Top 15 Tampa Bay Area Events for the Week of August 15-21
Tracy Morgan: The Emmy-nominated comedian and ’30 Rock’ actor performs. 21 and over only. $48 to $58. 7:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. 813-864-4000.
Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: A-List: This month’s community programmer is former Miss Florida FI and local entertainer Stephanie Shippae, whose movie pick is “Kinky Boots.” $9.63 to $11.77. 3 p.m. Sunday. Green Light Cinema, 221 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 508-816-8968.
2022 US Gymnastics Championships: The annual Artistic Gymnastics National Championships will determine the Junior and Senior Men’s and Women’s National Champions in the All-Around and Individual events. The national convention and accompanying trade show will take place simultaneously at the Tampa Convention Center. $25 and up. 1:30 p.m. from Thursday to Sunday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.
Beaz Killer: The comedian from the hit Discovery Channel series “Moonshiners” is bringing his official Bootleg tour to St. Petersburg. $25 to $55. 8-9:30 p.m. Friday. If I Brewed World Brewery, 2200 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-201-4484.
Jack Johnson: The singer-songwriter who released his debut album “Bushfire Fairytales” in 2001 performs. 7 p.m. Friday. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, 4801 US 301 N, Tampa. 813-740-2446.
Flip Circus: World-class clowns, acrobats, jugglers, aerial acrobats, hand balancers and daredevils display their talents up close, with no seat more than 50 feet from the ring. $25 to $65. 7:30 p.m. Friday, noon, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Westfield Brandon, 459 Drive from downtown Brandon. 877-829-7839.
Summer Classics Film Series: The 31st Annual Classic Film Series features silent films accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater organ, sing-along songs and modern classics. This part features the 1942 drama “Casablanca” (PG, 102 minutes). $10 to $15. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tampa Theater, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.
Dierks Bentley: The Platinum and Gold-certified country singer-songwriter is coming to Tampa. $30.50 to $120.50. 7 p.m. Saturday. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, 4801 US 301 N, Tampa. 813-740-2446.
Gavin DeGraw: The Grammy-nominated singer performs. $39 to $69. 8 p.m. Saturday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.
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Girls’ night: This evening of comedy designed for female audiences features an all-female lineup featuring Helen Keaney, Catherine Maloney and Lindsay Glazer. $15 to $20. 8 p.m. Saturday. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.
Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays take on the Kansas City Royals. All fans receive a cooler while supplies last. Ticket price varies. 4:10 p.m. Saturday. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 888-326-7297.
Books and Beers: Speed Dating with Books: Grab a beer to sip while listening to quick book presentations in all genres. At the end of the evening, choose the book you want to take home. Includes a paperback. $28. 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Grand Central Brewhouse, 2340 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-755-9456.
Cool Zoo: This educational indoor wildlife exhibit features exotic animals including Hopper and Boing kangaroos, Swamp the alligator, Jake the 8-foot boa constrictor from “Snake Farm”, turtles, parrots and more. Free. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday to Sunday. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. 877-730-7469.
Explore more! Days: Immerse yourself in a special exhibition and explore a new world of art each time. This month celebrates National Bee Day. There will be a pre-packaged exploration bag with a bee craft, flower scavenger hunt and more. Included with admission. 11am-2pm Saturday. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. 727-896-2667.
Cocktails and Collections | Multiple: Prince Twins Seven-Seven: Cocktails and Collections is a series of thematic events related to art. This month features “Multiple: Prince Twins Seven-Seven” and includes live entertainment, a personalized guided tour, light snacks and art-inspired signature cocktails. $20, free members. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. 727-896-2667.