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Live and virtual events for the week of July 6-12

The Dali Museum has reopened, there are art receptions this week, and there are virtual events for those who want to stick close to home.

Museums and art-related events lead the way this week, but we found plenty of other things for you to do this week. If you do decide to participate in live events, please stay safe and follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended guidelines. Check events to make sure they are still happening before you leave. You can see all of our listings of events both in-person and virtual at

Live events


Dalí’s Sacred Science — Religion and Mysticism: This exhibition presents five mixed-media print suites and mixed-media objects that deal with science, religion, mythology, alchemy and mysticism. Works also explore the connection of science with the sacred, word with image and male with female. Remains on display through Nov. 1. $10-$25. (Prepurchased online timed tickets required.) 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

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 activity packet. This week’s box features “Swampland.” $35. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. 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.

Civil Rights in the Sunshine State: This traveling exhibit from the Florida Museum of History uses lavishly illustrated historic panels to tell the story of the fight for equal justice in Florida. Masks and social distancing are required. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center, 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa. (813) 935-9402.

Vanessa Segraves ‘Metallica’ Shows: 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. (727) 738-8010.

Second Friday Art Reception: Meet the artists and discuss the creative process. Social distancing rules apply. No cover. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. Stirling Art Studio, 730 Broadway, Dunedin. (727) 433-1420.


Kundalini Yoga: Kundalini yoga uses breath work, exercise sets, meditation, chanting and gong vibration. $10-$15. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Psycho Gong Yoga, 11561 Walsingham Road, Largo. (727) 914-4900.

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.

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.


Reptile Discovery: A 45- to 60-minute presentation featuring live Florida reptiles. Meets in the Outdoor Kitchen. Registration required. Included with admission. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday. Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales. (863) 676-1408.

Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center: A collection of touch tanks, educational displays and aquariums with live fish. Opened July 5. $5, $3 children. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. St. Petersburg Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE.

After four months of closure, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World will reopen on July 11.
After four months of closure, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World will reopen on July 11. [ JOHN RAOUX | AP ]

Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Reopens: As part of a phased opening, Disney opens the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks for the first time after months of closure due to COVID-19. Regular admission and reservation required. 9 a.m. Saturday. Walt Disney World, 1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista. (407) 934-7639.

Jenny’s Zoo: Take the family to a giant farm with a petting zoo, animal rides and feed available for a small fee. Donations appreciated. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Jenny’s Zoo, 12611 Andrews Road, Wimauma. (813) 362-0336.


Ybor City Historic Walking Tours: Hear about the history and diversity of Ybor City on this walking tour. $20, $10 children. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. Ybor City Historic Walking Tour at Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 505-6779.


Shawn Brown Band: Happy hour from 7:30-9:30 p.m. with live music by the Shawn Brown Band from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover. 10 p.m. Monday. Ruby’s Elixir, 15 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 490-9835.

Jay Hewlett: From Los Angeles, Comedy Central, Comic View, HBO and Entertainment Tonight. $20. 9:30-11 p.m. Wednesday. Coconuts Comedy Club at MJ’s, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

Clean Comedy: Agricultural comedy by Tim “The Dairy Farmer” Moffett with special guest BC Murphy. Audience size is limited. Call for reservations. $18-$28. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin. (813) 645-7651.


Drum Circle: Families can make beats, explore rhythms and play music-related games. Takes place in Pinewood Estate. Registration required. Included with admission. 10-11 a.m. Friday. Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales. (863) 676-1408.

Tampa Bay Dance Club: Dance to mixed music by DJ Mike Unwin. Masks are required and participants must follow CDC guidelines. $12. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday. Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 8401 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. (813) 390-7160.

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.

A Taste of the Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival: Temple B’nai Israel brings a contactless drive-through Jewish food extravaganza. Order your food at and pick it up the day of the event. Price varies. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Temple B’nai Israel, 1658 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. (727) 531-5829.

