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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Tuesday, Sept. 17

PUP brings a performance to Ybor City, see work from the Art of Dr. Seuss collection at Syd Entel and three Tampa attractions observe Swaptember.
On Tuesday, Pup will play the Orpheum in Tampa's Ybor City. [Courtesy of Vanessa Heins]
On Tuesday, Pup will play the Orpheum in Tampa's Ybor City. [Courtesy of Vanessa Heins]
Published Sep. 16, 2019

PUP: The Toronto punk rockers perform following the release of their album Morbid Stuff, with indie rock outfit Ratboys opening. $20 and up. 7 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-9500.

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. 9:30 a.m. Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 725-1808.

Swaptember: Members of ZooTampa at Lowry Park, the Florida Aquarium and MOSI “swap” membership privileges for admission to any of the three attractions. Runs through Sept. 30. Included with membership. 9:30 a.m. ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.

Beach Drive Dine and Wine Tour: Let your taste buds guide you on this culinary exploration where craft cocktails and wine meet food. The Birchwood, Locale Market, FarmTable Cucina, Flute and Dram and Cassis are the participating stops. $75. 5:30 p.m. The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. (813) 310-4401.

Gulfport Fresh Market: A year-round community market that showcases local vendors selling items like fresh produce, cheese, flowers, garden goods and artwork. Hosted every Tuesday. Free. 9 a.m. 3101 Beach Blvd., Gulfport.


College Football 150: The American Game, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN: An 11-episode documentary series delving through the 150-year history of college football. The production recalls not only the great players and games, but the various elements that have made the sport an integral component of the national landscape.


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  1. Danielle Wade, Megan Masako Haley, Mariiah Rose Faith and Jonalyn Saxer in the nationally touring company of "Mean Girls the Musical," which will hit Tampa's Straz Center on Feb. 18.
  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.
  5. Celebrate Valentine's Day with these local events.
  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.