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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 26-July 2.

Vans Warped Tour: The festival returns Saturday to St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park, featuring shock-metal icons Gwar, hardcore punks Sick Of It All, ska band Save Ferris and indie-pop group Never Shout Never ($39.50-$49.50). vanswarpedtour.com.

Dan TDM: See the gamer and YouTube personality live Sunday at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall for a Minecraft-related adventure ($53.25-$82.75). rutheckerdhall.com.

Celebrate America: Get a jump on Fourth of July festivities Saturday in Kenneth City. A parade begins at 62nd Street and moves east on 54th Avenue, ending at James Ernst Park for a festival. Free. (727) 322-5217.

Date night

Music: There's an eclectic mix this week, almost all interestingly tied to Chicago. Classic rock hitmakers Chicago and the Doobie Brothers co-headline the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Thursday ($17-$117). Friday, Chicago psych-rock band Post Animal, featuring drummer Joe Keery (who plays Steve on Stranger Things), plays Ybor City's New World Brewery ($7). Sunday, Chicago punk rockers Dwarves will be joined by Richie Ramone at the Orpheum in Ybor City ($15-$35).

Rickey Smiley and Friends: The comedian, TV host and actor brings the funny to St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater on Friday ($43.50-$133.50). themahaffey.com.

Into the Woods: St. Petersburg Opera presents Stephen Sondheim's musical featuring a cast of storybook characters at the St. Petersburg's Palladium Theater on Friday and Sunday ($22-$67). stpeteopera.org.

Bring It! Live: As seen on the Lifetime TV series, Miss D and her Dancing Dolls bring their routines to Tampa's Straz Center on Sunday ($36.25-$63.25). strazcenter.org.

Guardian Con: This gamer heaven at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday combines cosplay, panel discussions, vendors, meet and greets, artists and activities ($30, $50 both days). guardiancon.co.

Kids and family

Summer Sunset Celebration: Stroll Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo as the sun sets Friday and Saturday nights through July 29 and enjoy live music, roaming entertainment and an expanded light show finale ($22.95-$32.95, 2 and younger free). lowryparkzoo.com.

Corgi racing: About 48 corgis will race at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, followed by a concert from Soul Circus Cowboys ($5). tampabaydowns.com.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 25

St. Pete Pride Festival: The daytime festival covers Central Avenue's Grand Central District with more than 350 vendors, multiple stages, live music, art and food. 9 a.m., Grand Central District, 2429 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 342-0084.

Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival: This annual festival features handmade works by more than 150 crafters from across the country and eclectic exhibits. 10 a.m., Downtown Dunedin, along Main Street, Dunedin. Free. (813) 962-0388.

Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival: Sample unlimited Bloody Mary concoctions from area restaurants and bars. Includes one full-size Bloody Mary or mimosa. 11 a.m., Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. $30 advance. (813) 870-2255.

Multicultural Family Day: A tapestry of nations at this festival with Chinese dragon dancers, tropical Paradise dancers, children's activities, multicultural food trucks, vendors and performances by Caribeno Tropical, Trinity 7 and STP Freddo. 11 a.m., Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 431-1814.

Suds on Sunday: Get a free Tito's Vodka cocktail while your dog gets shampooed, towel dried and pup treats. Benefits Vets4Pets. Noon, Ferg's Live, 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $10. (813) 545-4411.

Alchemist's Bazaar: Summer Solstice: A steampunk marketplace with music, fire dancers, costume contest and a gypsy faire. 2 p.m., Stained Market Place, 6119 North Florida Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 501-3238.

Summer Classic Movie Series : The Graduate: All summer long, Tampa Theatre will show classic Hollywood movies. USF film professor Harriet Deer hold a discussion and question and answer session after the film. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $7 members. (813) 274-8982.

Keys N Krates: A Canadian electronic, hip-hop trio. 3 p.m., Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Free email member ticket; $10 pre-sale. (727) 442-5107.

Tampa Bay Bridal Show: More than 100 local bridal professionals in one place for you to see the latest in fashion, flowers, photography, caterers and other wedding experts. Noon, Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $5. (727) 893-8134.

The Art of the Brick: An elaborate display of more than 100 pieces of Lego artwork. Remains on display through Sept. 4. 10 a.m., Event Space, 802 E Whiting St., Tampa. Free. (813) 484-9080.


