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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]
Published Sep. 14

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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  1. Gondolas move to various locations at Walt Disney World on the Disney Skyliner aerial tram, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. JOHN RAOUX  |  AP
    Disney officials said the resort’s Disney Skyliner started operating again on Monday.
  2. From left: Jason Mewes as Jay and Kevin Smith as Silent Bob in "Clerks II." The Weinstein Company
    Catch a showing of the ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,’ the Jokes on You Comedy Tour continues and celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘Alien.’
  3. Alison Krauss will perform at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday on Oct. 20. Capitol Records
    The Clearwater Jazz Holiday returns with a strong music lineup, Zac Brown Band plays Tampa and Barry Bostwick will be here to screen ‘Rocky Horror.'
  4. On Sunday, Wayne Brady will perform at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. Courtesy of Mahaffey Theater
    Wayne Brady performs at the Mahaffey, St. Petersburg hosts the UpDog Triple Crown Challenge and Taking Back Sunday stops by Jannus Live.
  5. J.B. Smoove will perform at the Straz Center in Tampa on Saturday. RICHARD SHOTWELL  |  Invision/AP
    J.B. Smoove takes the Straz Center stage, plus Roboticon Tampa Bay at the Yuengling Center and the St. Pete Side Lot hosts the Guerilla Art Market.
  6. On Friday, Chris Stapleton will take over Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre for a performance. Courtesy of Andy Barron
    Chris Stapleton appears at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Oktoberfest Tampa begins and Jeanne Robertson stops by the Capitol Theatre.
  7. Lizzo is scheduled to perform during this year's Jingle Ball at Tampa venue Amalie Arena. ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times
    Jingle Ball, which will feature acts like Lizzo and Sam Smith, leads the lineup, along with the Turtles and Kris Kristofferson.
  8. This artful Jack-O-Lantern bandleader on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom,is part of the decorations in place for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party held annually at the theme park. A separate ticket is required to attend for the event running through Nov. 2. Associated Press
    Find a pumpkin, a party or a haunted house this weekend.
  9. Smokey Robinson will visit the new Hard Rock Event Center at Tampa's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Thursday. Courtesy of Mahaffey Theater
    Motown legend Smokey Robinson plays the Hard Rock, ‘And Then There Were None’ opens at Ruth Eckerd and rockers Adelitas Way hit the Orpheum.
  10. For Creatures of the Night, the Halloween event being held weekends at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, there are activities for all ages includes scare zones, nighttime animal encounters and a ghoulish dance party. Courtesy of ZooTampa at Lowry Park
    As we head into Halloween season there’s lots of both scary and kid-friendly choices to get into the Halloween spirit this week.