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


Published:   |   Updated: June 27, 2014 at 02:30 PM

Not sure what to do this week? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here area our editors' picks, from Hot Chelle Rae at Busch Gardens to Indiana Jones at the Tampa Theatre.

 

AT THE MOVIES

Try not to mistake Mark Wahlberg for Shia Lebouf, as Wahlberg takes over the world's preeminent giant robots from space franchise with “Transformers: Age of Extinction” Wahlberg plays an auto mechanic who makes a discovery which prompts personal visits from Autobots, Decepticons and a government official.

 

GOD OF THE SEA

(Through Nov. 30)

Get up close and personal with Poseidon (or Neptune, if you're an ancient Roman) at the Tampa Museum of Art for an exhibit that explores Mediterranean artwork featuring images of the trident-wielding deity and those who worshipped him. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students.

 

THEY'RE BROTHERS!

(Through Sunday)

Shawn and Marlon Wayans, two members of one of the funniest families in showbiz and the former stars of “Scary Movie” and “The Wayans Bros.,” bring their stand-up act to the Tampa Improv for four nights. Tickets are $35 .

 

TOMORROW NIGHT, TOMORROW NIGHT

(Saturday)

Take your Zach Galifianakis tattoo to see Hot Chelle Rae as they kick off Busch Gardens' Summer Nights concert series, with fireworks following the show. The concert is free with paid admission to the park.

 

LET THE WOOKIE WIN

(Saturday)

Help the Tampa Yankees feel the force by dressing as a “Star Wars” character and get free admission to the game. The first 600 fans also get lightsabers.

 

BREWS FOR YOUS

(Saturday)

The Tampa Bay Brewing Co. is celebrating breaking ground on a new restaurant location by hosting the Bad A** Beerfest featuring beer from 20 breweries around the state, and, of course, plenty of Tampa Bay Brewing Co.'s signature brew, Old Elephant Foot IPA. Tickets are $35 in advance or $50 on the day. 

 

FUN THAT'S BOUFFANT HIGH

(Friday to Sunday)

Watch Tamara Nolin as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray,” a family-friendly musical filled with laughs and music, performed by Patel Conservatory students at the Straz Center. Tickets are $10.

 

I HATE SNAKES

(Sunday)

Grab your fedora and a whip and go on a whirlwind ride as Indiana Jones takes on all comers — from Nazis to snakes — in Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Tickets for the Tampa Theatre Summer Classics series are $10.

 

VOCAL FIREWORKS

(Monday)

Pop superstar Katy Perry brings her Prismatic World Tour to the Forum just in time to hear her sing “Firework” before we see actual Independence Day fireworks. The tour boasts one of the most over-the-top productions of the summer. Tickets are few and far between, but there are some left through Ticketmaster and resellers.

 

ON THE CHEAP

Donate blood, score Hooters wings: Eligible donors who donate blood at participating Tampa Bay area Hooters locations this weekend will score free boneless wings and a voucher for a free movie ticket; 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday; Hooters, 4420 Gandy Blvd, Tampa; 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa; 4215 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa; 10023 E Adamo Drive, Tampa; 13606 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa; 2800 Gulf To Bay Blvd., Clearwater; Visit http://oneblood.org for ► more ◄ information.

 

Junior Jumpers: Kids ages 8 and younger can jump at a discount when they visit Airheads Monday through Friday this summer from 10 a.m. until noon; $9; Airheads, 5072 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa; (813)247-4323 or 12401 Belcher Road, Largo; (727) 569-5867

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