This wildly popular day of rolling in a mud pit and slinging dirt returns to Spa Beach, this time for two days and with a beer tent set up. The slots for competing are sold out, but it's free to watch more than 600 people compted in an obstacle course, joust pit, belly bumper pit, mud tug- …
Price: Free for spectators; $450 team only (Saturday), $400 team, $50 individual (Sunday).
The focus of Metrocon is anime, the style of flashy Japanese animation and artwork familiar to anyone who has seen Speed Racer or Sailor Moon. But the event covers all elements of pop culture that have been influenced by anime, from video games to pop music to games like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! Al …
All summer long, Tampa Theatre will show classic Hollywood movies. This year features classics spanning over seven decades and one film chosen by Tampa Theatre fans.
In The Gay Divorcee, a woman plans to divorce her husband by staging an adulterous relationship, but she gets more than she bargained for when her lawyer forgets to arrange for private detectives to "catch' the couple in the action. There will be a dance performance before the screening and a discussion after.
Price: $10, $8 members; $12, $10 children/seniorsmembers (June 21-22 and Aug. 24).
In this Jobsite Theater production, a contemporary painter is hired to forge Van Gogh's final self-portrait, which has never been seen until now. Through Aug. 3.
Meet at the tennis courts adjacent to Tampa General for a 14 mile tour of waterfront homes, the dog park, airport and boat basin. Helmets are required and riders must maintain a speed of 10 to 14 MPH. Call (813) 598-4944.
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 …
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 …
Compete with other teams to see whose confections reign supreme, preparing macarons, chocolate truffles, bon bons and more alongside the chefs. Each student takes home a box of treats from the day's competition, and lunch is provided. $95.
Price: Advance registration required.
Chef Michael Ostrander shares his secrets as an executive pastry chef in hands-on full day class.
Enjoy guiltfree treats without gluten.
Price: $100, includes lunch, recipe book.
Busch Gardens celebrates the arrival of summer with extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Included with regular daily admission.
Learn the techniques of artisan baking at interactive class, and take home fresh-baked creations.
Five hour interactive class teaches how to craft organic, artisan loaves; take home a loaf of each creation. $95, registration required.
CBS Radio Tampa Bay is hosting their second annual family-friendly event featuring bounce houses, face painting, a petting zoo, games, giveaways and a free meet and greet with Calum Worthy (Dez from Disney Channel's Austin and Aly).
Vendors sell tropical plants and give advice on how to create a tropical paradise. Also, lectures on growing and repotting orchids, a pepper beauty contest and a fern rainforest.
Smaller version of the Sunday Morning Market, with local vendors offering take home and ready to eat foods, agricultural and farm-produced products, local art and craft items, plus special event glassware for sale by Southern Brewing that provide discounts on purchased beer for July, Aug. and Se …
July's market features special beer release in collaboration between Florida Avenue Brewing and Southern Brewing & Winemaking; the summer beer contains pure maple syrup.
Price: Free admission.
Watch your favorite Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man and Hulk and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza including cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more.
A Caribbean music festival with performances by the Branches Steel Orchestra, Kewin Cosmos, the Fusion Band and DJ D-Nero (Saturday); and Patrice Roberts, Kevin Lyttle, Kewin Cosmos, Tony Wylie, Leon Coldero and Code 868 (Sunday).
Price: $15, ages 10 and younger free.
Hit Austin improv group the Available Cupholders will teach attendees how to take their improv skills to a whole new level in this interactive workshop. The tuition includes a ticket to their show later in the day.
Children can learn about famous cities and national landmarks on a simulated coast-to-coast Road Trip USA, a collection of interactive installments with stops including National Parks, Mount Rushmore, Interstate System, Roswell Invasion and Roadside Attractions. Runs through Aug. 10.