Thursday, April 19, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 5

Kings of Leon: The rock group is back, touring off new album Mechanical Bull, with openers Young the Giant and Kongos. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $29.50-$59.50. (813) 740-2446.

The Chosen: It's opening time for this play about two Jewish boys growing up in 1944 Brooklyn. Runs through Sept. 28. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Co. at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo: In other opening plays about Judaism, Jobsite Theater presents this English comedy centers on a Jewish family in 1939 who are so assimilated they have a Christmas tree in their parlor. Runs through Sept. 28. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Tampa Boat Show: Boating enthusiasts can view and board hundreds of new watercraft. Also, maintenance tips, fishing seminars, handling courses and attractions for boaters of all ages. New this year is boating school. Starts at 10 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $12, 15 and younger free. (954) 441-3220.

Gulfport Art Walk: Meet independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers and purchase their work along Beach Boulevard, take classes at the Industrial Art Center in specialized areas and enjoy live musicians at venues throughout the waterfront district. 6 p.m., Gulfport, Beach Boulevard. Free. (727) 322-5217.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles: Honor the EMT, Police and Fire personnel at Heroes Day at 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Eat at Joe's Lunch and Concert Series: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers join in this month for a tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month with football related games, a 25-foot Pirate Ship Field Goal Challenge, an appearance by Captain Fear and cheerleaders, food trucks, kids' zone and music by Freddie Montes. 11 a.m., Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, Kennedy Blvd. and Morgan St., Tampa. Free.

UPDATE

The End Polio Party planned for Saturday in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park has been postponed until spring. Thursday's Weekend section contained outdated information.

TO WATCH

Stand Up to Cancer, 8 p.m., ABC Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Katie Couric come together for a good cause during this night that aims to raise awareness about and funds for cancer research.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Excited for football season? Play Tampa Bay explores the top sports bars at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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