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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Sept. 14

Freestyle Explosion invades the Yuengling Center, Side Splitters welcomes comic Robert Kelly and the Great Gay 5K hits Pass-a-Grille.
Stevie B, shown here at a 2015 performance in Auburn Hills, Mich., will visit Tampa's Yuengling Center for Freestyle Explosion on Saturday. [PAUL SANCYA | AP]
Published Sep. 13

Freestyle Explosion: Dance to classic rhythms and catchy melodies as some big names in freestyle gather for one night. Performers include Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, the Original Cover Girls, Expose and Shannon. $35.50 and up. 7:30 p.m. Yuengling Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa. (813) 974-3111.

Robert Kelly: The Bostonian comedian has made a name for himself through appearances on Opie and Anthony, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and the FX series Louie. $20 and up. 8 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Great Gay 5K: Dress in rainbow colors and show your pride during this 5K run with race photos, T-shirts and goodie bags. Benefits Empath Health. $35 and up. 7 a.m. Hurley Park, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. (813) 695-2982.

DJ Pauly D: The Jersey Shore star performs a set, followed by a meet-and-greet and photo session for $60 extra. $20. 10 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-4050.

Goat Yoga World Record Attempt: Planning for 400-plus attendees and 100 or more goats, Grady Goat Farm attempts to break the Guinness World Record for largest goat yoga class. The lesson, which is sold out (though you can join a waiting list), is part of a bigger family-friendly event that promises food and drinks for sale, activities for kids, live music and a number of vendors. 9 a.m. 12551 Franklin Road, Thonotosassa. (813) 495-5083.

Vinyl Record Show: Take in some tunes while shopping among dealers buying, showing and selling thousands of LPs, 45s, 78s and CD’s. Free. 9 a.m. Clearwater Record Show, 1610 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. (727) 200-9397.

Crafty Fest: The monthly outdoor festival highlights work by top Florida artists and crafters. No cover. 11 a.m. ArtPool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 324-3878.

Propagandhi: A Canadian punk rock group who has played venues around the world for more than 30 years. $25 and up. 7 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-9500.

Share the Love: Relive your dream day at this beachfront wedding vow renewal offering appetizers and a Champagne toast. Benefits Give Kids the World. $50. 10 a.m. The Don CeSar, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (844) 338-1501.

Kid’s Art Festival: Families take in the new “Colorific Colorations” exhibit, then paint a car, listen to music and create a masterpiece. Free. 10 a.m. Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. (727) 298-3322.

PAW Patrol: Kids join Chase and Marshall from the animated series PAW Patrol for a range of activities, including arts and crafts, face painting and games. The first 200 attendees get a secret gift. Free. 11 a.m. Brandon Westfield Town Center Mall, 459 Brandon Town Center. (813) 205-5572.

Princess Party: Dress your child as their favorite princess for a celebration with interactive games, crafts, “magic wishes” and photos with Disney princesses Ariel, Elsa and Jasmine. Add a take-home dinner for four for $50 extra. $30 kids, $15 adults. 11 a.m. Maggiano’s Little Italy, 203 Westshore Plaza, Tampa. (813) 288-9000.

Buccaneers Experience: Join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Street Team RV for a Madden gaming station, quarterback challenge inflatable, yard games, swag and the chance to win a football signed by Jason Pierre-Paul. Free. 12 p.m. Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center, 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa. (813) 935-9402.

Lightning Free Public Skate: The Tampa Bay Lightning invite fans to enjoy a 45-minute skating session on their ice. Each session is limited to 200 attendees. Registration is required at Free. 1 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6600.

Lunafest: The traveling film festival makes a stop in town, bringing eight short films made by, for and about women. Benefits Soroptimist International of Tampa. $20, $10 seniors, students and military. 1 p.m. The Portico, 1001 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (717) 798-2474.

Weekend of “Pet” Fashion: Pet Supermarket jumps on New York’s Fashion Week train with the Pawsome Pet Parade for prizes and discounts on dog fashion items. Free. 2 p.m. 2766 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (410) 243-3790.

Saturday Night Market: Expect music from Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes and art by Marianne Wysocki as you peruse vendors throughout the parking-lot showcase. Free. 5 p.m. Daddy Kool Records, 2430 Terminal Drive S, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-5665.

Guerilla Art Market: Featuring a different theme for each installment, the monthly market driven by visual art offers live demos, a silent auction, tunes and a cash bar. Free. 5 p.m. St. Pete Side Lot, 2133 Second Ave. S.

Bodily Possessions and Seafoam: A reception for the exhibition of artist Allison Hilgert’s paintings, which celebrate the female form. On display through Nov. 15. Free. 6 p.m. Pinellas Ale Works, 1962 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (813) 231-2579.

Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat: Don’t miss the exhibition of work from the Art of Dr. Seuss collection. It ranges from famed books to lesser-known pieces the author would create for personal enjoyment. On display through Sept. 29. Free. 6 p.m. Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 725-1808.

St. Pete Art and Fashion Week: Walk the red carpet for photos at this runway fashion show with museum tours, cocktails, music and meet and greets with designers. $25 and up. 7 p.m. The James Museum, 150 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (813) 580-9000.

Drum Bash 4000: Eighteen drumming students from Jim Chambers Music Box show off their percussive talents before a panel of judges during this nighttime banger. Free. 7 p.m. Jim Chambers Music Box, 4321 Gunn Highway, Tampa. (917) 319-8815.

Denim & Dreams Benefit Concert: Up-and-coming country star Brandon Ray plays the fundraiser as you sip unlimited well drinks and liquor. Benefits Florida Dream Center. $25 and up. 7 p.m. Waterin Trough, 12333 66th Street North, Largo. (727) 851-9074.

Raspberry Pie: Orlando’s dorky, tongue-in-cheek disco band throws a dance party in tribute to the release of their new EP, Funk All Night. $10. 7:30 p.m. The Blue Note, 1510 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. (813) 695-8977.

Car Bomb Driver: The punk act teams up with two other locals, Saganaki Bomb Squad and Boney Fiend, for an evening of headbanging and moshing. Free. 8 p.m. Caledonia Brewing, 587 Main St, Dunedin. (727) 351-5105.

Selwyn Birchwood: A local blues guitarist drawing influence from legends like Buddy Guy, Freddie King and Muddy Waters. He performs in support of Pick Your Poison, his most recent album. Free. 8 p.m. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. (813) 627-7625.

Love and Sax: Spotlighting recording artist Howard Hewett and jazz saxophonist BK Jackson, the show brings attention to the needs of female veterans and their families. A portion of the proceeds benefits Sister Soldiers Inc. $35 and up. 8 p.m. USF Concert Hall, 3755 USF Holly Dive, Tampa. (813) 312-6893.

Parker Millsap: This religious singer-songwriter has been featured on Conan and NPR, plus at Austin City Limits. He tours in support of his latest album, Other Arrangements. $25 in advance, $30 at doors. 7:30 p.m. Safety Harbor Arts and Music Center, 706 Second St, Safety Harbor. (813) 241-0110.


The Cheerleader Escort, 8 p.m., Lifetime: The new TV movie with a tantalizing title about a college freshman (Alexandra Beaton) who earns a spot on the cheerleading squad. Her joy turns to shock when she learns that members of the team moonlight as escorts for wealthy alumni.


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