Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Wednesday, Aug. 14

Author Lori Roy’s Tarpon Springs book talk, plus Bubbly and Bingo at the mall and ‘The Gap and the Glue’ at American Stage.
On Wednesday, Lori Roy will talk about “Bent Road,” her first book, and “Gone Too Long,” her latest work, at the Tarpon Springs Community Center. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times (2018)]
On Wednesday, Lori Roy will talk about “Bent Road,” her first book, and “Gone Too Long,” her latest work, at the Tarpon Springs Community Center. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times (2018)]
Published August 13

Lori Roy: This two-time Edgar Award-winning author discusses her first book, Bent Road, and signs her latest work, Gone Too Long. Free. 3:30 p.m. Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. (727) 937-2974.

Bubbly and Bingo: The afternoon edition features eight regular rounds of bingo and one blackout game, while the evening session brings four rounds with a sing-along. Both include a Champagne and prosecco tasting. Registration is required. Free. Noon and 6 p.m. Westfield Countryside, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 796-1070.

The Gap and the Glue: Written, produced and performed by apprentices, this play follows four young actors who face challenges when the government bans theatrical performances, 40 minutes before the opening of their Shakespearean festival. Runs through Friday. Free. 8:45 p.m. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

Jazz Wednesday: Enjoy some live jazz music with Scott Allan Hardy, plus Wayne Levy on keyboards. Hosted every Wednesday. No cover. 7 p.m. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. (727) 726-1161.

Fun Home: This Tony-winning musical is based on the memoirs of Alison Bechdel, which follow her at three different ages as she unravels the mysteries of her childhood. Wednesday’s show is a preview performance. Runs through Sunday. $48. 7 p.m. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

Fresh Start: Drag Showcase: An open-mic drag show welcoming all sorts of queer performance art. Sign up downstairs in the back. Seating is first come, first served. Hosted every Wednesday. No cover. 9 p.m. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 258-8753.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Kids can escape the heat and watch older flicks for cheap at Regal Cinemas. This week, Kung Fu Panda 3 and The Lego Ninjago Movie are featured. Tampa’s Citrus Park 20 also participates. 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.

To Watch

SEASON PREMIERE David Makes Man, 10 p.m., OWN: Akili McDowell plays the title character. The first TV project from Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), it’s a drama series about a 14-year-old prodigy from the South Florida projects who must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that might offer him a way out.

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