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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 30

Jobsite Theater, the resident theater company of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, opens its 20th season with Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The gender role reversing show runs Aug. 17 to Sept. 9, 2018, and stars Spencer Meyers as the aspiring singer Hedwig, and Amy Gray as her husband, Yitzhak. (Pritchard Photography)
Published Aug. 29, 2018

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Jobsite Theater presents the tale of transgender immigrant Hedwig and her queer-glam rock musical act. Through Sept. 15. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Start at $29.50. (813) 229-7827;

Luis Enrique: Nicaraguan Salsa singer and composer that has earned the title "El Príncipe de la Salsa" meaning "The Prince of Salsa" will perform. 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $35-$89. (813) 247-2555;

Boney James: Four-time Grammy nominee, multi-platinum selling saxophonist and composer will perform his latest album Honestly and more classic hits. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$65. (727) 791-7400.

Miki Kratsman: People I Met: Beyond News: Israeli photographer Miki Kratsman in conversation with curator Christian Viveros-Fuane about the USF Contemporary Art Museum exhibition of anonymous portraits of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation. Also, a signing of Kratsman's book of photographs, The Resolution of the Suspect. 6:30 p.m., Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-0222;

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: vs. Jaguars: It's the last preseason game for the Bucks tonight at 7:30 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Tickets start at $60. (813) 350-6500;

Happy Cole: The comedian got his start in Tampa Bay and has been seen on Comic Strip Live, A&E's Evening at the Improv and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197;

Mike Rivera: He was named "America's Most Hilarious Teacher" by The View. 9:30 p.m., Coconuts Comedy Club at MJ's, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $20. (727) 360-5653.


Get Toasted: Grab a roasting stick and stand by the fire to toast two marshmallows in celebration of Toasted Marshmallow Day. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Included with admission. 3 p.m., Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. $10, $8 seniors, $5 students, 5 and younger free. (352) 567-0262;


SERIES PREMIERE One Dollar, CBS All Access: The offbeat new drama series is set in a small, struggling Rust Belt town where a shocking multiple murder case occurs. Following a single greenback as it changes hands, the show cleverly connects a diverse group of characters to the case, while exploring issues tied to class and cultural divides.


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  1. Hundreds of demonstrators protest a Trump administration announcement that reversed an Obama-era order allowing transgender students to use school bathrooms matching their gender identities, outside of The Stonewall Inn in New York, Feb. 23, 2017. Activists in the LGBTQ community mobilized a fast and fierce campaign on Oct. 21, 2018, to say transgender people cannot be expunged from society, in response to an unreleased Trump administration memo that proposes a strict definition of gender based on a person's genitalia at birth. [Times Files] YANA PASKOVA  |  NYT
    Local vigils will be held in Tampa on Nov. 20 to honor those who lost their lives due to violence against the transgender community.
  2. A cat named Karma finds a comfortable spot in the lap of Taylor McKenzie during the Kitty Cats and Yoga Mats wellness activity at the Land O' Lakes Library. Michele Miller
    Two Pasco County agencies partner to bring the interactive activity to local libraries.
  3. Spanx founder and Clearwater native Sara Blakely will be the keynote speaker at the Synapse Summit 2020 innovation convention, scheduled for Feb. 11 and 12 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. (Times file photo)
    Organizers say the Clearwater native is a game-changer for the event on Feb. 11-12 at Amalie Arena. It is expected to draw more than 6,000 entrepreneurs.
  4. John C. Pelczynski of Massachusetts untangles the lines on his kite at the Veterans Day Fall Fly on TI. Tampa Bay Times (2014)
    Museums and aquariums are offering free admission, plus there are parades on land on sea in honor of Veterans Day
  5. A manatee swims in the discharge canal next to the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center at the Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
    When the waters of Tampa Bay begin to cool, hundreds of sea cows will seek warmth around Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station.
  6. During a recent rehearsal of 'In the Heights,' Gulf Middle student Dominic Nitz gets a toss in the air with help from Noah Mederios (left) and Jay Woodson (right). Michele Miller
    It’s a mature stretch for middle school students, but teacher Peter Nason says that’s what it’s all about
  7. Washington Nationals' Trea Turner, right, steals second with Houston Astros' Carlos Correa covering during the first inning of Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) MATT SLOCUM  |  AP
    It’s part of Taco Bell’s, “Steal a base, Steal a Taco” promotion.
  8. The 53rd-annual Rattlesnake Festival will be held Oct. 19-20 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City. The weekend event, kicks off with a prelude concert featuring the Bellamy Brothers on Friday, and raises money for the Thomas Promise Foundation. The foundation provides meals for Pasco County school children who do not have regular access to nutritional meals on weekends when school is not in session. "LUIS SANTANA  |  TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The annual festival offers a family-friendly outing while raising money to feed school children in need.
  9. Kathleen Hudak, historian with the Brooksville Cemetery, tells the story of William Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Quitman Varn during a walking tour of the historic Brooksville Cemetery on Tuesday as part of Brooksville's Founders' Week celebration. The boy died from appendicitis in 1913 at the  age of 9. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times
  10. MICHELE MILLER | Times 2018
Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will roll into downtown New Port Richey for the Cotee River Bike Fest held Oct. 11-13. Times (2018)
    The weekend event brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to town while benefiting local charities.