Masters of Magic: A series of family friendly magic shows featuring award winning magicians seen at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California and on Penn and Teller Fool Us. This portion features Hannibal, straight off a performance at the Magic Castle. 7 p.m., The Magic Emporium, 4429 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $15. (813) 265-9263.


Find date ideas at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 24

St. Pete Pride Block Party and Night Parade: St. Pete Pride's popular parade moves to downtown St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront. The block party brings DJs, food and drinks starting at 2 p.m. The parade steps off at Fifth Ave NE and Bayshore at 7 p.m. with fireworks at 9:45 p.m. 2 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free, $25 bleachers, $50-$600 glamstands. (727) 342-0084.

Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival: This annual festival features handmade works by more than 150 crafters from across the country and eclectic exhibits. 10 a.m., Downtown Dunedin, along Main Street, Dunedin. Free. (813) 962-0388.

Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story: Book Signing and Art Reception: A screening of the documentary about the Navy SEAL veteran who came out as a transgender woman. A QandA with Beck will follow. A pre-screening reception begins at 6 p.m. Beck's art will be on display in addition to the work of other veterans, and she will sign her book. 10 a.m., Veteran's Art Center Tampa Bay, 6798 Crosswinds Drive N, St. Petersburg. Free.

Body Mind Spirit Expo: The "Shine Your Truth" themed expo features holistic exhibitors, lectures, spiritual healers, massages, aura photos and more to help you step to the next level of your being. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $12. (541) 482-3722.

Dali and Beyond Film Series: Kubo and the Two Strings: This surreal film series lets you see a film for free in the museum's lobby theater. This portion features the animated film Kubo and the Two Strings, in which a young boy must flee from a vengeful spirit he accidentally summons. 1 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Symbiosis: A Sound Installation: Surround sound speakers broadcast ambient sounds throughout the preserve. An artist talk describes how this works before each performance. 2 p.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $3, $1 children (park admission); free (performance). (727) 893-7326.

George Michael Tribute Unveiling: Sip on complimentary "I Want Your Sextinis" at the unveiling of a new George Michael tribute painting by Hollywood artist Adam Scott Rote. 4 p.m., Ocean Blue Galleries, 284 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 502-2583.

Tampa Natsumatsuri Japanese Summer Festival: Explore Japanese culture. 5 p.m., Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free. (954) 776-1999, ext. 255.

TransPride March: A gathering of members of the transgender, gender non-conforming, queer communities and their families, friends and supporters. The march ends at the starting point for the St. Pete Pride Parade. Marchers are invited to also join the parade. 6 p.m., Albert Whitted Park, 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free.

L.A. Guns: Traci Gunns and Phil Lewis reunite for a tour, putting them on the stage together for the first time in over 15 years. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25, $22 advance. (727) 895-3045.

Basement Sessions: Music by seven bands and two DJ's along with a display of works by more than 16 artists and culinary art by Jam Dish. The party runs until 5 a.m. June 25. 7 p.m., Lot 1901, 1901 E Second Ave., Ybor City. $12 advance, $15 at the door. (813) 892-7525.

Jeremy Gloff: Tampa's queen of pop will perform alongside Shae Krispinski, Entropy, Achilles the Conquerer, JT Salazar and DJ $stephmoney. 8 p.m., New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $8. (813) 248-4969.

The Wimps: The punk-rockers play Transitions Art Gallery at the Skatepark with openers Sallow, Seafang and NMBRS. 8 p.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $11.75. (813) 621-6793.

Alonzo Bodden: The winner of season three of Last Comic Standing is a regular on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

A Roots 'n' Rhythm Revue: The multi-band event features Little Sheba and the Shamans, 6 Volt Rodeo, Sara Rose Band (with the return of bassist Bill Lex) and The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10. (813) 241-8600.

ETC!ETC! and Meaux Green: The DJs headline a customer appreciation show. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 247-2555.


The Art of the Brick: An elaborate display of more than 100 pieces of Lego artwork. Remains on display through Sept. 4. 10 a.m., Event Space, 802 E Whiting St., Tampa. Free. (813) 484-9080.


Find more Pride events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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