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  1. Steel Pulse

    State Theatre

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

    The roots, reggae legends have been rockin' since 1975.

    Price: $26.

  2. Jamie Kennedy

    Side Splitters Comedy Club

    Carrollwood : 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    The actor and comedian perhaps best known as the white wannabe rapper in Malibu's Most Wanted will bring his stand-up to the Tampa comedy club.

    Price: $20-$22.

  3. Free Golf for Kids

    Ace Golf Brandon

    Brandon : 820 S Kings Ave., Brandon, 33511

    Kids ages 5 to 15 can get out of the house and onto the putting green. Every day through the end of August, they can sign up to receive a free small bucket of range balls to hit on the Ace Practice Ranges in Brandon and Riverview, or at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, Wentworth Golf Clu …

    Price: Free.

  4. Breakfast with Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera

    Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore

    Westshore : 700 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, 33609

    The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them for a breakfast buffet and a discussion on the upturn of Florida's economy by Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera.

    Price: $20, $10 members.

  5. Dino Days

    Dinosaur World

    Plant City : 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City, 33565

    Purchase a ticket any day in August and you get a free ticket for a return visit between Dec. 1 and Dec. 19.


  6. Free Admission for Blue Star Museums Initiative

    Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

    University Area : 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33617

    MOSI joins more than 2,000 museums across the country to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from May 26 (Memorial Day) through Sept. 1 (Labor Day). This is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department  …


  7. Toddler Takeover

    Glazer Children's Museum

    Downtown Tampa : 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

    Designed for children ages 5 and younger, this early childhood program focuses on emotional and social development as well as motor skills.


  8. Tampa Bay Rays: Vs. Detroit Tigers

    Editor's pick

    Tropicana Field

    St. Petersburg : 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Price: Ticket prices vary by game.

  9. Art and a Movie: Traveling with Masterpieces

    Ringling Museum of Art

    Sarasota : 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, 34243

    Museum tour followed by a film and film discussion.

    Art handlers and couriers who travel with priceless art from museum to museum will share their tales, followed by the film, Bean.

    Price: Included with Art after 5 admission ($5-$10), free members.

  10. Nurses Night Out

    Postcard Inn

    South Pinellas beaches : 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 33706

    Simply Events and CBS Radio are hosting this event where nurses will receive a complimentary drink and appetizers, plus fun games and dancing all night long.

    Price: Free.

  11. Cafe Largo Wine Dinner: Soireee Cote d 'Azur

    Cafe Largo

    Largo : 12551 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, 33774

    Rilette of salmon, roasted saddle of veal with wild mushrooms, white chocolate pistachio mousse and other French cuisine pair with rose, white and red wines. Nightly Aug. 21-23. Reservations recommended.

    Price: $74.50, or $54.50 without wines.

  12. Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit Community Information Meeting

    USF Harbor Hall

    St. Petersburg : 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg, 33707

    Learn more about what to expect during the week long ocean-centric event including panel discussions, industry workshops, awards galas and exclusive film screenings. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities will be available.

    Price: Free.

  13. Special Art by Special Hands Art Show

    Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc.

    Safety Harbor : 247 Main St., Safety Harbor, 34695

    The annual Special Art by Special Hands art show for UPARC features an assortment of paintings, ceramics, jewelry and other mediums created by the artists at Harborside Studios, a UPARC program for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. There will be  complimentary wine a …

    Price: Free.

  14. Dali and Beyond Film Series: Magritte

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    This surreal film series lets you see a film for free in the museum's lobby theater.

    This portion features the documentary Magritte, in which viewers explore the life and work of Magritte, a Belgian surrealist who enhances bizarreness in everyday objects.

    Price: Free.

  15. The Genius Next Door

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    This series introduces audiences to local professors who will speak about the cutting edge ideas in their fields.

    August features Varol Kayhan, Information Systems and Decision Systems, College of Business; Ann Marie Gunn, Reading and Literacy Studies, College of Education; and Mark Walters, Digital Journalism and Design, College of Arts and Sciences.

    Price: Free.

  16. Making Waves Educational Series

    Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Home of Winter the Dolphin

    Clearwater : 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, 33767

    The aquarium presents an educational series based on marine-related topics.

    This portion features Robert Hardy, a research associate in the sea turtle program at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

    Price: Free.

  17. Tampa Bay Orchids

    Christ the King Catholic Church

    South Tampa : 821 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33609

    Tampa Bay Orchid Society meets with programs on orchid care, plus bloom table, plant sale. Doors open at 6 p.m. for 6:30 p.m. meeting.

    'A Year in the Bog With Florida's Wild Orchids' is the program by award-winning photographer Prem Subrahmanyam, at this month's meeting.


  18. ABC Sampling

    ABC Fine Wines & Spirits (Tampa, West Gandy Blvd.)

    South Tampa : 3110 West Gandy Blvd., Tampa, 33611

    More than 50 wines, spirits and cordials to enjoy with hors d 'oeuvres; plus discount coupon and souvenir wine glass.

    Price: $10.

  19. Whole Foods Wine Class: Exploring Washington Wines

    Whole Foods Market Carrollwood

    Tampa : 3802 Northdale Blvd., Tampa, 33624

    Certified sommelier leads class in tasting, paired with charcuterie, cheeses and more. Registration required.

    Novelty Hill, NXNW, Chateau Ste. Michelle and other Washington state varieties are featured.

    Price: $10.

  20. Hernando County Friends of NRA's annual Dinner and Auction

    St. Anthony the Abbot Catholic Church

    Brooksville / East Hernando : 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, 34601

    The family-friendly fundraiser will include games, a silent auction and prizes. The dress code is casual. Email to

    Price: $40 each, $300 per table of 8.

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