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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Sept. 21

The Bucs Beach Bash goes down in St. Pete Beach, Disturbed plays Amalie Arena and the Dance Hall Festival continues at the Studio@620.
On Saturday, Disturbed will perform at Amalie Arena in Tampa. [TRAVIS SHINN  |  Warner Records]
On Saturday, Disturbed will perform at Amalie Arena in Tampa. [TRAVIS SHINN | Warner Records]
Published Sep. 20
Updated Sep. 20

Disturbed: The Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum rock band tour in support of their new album Evolution. In This Moment open. $45.75 and up. 7:30 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6500.

Bucs Beach Bash: Ring in the NFL’s 100th season with a Fantennial Weekend party on the beach. You can rub elbows with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers players while enjoying performances from Billy Ray Cyrus and Parmalee, as well as trivia, themed contests, a DJ, a kids’ zone and games. Free. 11 a.m. TradeWinds Island Grand, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 367-6461.

Dance Hall Festival: A month-long celebration showcasing dance through demonstrations, lectures, performances and workshops. This weekend brings “Triggered: An Evening in a Brain with RogueDance." $20, $15 members. 8 p.m. The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.

Rapptoberfest: Grab your lederhosen before hitting up this sixth annual tradition full of more than 14 German lagers, stein and crowler specials, traditional grub and stein and costume contests. Free, food and drink additional. 2 p.m. Rapp Brewing Company, 10930 Endeavor Way, Seminole. (727) 385-4793.

Billy Cobham with Randy Brecker: A longtime jazz fusion drummer who’s known for playing in the late 1960s and early 1970s with Miles Davis, and later the Mahavishnu Orchestra, before embarking on his solo career. $34.50 and up. 8 p.m. Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6793.

Vintage Backyard Market: Take a stroll through this backyard market to shop for vintage furniture, original art, soap, jewelry and greeting cards. Free. 10 a.m. Antiques and Uniques, 303 Orange St., Ozona. (727) 253-4976.

IronKids: The family-friendly edition of IronMan with races that range from a baby “Diaper Dash” to a “Mile Fun Run” for teens. You also score admission to interact with animals and animal care specialists. $35, $25 members. 8 a.m. ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.

Drive Electric Tampa Bay: This annual festival promoting the benefits of electric vehicle use offers test drives, a vehicle exhibit, a green market, youth activities and environmental education. Free. 9 a.m. Oldsmar City Hall, 100 State St. W. (813) 749-1100.

Dress for Success Inventory Sale: Expand your wardrobe without breaking the bank by shopping for high-end clothing at a discount. It’s cash only for purchases less than $25. No cover. 9 a.m. Bayshore Baptist Church, 3111 W Morrison Ave., Tampa. (813) 390-7913.

Good With Me Day Festival: Hands-on, health-minded family activities that include relay races, an obstacle course, yoga, art, a rock scavenger hunt, rock wall climbing, belly dancing lessons, face painting and food. Free. 10 a.m. Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. (727) 424-1270.

Community Clean Up: Help tidy up the funky town of Gulfport. You’re invited to gather trash from the street or beach, then turn it into waterfront bar Caddy’s for a prize. Free. 11 a.m. 3128 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport. (727) 592-2842.

Area 39: Skipper’s Smokehouse observes its 39th anniversary with a 12-hour bash featuring 12 bands — and cake. Free. Noon. 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 971-0666.

Oktoberfest: For a sixth year, gather ’round for German beer and food, plus games and contests for best dressed and best stein. A stein-hoisting competition rounds out the highlights. Free, food and drink additional. 1 p.m. Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company, 4400 118th Ave. N, Clearwater. (727) 755-3423.

Septembeerfest: Sample 25 types of beer from local homebrew clubs. You vote for your favorite while getting in on a raffle, food, games for kids and a silent auction. Benefits Epilepsy Services Foundation. $20 and up, $5 ages 12 and younger. 5 p.m. Southern Brewing & Winery, 4500 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. (813) 374-8907.

Lions Eye Ball: The “See and Be Seen”-themed event includes a reception, seated dinner, live auction and fashion presentation spotlighting visually impaired models. Benefits Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research. $250. 6 p.m. Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel, 4200 George J Bean Outbound Parkway, Tampa. (813) 289-1200.

Concerts for a Cause: Listen to a variety of ’70s hits performed by Orlando cover act the Raydio Band (no connection to funk legends Raydio). You’re asked to bring nonperishable food donations. Benefits Feeding Tampa Bay. Free. 6 p.m. Lakeside Park, 7012 Sail View Lane, Apollo Beach. (813) 235-0154.

Senses Fail: This New Jersey emo outlet play their 2003 debut EP, From the Depths of Dreams, in full, alongside pop-punk groups Hot Mulligan and Yours Truly. $20 and up. 7 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave, Ybor City. (813) 248-9500.

Brown Dawn: Check out the solo exhibition of new painting, drawing and text works by Anthony Record. Free. 7 p.m. Quaid Gallery, 65128 N Florida Ave, Tampa. (813) 362-2832.

Los Stellarians: The soul-funk duo is comprised of S.A. Martinez of 311 and Exes of Evil’s Ryan Siegel. $35 and up. 8 p.m. The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 242-2500.

Xavier Rudd: This socially conscious indie folk singer and activist has recorded songs for the United Nations. His lyrics often reflect the causes he champions, including animal rights and improved treatment of indigenous people in his native Australia. $25. 8 p.m. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550.

Wig Out: Dress up like your favorite ’80s celebrity and groove to tunes from the era by DJ Busychild. Free, food and drink additional. 8 p.m. Caddy’s on Central, 217 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 575-7939.

Live on the Sand: Kick back on the beach and enjoy the Wildflowers, a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band. Free. 9 p.m. Caddy’s on the Beach, 9000 W Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island. (727) 360-4993.

Crossing the Bay: From the creators of Webb’s City: the Musical, this new musical goes back to the 1880s to tell the story of the founding of St. Petersburg. It’s inspired by Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice. $29 and up. 8 p.m. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

Orange Grove Dance: Under the direction of Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves, the dance troupe presents their works “Holding, Here” and “Frequency." $15. 7:30 p.m. Mainstage Theatre at Hillsborough Community College, 1411 E 11th Ave., Tampa. (813) 253-7623.

Shazam: After spending the day swimming and sunbathing, wind down with this PG-13 film as part of the Slide-In Movies series. The wave and main pools remain open until Shazam is over. Included with admission. 7:30 p.m. Adventure Island, 10001 McKinley Drive, Tampa. (813) 884-4386.

Carl LaBove: The longtime comic has appeared on The Tonight Show, HBO and Showtime. $10 and up. 6, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Matt Holt: This Kentucky comedian’s album, Acting My Age, is available on SiriusXM and iTunes. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.


Creative Arts Emmy Awards, 8 p.m., FXX: Okay, so they don’t get the big headlines and magazine covers, but these winners deserve some of your love, too. Television’s behind-the-scenes wizards are honored in Los Angeles.


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