Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 27-July 3

WWE Raw: There will undoubtedly be mania when World Wrestling Entertainment brings wrestling draws Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho and the WWE Divas to Tampa's Amalie Arena today ($20-$115). amaliearena.com.

Fourth of July at Shephard's: The Clearwater resort starts the holiday weekend when rapper Vanilla Ice returns to kick off the Fourth of July weekend party Saturday. Sunday's all-DJ lineup features Wolfgang Gartner. $12. shephards.com.

Rowdies Fall Season Opening Night and Fourth of July Party: Join the Tampa Bay Rowdies at St. Pete's Al Lang Stadium on Saturday as they take on the Jacksonville Armada. Fireworks after the game followed by a concert by Flo Rida ($15-$80). rowdies soccer.com.

Date night

Music: Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre will be busy, beginning Thursday with '70s jazz rockers Steely Dan, touring with Steve Winwood ($39-$139). Saturday, heavy metal band Slipknot performs with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men ($23-$63). Sunday, Sublime With Rome performs ($29.50-$59.50). We're not Sorry to say that Justin Bieber will be at Orlando's Amway Center on Thursday ($43- $112.50). Friday, the Vans Warped Tour returns to St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park, bringing an array of musical genres, including artists Less Than Jake, Sum 41 and Tampa Bay's own, Set It Off. ($37.50). The after-party at the Local 662 is hosted by Sleeping With Sirens along with special guest DJ, Christian McAlhaney of Anberlin and Acceptance ($10). Also on Friday, Latin star Nicky Jam plays at the Amalie Arena, with several special guests, including De La Ghetto, and Zion & Lennox ($49-$149).

Comedy: Super High Me star Doug Benson comes to the Improv Tampa for one performance on Saturday, at 4:20 p.m., naturally.

Kids and family

Red, White and Blue Fest: Tampa's Channel District celebrates the Fourth of July a day early, on Sunday, with this free event at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, with igloo drag racing, an LED sports kite demo, face painting, a food court and live music. jazzinjulytampa.com.

More to explore

Get a head start on your Fourth of July plans by finding even more patriotic festivities at tampabay.com/thingstodo.

Comments
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 21

Go Skateboarding Day: June 21 is the worldwide Go Skateboard Day and there’s free skateboarding all day at the skate park with free barbecue and a trick challenge. 8 a.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 621-6793; ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Ticket window: Comedy Get Down, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Gladys Knight and more

Ticket window: Comedy Get Down, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Gladys Knight and more

Tickets for the following events go on sale this week: • Comedy Get Down with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez, 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, $25-$125, on sale at 10 a.m....
Updated: 4 hours ago
Big concerts this weekend: Luke Bryan, Hall and Oates, Weezer, Logic and more

Big concerts this weekend: Luke Bryan, Hall and Oates, Weezer, Logic and more

HIS KIND OF NIGHT: Luke BryanIt’s been three long years since Tampa has seen the well-groomed hide of Luke Bryan, the Hollywoodiest hunk in Nashville. But he’s about to make up for lost time. On Saturday he’ll headline his biggest-ever show here, a b...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Wine dinners, beer projects and more will wet your whistle this summer

Wine dinners, beer projects and more will wet your whistle this summer

FILIPINO FOOD: WELCOME CHISMISHave you been to the Heights Public Market at the 73,000-square-foot Armature Works yet? It’s the buzzy food market in Tampa Heights with more than a dozen vendors offering up everything from rolled ice cream to Cuban sa...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Top things to do this week: Go Skateboarding Day, Hollywood medium Tyler Henry

Top things to do this week: Go Skateboarding Day, Hollywood medium Tyler Henry

Tyler Henry: Hollywood MediumTyler Henry, the so-called Hollywood Medium who stars in an eponymous E! hit show, is coming to town with a live show called "Life Lessons I Have Learned From the Departed." The soft-spoken 22-year-old has done readings f...
Updated: 6 hours ago
On stage this week: Freefall Theatre’s ‘The Musical of Musicals,’ Jay Pharoah

On stage this week: Freefall Theatre’s ‘The Musical of Musicals,’ Jay Pharoah

SENDUP: MUSICAL OF MUSICALSFive composers, a talented cast, choreography by Cheryl Lee and music directed by Michael Raabe — that’s Freefall Theatre’s recipe for a laugh-filled, season-ending summer musical, appropriately titled The Musical of Musica...
Updated: 6 hours ago
What’s in theaters this week: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ and heist caper ‘American Animals’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ and heist caper ‘American Animals’

OPENING FRIDAY:JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOMDinosaurs: Keep them alive or kill them off? It’s a question that haunts the human characters in between fireball-dodging cardio workouts in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the spectacularly ho-hum new ent...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Artists’ talks and Sharon Norwood’s definition of beauty

Artists’ talks and Sharon Norwood’s definition of beauty

MARK MAKING: DEFINING BEAUTYBlack, squiggly lines are at the center of multidisciplinary artist Sharon Norwood’s works, an exhibition of which titled "Defining Beauty" opens at Tempus Projects on Saturday. Norwood’s use of the line in a variety of me...
Updated: 6 hours ago
5 things to do under $5: USF Summer Plant Festival, Bridal Show, free show by AnastasiaMax

5 things to do under $5: USF Summer Plant Festival, Bridal Show, free show by AnastasiaMax

1 Summer Plant Festival: If you think you can’t get anything to thrive in Florida’s brutal summers, check out the vendors with fruit trees and advice on how to grow them, along with hundreds of blooming butterfly plants, herbs and tropical and exotic...
Published: 06/20/18
Like ‘a beer after a hockey fight,’ Canada Day hopes to promote friendship between fighting nations

Like ‘a beer after a hockey fight,’ Canada Day hopes to promote friendship between fighting nations

TAMPA — As a Toronto native living in Tampa Palms, Bryan Grimsdale is not at all comfortable with the way political tensions are rising between Canada and the United States."I am a Canadian citizen, but a resident alien. This is my home, but that is ...
Updated: 4 hours ago