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Live and virtual events for the week of July 20-26

Here's what's going on around Tampa Bay this week.

The rise in positive COVID-19 cases in Florida has caused a reduction in the number of live events being held. So we dug in and found some additional virtual events. If you do decide to attend a live event, please check to make sure it is still being held and follow all CDC recommended safety guidelines.

Live events


Drive-In Mural Theater: Explore downtown St. Petersburg’s Shine mural gallery from the safety of your car. Download the free PixelStix app to get the map. Drive to any mural, park and listen to the prerecorded information with history and background about the mural and its painter.

Dalí’s Sacred Science — Religion and Mysticism: This exhibition presents five mixed-media print suites, with additional mixed-media objects that deal with science, religion, mythology, alchemy and mysticism. The works explore the connection of science, sexuality and divinity. Remains on display through Nov. 1. $10-$25. Timed tickets required. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

Summer Sunday Special: 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 the Swedish master artist. $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.

Summer Nights: Enjoy the sunset as you take a slow, evening train ride. $14, $10 children. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E, Parrish. Toll-free 1-877-869-0800.


Cracker Country: Summer Camp in a Box: Cracker County provides summer camp for kids to explore Florida history at the museum and at home. Children ages 6 to 12 can pick up a summer camp box that includes two admission tickets to Cracker County, a book, a stuffed animal, a toy, a snack and an activity packet. This week features Strawberry Girl. $35. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 627-4225.

Extended Hours and Sundown Special: Visit Winter the dolphin and all of the rescued animals at Clearwater Marine Aquarium with extended hours during the Sundown Special. Additional charge for boat rides. $15.99. 4-8 p.m. daily. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 441-1790.

Enjoy Extended Hours and the Sundown Special at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium with a visit to see Winter. [ Times (2010) ]

Tales from the Tower: Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to cross the tower moat to sit in front of the Great Brass Door for story time. Registration required. Included with admission. Noon-12:30 p.m. and 2-2:30 p.m. Friday. Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales. (863) 676-1408.

Back to School Bash: Kids can get ready for the new school year at this celebration with hands-on activities, a scavenger hunt, meet and greets with area mascots and information on school resources. Free backpacks for the first 250 kids. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Westfield Countryside, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater.

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.


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.

Cardio Drumming: Use a ball and drumsticks to exercise to a beat. $7. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 9-10 a.m. Saturday. The Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 520-5543.

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.

Pickleball: People ages 15 and older can play the racket sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. $3, $25 for 10 sessions. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 771-6000.

15 years or older? Time to play some pickleball.

Golf and a Meal: Enjoy a round of golf along with bratwurst, sauerkraut and a beer. $28. 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wentworth Golf Club, 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-4760.

Golf Clinic: Get matched with a professional golfer for a one-hour skills development clinic. $20, members free. 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Wentworth Golf Club, 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-4760.

Rebirthing Kriya: Joti Nam leads you through “House Cleaning I,” a cleansing of the subconscious. $30. 10 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.


Soulyard: Live funk, soul and rock ’n’ roll. Free. 7-11 p.m. Friday. Ricks on the River, 2305 N Willow Ave., Tampa. Also at 9 p.m. Saturday. Twisted Turtle Bar and Grill, 11742 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 751-6274.

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.


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.

Scout Awards Breakfast: Longtime scout volunteers Bill and Trish Guglielmi will receive the Soaring Eagle Award for more than 30 years of service. Free. Donations appreciated. 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Centre Club, 123 S West Shore Blvd., Tampa. (813) 872-2691.

A Taste of Seven Seas: Guests can sample international street food exclusively at SeaWorld’s Lakeside Patio. This week features an Italian market. Included with admission. Food/drink additional. 11:30 a.m. Friday-Sunday. SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando. Toll-free 1-800-327-2424.

SeaWorld is hosting a Taste of Seven Seas, with international street food. [ JOHN RAOUX | AP ]

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.

