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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Aug. 17

Heart, with Nancy Wilson, left, and Ann Wilson, will play Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday. [Anna Knowlden]
Heart, with Nancy Wilson, left, and Ann Wilson, will play Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday. [Anna Knowlden]
Published Aug. 16, 2019

Heart: Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ann and Nancy Wilson reunite to perform alongside fellow legends Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and sultry pop outlaw Elle King. $22.50 and up. 7 p.m. Saturday. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 740-2446.

Beer Olympics: Form a team of two to five friends and test your skills at beer pong, flip cup and cornhole. This roving "Level Up"-themed competition includes a drink at each of the five stops, plus prizes for the best costumes. $25 in advance, $30 day of. 5 p.m. Dunedin Historical Museum, 349 Main St. (845) 901-2177.

Kink: An Art Affair: Sexual empowerment drives the Grand Hall party featuring interactive fetish installations, body painters, burlesque, erotic performances and a silent auction of artwork created by 35 local artists. $25 in advance, $35 day of. 8 p.m. Metro Inclusive Health, 3251 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 321-3854.

Pedro the Lion and Mewithoutyou: The rock bands bring their summer co-headlining tour to town. $23.50. 6 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 247-2518.

Latimore: A soul singer and keyboard player who's been in show business almost 60 years, producing 20 albums and 15 singles that made the R&B sales chart in Billboard. $22 and up, $18 students. 8 p.m. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

Dog Swim Day: Take your pooch to splash around in the water. Proof of vaccination is required. $5. 9:30 a.m. Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-74454.

Inflatable Fair: A bouncing extravaganza with more than 20 inflatable houses, face painting, mobile gaming, character appearances, carnival games and a wet/dry zone. Runs through Sunday. $23, $40 two days. Noon. Firm Foundation Christian Fellowship, 12001 Big Bend Road, Riverview. (813) 531-2178.

Conservation Connections: Wildlife experts share their stories of working around the world on species conservation and environmental issues in the Animal Care Center. You learn about the latest conservation programs of SeaWorld and Busch Gardens. Included with admission. 2 p.m. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. (813) 884-4386.

Vibes of the Bay Festival: This fifth annual celebration of independent music spotlights a lineup that includes Slum Village, King Complex, Mike Mass, Sam E. Hues, Stoney Hoop and Ari Chi. Free with RSVP, $10 day of. 4 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. (813) 323-2458.

Poolside Soiree: Grab a drink from the WXYZ bar and lounge poolside after a social shopping experience with local boutiques and popup shops. No cover. 5 p.m. Aloft Hotel, 100 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 898-8000.

Daryl Wright: The comic's love for NASCAR is the subject of his podcast, The Wright Turn, and landed him gigs as a correspondent on Jay Mohr Sports and $10 and up. 6 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

85 South Show: Join DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean as they introduce their comedy podcast featuring improvs and freestyles to Tampa Bay. They plan to turn the recorded show into a new episode. $40. 7 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (800) 955-1045.

Marke Cordes: The critically acclaimed one-man performance presented by the "Spouse Whisperer" is a comedic journey through marriage. $35 and up. 7:30 p.m. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Selwyn Birchwood: An award-winning band playing Florida swamp-funk blues. $10 and up. 8 p.m. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa.

Viking Weapons and Combat Techniques: Watch the Wyrdwood Vikings demonstrate combat techniques and weapons of the Viking age, among them shields, swords, axes and spears. Hands-on time and basic instruction are available. Free. 1 p.m. St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7724.

Bier Fest: Offering 40 new brews and seasonal flavors like pumpkin, this second annual beer bash invites you to explore dozens of local and international breweries as well as pub-inspired eats. Runs weekends through Sept. 8. Included with admission, food and drink additional. 10 a.m. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. (813) 884-4386.

Spirit of Woodstock: Another 50th anniversary festival celebrating Woodstock that features three days of music, children's activities, contests and vendors. Camping is optional. $10 and up for one- to three-day passes. 11 a.m. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. (941) 758-7585.

Alonzo Bodden: The Season 3 winner of Last Comic Standing has appeared on and hosted TV shows like Fresh Off the Boat and America's Worst Drivers. He's a Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! regular with NPR, too. $16 and up. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Benji Brown: The comic has appeared on Wild 'N Out and Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza and was also part of the Martin Lawrence tour Lit AF in 2018. $17 and up. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000.

To Watch

Gates of Paradise, 8 p.m., Lifetime: The latest in the summer film series based on the tales of V.C. Andrews. The story finds the crippled Annie (Lizzie Boys) in deep despair and forced into submission by nurse Broadfield (Daphne Zuniga). When Annie discovers a cottage hidden in the woods, the mystery of her past deepens.

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