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Top 10 Tampa Bay area events for the week of June 21-27

Catching a ball game and participating in LGBTQ+ Pride month events are a few things you can do this week
Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Manuel Margot celebrates Randy Arozarena's grand slam in the seventh inning of the June 13 game against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Manuel Margot celebrates Randy Arozarena's grand slam in the seventh inning of the June 13 game against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. [ ARIELLE BADER | Times ]
Published Jun. 21
Updated Jun. 21

Tampa Bay Rays: The Tampa Bay Rays take on the Boston Red Sox (Tuesday-Thursday) and the Los Angeles Angels (Friday-Sunday) this week. Capacity at Tropicana Field has increased to 20,000 fans, allowing the Rays to offer two choices of seating. Fans 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 socially distanced sections (Sections 203-224). Socially distanced tickets are available in pods of one to six and the pods are 6 feet apart. Ticket prices vary. 7:10 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 4:10 p.m. Saturday, 1:10 p.m. Sunday. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 888-326-7297.

Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp character in his 1925 movie "The Gold Rush."
Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp character in his 1925 movie "The Gold Rush." [ Warner Home Video ]

Summer Classics Series: Tampa Theatre’s Summer Classics movie series is back after being canceled last year due to COVID-19. This week the historic movie house is showing the 1925 Charlie Chaplin comedy classic The Gold Rush presented in its original format with live accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Tampa Theatre’s artist-in-residence, Steven Ball, will perform an original score, “and the overall experience is as close to time travel as you will ever experience,” the theater says. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. You can also catch the 119-minute, PG-rated 1941 drama Citizen Kane. 3 p.m. Sunday. $10, $7 members (regular films), $13, $10 members (silent films). Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

Shockheaded Peter: Jobsite’s first play in the Jaeb Theater tells the tale of a set of parents who wish for a child, but get a puppet baby instead. The play includes interactive comedy and banter by an emcee. $19.50 and up. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

COVID Ribbon Memorial Opening: The public is invited to the opening reception for artist Cathy Tobias’ COVID Ribbon Memorial, a growing strand of hand-tied ribbons, each one representing a person who died in Florida due to the virus. Sharpies will be available for people to write the names of loved ones on the strands. Also, bring a laminated photo to display among the ribbons. Remains on display through Sept. 19. Free. 6 p.m. Thursday. Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. 727-460-5477.

Paul Teutul Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers, is opening a new museum and restaurant in Clearwater.
Paul Teutul Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers, is opening a new museum and restaurant in Clearwater. [ MARIELA LOMBARD | ZUMAPRESS.com ]

Orange County Choppers Road House and Museum Grand Opening: The three-day celebration of the grand opening of Paul Teutul Sr.’s Orange County Chopper Road House and Museum starts with a ticketed concert by country music star David Lee Murphy (Friday). The celebration continues Saturday and Sunday with museum tours and entertainment by Horses Wild, Florida Country, the Little Kings, Doug South Band and more. The museum and restaurant contain a fleet of Teutul’s custom choppers as seen on Discovery Network’s American Choppers. Also, there is a “patch wall” with thousands of patches gifted to Teutul by first responders and members of the military. $20-$50 Friday, free Saturday and Sunday. 4-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday-Sunday. Bert’s Barracuda Harley-Davidson, 10525 49th St. N, Clearwater. 727-432-3428.

Out and Proud 365: JC Rea serves as special guest for the Come Out St. Pete block party with vendors, food trucks, a raffle and shows by the Come Out St. Pete Royal Court at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Free. 1-9 p.m. Sunday. 2700 block of Central Avenue, St. Petersburg.

A participant walks under a large rainbow flag during an LBGTQ Pride march. This weekend, Come Out St. Pete takes over Grand Central for a block party. (CRAIG RUTTLE   |   Associated Press)
A participant walks under a large rainbow flag during an LBGTQ Pride march. This weekend, Come Out St. Pete takes over Grand Central for a block party. (CRAIG RUTTLE | Associated Press) [ CRAIG RUTTLE | AP ]

Pride Picnic: Spend an afternoon and evening along the waterfront enjoying picnics, food trucks, musical performances and a fireworks finale (9 p.m.). $5. 2-9 p.m. Saturday. Straub Park, Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg.

Kortney Shane Williams: The Seattle comedian whose appearances include Comedy Central performs. $20. 9:30-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Coconuts Comedy Club at MJ’s, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-360-5653.

Tampa Bay Restaurant Week: Tampa Bay area restaurants offer up to 10 days of multicourse prix fixe menus, plus specials on beer, wine, whiskeys and other drinks. Find a full list of participating restaurants, menus, maps, hours and prices at tampabayrestaurantweek.com. Restaurants include Gigglewaters Social Club and Screening Room, 737 Main St., Safety Harbor. 727-669-7077.

The Black Honkeys are the Friday night headliners for Pride on the Plaza at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg.
The Black Honkeys are the Friday night headliners for Pride on the Plaza at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg.

Pride on the Plaza: Celebrate Pride month at this outdoor concert on the plaza featuring rock and funk by the Black Honkeys with the Torpedoes (Friday) and Shevonne and the Force (Saturday). An outdoor cash bar will be available both days. Upgrade to VIP for access to the Backstage Lounge, free appetizers, an indoor cash bar and private bathrooms. Free, $50 VIP. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000.