Warrior Games 2019: This is Tampa's first time hosting this Paralympics-style competition and all the stops are out. Comedian Jon Stewart is coming to host the Opening Ceremonies at Amalie Arena on Saturday ($15) with country artist Hunter Hayes performing before 10 days of competition. All the competitions are free to watch. See the lineup at dodwarriorgames.com.
St. Pete Pride: The festival and parade return to downtown St. Petersburg and this year it has its first pop entertainer, Lisa Loeb (Stay) Friday night in Straub Park, its first title sponsor for the Tech Data St. Pete Pride Parade on Saturday on the waterfront of downtown St. Petersburg. On Sunday, the action moves to the Grand Central District in the 1800 block of Central Avenue where vendors line the street and there will be live entertainment, art displays and food, all in support of the LGBTQ community.
Music: Stoner-rock icons Sleep with Big Business perform today at the Ritz Ybor. The popular tribute act Brit Floyd returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday with a 40th anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd's The Wall. ($38.75). O.A.R. brings its polyglot blend of funk, jam, reggae-rock and pop to the Mahaffey Theater on Wednesday ($30-$80). The UK-based singer-songwriter and Youtube darling Cavetown plays his poppy ballads Friday at Crowbar in Ybor ($18). Dubstep DJ and producer Brondo plays a free show Friday at Ritz Ybor for those who RSVP on Facebook.
Tampa Bay Home Show: Have a honey-do list to complete? You can learn about and buy the latest home products and services from more than 600 exhibits spread across Tropicana Field 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Free.
Heathers: The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg is bringing back its summer series of cult classics and they encourage moviegoers to bring a low lawn chair for seating and dress in themed attire. It kicks off Thursday with the dark 1988 comedy Heathers, so pull out your preppiest blazers and remember the girl who wears the scrunchie is the leader of the pack. Free. Food trucks on site at 7 p.m.
Summer Plant Festival: As the heat gets worse, you can learn how to grow things in the tropics. You can also shop for tropical plants, fruit trees, butterfly plants and cactus. $5, 11 and younger free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the USF Botanical Gardens in Tampa.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Flick and Float: Two pools in the area are hosting nights where you can kick back on a float and watch a movie . Bring a chair or float Friday at 6:30 p.m. to Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo, where it will be $5. In St. Petersburg they will be showing Captain Underpants at 7 p.m. Friday at the Shore Acres Pool, 4142 Shore Acres Blvd. NE. The price is $3, $2 ages 3-12.
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