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Top 10 Tampa Bay events for the week of May 31-June 6

There’s plenty to do this week when Tampa Theatre’s Summer Classics Series returns and St. Petersburg celebrates Pride Month
Tampa Theatre's annual Summer Classics movie series is back, and it opens with "The Wizard of Oz."
Tampa Theatre's annual Summer Classics movie series is back, and it opens with "The Wizard of Oz." [ AP ]
Published May 31
Updated May 31

Summer Classics Series: The Wizard of Oz: The 29th annual Summer Classics movie series was canceled because of COVID-19. So, to make the 30th annual festival extra special, this year’s films will be shown more than once, giving fans more opportunities to see them. Theater capacity also will be limited. The series kicks off with The Wizard of Oz. $10, $7 members; $13, $10 members (silent films). 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

Rick Allen (the drummer for Def Leppard) and DJ Ravi Drums provide entertainment for a pool party at WTR Pool & Grille.
Rick Allen (the drummer for Def Leppard) and DJ Ravi Drums provide entertainment for a pool party at WTR Pool & Grille.

Pool Party: Get poolside for an EDM/rock set featuring Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen and world-renowned DJ Ravi Drums. Free (food/drink additional). Noon-9 p.m. Saturday. WTR Pool and Grill, 7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. 813-816-1234.

Secrets of the Zoo: Go behind the scenes with the stars of NatGeo Wild’s Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa and learn about the animals that live at ZooTampa and ZooTampa’s efforts to save species around the world. $125, $100 members. 8-10 a.m. Saturday. ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. 347-366-5192.

A participant walks under a large rainbow flag during an LBGTQ Pride march. St. Petersburg celebrates Pride Month throughout June.
A participant walks under a large rainbow flag during an LBGTQ Pride march. St. Petersburg celebrates Pride Month throughout June. [ CRAIG RUTTLE | AP ]

Pride Month Events: To commemorate the Stonewall riots, and to recognize the impact LGBTQ people have had on the world, St. Petersburg has designated June as Pride Month. Pride events this week include:

  • Pride Flag Raising: Join city officials as they welcome the St. Pete Pride celebration. Free. 10 a.m. Tuesday. St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N.
  • PrideFest Kickoff Reception: Put your feet in the sand and enjoy drink specials and limited free appetizers. $10. 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-363-5100.
  • Pride Shabbat 2021: Join Congregation B’nai Israel of St. Petersburg and celebrate the start of Pride Month on the beach. Bring a picnic and enjoy beach ball games, drinks, a signature cocktail and an icy sweet. Everyone gets a swag bag. No previous experience or knowledge of Jewish practice required. Free. 5:30-8 p.m. Friday. Upham Beach, Gulf Boulevard and 68th Street, St. Pete Beach. 727-381-4900.
  • Rainbow: The first in-person opening since March 2020 features an exhibit in which 40 LGBTQIA+ artists were assigned a color of the rainbow and created a new work on a supplied circular canvas. Remains on display through June 27. Free. 6-9 p.m. Friday. Mize Gallery, 689 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. 727-251-8529.
  • Pride Run: Lace up your running shoes for a 5K along the waterfront and Diva Dash. A health expo with vendors, exhibits and entertainment follows. $40-$50 (5K), $15 (Diva Dash). 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg.

Cirque Alcatraz: Cirque Italia takes the audience on a journey through and escape from Alcatraz with aerial acts, stunts, comedy and more. The production is R-rated. No one under age 13 will be admitted. Ages 13 to 17 must be accompanied by someone 21 or older. Seating is limited and socially distanced. $10-$50. 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Friday, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Near Macy’s at Brandon Town Center Mall, 459 Brandon Town Center Drive. 941-704-8572.

St. Pete Ocean Sweep Trash Collection Tournament: Scuba divers, boaters and beach lovers are invited to collect trash in the waters and on the beaches and shorelines across St. Petersburg. Prizes will be awarded for most trash collected, most cigarette butts, most face masks, most bottles and containers, most rope and tackle and most anchors. Weigh-in is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at four locations. Each day there will be a socially distanced party with live music from 3 to 6 p.m. at the St. Pete Pier. To register and find a cleanup location, go to waterwarrioralliance.org. $30, $15 juniors (tournament); free (recreational collection). 3-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. St. Pete Pier, 600 Second Ave. NE. 727-303-9987.

Scuba divers, beachgoers and anyone who just loves the great outdoors is invited to join in a trash cleanup near the St. Pete Pier Friday through Sunday.
Scuba divers, beachgoers and anyone who just loves the great outdoors is invited to join in a trash cleanup near the St. Pete Pier Friday through Sunday. [ DAVID J. PHILLIP | AP ]

The Allman Betts Band: The blues-country rock sextet presents new music from 2019 release Down by the River. $29.50-$59.50. 7 p.m. Friday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Soliloquies for St. Petersburg Live! The St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival presents a move-through, distanced performance of male-character Shakespeare speeches, performed by a female cast. Free. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Williams Park, 350 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-386-6688.

Hot Tuna Acoustic: Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady) performs. $49.50-$79.50. 8 p.m. Saturday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Hundreds of exhibits on home improvement and landscaping will be on display at the Tampa Bay Home Show in Tampa.
Hundreds of exhibits on home improvement and landscaping will be on display at the Tampa Bay Home Show in Tampa. [ MORE THAN 600 EXHIBITS ON HOME IMPROVEMENT AND LANDSCAPING WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE TAMPA BAY HOME SHOW AT TROPICANA FIELD IN ST.PETERSBURG JAN. 25-27. TIMES STAFF (2013 ]

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