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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 29-Aug. 4

AP Luke Bryan will perform at Tampa’s MidFlorida Amphitheatre on Aug. 5.
AP Luke Bryan will perform at Tampa’s MidFlorida Amphitheatre on Aug. 5.
Published Jul. 26, 2019

Tampa Bay Comic Convention: Get out your costume, Tampa Convention Center will be a pop culture palace Friday through Sunday with loads collectibles and celebrity guests including Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ronald Perlman (Hellboy), and Creed Bratton from The Office. $30-$40.

Luke Bryan: The country music superstar hits the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday with Cole Swindell and Jon Langston ($40-$135).

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Music: Prince Daddy brings their brand of poppy emo rock to the Ybor's Crowbar today ($13-15). the Christian act 2+One Band has a free show today at 7 p.m. at St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church in Seminole. The metalcore act August Burns Red will be at the Ritz Ybor on Tuesday ($25.50). The classical-pop ensemble the Florida Bjorkestra pays tribute to Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake on Saturday at the Palladium in St. Petersburg ($20-$40). Alt-rock legends 311 join forces with the California-based reggae rock stars Dirty Heads Saturday at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre ($18-$110). LA-based DJ AC Slater performs along with local acts Pedro M and Kyle Kinch on Saturday at the Ritz Ybor ($15).

The Gap and the Glue: Written, produced and performed by American Stage apprentices, the play opens Wednesday and runs through Aug. 16. Performances are free, and the play imagines a future in which theater has suddenly been banned.

Wendy Williams: The television host, fashion designer sits down and spills the beans on her life her story Friday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg ($49.75-$125)

Bill Maher: The politically incorrect comedian has a sold-out show Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.

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Cinema STEM: Tampa Theatre's series on science and technology pairs a classic movie with a real scientist. Tuesday brings the '80s classic WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick, followed by a talk by Nathan W. Fisk, cybersecurity professor at the University of South Florida. $10. 711 N Franklin St., Tampa.

The Hundred Dresses: The Stageworks Theater production is geared toward grade-school kids and has a multi-generational cast. Set in 1938 during the Great Depression. A pack of mean girls torments a girl who claims to have 100 beautiful dresses, although she only ever wears one. Straying from the original book, this production is told through the eyes of one of the mean girls who becomes faced with an uncomfortable choice. It opens Thursday and runs through Aug. 11. $15-$20. 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.

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