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  1. Things to Do

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 21

Celebrating the St. Petersburg Pier: As demolition work begins, Mayor Rick Kriseman will give a brief presentation. Brick pavers from the Pier, stamped with the image of the inverted pyramid, will be given to the first 250 attendees, and postcards with a print of an original watercolor of the Pier by Milton Howarth will be handed out. 5 p.m. Spa Beach and the Dolphin Parking lot on the Pier. Free.

Rob Schneider: An alum of Saturday Night Live and just about every Adam Sandler movie. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $27-$30. (813) 864-4000.

Kim Lenz: The Los Angeles-based red-head has been cultivating her take on rockabilly since 1998. Ted Stevens and The Doo Shots open. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 971-0666.

Rob Thomas: The singer of Matchbox Twenty fame brings his critically acclaimed solo performance with special guests the Plain White T's. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $65-$100. (727) 791-7400.

Beres Hammond: The reggae legends stops in St. Petersburg during his One Love One Life tour. 7:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $30-$50. (727) 565-0550.

Sylvia: In this comedy, empty nesters Greg and Kate put their marriage to the test when Greg brings home Sylvia, a street smart lab/poodle mix. Through Aug. 30. 8 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.

Rich Guzzi: Comedy Hypnosis: His show is a combination of stand-up, hypnosis with audience participation and a self-help seminar. He's appeared on the Bubba the Love Sponge. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Children's Summer Series: Turbo: Get the kids out of the house for this series of affordable family movies. In Turbo (PG), a freak accident allows an everyday garden snail to win the Indy 500. 11 a.m., Studio Movie Grill 14, 12332 University Mall Court, Tampa. $3. (813) 241-3800.

TO WATCH

We Day, 8 p.m., ABC. This is a special program designed to empower youths to make a difference in the world by showcasing the efforts of young activists from around the country. The lineup of performers includes Common, Jennifer Hudson, Macklemore and Demi Lovato.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Start planning your weekend at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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