Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of June 16-22

Summer Beer Olympics: Need an excuse to round up a few buddies and play beer pong, cornhole and flip cup for prizes? We thought so. It goes down Saturday in downtown Dunedin. Wristbands (including five drinks) are $20 advance, $25 day of. (727) 238-7384.

Miss Florida Pageant: Those hoping to represent Florida at the Miss America pageant first have to prove they're … Elvis divas? Yep, the theme is "Viva la Elvis Diva" as the women show off talent, active wear and evening gowns Tuesday to Saturday at St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater. $40-$85. (727) 893-7832.

music

Goo Goo Dolls: We know everyone wants to hear Iris, but the openers Friday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre are nothing to sneeze at either: Daughtry and the Plain White T's. $35-$75. (813) 740-2446.

Conrad Oberg: This blind teen dazzles with his guitar athleticism Sunday at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. $7 advance, $10 at the door. (813) 977-6474.

Date night

Josh Blue: The Last Comic Standing in 2006, who has cerebral palsy, breaks down stereotypes of people with disabilities, one laugh at a time Thursday to Saturday at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa. $16.50-$20.50. (813) 960-1197.

Happy Birthday [email protected] 620: St. Petersburg's foremost revolving door for artists and thinkers turns 10 with a party; 6:20 p.m. Saturday. Free. (727) 895-6620.

Brian Regan: If you've ever wondered who has the most appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman, it's this comic. But Friday he's at the Straz. (813) 229-7827. $45.

Kids and Family

Mary Poppins: Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and just a sing-along with everyone's favorite nanny helps the joy go up. It's a special edition of the Tampa Theatre's Summer Classic Movie Series on Saturday and Sunday. $12, $10 children/seniors/members. (813) 274-8982.

Island Nights: This is the first full week that Adventure Island extends its hours for a tropical party with food trucks, sand sculpting, a kid zone and a glow-in-the-dark finale. Included with park admission: $47, $43 ages 3-9. (813) 987-5600.

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