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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Sept. 15

Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest returns to Amalie Arena, plus the BoDeans play Largo and Riverview holds the Shop Local market .
Harrison Lipinoga, of Westchase, gets his face painted during the 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Tampa Bay Times]
Harrison Lipinoga, of Westchase, gets his face painted during the 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest. [LUIS SANTANA | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Sep. 14, 2019

Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest: Be the first to see and interact with the Lightning’s 2019-2020 team while enjoying autograph sessions, a kids’ zone and used equipment sales. Registration is required at Free. 11 a.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6600.

BoDeans: The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are best known for their single Closer to Free, a.k.a. the theme song to Party of Five. $25 and up. 7 p.m. Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6793.

Shop Local Sunday Market: A popup market for small business owners featuring bounce houses, music and food trucks. Free. 12 p.m. The Barn at Winthrop, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. (813) 856-9222.

Halfway to St. Patricks’ Day Party: Wear your kilt or other Irish finery to this New World Celts celebration with corned beef and cabbage, a costume contest and live music by Cage O’Hanlon. Free, food and drink additional. 2 p.m. Jacks London Grill, 1050 62nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 692-4599.

Grease: Part of the Sing-Along Sundays series, Tampa Theatre presents a sold-out screening of the ’70s movie hit, which stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. We hope you nabbed a ticket. 3 p.m. 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8286.

The Glass Menagerie: Tennessee Williams’ intensely personal and brilliantly tender masterpiece. $20, $18 seniors and students. 2 p.m. Plant City Entertainment, 101 N Thomas St., Plant City. (813) 752-0728.

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.


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  2. Much like Tampa traffic, our love is endless.
  3. An undated image of Florida State Fair attendees enjoying a roller coaster.
  4. Mick Jagger, left, and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform during their concert at the Rose Bowl in 2019 in Pasadena, Calif.
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  6. Posies Flower Truck will be making the rounds in the Tampa Bay area over the next few days.
  7. There are two free opportunities in Tampa and New Port Richey this weekend for star gazers to use powerful telescopes to view the night sky.
  8. The Monster Energy AMA Supercross, a series of indoor dirt bike racing competitions, will hit Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 15.
  9. Mickey and Minnie Mouse perform in a parade on Jan. 15 as they pass by the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista.
  10. Tampa theme park Busch Gardens opened its triple-launch roller coaster Tigris in April.
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Raelynn Reagan offers bits of hay to a heifer named Ariel on opening day of the 2019 Pasco County Fair in Dade City.