Top Tampa Bay area events for the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Tampa Bay roars with the sounds from the P1 Offshore St. Pete Grand Prix, and check out the latest kicks at Sneaker Con.
The P1 Offshore St. Pete Grand Prix returns to downtown St. Petersburg.
The P1 Offshore St. Pete Grand Prix returns to downtown St. Petersburg. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]
Published Aug. 28

P1 Offshore St. Pete Grand Prix: High-speed offshore powerboat and Jet-Ski racing teams from across the United States compete across multiple classes. Powerboats compete on a 6-mile course, and personal watercraft riders compete on a 1.7-mile course. While the race is best viewed live from Spa Beach, Vinoy Park or the Pier, the action will also be broadcast nationally. Free (VIP $100-$350). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Sept. 2-3). St. Pete Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 407-985-1938.

Gulfport Gecko Fest: The annual festival has an “Around the World in 80 Geckos” theme with vendor booths, live music on two stages, a walking parade, costume contest, street performers, food and drink. No cover. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 2). Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. 727-893-1070.

Sneaker Con: You’ll get your steps in as you peruse the huge space with numerous vendors and buy, sell and trade sought-after footwear. Noon-7 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 2). Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. 813-274-8511.

Slightly Stoopid: The alternative rock group performs with Sublime, Rome, Atmosphere and The Movement. $29-$89. 5 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 2). MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4801 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. 813-740-2446.

Florida’s Largest Home Show: This event brings together professionals offering up everything you need to remodel, design and rebuild your home. $10, $8 seniors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday (Sept. 1), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 2), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday (Sept. 3-4). Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. 727-563-8279.

Tampa Bay Theatre Festival: Enjoy three days of full-length plays, short plays, parties, theater-related events and workshops. Price varies by event. 7:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 1), 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 2), 10 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 3). David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827. Also taking place at Stageworks Theatre, HCC Mainstage Theater and HCC Performing Arts Ybor City.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert: This event pairs a showing of the Academy Award-winning animated film with a live performance of songs from the film. $35-$65. 7 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 29). Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

NeedToBreathe: The Grammy-nominated band, whose songs include “Multiplied” and “Walking on Water” performs. $80 and up. 8 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 31). Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.

The historic Tampa Theatre will hold sing-alongs every Sunday in September starting this weekend.
The historic Tampa Theatre will hold sing-alongs every Sunday in September starting this weekend. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]

September Sing-Along Sundays: Join hundreds of other moviegoers and sing along to some movie musical favorites. This portion of the series features 2017′s “The Greatest Showman” (PG, 105 minutes). $14.50, $11.50 members. 3 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3). Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

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Rod Wave: The native St. Petersburg rapper, singer and songwriter whose chart toppers include “Beautiful Mind” performs. $60-$280. 7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 1). Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Slither and Scales: Learn about the unique characteristics of snakes, lizards, alligators and other reptiles, and get a close-up look at some of the preserve’s animals. $5. 7-8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 1). Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. 727-893-7326.

Passages: Find out what happens when a man who has been in a 15-year relationship with another man has an affair with a woman (NR, 91 minutes). $12, $10 seniors. 3 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 29) and Thursday (Aug. 31). Green Light Cinema, 221 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 508-816-8968.

$5 Sundays: Every Sunday through Sept. 24, experience the wonders of glass art, imagination and community at Imagine Museum for $5. $5, members free. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3). Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-300-1700.

Summer Movie Camp: This is the last week to catch a family movie for $3 on Wednesday. This week features “Sonic the Hedgehog 2″ (Aug. 30). $3. 11 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 30). Sundial 12, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-502-9573. Also taking place at Westshore 14 and Veterans 24 in Tampa. Screening time varies by location.

$1 Golf for Kids: This is the final week for kids ages 4 to 15 to get a $1 small bucket of range balls and a $1 round of miniature golf to practice golf skills. Golf clubs are available to rent. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. $1. Offer valid approximately 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday (Aug. 28-31). Ace Golf Riverview, 12910 Boyette Road, Riverview. 813-672-7750.

Immersive Coin Hunt Adventure: Embark on a treasure hunt through the Mermaid Star Motel and beyond, solving riddles to uncover a deeper hidden narrative of the exhibit. There are 14 coins scattered in the experience. $32-$35. Noon-7:30 p.m. Monday (Aug. 28) and Thursday-Sunday (Aug. 31-Sept. 3). Fairgrounds St. Pete, 2606 Fairfield Ave S, St. Petersburg.