Virtual events


Testimony Tuesday: Join the Florida Holocaust Museum for statements from a Holocaust survivor or second-generation survivor. Question and answer follows. Watch it on TheFHM Facebook page. Free. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Artifact Wednesday: The Florida Holocaust Museum highlights artifacts from its collection. A question and answer with the curator follows. Watch it on TheFHM Facebook page. Free. 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Community Art Show Opening: Opening for a collection of artwork by numerous area artists. Remains on display on Studio@620′s Facebook page through July 31. All artwork is available for purchase. No cover. 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Globe Opening: The virtual opening reception for Mize Gallery’s collection of pieces representing artists interpretations of a country. Find the reception on the Mize Gallery Facebook page. Free. 6 p.m. Friday. (727) 251-8529.


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. Anytime daily. (727) 742-2029.

Suncoast Hospice Beach Stroll — Let’s Get Virtual: Get to any beach and walk as much, or as little, as you want. Register at Donations benefit Suncoast Hospice. (727) 523-3420.

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. Anytime daily. (407) 539-0990.

Yoga As a Quiet Meditation: Certified yoga instructor Aileen Curtin leads an hour of quiet meditation. Find it on the First Unity Spiritual Campus Facebook page. Donations appreciated. 6-7 p.m. Monday. (727) 322-4610.

Mindfulness Meditation: Learn mindfulness practices to help you reduce stress, focus your intention, experience greater happiness and improve your health. Tune in on the First Unity Spiritual Campus Facebook page. Free. Donations appreciated. Noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday. (727) 322-4610.

Mindful Meditation for Professionals: Learn mindfulness practices to help you reduce stress, focus your intention, experience greater happiness and improve your health. Join the session on the First Unity Spiritual Campus Facebook page. Donations appreciated. Noon-12:45 p.m. Thursday. (727) 322-4610.


United Way of Hernando County’s Stuff the Bus: This year’s Stuff the Bus for Hernando County goes virtual. Go to and shop online for school supplies through July 31. In August, United Way will receive a shipment of purchased items to distribute among Hernando County schools. Donations appreciated. Anytime daily. United Way of Hernando County, 4028 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 688-2026.

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. Go to Free. Anytime daily. (813) 272-5900.

FRIENDS Virtual Dance Party: Special-needs families can burn some energy with a virtual dance party via Zoom. Disney attire encouraged. Join at Free. 7-9 p.m. Saturday. (813) 245-2782.


Virtual Career Event for Students and Entry Level Workers: Servers, baristas, Uber drivers, cashiers, customer service reps and interns are invited to learn about federal training and service learning programs. No degrees or experience required. Sign up on Eventbrite. Free. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Tampa Virtual Game Night: Sessions of virtual trivia, charades, drawing and other games. Find them on the Let’s Roam YouTube page. Free. 5-11 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Toll-free 1-833-202-7626.

Bishop Carlton Pearson: Once labeled an American heretic in the movie Come Sunday, Pearson presents We’re not in Trouble — We’re in Transition. Find the discussion on the First Unity Spiritual Campus Facebook page. Donations appreciated. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday. (727) 322-4610.


Pants Optional Happy Hour: Burn off pent-up energy by doing a skit for a one-hour, family-friendly, virtual comedy-improv show. Or, just sign up and watch. Benefits the Children’s Home Network of Tampa Bay. Go to and search for “pants optional” to register for a Zoom ID. $10-$25. 6-7 p.m. Wednesday. (813) 598-9653.

Poetry Open Mic: Bring your poetry to the mic virtually. Takes place on the Studio@620 and Keep St. Pete Lit Facebook pages. Free. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Author Talk With Hugh Ryan: Author Hugh Ryan talks about his book When Brooklyn Was Queer, which explores the erased and forgotten early days of LGBTQ live in Brooklyn. Go to or register and get a Zoom ID. Free. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

American Stage Presents Virtual Stories: New Shorts: In July, American Stage continues Virtual Stories with new shorts. Each evening, enjoy two unique and entertaining short plays from some of today’s hottest playwrights, and take part in a chat with the actors, director and playwrights. Call the theater for Zoom ID and registration information. Donations appreciated. 8-9 p.m. Thursday. (727) 823-7529.