Monday, May 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 23

Save Tampa Pitcher Show: Tampa Pitcher Show hopes to raise money for expensive digital upgrades with this event featuring area performers volunteering their time. Proceeds go toward the theater's upgrade to digital. It's at noon at Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $8. (813) 963-0578.

Juicy J: The Three 6 Mafia rapper who has recently collaborated with big stars including Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry will come to Tampa during his Never Sober Tour, featuring Travi$ Scott and Project Pat. It's at 7 p.m., Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $30.

Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Motocross: Motocross riders perform a maze of synchronized and choreographed tricks. Expect lots of pyrotechnics at 2 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $20-$100.

Bands Brew and Barbecue: Poison frontman Bret Michaels will perform at this paring of music with craft beers and food. The concert is included with park admission. It starts at 5 p.m., Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-5600.

KIDS AND FAMILY

$6 Day at the Zoo: Everyone gets into the zoo for $6 today. But get there early because it gets crowded for this deal. Free extra parking is available next to the Tampa Greyhound Track with free shuttles. Opens at 9:30 a.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $6.

TO WATCH

XXII Winter Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC It's time for the closing ceremony, and we have a hunch that every last one of those illuminated snowflakes WILL light up this time.

SEASON FINALE Downton Abbey, 9 p.m., PBS Rose's coming-out ball attracts an array of fancy visitors, including Paul Giamatti as a wealthy American playboy.

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