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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 3-9

Hootie and the Blowfish will perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on June 9, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Sean Rayford/Invision/AP)
Hootie and the Blowfish will perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on June 9, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Sean Rayford/Invision/AP)
Published May 31, 2019

Hootie and the Blowfish: Hold my hand, after 10 years apart, the band has reunited and is coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Sunday ($29.50-$129.50).

Tax-free shopping: Stock up on hurricane supplies, the Disaster Preparedness Tax Free Holiday continues through Thursday for things like batteries, coolers, radios and generators. Find a list of approved items at floridarevenue.com/disasterprep.

DATE NIGHT

Music: Parody king "Weird Al" Yankovic brings his accordion to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday ($49 and up). Rapper Mod Sun will perform his pop-punky singles at the Orpheum in Ybor on Thursday ($25). On Friday, death metal group Nightmarer brings their "Devastation on the Nation" tour to the Orpheum ($25), the same night Kurt Travis, former lead vocalist for Dance Gavin Dance, brings his solo act to the Crowbar in Ybor ($15). Grammy-nominated world-renowned guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen performs at Clearwater's Bilheimer Capitol Theatre on Saturday ($30 and up). Nate Najar and Adrian Cunningham return to romp through their favorite swing selections at the Palladium in St. Petersburg on Friday ($22-$28), the same night Grammy winner Steve Earle returns with his group The Dukes to the Capitol. ($34.50-$69.50).

Come From Away: The hit Broadway musical opens at the Straz Center in Tampa Tuesday through Sunday. It's based on the true, inspiring story of the tiny town of Gander, Newfoundland, which in the aftermath of 9/11 welcomed more than 7,000 stranded travelers when airplanes were grounded. ($51 and up). strazcenter.org.

Comedy: Nineties icon Pauly Shore performs at the Improv in Centro Ybor on Wednesday ($25), and Big Jay Oakerson, host of the The Bonfire, the first live weekly show for Comedy Central on SiriusXM radio, performs there Thursday through Saturday. ($15-$17). improvtampa.com

Moon Bay opens: Ever wanted to pet a jellyfish? The Florida Aquarium on Saturday is opening its newest attraction, Moon Bay, a touch tank in the first-floor lobby full of translucent moon jellies, named for their moon-like circular bells. Admission is $23-$31. flaquarium.org.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Children's Board Free Tuesday: The Glazer Children's Museum and the Children's Board of Hillsborough County join for this event offering free admission from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday. 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa.

Juneteenth Community Street Festival: Main Street will be closed to traffic from Howard to Rome in Tampa on Saturday for a community gathering to commemorate the abolishment of slavery. With live music, face painting, step shows, bounce houses and vendors. Free.

MORE TO EXPLORe

Now that school is out, you can find plenty of family activities at tampabay.com/thingstodo.