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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, June 29

Adam Sandler in the Netflix special “100% Fresh.” On Saturday, the actor and comedian will appear at Tampa’s Amalie Arena with his old buddy Rob Schneider. [Netflix]
Adam Sandler in the Netflix special “100% Fresh.” On Saturday, the actor and comedian will appear at Tampa’s Amalie Arena with his old buddy Rob Schneider. [Netflix]
Published Jun. 29, 2019

Adam Sandler: Enjoy a performance from this comedian and actor, whose new Netflix film Murder Mystery is pretty great. Bonus? His old buddy Rob Schneider fills the opening slot. $35.75-$195.75. 8 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6500.

Streetlight Manifesto: The seven-piece ska veterans take the stage as part of their Thieves in the Night tour. $22.50 and up. 7:30 p.m. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550.

Watermelon Festival: Taste the first watermelons at Keel Farms during this inaugural pet-friendly celebration. Wine and beer releases, watermelon treats, live entertainment, craft vendors, a fun zone for kids and other activities round out the fun. Runs through Sunday. Free. 10 a.m. Keel Farms, 5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City. (813) 752-9100.

Steam Market Day: Steampunk fans should flock to this popup market filled with vendors. Free. 12 p.m. SpookEasy Lounge, 1919 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 857-5125.

Peace, Love and Rock and Roll Concert: Peace of Woodstock's 90-minute tribute to Woodstock commemorates the closing of the popular exhibition "Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution." An auction driven by signed rock 'n' roll posters benefits the Florida Holocaust Museum. $36. 7 p.m. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 820-0100, ext. 301.

Gaming the Tilt: Catch the opening reception for this solo exhibition of paintings by Walter Matthews. Runs through Aug. 2. Free. 7 p.m. Tempus Projects, 4636 N Florida Ave, Tampa. (813) 340-9056.

Tampa Bay Rowdies: Show your colors for Pride Night when the team takes on the Ottawa Fury. $19. 7:30 p.m. Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. (813) 287-1539.

Tarpon Arts Film Festival: Opened Thursday, the 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. Noon. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605.

Warrior Games: See swimmers of different abilities compete in both men's and women's 50- and 100-yard freestyles, plus 50-yard backstroke and 50-yard breaststroke. Relay races are also planned. Free. 9 a.m. The Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. (727) 793-2320.

KIAfest Main Street Blast: Two days of free concerts, including the 50th anniversary of Woodstock celebration, continue. There are a variety of vendors (think food or crafts), boat ours, a beer garden, a kids' zone, an evening fireworks display and bounce houses, too. Free. Noon. Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 597-3262.

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. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000.

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 10:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

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.

To Watch

Ramy Youssef: Feelings, 10 p.m., HBO: In the stand-up special, the hilarious headliner shares candid anecdotes about his life as an Egyptian-American comedian and riffs on, among other things, his connection to Donald Trump and his complicated love for LeBron James.

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