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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 13-19

men shoes and kids sneakers standing facing each other on a rustic wooden floor, concept of father's day

men shoes and kids sneakers standing facing each other on a rustic wooden floor, concept of father's day

Father's Day: Official reminder: It's this Sunday. Find a complete list of the many local ways to honor the big guy, including free admission for dads at local attractions. Go to

Beerfest: Happy Gilmore: Tampa Theatre's annual movie-themed fundraiser celebrates golf Saturday with a screening of Happy Gilmore, craft beer, restaurant samplings, live music, and a chipping and putting area on Franklin Street, where aspiring amateurs can compete for prizes in the U.S. Open MiniGolf Challenge. Golf costumes, the cornier the better, are strongly encouraged ($40-$50; VIP $65-$75). tampa

Cobra's Curse opens: Busch Gardens' much-anticipated family coaster opens Friday, with cars that turn riders around and twirl freely, along with an exotic snake exhibit in the queue.

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Music: Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre has a packed schedule this week. Wednesday, there's an emo-fest when Weezer teams up with Panic! at the Disco ($23-$58). Thursday, '70s jazz rockers Steely Dan Do it Again with Steve Winwood ($39-$139), and Friday, it's country singer-songwriter Keith Urban ($25-$59.75). R&B powerhouses Anthony Hamilton and Fantasia co-headline at USF's Sun Dome in Tampa on Thursday, with tickets starting at $49.50. That same night, across the bay in Clearwater, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($54.75-$74.75). Saturday, 97x hosts Bud and Burgers at St. Pete's Al Lang Stadium featuring Budweiser, burgers and music by rising rockers X Ambassadors of Renegades. Stop by one of the station's ticket drops for a free ticket, or pay $30 for VIP. Cost of food and drinks is not included. Also on Saturday in St. Pete, the Fray plays a free concert after the Tampa Bay Rays play the Giants at Tropicana Field. Passes available at

Damon Wayans Jr.: The younger generation of the Wayans comedy empire performs Friday-Saturday at Tampa's Improv Comedy Theater ($25). improv

Maks and Val Live on Tour: The brothers from ABC's Dancing With the Stars bring a theatrical dance tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday ($41.75-$81.75).

kids and family

Island Nights: Adventure Island will stay open until 9 p.m. Thursdays and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until Aug. 6.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 13-19 06/12/16 [Last modified: Sunday, June 12, 2016 9:12pm]
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