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Top 11 Tampa Bay area events for the week of Aug. 16-22

Catch the Freestyle Explosion with Lisa Lisa and Stevie B or be entertained by Katt Williams, a ‘Dancing With the Stars’ pro and Alanis Morissette.
Stevie B will be joined by Expose, Lisa Lisa and more in a concert showcasing '90s artists Friday at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
Stevie B will be joined by Expose, Lisa Lisa and more in a concert showcasing '90s artists Friday at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
Published Aug. 16
Updated Aug. 16

Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam: Freestyle music artists come together for a ‘90s throwback featuring performances by Lisa Lisa, Stevie B, Expose, TKA K7, George Lamond, Debbie Deb, Trinere, Pretty Poison, Tag Team, Montell Jordan and 69 Boyz. $39.50-$150. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in 1942's "Casablanca."
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in 1942's "Casablanca."

Summer Classics Series: Tampa Theatre’s annual movie series continues, with capacity limited in the theater. This weekend you can watch the 1942 drama Casablanca (PG), starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. $10, $7 members. 3 p.m. Sunday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

Steve Earle and the Dukes: The Grammy winners, whose new album is Ghosts of West Virginia, will perform. $34.50-$79.50. 8 p.m. Sunday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays take on the Orioles (Monday-Thursday) and the White Sox (Friday-Sunday). On Saturday, there will be a Tyler Glasnow bobblehead giveaway and the Rays will be wearing throwback Devil Rays jerseys. Ticket prices vary. 7:10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 1:10 p.m. Thursday and Saturday-Sunday. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 888-326-7297. raysbaseball.com.

The Tampa Bay Rays face the Orioles and the White Sox at home this week.
The Tampa Bay Rays face the Orioles and the White Sox at home this week. [ ARIELLE BADER | Times ]

Maks and Val: Ukrainian dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who found fame as a professional partner on Dancing With the Stars, joins his younger brother Valentin for a family-friendly show of dancing and storytelling. $39.50-$79.50. 8 p.m. Saturday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

Katt Williams: Emmy-winning actor and comedian Katt Williams brings new material combining comedy and commentary on daily observations. $59-$250. 8 p.m. Saturday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Bat: The music of Meat Loaf will be performed by his band Neverland Express with American Idol season 13 winner Caleb Johnson. $39-$65. 8 p.m. Saturday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

The music of Meat Loaf will be celebrated by his band Neverland Express, with vocals by Caleb Johnson of "American Idol," at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Saturday.
The music of Meat Loaf will be celebrated by his band Neverland Express, with vocals by Caleb Johnson of "American Idol," at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Saturday.

Shout: The Mod Musical: This romp through jukebox hits of the ‘60s follows five characters through the trials and tribulations of love in women’s lib London. $38. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

Spirits of the Age: An Evening of Art and Tastings: Learn about the Roaring ‘20s and Prohibition eras as you immerse yourself in Lee Miller’s photographic record of the times and explore spirits of the modern age at this tasting with access to the exhibition, live music and surreal surprises. 21 and older. $60, $50 members. 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. 727-823-3767.

Re-Birthday Suit Party: Wear your own customized “Re-Birthday Suit” as art, music, fashion, drinks and dance converge for a multimedia party of the senses celebrating the “Re-Birthday Suits” wearable art popup exhibit, which features the works of 18 wearable artists and designers who look beyond the pandemic and offer their visions of how to come back to “life” and what to wear. Remains on display through Aug. 27. Free. 8-10 p.m. Friday. Blur, 325 Main St., Dunedin. 727-210-2783.

Alanis Morissette: The artist who 25 years ago gave us a taste of that Jagged Little Pill performs. 7 p.m. Tuesday. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4801 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. 813-740-2446.