Pollinator Paint and Pot Workshop: Two-hour sessions start at 9 a.m. and noon. They include one pot, three wood cutouts, pollinator plants and paint. $15. 9 a.m. and noon Saturday. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 735-5144.

Virtual events


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

Dreams of Dalí in Virtual Reality: Travel through Dreams of Dalí using your home virtual reality systems. Go to and download the tool that fits your device. Free.

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


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.

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.

You don't have to wear a mask to do yoga through Facebook. [ MD MEHEDI HASAN | ]

Natural Healing for Depression and Anxiety: Learn wellness concepts that lay the foundation for brain wellness, function and emotional regulation. Topics include optimal brain nutrition and supplementation, reducing chronic inflammation for a healthier brain and body system imbalances that create depression and anxiety. To register and get a Zoom ID, go to $25 suggested donation. 7:15-8:45 p.m. Monday. (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 Facebook page. Donations appreciated. Noon-12:45 p.m. Thursday. (727) 322-4610.

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.


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 evenly among Hernando County schools. Donations appreciated. Anytime daily. (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. Find it at Free. Anytime daily. (813) 272-5900.


Cards Against Photography: A fine art version of Cards Against Humanity. Register on Eventbrite for a Zoom ID. Donations appreciated. 6-8 p.m. Friday. (813) 221-2222.

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.

The Tampa Theatre offers a virtual cinema series. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]

Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema: Tampa Theatre is holding a virtual film festival. Find art house films available for streaming at home at Films are generally available until Aug. 1. Price varies by film.

Pioneers of Queer Cinema: See three movies for the price of one. For 10 days, get unlimited streaming of gay-themed films including Victor and Victoria, Madchen in Uniform and Michael. To purchase the films, go to and search for “Pioneers of Queer Cinema.” Benefits the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. $15. Anytime daily. (813) 879-4220.


Calendar Contest: Gulfside Healthcare Services is holding a photo contest for its 2021 calendar. Photographers are invited to submit up to five photos of iconic Pasco County area sites, wildlife, sunsets and more. All photos must be taken in Pasco County and be sizable to 12 inches wide by 9 inches high. Send submissions to Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Winners will be notified by Oct. 15 and receive five printed calendars and a gift certificate redeemable at any Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppe. Free. Anytime daily. (727) 845-5707.


Virtual Career Event for Students and Entry Level Workers: Servers, baristas, Uber drivers, cashiers, customer service reps and interns are invited to learn about available 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.

Job Fair: Various employers from Central Florida counties post available positions from entry level to professional. Find it at Free. 10 a.m. daily.

Cultural events

Improv’ing Children’s Lives: A PG-rated virtual improv show for the entire family. Benefits Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. A Zoom log-in will be emailed to you after registration at Donations appreciated. 6-7 p.m. Wednesday. (813) 598-9653.

Stonewall Conversation: Poet Julie Enszer: The lesbian-feminist poet talks about her recent essay “Dead Lesbian Poets: On the Lives and Deaths of Claudia Scott, Terri Jewell, and Lynn Lonidier,” which explores the lives of three lesbian poets who ended their lives with suicide in homage to Sapho. Register at for a Zoom ID. Free. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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.

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-back with the actors, director and playwrights. Call the theater for a Zoom ID and registration information. Donations appreciated. 8-9 p.m. Thursday. (727) 823-7529.

Virtual Wine Tasting: Go to to purchase a wine or cheese-tasting package for curbside pickup. Then, go to the Vintage Wine Cellars Facebook page for a livesteamed tasting. Watch for free. Wine and cheese packages $70-$150. 7-8 p.m. Friday. (813) 879-2931.

Dance Party With a Purpose: Pace Center for Girls, Pinellas hosts this virtual dance party with a dance-a-thon to benefit its year-round academic and social services focused program for at-risk girls. Register at Free. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. (727) 221-4409.

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