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Live and virtual events for the week of June 22-28

Tilikum is the subject of Blackfish. The whale is emotionally damaged and has been involved in three human deaths. Blackfish will be shown in part of the Tampa Theater Virtual Theater series.
Tilikum is the subject of Blackfish. The whale is emotionally damaged and has been involved in three human deaths. Blackfish will be shown in part of the Tampa Theater Virtual Theater series.
Published Jun. 23, 2020

We’re steadily getting more live events. But, for those who want to remain cautious because of the rising number of coronavirus cases in our area, we’ve also provided some of the larger virtual events.

Live Events


Cracker Country: Summer Camp in a Box: Cracker County provides summer camp for your kids to explore Florida history at the museum and at home. Ages 6 to 12 can pick up a summer camp box that includes two admission tickets to Cracker County, a book, stuffed animal, toy, snack and an activity packet. Three different boxes available. This week’s box theme is “A Land Remembered.” $35. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Cracker County at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 627-4225.

Summer Sunday Special: To help you get rid of some of your pent-up energy, the museum offers $5 admission to everyone every Sunday through Aug. 30. $5. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 300-1700.

Passages by Bertil Vallien: Explore the mythical dreamlike world of Swedish master artist Bertil Vallien. $15, $13 seniors, $10 students, 6 and younger free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 300-1700.

Vanessa Segraves’ “Metallica” Shows New View: Vanessa Segraves’ paintings feature metal spaces with small windows. Can be viewed in person, online and through the window anytime. Free. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. St. Pete Artworks, 2412 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 738-8010.


Kundalini Yoga: Kundalini yoga uses breath work (pranayama), exercise sets (kriyas) that are done in a specific order and time for a specific purpose, meditation and chanting. The gong is used to assist the students in their meditation, relaxation and/or kriyas. $10-$15. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Psycho Gong Yoga, 11561 Walsingham Road, Largo. (727) 914-4900.

Tone It Up Tuesday: Crystal Kage leads a rock-and-roll-themed yoga session in the park. Free. 6-7 p.m. Tuesday. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 490-9835.

Gong Meditation/Relaxation: Bring your own mat, blanket and pillows for a short stretching and breathing exercise followed by sound wave and vibration relaxation set to gongs. $10-$15. 6-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Psycho Gong Yoga, 11561 Walsingham Road, Largo. (727) 914-4900.

Ride with Pride: Climb aboard a stationary bike and show support for your local LGBTQ community. Benefits Metro. $10 or more donation. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Xtreme Fitness and Cycling, 2401 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-7800.

Namaste and Rose: This yoga and fitness session overlooking Tampa Bay features a blend of power yoga and strength training. Includes a post-class hour of bottomless mimosas. $25. 10-11 a.m. Saturday. WTR, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. (813) 265-1234.

Creating A Home Practice: Learn how to create a sacred space in your home and make yourself comfortable practicing yoga and meditation in that space. $25. 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Psycho Gong Yoga, 11561 Walsingham Road, Largo. (727) 914-4900.

Intermediate and Advanced Kayak and Paddleboard: Get paired with a master instructor to brush up on your skills or learn more advanced techniques. Closed-toe shoes required. $65-$130. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 422-0042.

International Festival of Yoga and Holistic Health: Renowned holistic medical professionals, yoga teachers and other experts conduct workshops and lectures, offering tips for everyday use. Sessions for kids are also included. Register at for meeting information and additional details. Free. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday. (860) 605-3683.

Imagine Our Florida’s Virtual 5K: Run or walk at your own pace and on your own time. Sign up at for the link to self-report your time. You can run on a treadmill, around the block or out in nature. You have until Dec. 31 to complete your run. $25. (727) 742-2029.

Save the Manatee Virtual 5K: Run, walk or bike your favorite course near home and receive a manatee T-shirt, finisher’s medal and race bib. Benefits Save the Manatee Club’s manatee conservation efforts. Sign up at Donations appreciated. (407) 539-0990.

Guided Meditation and Reiki Healing: Join Janan Talafar and Mickey Sheridan for virtual guided meditation and Reiki healing from the comfort of your own home. Register on for a Zoom ID. Donations appreciated. 7-8:15 p.m. Thursday. (727) 322-4610.


Ybor City Historic Walking Tours: Hear about the history and diversity of Ybor City on this walking tour. $20, $10 children. 11 a.m. daily. Ybor City Historic Walking Tour at Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 505-6779.

Jungle Prada Site Tour: Meet peacocks and other wildlife on this historical walking tour of a Tocobaga Indian archaeological site in St. Petersburg near the beaches. Reservations and face masks required, maximum 10 people per tour. $10.99, $4.40 ages 12 and younger. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Jungle Prada Site, 1700 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 430-2677.


Stone Grey with Sick Hot: Ferg’s party deck hosts Stonegrey and Sick Hot presenting rock from the ’70s to today. All ages welcome. No cover. 7-11 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 256-7686.

Bellamy Brothers: The band lives locally, so it made it easy for them to jump in for the first live concert at the Dallas Bull since the coronavirus pandemic began. 18 and older only. $10-$15. 10 p.m. Friday. The Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301, Tampa. (813) 987-2855.


Lavell Crawford: The comedian was cast for a recurring role on AMC’s Breaking Bad and is a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately. 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 864-4000.

