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Top things to do in Tampa Bay this week: 'Welcome to Night Vale,' 'Game of Thrones' at the Rays



The Welcome to Night Vale podcast has often been called a geeky cultural gem, and this Saturday brings its live show to the Tampa Theatre with narrator Cecil Baldwin and musical guest Eliza Rickman. They will bring to life an evening of "incredible, spooky, funny and monumentally charming" news from the small desert town of Night Vale. "The live show appeals to longtime fans and to those who haven't heard an episode or just one episode," Baldwin said. "It's daily Americana but as weird as possible." Catch up with the strange citizenry at 8 p.m. 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $27.50-$32.50. (813) 274-8981.

Click here to read a full interview with Cecil Baldwin.


GAME OF THROWS: Longo gets a bobblehead

Winter is coming to the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Boston Red Sox Saturday. The game has one of the season's better giveaways, which is saying something when you consider the Kevin Kiermaier Star Wars bobblehead and, still to come on July 22, the DJ Kitty onesie. The first 15,000 fans to arrive will get a free Evan Longoria Game of Thrones bobblehead. It's all part of a bigger partnership between Major League Baseball and HBO, and the Rays have promised to make the whole night themed around Game of Thrones. What could it mean? Jon Snow cones? The show's theme song for walkups? In addition to the bobblehead, fans will have the opportunity to sit and take pictures on a replica of the Game of Thrones Iron Throne at Gate 7, so have cameras handy. 4:10 p.m. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $36 and up.


SOCCER: Gold Cup at Raymond James Stadium

It has been five years since the U.S. men's national soccer team graced Tampa with its presence. They are back for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football Gold Cup Tournament Tour, a biennial soccer championship that serves as a qualifier for the World Cup. July 12 brings competition matches between Panama and Nicaragua (6:30 p.m.) and the United States vs. Martinique (8:30 p.m.). Parking Lot 6 opens at 10 a.m., followed by the rest at 3:30 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $39 and up. (813) 218-3892.



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