TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, September 10.
(1) St. Petersburg mayoral forum
The University of South Florida is partnering with LocalShops1 to hold a mayoral election forum on Tuesday night.
Mayor Bill Foster and Rick Kriseman, the mayoral candidates who received the most votes in the August 27 primary election are participating in tonight's forum.
The forum will be moderated by USF St. Pete Political Science professor Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan.
The candidates will be asked a series of questions that focus on economic development and the concerns of small businesses in the city. The questions will come from both the panelists and ones submitted by the audience.
The forum will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the USF St. Pete University Student Center Ballroom at 200 6th Avenue South.
You can reserve a seat for the forum in advance at localshops.com/forum.
(2) USF Veterans Job Fair
The USF Office of Veteran Services is partnering with the Tampa Bay Technology Forum to host a job fair for veterans on Tuesday.
The fair is open to any active duty service members, military veterans and their spouses. The businesses are looking for people to fill open positions and internships.
Attendees are asked to dress professionally (or in uniform) and bring plenty of resumes.
The Job Fair is taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the USF Marshall Student Center Ballroom in Tampa.
For more information, call (813) 974-5383 or visit www.tbtf.org/veteransfair .
(3) Diana Ross in concert
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer Diana Ross will perform in concert at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Tuesday night.
Ross was a founding member of the classic Motown group The Supremes in the 1960s. She left the group in 1970 for a solo career. During her six decades in the music industry she has sold more than 100 million albums.
Ross has won seven American Music Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award. She also has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was honored by the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007.
A limited number of tickets are still available for tonight's concert which begins at 7:30 p.m. Prices start at $69.50.
For more information or to buy tickets, call (727) 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com .
(4) Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays will take on divisional rival Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night.
The Rays are looking to hold onto one of the two wildcard spots in the American League.
Starting for Boston will be Clay Buchholz. He is making his first start after missing three months with a strained neck.
Until his injury, Buchholz looked like a Cy Young Award candidate. He has a 9-0 record with just a 1.71 ERA.
The Rays will counter with David Price, the reigning Cy Young Award winner. Price has struggled this year to a 8-7 record with a 3.51 ERA. Over his last 32 innings pitched Price has allowed 37 hits.
First pitch for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit raysbaseball.com.
(5) U.S. Soccer Watch Party
The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is co-hosting a watch party for Tuesday night's United States Men's Soccer match against Mexico.
The game is being played at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
The free, public watch party is taking place on the Tampa Bay Times Forum West Plaza. The game will be shown on the side of the West Plaza parking garage.
A pre-game roundtable discussion with members of the Tampa Bay Rowdies and USF Men's Soccer teams will occur from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. The game will start at 8:0 p.m.
Seating for the watch party is limited so spectators are encouraged to arrive early and bring their own chairs or blankets. No coolers will be permitted. Concessions will be available during the entire event.
The U.S. team can clinch a spot in next year's World Cup with a victory against Mexico and either a win or draw by Honduras against Panama tonight.
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