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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, June 15

The Studio@620, shown here in 2014, will ring in its 15th anniversary with a Quinceañera on Saturday. [CHERIE DIEZ | Times (2014)]
Published Jun. 14

Studio@620 Quinceañera: The visual and performing arts hub rings in its 15th anniversary with live tunes, community birthday cakes and pinatas. Free. 6:20 p.m. 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.

Uptown Music Festival: Jazz funs can embrace the area's culture during this celebration featuring saxophonists B.K. Jackson, Adrian Crutchfield, Jackiem Joyner and Bryan Thompson, plus bassist Tim George. Benefits University Area CDC. $15-$20, $40-$50 VIP, free for 12 and younger. 4 p.m. University Area Park, 14013 N 22nd St., Tampa. (813) 558-5212, ext. 218.

Opening Day: The Dalí Museum opens two exhibitions: "Visual Magic: Dalí's Masterworks in Augmented Reality," which uses augmented reality to engage viewers and highlight its complete collection of Masterworks, and "Before Dalí — Goya: Visions & Inventions," a showcase of three paintings and two suites of prints from Spanish painter Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes. $10-$24, free for children 5 and younger. 10 a.m. 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

Emo Philips: After 40 years of comedy, the award-winning actor and joke-writer still has the same nervous energy and unique voice. $$14.50-$29.50. 8 p.m. Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6793.

Sun, Swimsuits and Suds: Super Soakers and bathing suits are required for this wet bar hop to five or more stops in Tampa's Ybor City. Expect a towel and T-shirt, drink deals and unlimited tries at the dunk tank. 5 Star Dive Bar, 1811 N 15th St., Tampa. $10, $15 VIP. 1 p.m. (813) 248-3712.

Drag Brunch: Host Adriana Sparkle and Nicole T. Lane, who won Miss St. Pete Pride, bring glitter and sass to that beloved in-between meal. $28. 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 258-8753.

Tampa Bay Rays: The home team, which plan to don their throwback Devil Ray uniforms, host the Los Angeles Angels for Dog Day at the Rays. A ticket gets you and your pooch into the park deck — and a themed gift. In addition, you score a short-sleeve hoodie with the Devil Ray insignia, while supplies last, for the occasion. $28 and up. 1:10 p.m. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 888-FANRAYS.

James Suggs and La Lucha: The jazz trumpeter performs selections from his new album You're Gonna Hear From Me, alongside the popular trio. $18-$28. 7:30 p.m. Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin. (813) 645-7651.

Live On Mars: This tribute to David Bowie uses sound, a light show and animation to deliver the essence of the late legend. $42.50 and up. 8 p.m. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Sean Chambers Band: A local blues-rock artist with a history of playing with the likes of Gregg Allman, Ike Turner and Bobby Bland takes the stage. $10-$13. 8 p.m. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 971-0666.

Remo Drive: The Minnesota emo and indie rock outfit tours in support of its recently released album Natural, Everyday Degradation. $15 and up. 8 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-9500.

Gareth Emery: Catch a performance from this British DJ and producer known for hits like Northern Lights, Drive and 100 Reasons to Live. $15 and up. 10 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-4050.

D.L. Hughley: Known for being astute and politically savvy, the standup comedian is one of the most popular in the TV, film and radio. $37.50. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000.

Opa! Palooza: A three-day celebration of Greek culture, now in its third year, featuring seminars and workshops, spirits, eats, live music, dancing and games at the historic Sponge Docks. Free (food and drink additional). 10 a.m. Dodecanese Boulevard, Tarpon Springs. (727) 322-5217.

Sunshine State Cluster Dog Show: The annual American Kennel Club event continues with more than 2,000 pups competing in conformation, dock diving, barn hunt and scent work. Vendors and health clinics are also featured. Runs through Sunday. $5, free for 12 and younger. 8 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (727) 644-4704.

BC Murphy: A comedian who's originally from New York takes the stage. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

To Watch

The Hate U Give, 8 p.m., HBO: A powerful, well-acted film makes its TV debut. It follows a black teen (Amandla Stenberg) from a poor neighborhood who attends a white private school. Her life is upended when her childhood friend is shot by a police officer.

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