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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 14

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY)  Singer-songwriter Sam Hunt performs onstage during day 2 of the 2017 CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Singer-songwriter Sam Hunt performs onstage during day 2 of the 2017 CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Sam Hunt: The country hunk embarks on the "15 In A 30" tour with openers, Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $26-$60.25. (813) 740-2446.

The Little Mermaid: Disney's Broadway hit about a red-haired mermaid who dreams of living in the human world and falling in love. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25.50-$79.50. (813) 229-7827.

Marie Antoinette: Preview Night: A contemporary look at the historic pariah places Marie Antoinette under the microscope of society's obsession with celebrity. Through August 13. $25 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$37. (727) 498-5205.

Sex with Strangers: Opening Night: When twenty-something blogger Ethan and 40-something novelist Olivia engage in an intimate relationship, they confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Through August 6. $59. Pre-show reception begins at 7 p.m. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.

Friday Movie Time: A United Kingdom: Popcorn and drinks are provided for weekly movies. The true story of the forbidden romance between King Seretse Khama of Botswana and a white woman from London. 1 p.m., Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. $2, $1 with rec. card. (727) 298-3299.

Sarasota Improv Festival: The annual improv event hosts national and international troupes. Acts range from long-form comedy to short sketches and traditional improv games. 6 p.m., Florida Studio Theatre Goldstein Cabaret, 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota. $20-$75; package deals available. (941) 366-9000.

Adrenaline Mob: The hard rockers, featuring founder and guitarist Mike Orlando, tour in support of the album, We the People. Canadian rockers The Wild open. 6:30 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $17. (727) 895-3045.

Umphrey's McGee: Tampa's Rock Brothers Brewing is releasing their collaboration with the jam band, Nothing Too Fancy Pale Ale, in cans. To celebrate they're holding a release party featuring a high-def screening of their 2015 concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets include a case of beer. 7 p.m., The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (828) 773-9481.

Luenell: Best known as the "hooker with the heart of gold" in Borat, she's one of "Snoop Dog's Bad Girls of Comedy" and has appeared on ComicView, Comedy Central, and Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Standup on Starz. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25, $35 VIP preferred seating. (813) 864-4000.

Busdriver: The rapper will be joined by openrs, Zeroh and Jon Ditty. 8 p.m., New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 248-4969.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Moana (PG): Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 8:30 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036.

Rewind: A Different Kind of Movie Series: Zardoz (1974): A series favorite films audiences say they watch, rewind, and watch again over and over. This portion features Zardoz, in which a savage trained to kill finds his way into a community that preserves humanity's achievements. 10:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $7. (813) 274-8982.


Summer Sunset Celebration: Stroll the zoo as the sun sets on select summer nights and enjoy live music, roaming entertainment, special dining options and an expanded light show finale. Runs Fridays and Saturdays through July 29. Included with admission. 4 p.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $32.95, $24.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free (full day); $22.95, 2 and younger free (after 4 p.m.). (813) 935-8552.


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