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Top 10 Tampa Bay area events for the week of June 7-13

This week you can catch a Rays game or laugh as you tour Shine murals with a drag queen
Take advantage of increased capacity at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg this week when the Tampa Bay Rays play the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles.
Take advantage of increased capacity at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg this week when the Tampa Bay Rays play the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles. [ MENGSHIN LIN | Times ]
Published Jun. 7
Updated Jun. 7

Tampa Bay Rays: The Tampa Bay Rays will take on the Washington Nationals (Tuesday-Wednesday) and the Baltimore Orioles (Friday-Sunday) in front of a bigger crowd. Capacity at Tropicana Field is now at 20,000, allowing the Rays to offer fans two choices of seating. They can sit in full-capacity sections (Sections 101-149, the Rays Club, the Louisiana Hot Sauce Left Field Ledge and the GTE Financial Party Deck) or in socially distanced sections (Sections 203-224). Socially distanced tickets are sold for pods of one to six. Ticket prices vary. 7:10 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday, 4:10 p.m. Saturday, 1:10 p.m. Sunday. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 888-326-7297.

Travis Tritt performs a solo show at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
Travis Tritt performs a solo show at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Travis Tritt: The multi-Grammy Award winner performs a solo acoustic show. $59.25-$93.25. 8 p.m. Sunday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

St. Petersburg Opera: Pagliacci is a dramatic tale of love and betrayal revolving around a married couple in a comedy troupe. This 80-minute, two-act performance doesn’t have an intermission. Face masks are required and limited seating is socially distanced. $35-$95. 2 p.m. Sunday. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.

Summer Classics Series: Airplane: Tampa Theatre’s 29th annual Summer Classics movie series was canceled due to 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 their favorites. Also, capacity will be limited in the theater. Next up is the 88-minute, PG-rated 1980 comedy Airplane. $10, $7 members; $13, $10 members (silent films). 3 p.m. Sunday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

Jake Shimabukuro will play Capitol Theatre in Clearwater.
Jake Shimabukuro will play Capitol Theatre in Clearwater.

Jake Shimabukuro: With only four strings, Jake Shimabukuro is a guitar master often referred to as the Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee and Michael Jordan of his craft. $25-$48. 8 p.m. Wednesday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

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. Masks are required. $10-$50. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Grove 16, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. 941-704-8572.

Cirque Italia takes the audience to a prison in "Cirque Alcatraz."
Cirque Italia takes the audience to a prison in "Cirque Alcatraz."

We Are Family: LGBTQ families and allies gather in the park and at the St. Pete Pier to enjoy street performers, youth bands and dance companies. $5. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Straub Park, Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg.

Once Upon A Shine: Fairy “dragmother” Miss McGee hosts A Very Gay Mural Scavenger Hunt. Download the free PixelStix app and register online at stpeteartsalliance.org/PRIDE. The event is free, but donations are encouraged to fund the creation of more murals in October. Free. Anytime Saturday-Sunday. Various locations, downtown St. Petersburg. 727-754-6404.

Popular area drag star Matthew McGee hosts a comedic self-guided tour of Shine murals in downtown St. Petersburg.
Popular area drag star Matthew McGee hosts a comedic self-guided tour of Shine murals in downtown St. Petersburg.

Happy Hour With the Historian: The popular lecture series featuring cocktails and talks by area historians returns on a monthly basis. This month features Laura Harrison on “Egmont Key — Past, Present and Future.” $10. 6 p.m. Thursday. St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE. 727-894-1052.

Super Greek Festival: Everything is Greek at this family festival with live music, a children’s play area, vendors, dancing, gyros, souvlaki, Greek salad, pastries, cookies, craft beers and Greek wine. Free (food/drink additional). 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church, 3600 76th St. N, St. Petersburg. 727-345-8235.

Baklava, no doubt, will be one of the favorite foods at St. Stefanos' Super Greek Festival in St. Petersburg.
Baklava, no doubt, will be one of the favorite foods at St. Stefanos' Super Greek Festival in St. Petersburg.