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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 25

FILE - In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Dave Matthews performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio Band and others will perform a concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York for â\u0080\u009CA Concert for Island Reliefâ\u0080\u009D on Jan. 6, 2018, to benefit hurricane relief efforts in United States and the British Virgin Islands. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
Published Jul. 24, 2018

Dave Matthews Band: On their first trip to Tampa in a couple of years, in support of new album Come Tomorrow. 8 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $45.50-$115. (800) 745-3000.

Smashing Pumpkins: The alt-rock pioneers are back on the road with a classic reunited lineup. Metric opens. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $29-$125. (813) 301-2500.

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. New York Yankees: It's Senior Special Wednesday with fans ages 60 and older getting a press level ticket for $15. 12:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival: Today features Eunmi Ko and Benjamin Warsaw. 3 p.m., USF Concert Hall, 3755 W Holly Drive, Tampa. Free.

Pause: Try this happy hour series with drink specials, popcorn, theater tours and a chance to hear the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. 4:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. No cover. (813) 274-8982.

Bad Jews: Three cousins battle it out over family, faith and legacy, in this comedy. Through Aug. 5. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.

Rich Homie Quan: Rapper known for Type of Way, Walk Thru and Flex will perform. 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $20, $60 VIP. (813) 241-8600.

Sunset Movies: In honor of Shark Week, catch a screening of the epic shark classic Jaws. 8:30 p.m., Caddy's Pub, 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 595-3172.

AMC Summer Movie Camp: Today, it's Captain Underpants. Also taking place at Palm Harbor 10 in Palm Harbor and Regency 20 in Brandon. 10 a.m., Centro Ybor 10, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $4. (813) 248-2323.

Aprons Cooking School: Grits and Grains: Bleu cheese grits with grilled steak, farro truffle 'mac n' cheese', quinoa cakes with chicken. $50. 6 p.m., Aprons Cooking School, Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. (813) 926-4465.

Peter Kater: Grammy-winning composer and pianist. 7:30 p.m., First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 527-2222.

Darryl Lenox: 9:30 p.m., Coconuts Comedy Club at MJ's, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $20. (727) 360-5653.


Regal Summer Movie Express: The Secret Life of Pets and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. Also taking place at Largo Mall 8 in Largo and Citrus Park Stadium 20 in Tampa. 10 a.m., Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. $1. (727) 525-7777.

Meet 'Dolphin Tale' Stars: Nathan Gamble (Sawyer), Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Hazel) and Austin Highsmith (Phoebe) will make special appearances and be available for photos and autographs. Noon, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m., Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. $22.95, $20.95 ages 60-older, $17.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. (727) 441-1790.

Summer Bee Series: Math Bee: Students in grades 1-6 compete for prizes. Each week focuses on a different curriculum. 6:15 p.m., Johnson Community Library, 1059 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7113.


SERIES PREMIERE Castle Rock, Hulu: Executive produced by J.J. Abrams, the chilling psychological-horror anthology series takes place in the fictional Maine town featured in many of Stephen King's novels. Watch with the lights on.

SERIES PREMIERE Burden of Truth, 8 p.m., CW: A high-powered attorney (Kristin Kreuk) returns to her small prairie town hoping to crack a troublesome case. Apparently her big-pharma client's vaccine has caused a mysterious illness affecting a handful of teen girls.


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    Disney officials said the resort’s Disney Skyliner started operating again on Monday.
  2. This Sept. 30, 2019 photo released by ABC shows former White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, left, and Lindsay Arnold during the celebrity dance competition series "Dancing With the Stars," in Los Angeles. President Donald Trump tweeted Monday, Oct. 14, that viewers should vote for Spicer. The president called him a “good guy” and wrote, “he has always been there for us!” Spicer told USA Today there’s no question a “huge” amount of his votes come from Trump supporters. ERIC MCCANDLESS  |  AP
    The president called Spicer a “good guy” and wrote “he has always been there for us!”
  3. From left: Jason Mewes as Jay and Kevin Smith as Silent Bob in "Clerks II." The Weinstein Company
    Catch a showing of the ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,’ the Jokes on You Comedy Tour continues and celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘Alien.’
  4. Actors emerge from a simulated farmhouse at the center of the Infected Haunted House at Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City. Luis Santana
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  5. The French onion soup dumplings at Tropez. MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Times
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  6. Mumford and Sons will headline the 2020 Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival in South Florida. Courtesy of Alistair Taylor-Young
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  7. Families enjoy carnival rides at the 2018 Rattlesnake Festival at the Pasco County Fairgrounds. The festival returns Oct. 18-20, kicking off with a concert featuring the Bellamy Brothers on Friday and food, entertainment and educational activities throughout the weekend. "LUIS SANTANA  |  TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Musicals, art exhibits and other things to do in Pasco and Hernando counties
  8. Alison Krauss will perform at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday on Oct. 20. Capitol Records
    The Clearwater Jazz Holiday returns with a strong music lineup, Zac Brown Band plays Tampa and Barry Bostwick will be here to screen ‘Rocky Horror.'
  9. Festival goers move through the midway during the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church's annual Ethnic Festival. This year's festival will be Oct. 17-20 at the church on Spring Hill Drive at Coronado Drive. Tampa Bay Times | 2010
    The 28th-annual Ethnic Festival returns to St. Joan of Arc.
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    Wayne Brady performs at the Mahaffey, St. Petersburg hosts the UpDog Triple Crown Challenge and Taking Back Sunday stops by Jannus Live.