Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 30

Goo Goo Dolls: Together since 1986, this American rock band has evolved with the times and is on tour promoting its latest album, Something for the Rest of Us. 7:30 p.m., Hard Rock Live/Cafe Orlando, 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando. $48.50-$115.50. (407) 351-5483.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music from jazz to rock, pop to island, plus vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants, crafts, handmade jewelry. 9 a.m., Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326.

Stand Up Paddleboarding Social: Join the Ocean Cowboys and "saddle up" for a stand-up paddle into the sun to watch it set. 6 p.m., North Shore Park Beach, 1120 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free, $25 board rental. (727) 510-1921.

Wine Madonna Tasting: Purely Ports: Sample a selection of six port wines. $10. 6:30 p.m., Wine Madonna, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 289-7257.

Latte Art Throwdown: Local baristas compete for cash, bragging rights, and other prizes to see who can pour the best latte art, as guests watch a live stream, birds eye view of the judged latte competition, and enjoy complimentary craft beer from Cigar City Brewing, and barbecue from Barbecue Bus, plus live painting from local artists and a photo wall. 6 p.m. early sign-in, 7 p.m. regular sign in, 8 p.m. first contest pour. 8 p.m., Chocolate Pi, 1205 S Howard Ave., Tampa. Free to attend, $10 entry fee to compete. (813) 831-2195.

AC/DC: The '70s rock band now featuring Axl Rose on lead vocals embark on a North American Tour. 8 p.m., BB & T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Fort Lauderdale. $70.75-$125.25. (954) 835-7000.

Time Tuesday: The event marks the return of liter night, free pool and darts all night, music by DJ Fuego and tacos from Flavor Deluxx. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. Free. (813) 241-8600.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Olympics at MOSI: To celebrate the Summer Olympics, MOSI has created 11 indoor versions of some favorite events that also sneak in some science lessons. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $26.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-12; 2 and younger free. Member discounts available. Separate pricing for IMAX-only admission. It's $15 for the zip line only, or $10 with admission. Ropes course is $10 by itself, or $7 with admission. Parking is $5. (813) 987-6000.

TO WATCH

Pretty Little Liars, 8 p.m., Freeform. It's summer finale time, so expect some kind of gasp-inducing cliffhanger. The episode, we're told, involves a chaotic fight that ends fatally.

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