Sunday, April 22, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 6-12

World Oceans Day: The Florida Aquarium in Tampa provides a learning experience about ocean habitats and why they're important to us. The official World Oceans Day is Wednesday, but the activities continue through Sunday ($19.95-$24.95, kids 2 and younger free). flaquarium.org.

Disney and Dalí: The "Architects of the Imagination" exhibit at St. Petersburg's Dalí Museum ends Sunday. The multimedia exhibit explores the relationship and collaborations between the two men, and the showstopper is an interactive trip via goggles through a surrealist painting ($10-$24). After 5 p.m. on Thursdays, tickets range from $8 to $10, and kids 5 and younger get in free. thedali.org.

Date night

Music: Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience pays tribute to his legendary father on Tuesday at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall ($43.25-$63.25). Still so unusual, Cyndi Lauper covers classic country songs at Ruth Eckerd on Wednesday ($43.75-$88.75). Journey and the Doobie Brothers rock the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Friday ($25-$129.95).

La Boheme: St. Petersburg Opera presents its final performance of Puccini's classic love story at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg on Tuesday ($22-$67).

Mo'Nique: The comedian and actor who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her dramatic role in the film Precious returns to her stand-up roots at Tampa's Improv Friday-Saturday ($40). improvtampa.com

Beer Project: St. Petersburg's Museum of Fine Arts has two parties this week devoted to liquid art. The Art Lounge event on Friday challenged local breweries to create small batch brews that connect with featured museum works ($55 advance, $65 at door). The next day, local home brewers show off their goods at the Public Home Brew Tasting ($25 advance, $30 at the door), where guests can sample and vote for their favorite Must be 21 or older to attend either event, and $70 gets you a pass for both events. mfastpete.org.

kids and family

Kidz Bop Kids: The wildly popular family-friendly show brings its versions of current pop songs to Clearwater's Capitol Theatre on Friday ($25-$35).

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