

I Like It Hot Festival: Turn up the heat with fiery foods, sauces and salsas at the 16th annual spicy food festival with a pepper eating contest, amateur hot sauce competition, a hot hula hoop competition, spicy lolly lick-a-thon, amateur salsa competition, whip cracking demonstration, free samples and hundreds of pepper plants for sale. 11 a.m., Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. $5, 12 and younger free. (727) 423-8433.

Spring Awakening: A MAD Theatre production, the rock musical is based on a German play from the late 19th century on the inner turmoil of teenage sexuality. This show contains adult language and situations and is intended for mature audiences only. 2 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $32.50-$37.50. (813) 229-7827.

Private Lives of Cats and Dogs: The age old story of boy meets girl ... girl meets dog ... dog meets cat ... all heck breaks loose! 2 p.m., Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. $16; $14 members and students; $12 opening night. (727) 942-5605.

Holocaust Museum Anniversary Celebration: Professional mentalist and magician Oz Pearlman, seen on America's Got Talent Season 10, headlines the Florida Holocaust Museum's 25th anniversary celebration. Upgrade to VIP for a pre-show luncheon with the performer. 2:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25, $100 VIP. (727) 820-0100.

Good People: Scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who's made it out of their Boston neighborhood might be her ticket to a fresh new start. Runs through Oct. 2. 3 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49. (727) 823-7529.

Summer Classic Movie Series: Gone With the Wind: The series continues with the 77th anniversary of Gone With the Wind. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 members. (813) 274-8982.

20 Years of Zero: A Zero demo and art show with team riders, Jamie Thomas, Dane Burman, James Brockman, Chris Wilmer, Tony Cervantes, Franky Villani, JS LaPierre and Adam Arunski who will rip and sign autographs. 4 p.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. Free, skating extra. (813) 621-6793.

Brian Wilson: Wilson embarks on a tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary. He will be joined by former band mates, Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin to perform the album in its entirety. 7 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $55.50-$85.50. (800) 826-9303.

One Voice Orlando: A Celebration in Song: The benefit concert will feature some of opera's brightest national stars and musicians from throughout Florida. 8 p.m., Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S Magnolia Ave., Orlando. $25-$125. (844) 513-2014.


Pokemon Skate Party: Glow in the Dark: Meet Pikachu at this glow in the dark or family R&B skate. 1 and 5 p.m., United Skates of America, 5121 N Armenia Ave., Tampa. $6, $9 including skates. (813) 876-5826.


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