1. Things to Do

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, July 15

SharkCon: A weekend all about sharks adds a comic con element this year with stars from Sharknado at a noon panel today including Ian Ziering, Cassie Scerbo and Gena Lee Nolin. Also includes a touch tank, shark tooth dig pit, paddle board clinic, ocean bounce house, scuba pool, shark ride, mermaids, marine rescue exhibits, STEM projects and shark dissection. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $14.95, $4.95 ages 3-13.

Cool Art Show 30: Take shelter from the summer heat inside the historic Coliseum ballroom during this juried fine art and craft event, hosted by the Professional Association of Visual Arts. Browse cool art from local and statewide artists specializing in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, mixed media and jewelry. 10 a.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 736-2466;

Chihuly Anniversary Weekend: To celebrate their eighth anniversary, admission is $5 to see the permanent collection of glass art by living legend Dale Chihuly, a special exhibition is also on display. "Storytellers" features artists that utilize or imply narratives in glass. Remains on display through Oct. 31. 12 p.m., Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 896-4527;

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!): There's a pre-show discussion at 1 p.m. before the 2 p.m. show of a parody and tribute to the history of musical theater. Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$50. (727) 498-5205;

Spring Awakening: The rock musical is based on a German play from the late 19th century on the inner turmoil of teenage sexuality. This show contains adult language and situations and is intended for mature audiences only. Through July 22. 2 p.m., Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $32.50-$37.50. (727) 587-6793;

Big: The 30th anniversary of the film includes behind the scenes insights from Turner Classic movies. Being shown at Studio Movie Grill in Seminole, Studio Movie Grill in Tampa, Woodland Square 20 in Oldsmar, Citrus Park 20 in Tampa and Regency 20 in Brandon and Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. 2 and 7 p.m. $13.38 (may vary by theater).

Music in the Marly Series: Claire Huangci: In this diverse season of informal Sunday afternoon concerts, the audience is invited to meet the musicians. 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $25, $15 students/members. (727) 896-2667;

Tampa Theatre: The classic series continues with 1988's A Fish Called Wanda (R) Hollywood movies. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $7 members. (813) 274-8982;

Bad Jews: The comedy set after a grandfather's funeral, three cousins battle it out over family, faith and legacy. Through Aug. 5. 3 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529;


Milo Free Books: Tampa's Junior League brings the portable book shelf to the museum for children to pick out free books. Included with admission. 1 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, 1 and younger free. (813) 443-3861;

to watch

The History of Comedy, 10 p.m., CNN: The docu-series returns to examine what makes us laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape over history. Part 1 of the six-part series, "Carnal Knowledge," spotlights sexual humor.


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