TAMPA, Fla.—If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (August 2-4), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, August 2
Luke Bryan: Sunset Repeat Tour
When: 7 p.m.
Where: MIDFLORIDA Amphitheatre at 4802 US-301, Tampa
Info: Country music star Luke Bryan is coming to Tampa this weekend, with special guests Cole Swindell, Jon Langston, and DJ Rock.
Wendy Williams & Friends present: For the Record...UM HMMM Tour
When: 8 p.m.
Where: The Mahaffey Theater at 400 1st St S, St. Petersburg
Info: Wendy Williams and Friends is an evening of comedy and truth. Wendy will host some of her surprise stand-up comedy friends while she sits down and spills the tea on her life story.
Tampa Bay Comic Con
When: August 2-4
Where: Tampa Convention Center at 333 S Franklin St, Tampa
Cost: $36.86 (kids 12 and under get in free)
Info: Tampa Bay Comic Convention is Tampa’s largest, true comic convention. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals, and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. This is a family-friendly event.
Saturday, August 3
This Babe Eats Brunch Foodie Tour
When: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: The Hall on Franklin at 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa
Info: Tour stops will include Boca Tampa, Elevage, Roux, Little Donut House, and Bake 'n Babes. Transportation will be provided round trip from The Hall on Franklin and mimosas will be served onboard! Food at all locations and one beverage per location is included in the ticket price, but additional beverages will be available for purchase. Must be 21 or older to go on the tour.
9th Annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest
When: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Morean Center for Clay at 420 22nd St S, St. Pete
Cost: $7 (kids under 5 get in free) | $15 for contestants per entry
Info: Weather you’re a contestant or an observer, this is a fun family-friendly event! Cupcakes will be scored by judges in addition to the crowd. Admission fee includes seven ballots to vote for your favorite cupcake, so come on out and try some tasty treats! Winners in each of the categories will receive a handmade cupcake trophy.
Tampa’s Comic Bar Crawl (Storming Area 51)
When: 6 p.m. - midnight
Where: American Social at 601 S Harbour Island Blvd #107, Tampa
Info: Whether you're in the mood to hunt some aliens, or you just want to party after the Tampa Comic Convention, this bar crawl is perfect for you! Come on out dressed as your favorite character from GOT, Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, DC or whatever and get a free Bud Light! Ticket includes welcome shot at all 4 bars, free party bus transport, food and drink specials, bar games, a Beer Shotgun, and more!
Chomp at the Trop
When: 6:10 p.m.
Where: Tropicana Field at 1 Tropicana Dr, St. Pete
Info: The Tampa Bay Rays invite Gator fans to Chomp at the Trop! Watch the Rays take on the Miami Marlins from a specially priced seat in the Lower Level and receive an exclusive Rays orange, white and blue tumbler for just $38 (up to a $75 value). You must buy your ticket here and use the code “GATOR1” to score this deal.
Sunday, August 4
Summer Movie Series: Moana
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Bilheimer Capitol Theatre at 405 Cleveland St, Clearwater
Info: Grab your family and check out Disney’s Moana, playing at the Bilheimer! Upgrade to the $9 film package to get unlimited fountain drinks and popcorn.
Summer Classics: The Philadelphia Story (1940)
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Tampa Theatre at 711 N Franklin St, Tampa
Cost: $10 ($7 for Tampa Theatre members)
Info: This fast-talking comedy pits the formidable Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord (Kathrine Hepburn) against various romantic foils, chief among them her charismatic ex-husband (Cary Grant), who disrupts her imminent marriage by paying her family estate a visit, accompanied by a tabloid reporter on assignment to cover the wedding of the year (James Stewart).