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Top 10 Tampa Bay area events for the week of July 19-25

REO Speedwagon, the Harlem Globetrotters and One Act Plays. This week has a wide variety to choose from.
REO Speedwagon will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Wednesday.
REO Speedwagon will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Wednesday. [ Randee St. Nicholas ]
Published Jul. 19
Updated Jul. 19

REO Speedwagon: Formed in 1967, the band’s Hi Infidelity album spun hits including Keep On Loving You and Take It On the Run. $53.25-$108.25. 8 p.m. Wednesday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Austin Meadows reaches the seventh inning during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on July 11, 2021.
Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Austin Meadows reaches the seventh inning during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on July 11, 2021. [ ARIELLE BADER | Times ]

Tampa Bay Rays: The Tampa Bay Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles. Capacity at Tropicana Field has increased to 25,000 fans, but the 300 level remains closed. Fans who are not vaccinated are asked to wear masks at all times. Ticket prices vary. 7:10 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 12:10 p.m. Wednesday. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 888-326-7297.

One Act Play Festival: The 2021 One Act Play Festival features an eclectic mix of short plays never before produced in Florida. Plays written and directed by adults will be featured July 23-25. Plays written and directed by teens will be showcased July 30-Aug. 1. $15. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Carrollwood Players, 4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa. 813-451-2391.

PAVA’s Cool Art Show: The Professional Association of Visual Artists’ 32nd annual show and sale returns with works by more than 60 of Florida’s premier fine art and fine craft artists in all mediums. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. 727-892-5202.

The Cool Art Show returns to the Coliseum in St. Petersburg July 24-25.
The Cool Art Show returns to the Coliseum in St. Petersburg July 24-25. [ DAVID LAWRENCE | Courtesy of PAVA ]

King Crimson: After returning to the stage in 2014, the seven-piece band presents material from 12 of their 13 studio albums, including songs from their 1969 hit In the Court of the Crimson King. $53.25-$133.25. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Stories We Tell: The Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival joins with the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg to present films centered on LGBTQ+ artists, filmmakers and allies as they discuss art, social justice and queer visibility. This portion features Cleophas and His Own, written by artist and poet Marsden Hartley to assuage his grief at the loss of a young man he loved. Free (museum admission required). 1 p.m. Sunday. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. 727-896-2667.

Harlem Globetrotters legend Curly Neal is pictured in Manhattan in 2010.
Harlem Globetrotters legend Curly Neal is pictured in Manhattan in 2010.

Harlem Globetrotters: See the ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag and rim-rattling dunks the Harlem Globetrotters are most known for live in the Spread Game Tour. $20-$115. 2 p.m. Sunday. Yuengling Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-974-3111.

Summer Classics Series: Jaws: The 29th annual Summer Classics movie series continues, with limited capacity in the theater. This portion features the 130-minute, PG-rated movie Jaws (1975). $10, $7 members. 3 p.m. Sunday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

Ron White: Ron “Tater Salad” White, the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking, Grammy-nominated comedian, performs. Tickets start at $75 at seminolehardrocktampa.com. 6 and 9 p.m. Sunday. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.

Comedian Ron White performs two shows at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Casino in Tampa on Sunday.
Comedian Ron White performs two shows at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Casino in Tampa on Sunday. [ DAN WARNER | Dan Warner ]

Chicken Wing Challenge: You be the judge at this chicken wing showdown. Five food trucks pull into 3 Daughters to serve up their best wings. Tickets include one wing from each truck and a 3 Daughters drink of your choice. After tasting all the wings, use your tasting card to vote for Chicken Wing Champ. Regular food truck menus also available. $10. Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-495-6002.