Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Aug. 25

A sampling of dishes and beers that will be available at Busch Gardens Bier Fest from every weekend from August 25 through Sept 15, photographed on August 16, 2018 at Busch Gardens, in Tampa, Fla. The four weekend festival features more than 100 beers from 65 different breweries. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
A sampling of dishes and beers that will be available at Busch Gardens Bier Fest from every weekend from August 25 through Sept 15, photographed on August 16, 2018 at Busch Gardens, in Tampa, Fla. The four weekend festival features more than 100 beers from 65 different breweries. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Published August 24 2018

Bier Fest: This festival features more than 100 beers from around the world, German food and festive music. Runs weekends through Sept. 16. Included with admission (food/drink additional). 10 a.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $104, 2 and younger free. Save $15 if you order online. (813) 884-4386; buschgardens.com.

Leslie Jones: The Saturday Night Live comic also starred in the 2016 all-female remake of Ghostbusters and lent her voice to the animated movie, Sing. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $50. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

Asher Roth: Rapper best known for loving college will perform kicking off University of South Florida St. Petersburg welcome-week concert. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 565-0550; jannuslive.com.

Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest: Winner gets bragging rights and a handcrafted cupcake trophy created by local clay artist, at the annual cupcake contest. Spectators pay $5 for five Peopleís Choice ballots. Noon. Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg.

Tampa Bay Screams: Horror film stars and fans gather for the third annual horror convention with genre vendors and a film festival. Dozens of grindhouse actors and artists are expected including Jordan Woods-Robinson (The Walking Dead), Eugenie Bondurant (The Hunger Games), Joe Davison (Stranger Things 2), Tamara Glynn (Halloween 5), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead) and more. 12 p.m., Clarion Inn, 9331 E Adamo Drive, Tampa. $15 advance, $20 at the door. (813) 944-7013.

Antique Fishing Tackle Show: Thousands of antique rods, reels and lures for show and sale. Bring your old tackle box and poles for free appraisals. 9 a.m., Dolphin Beach Resort, 4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $3, free children. Toll-free 1-800-237-8916; dolphinbeach.com.

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Boston Red Sox: All fans get a free Wade Boggs bobblehead. Also, Holocaust concentration camp liberator and retired Army private first class Arthur Sheridan throws out the first pitch. A portion of every $25 outfield seat benefits the Florida Holocaust Museum. 6:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297; tampabay.rays.mlb.com.

Wearable Art 14: Dunedin Fine Art Centerís annual event showcases art that can be worn in materials not usually found in fashion. A pre-runshow party starts at 7 p.m. 8 p.m., Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. $15 party ticket; $60-$125 for runway seats. (727) 298-3322; dfac.org.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series: The arena-style Monster Jam event challenges each competitor to drive three customized high-powered vehicles: Speedsters, ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. 1 and 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $15-$60. (813) 301-2500; www.monsterjam.com.

Rodeo Fest: Get the feel of the Wild West as you watch a day of bull riding, barrel racing, four horse relay racing, tie down roping and mounted shooting. Gates opem at 5 p.m. 6 p.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $15, $10 ages 10 and younger. (412) 592-6916; www.eventbrite.com.

Family Day at the TMA: Enjoy art projects, interactive activities and live music and dance performances inspired by the "Vapor and Vibration" exhibition. 11 a.m., Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Pay-as-you-will. (813) 274-8130; tampamuseum.org.

Clearwater Threshers: vs. Charlotte: Itís Fan Appreciation Night with a post-game fireworks display. 6:15 p.m., Spectrum Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $6-$10. (727) 467-4457; threshersbaseball.com.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch Midnight Sun (PG-13) free movies on a jumbo screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 7:45 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036; sunsetsatpier60.com.

TO WATCH

Season for Love, 9 p.m., Hallmark: Mushy movie alert! Autumn Reeser and Marc Blucas play ex-high school sweethearts who reunite in their small hometown during a barbecue competition. We can feel the heat from here.

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