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Tampa Bay LGBTQ events for April 26-30

Margaret Cho in Tampa

Margaret Cho — a comedian with a large portfolio of TV and film acting, including the upcoming film Friendsgiving — returns to Tampa with her no-holds-barred standup comedy that critiques social and political problems, especially relating to race and sexuality. Her set, obviously, contains adult content. 21+ only, except at 10:30 p.m. Friday, which is 18+. $25. Improv Tampa, 1600 E Eighth Ave., C-112, Tampa. Shows at 8 and 10:30 p.m. April 26 and 7:30 and 10 p.m. April 27.

Author talk with Rob Sanders

Fifty years after the Stonewall Uprising in New York, author Rob Sanders (Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag) has published a picture book titled Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution. to teach young readers about the moment that kickstarted the modern LGBTQ rights movement. St. Pete's Tombolo Books presents a readers theater with Sanders, Studio@620's Bob Devin Jones and an ensemble. A Q&A and book signing, including illustrator Jamey Christoph, follows. Preorder the book from Tombolo (email or buy one at the event, which is open to all ages and part of the fifth annual SunLit Festival ( Free, donations accepted. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 6-8 p.m. April 27.

Drag queen story hour

Vegan-friendly restaurant Community Cafe hosts another Drag Queen Story Hour Tampa Bay. Drag queens help make reading fun while offering children (and their parents) "glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models." Community Cafe, 2444 Central Ave., St. Pete. Free. 11 a.m. April 27.

'Mamma Mia!' benefits Metro

Ten bucks from each ticket for the April 28 performance of "Mamma Mia!" will benefit Metro Inclusive Health's LGBTQ programming. For a review of American Stage in the Park's production, click here. Bring a folding chair or blanket plus cooler (no alcohol) for a picnic, or buy drinks and snacks at the park. $20. Demens Landing, Bayshore Drive and Second Avenue S, St. Pete. Gates open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. April 28.

Rays Pride Night tickets on sale

The Tampa Bay Rays will host another Pride Night at the Trop on June 13, facing the Los Angeles Angels (which will host its first Pride Night later in June). Baseball fans can get a rainbow-themed Rays hat in a ticket package that includes a lower-level seat for $30. Large groups can save on fees and more. The deadline to get Pride Night tickets is on June 13. To buy tickets and learn more, visit the MLB site.

LGBTQ Resource Center seeks artists for ArtOut

The LGBTQ Resource Center is planning its third annual ArtOut exhibit, with an opening reception May 30 at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S, following a Pride march and rainbow flag raising ceremony at the library. Local LGBTQ artists and allies can have their work considered for this year's event; there is no fee. The deadline to commit to participation is April 30. Call (727) 503-9227 or email

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