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Live events for the week of Aug. 3-9

Back to School dominates this week's live event list

There’s plenty for families to do this week. We’ve got Back to School events, museums and theme parks are open and we’ve even got a drive-thru fair food festival. If you decide to attend live events, please check to make sure they are still taking place and adhere to recommended CDC safety guidelines.


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. Remains on display through Nov. 1. $10-$25. Prepurchased online timed tickets are required. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

Art Is Hope: Enjoy a collection of “Hope”-themed pieces. Remains on display through Aug. 31. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach. (727) 596-4331.

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; donations welcome. 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 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.

Pretty in Pink Wildlife Artist Reception: Meet artist Nancy Koch and learn about the inspirations behind her wildlife photography featuring local subjects in the color pink. Takes place during August’s Art Walk. Free. 5-7 p.m. Saturday. St. Pete Artworks, 2412 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 485-8655.


Homeschool Day: Homeschooled students can discover what life would have been like for a child growing up in a Florida farming and ranching community more than 100 years ago. Then, they can try their hand at arts and crafts. $10, 3 and younger free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Cracker Country at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 627-4225.

Back to School Party: Ages 5 to 17 can celebrate the new school year with games, contests and prizes. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday. Daisy Douglas Park, 601 Ninth Ave. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1545.

Back 2 School Health Clinic: The Back 2 School Coalition of Hillsborough County presents the 2020 Back 2 School Health Clinics to serve students entering kindergarten through high school grade levels who need a school physical, immunization and/or shot record update for school enrollment. Because of the pandemic, registration is required at Only one parent/guardian is allowed to escort children. Masks are required. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Middleton High School, 4801 N 22nd St., Tampa. (813) 276-5671.

Repticon: Everything slithers, slinks and crawls at this show with live animals and reptile care supplies. $12, $5 children. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 621-7821.

Makers Market and Back to School: Shop for second-hand and vintage items at this indoor market with art demonstrations and a reuse materials makers space. Free. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Creative Junk Therapy, 10236 Fisher Ave., Tampa. (813) 324-9777.

Tampa Bay Home Show: See, learn about and buy the latest home products and services from hundreds of exhibits under one roof. Timed tickets are required and can be reserved on EventBrite or at Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. (727) 893-8523.

Back to School Blast: Kids get free backpacks full of school supplies and books at this Back 2 School event with vendors, displays and a charity food truck rally. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Tampa Premium Outlets, 2398 Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz. (813) 909-8716.

IQuest: The program for students in grades 6 through 8 returns live to dive into the underwater world with “Ocean Motion: Mapping Aquatic Animals.” $5. 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. (941) 746-4131.


Tennis Mixer: Make friends at this meet and greet of people who like to play tennis and then play a game. Call to sign up. $11 one play, $90 for 10 plays. 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Men’s Intermediate Doubles); 6:30 p.m. Monday (Women’s 2.5 Doubles); 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Women’s Intermediate Doubles). Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise Blvd, Treasure Island. (727) 360-6062.

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.

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.

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 are required. $65-$130. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (408) 892-9815.


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.

Summer Nights: The summer heats up at Busch Gardens with extended hours, classic summer eats, cool cocktails and a new laser and fireworks finale. Included with admission. Food/drink additional. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. (813) 884-4386.

A Taste of Seven Seas: Guests can sample “All American” street food exclusively at SeaWorld’s Lakeside Patio. Included with admission. Food/drink additional. 11:30 a.m. Friday-Sunday. SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando. Toll-free 1-800-327-2424.


Girls Night Out Comedy Show: An all-female lineup of hilarious women including headliner Traci Kanaan and featured comedians Trish Keating and Catherine Maloney. $20, $15 members. 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. (813) 922-8167.

G. David Howard: Live standup comedy from G. David, who has headlined at hotels in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. $20. 8:30-10 p.m. Saturday. Leo’s Italian Grill, 33286 U.S. 19 N, Largo. (727) 515-8059.


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

Soulyard: Soulyard plays a mix of funk, soul and rock and roll. Free. 7-11 p.m. Friday. Mother’s Restaurant, 12227 W Linebaugh Ave., Tampa. (813) 751-6274.

Parkview Terrace Summer Concert Series: Bands are surrounded by a cluster of tables arranged under an oak tree canopy overlooking Largo Central Park. This portion features music by the Spazmatics. $80 per four-person table. 8 p.m. Saturday. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6751.


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.

Help American Vets: Order a Patriot Burger and $1 goes to Homes for Our Troops to build adapted custom housing for disabled American veterans. Patriot Burgers are a beef patty made with 33 percent bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, sharp cheddar cheese, an onion ring and barbecue sauce atop a toasted bun. Cost of food/drink. Noon Wednesday-Sunday. Bubba 33, 26340 Silver Maple Parkway, Wesley Chapel. (813) 522-5090.

Fair Food Frenzy: A drive-through-style grab and go of fair-style food. Items individually priced. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 621-7821.

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.

Volunteer Gardener: Join Sweetwater Organic Farms to water, pull weeds and plant seeds for the gardening community. Closed-toe shoes, masks and safe distancing required. Free. 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave., Tampa. (813) 887-4066.

All About Women Expo: Women can enjoy free beauty treatments from mall retailers, an exclusive VIP experience, a mother-daughter look-alike contest and raffles. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Westfield Citrus Park Mall, 8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa.