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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, June 28

Lauren Daigle performs “You Say” during the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas earlier this year. On Friday, the singer will stop by Tampa’s Yuengling Center. [Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
Lauren Daigle performs “You Say” during the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas earlier this year. On Friday, the singer will stop by Tampa’s Yuengling Center. [Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
Published Jun. 26, 2019

Lauren Daigle: A two-time Grammy-winning Christian contemporary singer who crossed over with her hit You Say. $23.75 and up. 7:30 p.m. Yuengling Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa. (813) 974-3111. yuenglingcenter.com.

Tarpon Arts Film Festival: Opened Thursday, this celebration of international cinema is built upon 21 flicks (five features and 16 shorts) made near and far, everywhere from Tampa Bay to places like India, Germany and Morocco. Runs through Sunday. $8. 6 p.m. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605. artstampabay.com.

Citizen Cope: The singer-songwriter's music combines blues, soul, folk and rock. $31. 7 p.m. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550. jannuslive.com.

Little Black Dress: This musical spoof on the bachelorette party phenomenon features Magic Mike-style dancing and improvised audience interaction. $30-$49. 8 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

Warrior Games: Finals for the competition's shooting (7 a.m.), wheelchair rugby (8 a.m.) and wheelchair basketball (3 p.m.) events go down. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8511. dodwarriorgames.com.

KIAfest Main Street Blast: Two days of free concerts, including the 50th anniversary of Woodstock celebration. There are a variety of vendors (think food or crafts), boat ours, a beer garden, a kids' zone and bounce houses, too, among other highlights. Runs through Saturday, when you can catch an evening fireworks display. Free. 5 p.m. Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 597-3262. nprmainstreet.com.

Guy Torry: An actor and comedian who has appeared on BET's ComicView, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Fox's Showtime at the Apollo and HBO's Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam. $15 and up. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.

Ben Gleib: This comic hosts the Netflix show Idiotest and voiced characters in animated films like Ice Age: Continental Drift. He's also a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. $10 and up. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Helen Keaney: You might recognize the HSN host from her appearances on HBO, Comedy Central or Tooth Fairy 2. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $20. (727) 360-5653. coconutscomedyclubs.com.

To Watch

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 8 p.m., ABC: After finding themselves in yet another gambling dilemma, a mysterious stranger offers Enoch and Fitz a ride home where, it turns out, two Shrikes aren't better than one.

More to Explore

Find date night ideas and things to do with kids at tampabay.com/thingstodo.

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