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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 19-25.

This artwork called "Hands" by artist Nathan Sawaya is part of The Art of the Brick exhibition coming to Tampa June 23- Sept. 4. It will be open for free.

This artwork called "Hands" by artist Nathan Sawaya is part of The Art of the Brick exhibition coming to Tampa June 23- Sept. 4. It will be open for free.

The Art of the Brick: The Vinik Family Foundation brings this elaborate display of more than 100 pieces of Lego artwork created by Nathan Sawaya to downtown Tampa, beginning Friday and running through Sept. 4. Works include a life-size sculpture of a man ripping open his chest, a 20-foot-long T-Rex skeleton and replicas of famous works including Starry Night and the Mona Lisa. Free admission and parking. 802 E Whiting St. artofthebricktampa.com.

St. Pete Pride: The block party and night parade move to downtown St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront Saturday, with the block party beginning at 2 p.m. and the parade stepping off at 6:30 p.m. at South Straub Park (250 Bayshore Drive NE ). Free, $25 bleachers, $50-$600 glamstands. Sunday, the St. Pete Pride Festival returns to the Grand Central District with more than 350 vendors, multiple stages, live music, art and food. Free. stpetepride.com.

Date night

Music: The iconic Diana Ross is Coming Out to Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday ($67.50-$133.50). Thursday, rockers Rise Against and Deftones co-headline the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa ($17.50-$51.50), while Miami megastars Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias co-headline Tampa's Amalie Arena ($29.95-$139.95). Saturday, Hollywood rockers L.A. Guns reunite at St. Petersburg's State Theatre ($25, $22 advance).

Leslie Odom Jr.: The Tony winner (for his performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton) performs a solo concert of original work and jazz standards Friday at Tampa's David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts ($79.50). strazcenter.org.

Mayor's Lunch Truck It: The food truck rally returns Wednesday to St. Petersburg's Williams Park (Fourth Street and First Ave. N).

Beerfest: Barley's Angels: Tampa Theatre's fundraiser Saturday is inspired by the 2000 film version of Charlie's Angels. It features craft and locally brewed beer samplings, snacks and tastes from top area restaurants and live music. Costumes are encouraged. $70 premium sampling, $45 grand tasting. tampatheatre.org.

Symbiosis: A Sound Installation: Composer Erich Barganier transforms nature into music by capturing the ambient sounds of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. The noises are manipulated by computers and amplified with surround speakers. Performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, with a talk at 1:30 p.m. $3, $1 children.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 19-25. 06/18/17 [Last modified: Sunday, June 18, 2017 6:26pm]
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