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Best Bets: Fun stuff to do in Tampa Bay this week

Published:   |   Updated: June 14, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Not sure what to do this week? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are our editors' picks for things to do in Tampa this week, from World Cup soccer to “Saturday Night Fever.”

 

AT THE MOVIES

Opening Friday

Jenko and Schmidt (Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill) go undercover again, this time at a college, where they not only have to crack the case but have to figure out if they can overcome their adolescent tendencies and have a mature partnership in “22 Jump Street.”

 

MO COMEDY

Friday and Saturday

Academy Award winner Mo'Nique, who played Mary in “Precious,” takes the stage at the Tampa Improv for two nights of stand-up comedy. Tickets are $40.

 

THE '90s RETURN

Saturday

Relive your '90s heyday by rocking out to some of the eras biggest bands — Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog — at the free Summerland concert in Vinoy Park.

 

GOOOOOOOOAL!!!!!

Saturday

Take a bite out of croissant and cheer for the U.S. women's national soccer team as it takes on France at Raymond James Stadium. Tickets are $28.25 to $47.95.

 

STARS IN OUR EYES

Saturday

We finally get to see what all the hoopla was about at a free watch party for the Bollywood Oscars (the IIFA Awards), at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

 

ART ON THE ROAD

Opening Saturday

A rare collection by a group of artists dubbed The Florida Highwaymen because of their landscapes sold along highways in the 50s and 60s is on display at Tampa Bay History Center. Admission is $7.95 to $12.95.

 

THE FUTURE IS HERE

Through Sept. 28

From toys to human organs, the MOSI exhibition “3D Printing the Future” offers a peek at the infinite possibilities of this revolutionary technology. Admission is $18.99 to $22.99.

 

STRIKE THE POSE

Sunday

Put on your white suit and show off your best Tony Manero moves as “Saturday Night Fever,” the movie that made John Travolta a superstar, plays at Tampa Theatre. Tickets are $10.

 

A DAY FOR POP

Sunday

There are all sorts for freebie deals for dads to celebrate Father's Day around the Tampa Bay area, including free admission to the Tampa Bay History Center and the Lowry Park Zoo. See a full list of Father's Day deals here.

 

DOG DAY OF SUMMER

Friday to Sunday

Along with offering free health clinics to all dog owners, this AKC dog show will feature puppies competing, as well as veteran purebred dogs of all shapes and sizes at the Florida State Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5.

 

B-MOVIE MUSICAL

Opening Thursday

“Return to the Forbidden Planet” combines Shakespeare, sci-fi and rock tunes in this comical smash-up inspired by the 1956 space thriller that introduced Robby the Robot.

 

FREE AND CHEAP

Free fireworks: Enjoy classic cars, food trucks and fireworks lighting up the summer sky; 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday; free; Channelside, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa; (813) 223-4250

'Chimpanzee' screening: Catch a free screening of this Disneynature film about an orphaned chimp that was 'adopted' by an alpha male. Make a donation at the event and get a free ticket to the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary; 2 p.m. Friday; free; Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor; (727) 784-3332

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