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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Wednesday, July 10

For a year and a half, Renato Rampolla photographed homeless people across the country and published a book titled “Dignity No Matter What.” He will give a lecture on the project Wednesday at Tampa’s Carrollwood Cultural Center. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times (2013)]
For a year and a half, Renato Rampolla photographed homeless people across the country and published a book titled “Dignity No Matter What.” He will give a lecture on the project Wednesday at Tampa’s Carrollwood Cultural Center. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times (2013)]
Published Jul. 9, 2019

Renato Rampolla: The Tampa photographer discusses his book of pictures and excerpts from conversations gathered for an 18-month project on the homeless. Free. 6 p.m. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. (813) 269-1310.

Constellations: Romance and science collide during this love story about an urban beekeeper and a physicist. Runs through Aug. 4 in the Shimberg Playhouse. $18. 8 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (800) 955-1045.

Adam Rank: The fantasy football expert and co-host of NFL Fantasy Live mixes standup comedy with fantasy football questions and answers onstage. $30. 8 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000.

Rock the Yacht: Performers spotlight memorable artists and songs from the '70s and '80s. $33.75 and up. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

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.

Cobb Summer Movie Series: Cobb Theatres screen more than 10 films during this seasonal cinematic celebration. Up next are Emoji Movie and Madagascar. Runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 1. Free. 10 a.m. Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 796-1070.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Kids can escape the heat and watch older flicks for cheap at Regal Cinemas. This week, Lego Movie 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 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

The 2019 ESPYS, 8 p.m., ESPN: Comedian Tracy Morgan hosts the 27th annual edition of the star-studded event that honors top athletes, teams and performances. Among the big-name nominees this year are Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Mikaela Shiffrin. Also being presented: the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and Pat Tillman Award for Service. The three honorees, respectively, are Celtics legend Bill Russell, former Marine Corps sergeant Kirstie Ennis and high school football coach Rob Mendez.

SEASON PREMIERE Snowfall, 10 p.m., FX: As the third season begins, Franklin and Cissy look to make an investment in the community, while Andre tries to figure out what's destroying it. Meanwhile, Jerome unveils his new business and Teddy's operation in Mexico becomes more complicated.

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  1. Yacht StarShip, a dining and water taxi company, has added the Lost Pearl pirate ship to its fleet just in time for Gasparilla. [Yacht StarShip]
    After years entertaining tourists in Virginia Beach, the Lost Pearl is settling into its new Tampa Bay home.
  2. Dave Bautista, shown here at his South Tampa office, has been named grand marshal of the 2020 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates.
    The Guardians of the Galaxy star will lead the Pirate invasion along with Tampa police Lt. Travis Maus, who recently served in the Middle East.
  3. Halsey performs during the European MTV Awards in Seville, Spain, in 2019. [Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP]
    A mix of new hits and blockbuster blasts from the past.
  4. Roberto Gomez, of Puerto Rico, dressed as Darth Vader, attends the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Dec. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. [CHRIS PIZZELLO  |  Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
    The massive fandom was built on the strength of a universe that continues to expand beyond the movie theater.
  5. Fashions by De Johnea Bianca, a designer involved in the Fashion Market that will take place in Tampa on Jan. 18. [Courtesy of De Johnea Bianca]
    Plus, a pre- Gasparilla fashion and hair event and markets dedicated to a healthy lifestyle.
  6. Clay Goodison, of Brandon, pulls sons Parker and Davis and wife Krissy in a pirate ship float after the Gasparilla Preschooler's Stroll in Tampa in 2015. The stroll took place before the Gasparilla children's parade on Bayshore Boulevard. [Tampa Bay Times (2015)]
    Kids plunder the Gasparilla children’s parade, the best college players are here for the East-West Shrine Bowl and more.
  7. British actor Charlie Chaplin performs on the high wire during the filming of "The Circus." Theater organ virtuoso Tom Hoehn will perform at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center while the film plays on Jan. 17. [AP]
    Watch a theater organ pro perform or wheelchair rugby, attend a steel drum party and more.
  8. Employees working inside Tabanero Cigars, which is one of the stops on a new self-led audio tour produced byt Visit Tampa Bay. [Times 2016)]
    Hillsborough tourism bureau launches audio tour of historic Cuban district.
  9. Jan. 13• Arts & Entertainment
    Celine Dion will perform at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Jan. 15. [ANDREW WHELAN  |  Columbia Records]
    Celine Dion brings her pipes to town, the Gasparilla children’s parade starts rolling and bands get ready for next week’s big MLK parade.
  10. Rod Stewart performs at Papp Laszlo Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary, in 2018. [BALAZS MOHAI  |  AP]
    Starting Friday, you can secure a spot at a few upcoming shows.