Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 8

Allison Semmes (center) plays Diana Ross in Motown the Musical, coming to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Aug. 8-13, 2017. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Allison Semmes (center) plays Diana Ross in Motown the Musical, coming to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Aug. 8-13, 2017. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Published Aug. 7, 2017

Motown the Musical: The hit Broadway musical tells the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Featuring classic songs such as My Girl and Ain't No Mountain High Enough. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28.50-$85 / VIP $108.50,. (813) 229-7827.

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Kaleo: The Icelandic blues-rock outfit that scored a worldwide hit in Way Down We Go will perform as part of alt-rock station 97X's Shindig Series. Infinite Eights and WD-HAN open. Get a ticket at one of the station's many ticket drops around Tampa Bay. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free, ticket required. (727) 565-0550.

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Urban Adventure Quest: Set out from the parking lot adjacent to the museum to follow Smart Phone clues and complete tasks on this board game style scavenger hunt exploring area parks, outdoor art, historic hotels and secret monuments. 10 a.m., St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $39.20-$49. (805) 603-5620.

Sun City Center Appreciation Day: All movies tickets will be $8 and if you mention Sun City Center you'll receive a free small popcorn with any beverage purchase. 10:30 a.m., Riverview 14 GDX, 9390 Theater Drive, Gibsonton. $8. (813) 295-8468.

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Pier Beer Summer: Grab a Pier beer and a commemorative Pier cup and sit back to hear Pier architects discuss the progress of the new St. Petersburg Pier. 5:30 p.m., Cage Brewing, 2001 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 744-2020.

Breweries to Try: Check out the beer at Soggy Bottom Brewing and Caledonia Brewing


Cardboard Space Adventures: Jump into MOSI's cardboard spaceship and help build an outpost in outer space. Included with admission. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $26.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-12; 2 and younger free. Member discounts available. Separate pricing for IMAX-only admission. It's $15 for the zip line only, or $10 with admission. Ropes course is $10 by itself, or $7 with admission. Parking is $5. (813) 987-6000.


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Sporty: Take sports outside the box, including indoor surfing and bowling at a sports bar