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Top 15 Tampa Bay area events for the week of June 13-19

Plenty of Pride Month events to choose from, or learn about a rare alignment of the planets.
Keith Urban will perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Friday.
Keith Urban will perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Friday. [ RALPH NOTARO | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino ]
Published Jun. 13

Keith Urban: The Grammy-winning country artist stops in Tampa on his first tour in four years. $29-$169. 7 p.m. Friday. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4801 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. 813-740-2446.

Ann Wilson: The singer-songwriter from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart performs. $55 and up. 8 p.m. Thursday. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, 5223 Orient Road. 813-627-7625.

REO Speedwagon will perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Saturday.
REO Speedwagon will perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Saturday. [ Randee St. Nicholas ]

REO Speedwagon and Styx: REO Speedwagon, whose hits include “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run,” and Styx, who released their 17th album, “Crash of the Crown,” in June 2021 with some new songs and recordings of live classics, perform. Loverboy opens. $29-$354. 7 p.m. Saturday. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4801 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. 813-740-2446.

SPC Planetarium Shows: This month marks a rare lineup of five planets that can be viewed with the naked eye. The planetarium will show you how to find them and share the story behind the alignment. A telescope viewing follows. Free. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Friday. St. Petersburg College, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-341-4772.

All Breed Cat Show: Watch judges from around the world judge and educate on more than 25 breeds of cats. Meet and greet cat lovers and take photos of your favorite cats. Adoptable kittens and cats will be available. $10, $5 ages 6-11, 5 and younger free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N, Clearwater. 727-289-1989.

Pride at the Village: Coco Montrese of Season 5 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” headlines. Other entertainment includes Daphne Ferraro, Kori Stevens, Aquarius Sidmons and Georgia Moore. There will be vendors, food trucks, music and more. No cover (food/drink additional). 4-9 p.m. Saturday. Pinellas Art Village, 5663 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. 727-342-2593.

CoCo Montrese from "RuPaul's Drag Race" headlines Pride at the Village in Pinellas Park.
CoCo Montrese from "RuPaul's Drag Race" headlines Pride at the Village in Pinellas Park. [ VH1 ]

Tampa Bay Rowdies Pride Night: The Tampa Bay Rowdies take on the Charleston Battery for Pride Night. The first 500 tickets include a free Rowdies Pride hat. $5 from each ticket benefits Tampa Pride. To buy tickets, go to fevo.me/tbrtpapride. $29. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. 727-222-2000.

“LIT” Comedy Show: Lauren Dufault hosts the “LIT” Stand Up Comedy Show in celebration of St. Pete Pride. The lineup includes St. Petersburg comedian Kye Saunders, Orlando-based Pakistani comedian Alina Siddiqui and Florida-born comedian Jeff Klein. $30. 8-10 p.m. Saturday. Atelier de SoSi, 2380 Sixth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-370-4192.

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LGBTQ+ Youth Pride Prom: People ages 14 to 20 can attend this “Down the Rabbit Hole for ... A Night in Wonderland”-themed party with light appetizers, pizza, non-alcoholic drinks, dancing to music by Billboard Magazine Club DJ Greg Anderson and two “Wonderland” character drag shows starring Brianna Summers, Charlotte Diamond Star and 92 Era Lords. Prom semiformal to formal attire required. $30-$40. 7-11 p.m. Friday. The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview. 813-571-2494.

Queens, Kings and Burlesque Things: Enjoy sexy, sassy performances from Dahlia Dupre, Mary Strawberry, Lady Bri Adonis and KTwo LeMew, with Aquariius and Wally. $20, $100 front-row table for four. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The Potion Portal, 2329 28th St. N, St. Petersburg. 727-592-2658.

Participants run under a Pride Parade. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Participants run under a Pride Parade. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) [ DAMIAN DOVARGANES | AP ]

Pride Bar Crawl — St. Petersburg: Meet at Yard of Ale for a six-stop crawl with two free drinks or shots, an event cup, drink specials, photos an after-party and a custom Pride badge. Benefits the Trevor Project for suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. $10-$15. 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Yard of Ale St. Pete, 260 First Ave. N. 612-460-0094.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is a collection of the artist’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced in a format that allows viewers to get close to the masterpieces through 34 artfully displayed reproductions. $20.30, $15.40 children. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Special events are as follows:

  • Paint and Sip: Learn more about Michelangelo’s style as you immerse yourself in his process during a two-hour painting class with complimentary wine, a souvenir glass and admission to the exhibit. $55. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
  • The Taste of Italy: Chef Tony Macaroni transports guests into the kitchens of Italy with food, wine, a souvenir glass and admission to the exhibit. $85. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
  • Fresco and Flow: Get grounded and uplifted as you breathe and flow through one hour of yoga instruction with audio guide and admission to the exhibit. $35. 7 a.m. Saturday.

The exhibit and all events take place at WestShore Plaza, 250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. 805-765-0549.

The Threshers take on the Palm Beach Cardinals at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater Friday.
The Threshers take on the Palm Beach Cardinals at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater Friday. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]

Clearwater Threshers: The Threshers hit the field as the Beach Dogs to face the Palm Beach Cardinals. The first 1,000 guests get a free Crime Stoppers of Pinellas Threshers cap. Also, hot dogs are 50 cents at the concession stands all night and dogs are allowed into the ballpark. A Grateful Dead tribute by Uncle John’s Band follows. $7-$11. 6:30 p.m. Friday. BayCare Ballpark, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. 727-712-4300.

Day of Discovery: Children and families with autism and other neuro-diversities can enjoy unique programing in the Idea Zone and hands-on projects with reduced lights and sounds. Also, the 501st Legion “Star Wars” costuming group will pay a visit. $5-$8, members free. 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-817-9939.

Ruskin Tomato Festival: This celebration of agricultural history and tomato season includes food, arts and crafts, dance performances, cookoffs, bounce houses, slides, games and live music. $5. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. 633 First St. NW, downtown Ruskin. 813-641-4099.

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