Bret Ernst: Ernst can currently be seen starring in the series Cobra Kai. $10-$12. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 6, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

FST Improv: Drawing inspiration from audience suggestions, FST Improvisers spontaneously spin scenes, games and songs on the spot. The improv team is socially distanced and audience members are asked to do the same. $15. 7-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Florida Studio Theatre, 1265 First St., Sarasota. (941) 366-9000.


Tampa Bay Boat Show: Tampa Bay’s leading boat dealers show off pontoons, cruisers, center consoles, inflatables, jet skis, exhibits and more. Plus, learn all about fishing in the Florida Fishing School Seminars Series on Saturday and Sunday. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (727) 893-8523.

Carillon Ice Cream Concerts: Kids ages 3 to 12 are invited to enjoy free ice cream as they play Name That Tower Tune with carillonneur Geert D’hollander. Register at for an email to redeem for an ice cream at Blue Palmetto Cafe. Included with admission. 1-1:30 p.m. Friday. Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales. (863) 676-1408.

Train Show: Vendors will be on hand selling model trains, die-cast cars and other collectibles. Also, a running layout for kids. Masks welcome and social distancing encouraged. $3, 12 and younger free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Christ Lutheran Church, 3451 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 244-1341.

Drive-In Movie Night Fundraiser: Grease: Sing to your heart’s content inside your own car as you watch Grease projected on a screen mounted to a flatbed truck. Benefits EPIC and HIV care. $20 per car. 8-11 p.m. Saturday. EPIC’s St. Pete Campus Parking Lot, 3050 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 328-3260.

Free Family Movie Night: Pack the family in the car for a drive-in style viewing of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Takes place in the south parking lot. Free. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Gulf High School, 5355 School Road, New Port Richey. (727) 841-4560.


“Beginning Drawing” Workshop: Shawn Dell Joyce teaches you the global skill of drawing through Betty Edward’s time-proven techniques from “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.” Also available virtually via Zoom. $60, $30 virtual. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 845-7322.

Open Air Craft Market: A weekly open air market with 100 vendors. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Oldsmar Flea Market, 180 Race Track Road. (715) 347-5703.

Virtual Events

Film Festivals

Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema: Even though theaters can open their doors, Tampa Theatre is opting to hold a virtual film festival. Sign up and pay for the films using the theater’s Facebook page, then watch them anytime.

  • Blackfish: The 2014 documentary explores SeaWorld and its killer whales. $5.
  • Hail Satan: The story of a group of Satan worshipers who use clever ideas, mischief and humor to speak truth to power in profound ways. $5.
  • 1 Angry Black Man: The story of how unjust circumstances at a top New England liberal arts school leaves a young African-American literature student feeling angry and alone. $12.99.

Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: The Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival goes virtual, allowing you to watch films anytime you want over three days. To purchase a viewing, go to (813) 879-4220.

  • Shirley: In the film, a middle-aged couple prone to afternoon drinking terrorize young newly weds. $5.99.
  • Proud: A three-part miniseries in which each episode follows the story of three gay French men facing homosexual struggles during different time periods. $12.

Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival: This year’s festival of Jewish-themed films goes virtual. Purchase tickets at for a Zoom ID. The link is good for 24 hours. (813) 291-2255.

  • Those Who Remained: An exploration of the healing process of Holocaust survivors through the eyes of a young girl. $5. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
  • My Polish Honeymoon: In the film, a newlywed Parisian couple travel to Poland to explore their family history. $5. Noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday. (813) 575-5900.
  • Saul & Ruby, to Life!:The plot follows the emotional roller coaster of the Holocaust Survivors Band and their dream of performing in their homeland. $5. 3-5 p.m. Thursday.
  • God of the Piano: The story of a woman whose son is born deaf, yet grows up to become a great musical composer. $5. 7-8 p.m. Thursday.
  • Love in Suspenders: In the film, an absent-minded window accidentally hits an old widower with her car and they fall in love. $5. Noon-1 p.m. Friday.
  • King Bibi: The exploration of Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power in Israel and how Trump mimics his behaviors. $5. 2-3:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Incitement: In the film, a political activist turns into a violent extremist at the thought of loosing his land. $5. 4-5:30 p.m. Friday.

Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of Coronavirus: A virtual exhibition expressing artist impressions of the current reality of coronavirus. Find it at Remains on virtual display through Dec. 12. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. (813) 974-4329.

American Stage Presents: Creative Conversations: Join CEO-producing artistic director Stephanie Gularte and special guests in a series of virtual community roundtables about live theater during the pandemic and beyond. Call the theater for Zoom registration information. $10 recommended (registration required). 6-6:30 p.m. Monday. (727) 823-7529.

Beauty and the Burg: Chad Mize creates live art set to stories and music by Nate Najar and Daniela Soledade. Find it on the Creative Pinellas Facebook page. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday.


Hillsborough County Virtual Recreation: You don’t have to be there in person to enjoy Hillsborough County library and recreation center activities. Most activities can be found online and are updated weekly to keep your family entertained. Find it at Free. Anytime daily. (813) 272-5900.

Florida-Friendly Friday: Ask an Agent (Community Water Wise Awards): Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agents from Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties introduce the Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Awards program and the goal to identify examples of Florida-Friendly, Water Wise landscapes. A previous Hillsborough County award recipient will also be present to share her journey to a winning landscape. Register on Eventbrite at “ff-june26” for a Zoom ID. Free (registration required). 10-11:30 a.m. Friday. (727) 582-2517.