Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 25

Amara La Negra arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Amara La Negra arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Published September 24 2018
Updated September 24 2018

USF Lecture Series: Amara La Negra: The Dominican-American native of Miami is best known as the breakout star of this seasonís Love and Hip Hop: Miami. La Negraís free talk is expected to focus on the challenges of navigating the entertainment industry as an Afro-Latina recording artist and actor. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-3180.

$10 Tuesdays: The museum is open from until 8 p.m. every Tuesday, featuring $10 admission all day. From 5-8 p.m. enjoy special events in the galleries or find happy hour specials in the Canyon Cafe. 10 a.m., James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, 150 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $5, members free. (727) 892-4200.

Drag Queen Bingo: Drag queens call the numbers for 10 games of flamboyant bingo. Benefits Southeastern Guide Dogs. 7 p.m., Hamburger Maryís Bar & Grill, 2901 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 851-9386;

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. New York Yankees: Itís $2 Tuesday with kids ages 14 and younger getting in for $2 with the purchase of a full priced adult ticket. Also, hot dogs are $2. 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297;

Jacuzzi Boys: Miami-based rock ní roll band. 8 p.m., Hooch and Hive, 1001 West Cass St., Tampa. $7..

Sunscreen [email protected]: A collection of short films ranging from 90 seconds to 30 minutes. Features a total of 70 minutes of mixed genre short films. 7:30 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 895-6620;

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music from jazz to rock, pop to island, plus vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants, crafts, handmade jewelry.. 9 a.m., Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326;

Bulla Gastrobar Anniversary Celebration: To celebrate its first anniversary in Tampa, Bulla Gastrobar is giving guests complimentary paella tastings all day and $5 red sangrias. 11:30 a.m., Bulla Gastrobar, 930 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 773-8626;

Cruisiní Tuesday: Show off your hot rod, classic car, sport bike, cruiser, or cafe racer, and get $1 off draft beers from 5-10 p.m. 5 p.m., Mastryís Brewing Co., 7701 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach. Beer prices vary. (727) 202-8045;

Tannahill Weavers: As part of the Haggis Celtic Concert series, the Scottish band performs traditional highland music, featuring bagpipes. 7:30 p.m., Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden St., Dunedin. $12 advance, $15 at the door.;

Tampa Bay Lightning: Preseason: vs. Florida: 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Ticket prices vary by game. (813) 301-6600;


Terrific Tots: Great Explorations brings children ages 1 to 4 a play time with songs, stories, art, movement and toys. 9:45 a.m., Sundial St. Pete, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-3201;

Sportstember: Marking the museumís eighth birthday, everyone gets $8 general admission for exhibits focusing on health, wellness, nutrition and fitness. Valid through Sept. 30. 10 a.m., Glazer Childrenís Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $8. (813) 443-3861;

Tampa Bay Area Resident Special: For the month of September, residents of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Manatee and Pasco counties get reduced price admission to the Aquarium. $14.99, $9.99 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Regular admission all others. 10 a.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.


SEASON PREMIERE NCIS, 8 p.m., CBS: As the series embarks on a new season, the search is on for Director Vance, who was abducted by a terrorist in last seasonís finale. Meanwhile, Gibbs is serving as the acting director.

SEASON PREMIERE This Is Us, 9 p.m., NBC: Break out the tissues. A third season begins tonight and you just know the Pearsons will be trying to yank on your heartstrings again.


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