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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 21

EVE EDELHEIT | Times June 21 is the worldwide Go Skateboard Day and there's free skateboarding all day at Skatepark of Tampa
Published Jun. 20, 2018

Go Skateboarding Day: June 21 is the worldwide Go Skateboard Day and there's free skateboarding all day at the skate park with free barbecue and a trick challenge. 8 a.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 621-6793;

Tyler Henry: Hollywood Medium: The star of the E! hit show Hollywood Medium brings a live show entitled "Life Lessons I Have Learned From The Departed." 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $48.75-$128.75. (727) 791-7400;

Luis Enrique: Nicaraguan salsa singer and composer, and two-time Grammy award-nominee will perform. 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $35-$89. (813) 247-2555;

$5 Thursday: See the visiting Ten Trends exhibit and the rest of the collection for $5 from 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday through June 28. 5 p.m., Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 300-1700;

Noche Caliente: Listen to Latin acoustic guitar music as you smoke a cigar, play dominos and sip sangria or beer of Latin decent. Chubbi Nadda food truck on site with Latin dishes. 6 p.m., c.1949 Bar and Beer Garden, 6905 N Orleans Ave., Tampa. No cover. (813) 990-8883;

Make Music Day: Join the global celebration with BBQ food, an instrument petting zoo where you can try-out instruments like a trumpet, flute, guitar, violin, or drum, and live music performances from two jazz bands, followed by Music Showcase elite performance students, then the Brad Murray top 40s entertainment band. 12 p.m., Music Showcase, 402 Oakfield Drive, Brandon. free. (813) 685-5998;

Lectores Speaker Series: Elizabeth Engelman and Jessica Anthony: The University of Tampa's series presents readings, signings and discussions by renown authors. 7:30 p.m., University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 257-3514.


World's Largest Swimming Lesson: Brandon Sports and Aquatics Center joins locations globally in offering a free 30-minute swimming and water safety class with entertainment and vendors. 9:30 a.m., Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon. Free. (813) 689-0908.


SERIES PREMIERE Take Two, 10 p.m, ABC: Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian in this story of an actress who starred on a hit TV cop show until a very public meltdown landed her in rehab. She's now attempting to restart her career by shadowing a dour private investigator.


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  1. This Sept. 18, 2019 file photo shows Lizzo performing at The Met in Philadelphia. Lizzo earned eight Grammy Award nominations, Wednesday, making her the show’s top-nominated act. The 62nd Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File) OWEN SWEENEY  |  Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP
    The breakthrough singer-rapper scored a whopping eight nominations, including bids for the top four awards.
  2. A Thanksgiving plate MICHELLE STARK  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Here’s a game plan for preparing the big meal.
  3. The tenth annual Shopaplooza returns to St. Petersburg for the Thanksgiving Day weekend, but this time at the Vinoy Park and with major changes. LocalShops1
    The annual festival highlighting everything local was previously held at Straub Park. But that’s not the only change this year.
  4. Enchant Christmas, coming to Tropicana Field Nov. 22-Dec. 29, will be similar to this display. The event, which is billed as the world’s largest Christmas maze, will feature a light maze, Christmas market, ice skating trail, Santa and a 40-foot ice bar. Enchant Christmas
    Enchant Christmas brings ice skating, a market, an ice bar and more.
  5. The Bookstore at the  Oxford Exchange during its First Friday event on 09/06/13. TIMES (2013)  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Plus other Instagram-worthy spots around Tampa Bay.
  6. Andrew Bryant runs in the 5K race at the annual Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot in Clearwater in 2018. Tampa Bay Times (2018)
    Earn your dinner at a Turkey Trot, meet the Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier or see a boxing match at the movies.
  7. Winter squash at Lucky's Market Lucky's Market
    Butternut, acorn, spaghetti can all bring big flavor to the holiday table.
  8. Ace Atkins will discuss and sign his book "Angel Eyes" at Tampa's Oxford Exchange on Thursday. Courtesy of Joe Worthem
    Plus, Ibram X. Kendi’s talk at the University of Tampa is sold out.
  9. Tents will be set up along St. Petersburg's Central Avenue for visitors to shop at the 22nd annual CraftArt Festival this weekend. Tampa Bay Times (2013)
    The huge CraftArt Festival kicks off holiday shopping season, and there’s a free movie in the park.
  10. This weekend will mark the opening of Tampa's Winter Village Ice Skating at Curtis Hixon Park. Tampa Bay Times (2016)
    Ice skating returns to Tampa, Cirque’s holiday spin, the ‘Crime Junkie’ podcast and sand sculptors on the beach.