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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? July 13-15

Posted at 1:17 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 02:43:10-04

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (July 13-15), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, July 13

The World Series of Comedy

When: July 11-15
Where: McCurdy's Comedy Theatre at 1923 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota
Cost: $18
Info: The World Series of Comedy will feature 40 professional national touring comics in one week. Comedians from all over the United States and Canada will travel to McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre in Sarasota to perform for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas in September for The Main Event. The audience gets to vote and help the judges pick the winners!

3 Daughters Brewing Classic Car Show

When: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
Where: 3 Daughters Brewing at 222 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg
Cost: Free
Info: Classic cars and delicious beer, need we say more? The 3 Daughters Brewing Classic Car Show will showcase dozens of pre-1970 classic vehicles. This family-friendly event is free to check out. 

Patel Conservatory presents Hello, Dolly!

When: 7 p.m. 
Where: The Straz Center at 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa
Cost: $20
Info: Students in grades nine through college bring this blockbuster Broadway hit to life. Hello, Dolly! follows the romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi as she "arranges things" for a certain Yonkers half-a-millionaire. This favorite musical masterpiece never fails to entertain with its larger than life characters, high-energy dance numbers and some of the most memorable songs in musical theater history.

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Sam Smith: The Thrill Of It All Tour

When: 8 p.m. 
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa 
Cost: $35.75
Info: Sam Smith is bringing his international tour to Tampa this weekend! He will be performing at Amalie Arena on Friday at 8 p.m. with special guest, Cam. 

Saturday, July 14


When: July 14-15
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 
Cost: $4.95 Child | $14.95 Adult
Info: Shark-Con is back in Tampa Bay! This event is held to raise awareness for marine conservation and to inspire a love of the ocean. The expo gives you the chance to interact with experts while learning about the animals of the ocean. There are tons of kids activities, exhibits from Fish and Wildlife, Busch Gardens, the Shark Conservation Center, water sport clinics and numerous guest speakers. You can even meet mermaids and learn how to scuba dive! Shark-Con is only in Tampa July 14-15, so make sure to pick up your tickets soon.


Tampa Art Project Festival

When: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Where: Armature Works at 1910 North Ola Avenue, Tampa
Cost: $15
Info: The Tampa Art Project Festival allows local artists in the Tampa Bay area to gain exposure and showcase their talents at Armature Works! Local works of art will be available for purchase. All ages are welcome at this event.  

Beer Olympics: Let Freedom Ring

When: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Where: Dunedin History Museum at 349 Main Street, Dunedin
Cost: $25 in advance | $30 the day of
Info: Gather a team of 2-5 friends and test your skills in Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Cornhole and more! The top three teams take home amazing prizes! Dress to impress - the best-dressed team gets a little something special as well. Come join us for a night of fun as we “crawl” our way through downtown Dunedin. This year’s theme is Let Freedom Ring – a patriotic dedication to the recently-completed Mural of Honor. Participate in our Summer 2018 Beer Olympics to earn your place in local history, all while supporting the Rotary Club of Dunedin Waterside. 

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Orange Is The New Black's Big Boo Lea Delaria Show

When: 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. 
Where: The Attic at Rock Brothers at 1510 E 8th Avenue, Tampa
Cost: $50
Info: The Attic at Rock Brothers at is proud to welcome "Orange Is The New Black's" BIG BOO Lea Delaria's Comedy and Jazz show to Tampa. There will be two performances on Saturday night as well as VIP Meet & Greet. 

The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show

When: 8 p.m.
Where: The Mahaffey Theatre at 400 1st Street South, St. Petersburg
Cost: $32.50
Info: Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage show described as “mind-blowingly spot on.” Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids – a RiSA chart-topping artist in her home country of South Africa - who has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and many more. With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers. 

Sunday, July 15

Tampa Bay Tarpons vs. Dunedin Blue Jays

When: 1 p.m.
Where: George Steinbrenner Field at 1 Steinbrenner Dr, Tampa
Cost: $5
Info: The Class-A Tampa Tarpons will take on the Dunedin Blue Jays at George Steinbrenner Field Sunday afternoon. First pitch is at 1 p.m. 

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

When: 3 p.m.
Where: Tampa Theatre at 711 N Franklin Street, Tampa
Cost: $10
Info: Come watch the 1988 film ‘A Fish Called Wanda’ at the historic Tampa Theatre! The movie begins at 3 p.m. Immediately after the film, retired Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will lead a short discussion of A Fish Called Wanda and an audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission.

Tryapokébowl inside a pineapple

When: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Where: Poké Fish at 4424 West Kennedy, Tampa
Cost: Click here for full menu
Info: Poké bowls are one of the healthiest and tastiest food trends around. Pronounced POH-keh, it’s chunks of raw, marinated fish mixed with fresh veggies and umami-packed sauces tossed over steamed rice. It’s basically a sushi salad. The best part? Poké Fish in South Tampa serves their poké in pineapples! The customizable dish allows you to pick whatever protein, veggies, toppings and sauces you want. Try it out for lunch this weekend!