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Top 10 Tampa Bay events for the week of June 14-20

From beer and bourbon to classical performances and comedy, there’s something for everyone this week.
Bottles of scotch and bourbon are ready for the Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue Festival at Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday.
Bottles of scotch and bourbon are ready for the Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue Festival at Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday.
Published Jun. 14

Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue Festival: It’s a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’ and barbecue eatin’. Admission includes a sampling glass so you can enjoy an all-you-care-to-taste sampling of beer and bourbon. $39-$75. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. 800-830-3976.

Popular area drag performer Matthew McGee takes us on a comedic tour of the SHINE murals in downtown St. Petersburg.
Popular area drag performer Matthew McGee takes us on a comedic tour of the SHINE murals in downtown St. Petersburg.

Once Upon A Shine: Your Fairy Dragmother Miss McGee (local performer Matthew 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 Monday-Saturday. Various locations in downtown St. Petersburg. 727-754-6404.

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. 8 p.m. Tuesday and Friday 2 p.m. Sunday. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.

Tampa Bay restaurants offer up multi-course prix fixe menus. For a list of participating restaurants, go to tampabayrestaurantweek.com.
Tampa Bay restaurants offer up multi-course prix fixe menus. For a list of participating restaurants, go to tampabayrestaurantweek.com.

Tampa Bay Restaurant Week: Tampa Bay area restaurants offer 10 days of multi-course prix-fixe menus, plus specials on beer, wine and other drinks. A full list of participating restaurants, menus, maps and pricing can be found at tampabayrestaurantweek.com. Available Thursday- Sunday at participating locations.

Steel Magnolias: Welcome to Truvy’s beauty salon where anyone who is anybody has their hair done in this classic show. Helped by her new assistant, Annelle, the wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and advice to Ouiser, a rich curmudgeon; Miss Clairee, an eccentric millionaire; and M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is marrying a “good ole boy.” $17-$20. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. 727-942-5605.

Pop Goes America: From the pilgrims to the Civil War, this musical uses pop music to tell the history of our country. Masks are required unless fully vaccinated. $24, $21 student/senior/military 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Carrollwood Players, 4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa. 813-265-4000.

Be Kind to Yourself, Young Man: iBOMS highlights his latest work in different media and walks us through the journey of what it was like to grow up without a father in his life. He also discusses educating himself on how to be a better person. Free. 7-10 p.m. Friday. D-Gallerie, 1234 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. 407-921-3608.

Mike Rivera: Originally from San Francisco, Rivera has been seen on HBO, Showtime and was named “America’s Most Hilarious Teacher” by ABC’s The View. $20. 9:30-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Coconuts Comedy Club at MJ’s, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-360-5653.

The producers of Cirque Italia bring us Cirque Alcatraz, a prison-themed Cirque-style performance.
The producers of Cirque Italia bring us Cirque Alcatraz, a prison-themed Cirque-style performance.

Cirque Alcatraz: The stars of Cirque Italia take us inside, and try to escape from, Alcatraz. Cirque Alcatraz features riveting aerial acts, jaw-dropping stunts, incredible displays of human strength and balance, mystifying illusions and hilarious comedy while guiding the audience through the narrative. The production is R-rated. No one under the age of 13 will be admitted. Ages 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older. Seating is limited and socially distanced. Masks are required. $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. Grove 16, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. 941-704-8572.

Arts Legacy Remix: Juneteenth Commemoration: In honor of Juneteenth, catch the premiere of Freedom Tree, an original poetic word and choreographed performance by members of the Straz Center Veteran and Civilian Dance Ensemble. Additional music and spoken word performances accompany to commemorate Juneteenth. Takes place outside on the Riverwalk. Go to strazcenter.org for tickets. Free. 7 p.m. Saturday. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.