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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 12

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: (L-R) Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney, and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts perform onstage at the 2014 CMA Festival on June 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: (L-R) Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney, and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts perform onstage at the 2014 CMA Festival on June 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Published Jul. 10, 2015

Rascal Flatts: The pop, country rock trio have been making music together since 1999. Special guests, Scotty McCreery and RaeLynn open. Tickets also available through Country Megaticket. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25-$54.75. (813) 740-2446.

Shark Week at the Aquarium: The Aquarium splashes into Shark Week with learning activities and a viewing of six different species of sharks through out the aquarium. Included with regular admission. 9:30 a.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $23.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Prices are generally about $2 cheaper if you buy them online at the aquarium's site. (813) 273-4000.

America II: Extreme Mud Wars: This wildly popular day of rolling in a mud pit and slinging dirt returns to Spa Beach with more than 600 people competing in ultimate football, an obstacle course, joust pit, belly bumper pit, mud tug-of-war and more. 10 a.m., Spa Beach at the Pier approach, 615 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free for spectators; $450 team only (Saturday), $400 team Sunday. (877) 820-2582.

Tampa Bay Rays: Vs. Astros: It's Family Fun Day with post game activities including Kids Run the Bases and the DJ Kitty Dance Party with mascots and entertainers. Children ages 14 and younger get a free Rays inflatable chair. 1:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Mame: Madcap Auntie Mame Dennis (played in drag by Matthew McGee) has her fabulous martini-fueled life in New York interrupted by the arrival of her orphaned nephew. Through Aug. 9. 2 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $24-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Occupation: Jobsite Theater brings this off-Broadway hit, set in 2017 when China offers to buy the state of Florida to help the American economy — but an Everglades insurgency won't have it. Through Aug. 2. 4 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Mick Foley: He's a legendary WWE professional wrestler, turned best-selling author, turned stand-up comic/spoken word performer. He brings his trademark blend of wit, wisdom and madness into his one-man spoken-word stage show. 7 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $27. (813) 960-1197.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Family Fun in the Sun Day: Families can escape the summer heat at this pool party with a "sandbox" area, live acoustic and reggae music, a Spikeball tournament, belly flop contest, cannon ball competition, giant games and food and drink specials. Day pass specials are $50 and include parking, a beach cabana and four wristbands for the High Tide Slide. 12 p.m., Guy Harvey Outpost: A Tradewinds Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach. Free, $10 parking. (727) 360-5551.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Ray Donovan, 9 p.m., Showtime As Season 3 begins, our shady title character (Liev Schreiber) is on the rampage following the murder of his lover. Ian McShane and Katie Holmes join the, uh, fun as guest stars.

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