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Kelly Pekar (left) and Hannah Benitez play Edith and Kate in Freefall Theatre's adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.  Courtesy of Allison Lynn Photography.

Kelly Pekar (left) and Hannah Benitez play Edith and Kate in Freefall Theatre's adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. Courtesy of Allison Lynn Photography.

The Pirates of Penzance: This re-imagining of the Gilbert and Sullivan masterpiece takes place on a spaceship. The show runs through Sept. 4. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Hillsong Worship: The Outcry Tour brings a night of Christian rock featuring the sibling group of Hillsong Worship along with Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, Housefires, Urban Rescue and Chad Veach. 6:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $18.95-$52.95. (813) 740-2446.

Fetish Con: The 16th annual trade show brings vendors, models and much more to downtown St. Petersburg for four days starting today. The Kinky Red Carpet rolls out at 7 p.m. tonight and there are numerous after parties. New this year, the Twisted Dungeon play space is open to everyone attending the convention. You must be 18 or older to attend. 7 p.m., Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $40 per day, $107 all access, $25 after party. (727) 894-5000.

Hey Mercedes: The indie-rock band perform alongside Pohgoh. 7:30 p.m., New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 248-4969.

The Pitmen Painters: Based on the true story of British miners who unexpectedly become art-world sensations. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

Happy Cole: The comedian got his start in Tampa Bay and has been seen on Comic Strip Live and A&E's Evening at the Improv. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Wee-time at Weedon: Includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6500.

The Beach Tampa: You can play in an ocean of 1.2 million white plastic balls in a 15,000 square foot architectural installation. Free timed tickets and parking vouchers also available through thebeachtampa.com. Open through Aug. 25. 12 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free with timed ticket. (813) 301-2500.

TO WATCH

Beauty and the Beast, 9 p.m., The CW: Vincent (Jay Ryan) is forced to undergo a series of tests orchestrated by the mystery buyer in order to keep from being exposed.

The Real Housewives of Orange County, 10 p.m., Bravo: Subtitled a "Bravoholic Special Edition" see additional footage and scenes of coming episodes.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 11 08/10/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 1:44pm]
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