Thursday, January 18, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 25-31

Gwen Stefani: The former No Doubt singer is ready to Blow Ya Mind on Tuesday at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre with opening act, rapper Eve ($22.95-$142.95). fairgroundsamphi theatre.com.

Margarita Wars: Sample offerings from more than 15 of Tampa Bay's best mixologists Friday at TPepin's Hospitality Centre in Tampa, as they compete to create Tampa Bay's best margarita. ($50-$60 general; $75-$85 VIP). cltampa.com/ margaritawars.

Date night

Music: Wednesday, Dave Matthews Band crashes into the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre for the 12th time in 13 years ($31.50-$76). Thursday, Japanese avant garde metal band Boris performs its album Pink in its entirety at the Orpheum in Ybor City ($18-$35). Pitbull takes the Amalie Arena in Tampa on Saturday with fellow Latin pop and hip-hop star Prince Royce ($29.95-$124.95). The '90s rockers Candlebox (Far Behind) bring the venue District 3 its first rock concert at 812 E Whiting St. in Tampa on Sunday ($25 ). Also on Sunday, rapper Currensy closes out the week at the Orpheum ($30-$100).

Straight Outta Oz: Broadway actor, American Idol finalist and YouTube star Todrick Hall brings his musical modern twist on the L. Frank Baum classic to Clearwater's Capitol Theatre on Monday ($25-$100).

Kids and family

Harry Potter Countdown Party: A free celebration in anticipation of the July 31 release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2 takes place at most area Barnes and Noble locations starting at 8 p.m. Saturday and runs through midnight, when the script book from the play will be available for sale. b arnesandnoble.com.

Bring It Live: Stars of the Lifetime series, Miss D and her Dancing Dolls hit the stage Thursday at Tampa's Straz Center with a new competition storyline and action-packed finale. Tickets start at $29.75.

Book Maniacs' Mini-Golf: The Largo Public Library's stacks will be turned into an indoor, family-friendly golf course with 18 book-themed holes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. It's a fundraiser for the Teen Room at $2 per person per round of golf and $6 for a group of four at 120 Central Park Drive, Largo.

More to explore

The end of summer vacation is drawing near for kids. Find family-friendly activities to do with them at tampabay.com/thingstodo.

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