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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Tuesday, June 4

Starting Tuesday, a touring production of the musical ‘Come From Away’ visits the Straz Center in Tampa. [Matthew Murphy]
Published Jun. 3

Come From Away: This musical tells the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the Newfoundland community that accepted them. $51 and up. 7:30 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Escape the heat and watch older flicks with the kids for cheap at Regal Cinemas. This week, The Croods and Puss in Boots are featured. Tampa's Citrus Park 20 also shows the films. Runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Sept. 4. $1. 10 a.m. Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 525-7777.

Bon Bons: Ages 18 and up make and take home their own Belgian-style chocolates using molds and paint and airbrush techniques. Space is limited. $60. 6 p.m. William Dean Chocolates, 2790 W Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs. (727) 593-0656.

Jazz and Bossa Nova: Vocalist Daniela Soledade, guitarist Nate Najar and bassist Patrick Bettison team up for a performance at Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails. 7 p.m. 1111 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 873-6664.

Pavarotti Premiere Screening Event: Performances and interviews drive this documentary on opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti. AMC Sundial 20 in St. Petersburg and Cinebistro in Tampa also show the film. $13.40 (price may vary by theater). 7 p.m. Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 525-7777.

Melody Artisans of the Crooked Thumb: Head to Crooked Thumb Brewery for the recurring songwriter series, which features Nate Currin and Deb Ruby this week. Joshua Reilly hosts. 7 p.m. 555 10th Ave. S, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-5953.

Techno, Tacos & Tequila: Deals on tequila mingle with $2-off pulled chicken and al pastor tacos, while DJ and producer Sophee supplies the tunes. 8 p.m. Oak and Stone, 199 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 565-4064.

Farm to Table Summer Camp: Ages 8 to 12 learn about fruits and veggies, growing their own food and environmental conservation through hands-on, interactive lessons. Bring a water bottle, hat and closed-toe shoes. Runs daily through Friday. $35. 9 a.m. Pasco County Farmden and Community Garden, 15029 14th St., Dade City. (352) 521-1255.

To Watch

Chasing Happiness, Amazon Prime: Fans of the Jonas Brothers will be all over this. It's a new documentary that chronicles the journey of the singing siblings from their childhood in New Jersey, through pop superstardom, their stunning breakup and their eventual reunion and upcoming album.

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  2. Universal Studios team members walk through the Universal Monsters haunted house at a preview of Halloween Horror Nights 2019. SEBASTIAN ROJAS  |  Courtesy of Universal Orlando
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    Plus, Zen Glass presents Pendant Palooza and a streetwear popup shop hits Mergeculture Gallery.
  4. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77), right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) and center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrate a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during a game in Toronto this month. COLE BURSTON  |  AP
    The Bolts are home for games against the Avalanche and Penguins, plus wrestling and volleyball.
  5. From left: A scene from 1975's "Rocky Horror Picture Show," starring Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon. 20th Century Fox
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  6. The Florida Orchestra's Pops in the Park will return to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg and River Tower Park in Tampa this weekend. Times (2013)
    Make a picnic basket for Pops in the Park, take the kids to Marine Quest or Oktoberfest and enjoy no traffic at Open Streets St. Pete.
  7. Jeremy Piven participates in the "Wisdom of the Crowd" panel during the CBS Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at CBS Studio Center in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2017. CHRIS PIZZELLO  |  Invision/AP
    The Emmy-winning ‘Entourage’ star will host a bash at the poolside club WTR.
  8. The new show called the Bourne Stuntacular will debut at Universal Studios Florida in the spring of 2020, the theme park has announced. AP (2015)
    The new show called the Bourne Stuntacular will debut at the Orlando theme park.
  9. Anjelah Johnson attends the launch event for Kevin Hart's new streaming video network, Laugh Out Loud, in 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. DANNY MOLOSHOK  |  Invision/AP
    A sold-out Tampa show from comedian Anjelah Johnson, the Sacred Heart Fall Festival in Pinellas Park and a Tampa performance by singer Bea Miller.
  10. Bratwurst will be the star of Brat Blast, replacing Ribfest as the Northeast Exchange Club of St. Petersburg's big charity fundraiser of the year. Tampa Bay Times (2014)
    Brat Blast will be the Northeast Exchange Club’s big charity fundraising party this year after the high cost of bands and security for Ribfest cut into its charitable work.