Busch Gardens Summer Nights
Through August 11, open until 10pm. Explore the park after dark with themed party zones throughout the park and take on Florida’s top thrill rides in the dark. buschgardens.com
Rosé by the Bay
June 1, 6:30-9:30pm at the Station House in St. Pete. Welcome the summer with friends while enjoying views of the downtown skyline from Station House’s outdoor rooftop deck. Sip a wide variety of rosé wine & enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Ichicoro Ane. Tickets are limited, stationhousestpete.com
Happy Together Tour
June 1 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Starring The Turtles, Chuck Negron, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, The Buckinghams & more featuring the soundtrack of the 60’s and 70’s! Arrive early for the Marketplace featuring Performers, Specialty Vendors, the Vintage Vinyl Vault, 70’s Car Show, food for purchase and more! www.rutheckerdhall.com
Tampa Bay Restaurant Week
June 13-23. For a limited time, participating Tampa Bay area restaurants will be offering multiple-course prix fixe menus (and additional menu offerings—like drink specials and more) at exclusive pricing. Just ask for the TB Restaurant Week menu. tampabayrestaurantweek.com
Tampa Bay Rays Pride Night
June 14 at the Trop, 7:10 p.m. Rays take on the Los Angeles Angels. $30 specially priced ticket package includes a seat in the Lower Level and Rays Pride Hat. You can pick up your Rays hat at the Redemption Center located inside the Gate 3 concourse through the 5th inning. Use code PRIDE4 at checkout for a donation to Tampa Pride.
Opening Day of “Visual Magic: Dali’s Masterworks in AR”
June 15, 10am-5:30pm at the Dali Museum. This special exhibition uses burgeoning augmented reality (AR) technology to engage visitors while highlighting The Dali’s complete collection of its popular, “Masterworks.” Museum visitors have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning behind these Salvador Dali works. thedali.org
6th Annual Gelatin Plunge
June 16, 7-11pm at 4901 W. Cypress St. in Tampa. Plummet down a slide on a warm summer night into a pool filled with 2,000+ gallons of orange gelatin. Enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and family-fun activities. Create a fundraising page at www.GelatinPlunge.com to raise funds which will go toward various programs and services provided by the Children’s Cancer Center.
Rob Lowe Stories I Only Tell My Friends Live!
June 21 at the Straz Center. Inspired by the success of his two New York Times best-selling memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and Love Life, Rob has created an all-new peek behind the curtain at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood, marriage and a life lived at the forefront of culture for four decades. strazcenter.org
The Department of Defense Warrior Games
June 21-30. Created in 2010 to introduce wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to Paralympic-style sports. The Warrior Games showcase the resilient spirit of today’s wounded, ill or injured service members from all branches of the military from all over the country. U.S. Special Operations Command, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. dodwarriorgames.com
One Act Weekend
June 28-30 at 4333 Gunn Highway in Tampa. 8 original never-before-seen-in-Florida short plays performed by the Carrollwood Players. (813) 265-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. $15 general admission. Visit carrollwoodplayers.org