Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 10-16

America II Extreme Mud Wars returns this weekend.
America II Extreme Mud Wars returns this weekend.
Published July 10, 2017

CONCACAF Gold Cup: The biennial soccer championship that serves as a qualifier for the World Cup stops in Tampa on Wednesday at Raymond James Stadium. The matches are Panama vs. Nicaragua and United States vs. Martinique ($39-$130). (813) 218-3892.

America II Extreme Mud Wars: This wildly popular day of rolling in a mud pit and slinging dirt returns Saturday to St. Petersburg's Spa Beach, with more than 600 competitors in ultimate football, an obstacle course, tug-of-war, the eliminator, dodgeball and mud volleyball. Free for spectators. Toll-free, 1-877-820-2582.

Date night

Music: Tuesday, former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters brings his Us + Them tour to Amalie Arena ($51.25-$195.75). Friday, country hunk Sam Hunt plays Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre ($26-$60.25). Saturday, you can relive the '90s at Amalie when New Kids on the Block co-headline with Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul ($26.20-$196.20).

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Puddles Pity Party: Seen on America's Got Talent, the sad clown and softhearted crooner takes St. Petersburg's Palladium Theater on Thursday ($32.50-$47.50).

Val Kilmer Live: Citizen Twain: The actor presents a screening of his one-man-show based on the life of Mark Twain to the Tampa Improv on Tuesday. He'll conduct a Q&A after the screening ($30; $70 VIP).

Theater: Friday, St. Petersburg's American Stage opens Sex With Strangers, which explores the dark side of ambition ($59). Marie Antoinette opens Saturday at St. Petersburg's Freefall Theatre, looking at the historic pariah through a contemporary lens ($25-$57).

Kids and family

LEGOS: Free exhibit now open in downtown Tampa

RAINY DAY? From escape rooms to museums, have fun indoors

Great Mess-Ploration: Kids revel in making messy art Saturday at Great Explorations in St. Petersburg. Included with admission. $10, $9 seniors, ages 1 and younger free.

Back to School Bash: Families can get information on school and learning resources at Westfield Brandon on Saturday, while kids meet area mascots, princesses and superheroes and score free school supplies.

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