Top things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend

Relive ‘Game of Thrones’ at a live concert, watch a movie at Adventure Island and see author Salman Rushdie and ‘Grease 2' at Tampa Theatre.
During the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, an orchestra will accompany outsized visuals and scenes from the epic HBO show. HBO
During the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, an orchestra will accompany outsized visuals and scenes from the epic HBO show. HBO
Published September 18

GAME OF THRONES: LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE

Before the HBO blockbuster fades from memories, the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience returns to Tampa on Sunday. This will be the first local show that has taken place outdoors; previous Game of Thrones concerts took place at Amalie Arena. World-renowned composer Ramin Djawadi’s theme to the epic fantasy show is performed by an orchestra and accompanied by outsized visuals and scenes. The music has become as much a cultural phenomenon as the Emmy Award-winning show itself. Djawadi’s score expertly swelled and soared beneath the trials, tribulations and turmoil of Westeros and its inhabitants. Djawadi himself won’t be here this time. We’re guessing it’s because the concert is the same night as the Emmy Awards and he might have his hands full. $18-$65. 8 p.m. Sunday. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4801 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. livenation.com.

The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience. Courtesy of Game of Thrones Live
The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience. Courtesy of Game of Thrones Live

ADVENTURE ISLAND: SLIDE-IN MOVIE NIGHTS

After you’ve spent the day sliding, swimming and sunbathing, you can wind down with a movie this weekend at Adventure Island’s Slide-In Movie Nights. Friday features Aquaman (PG-13) and Saturday features Shazam (PG-13). Water slides close at 7:30 p.m., but the wave pool and main pool remain open until the end of the movies. Included with park admission, on sale right now for $25.99, a 50 percent discount. Adventure Island, 10001 McKinley Drive, Tampa. (813) 884-4386. adventureisland.com.

Tampa theme park Adventure Island will host Slide-In Movie Nights on Friday and Saturday. Adventure Island
Tampa theme park Adventure Island will host Slide-In Movie Nights on Friday and Saturday. Adventure Island

SING-ALONG: GREASE 2, GREATEST SHOWMAN

The Sing-Along Sunday at Tampa Theatre has already sold out all tickets to The Greatest Showman. No surprise there since the ode to P.T. Barnum sells like crazy every time. But if you are still itching for a musical, check out the theater’s Rewind series entry this week, 1982′s Grease 2. You can learn a lot from failure, and the cheesy, campy Grease 2 is tailor-made for the Rewind series, the theater said in an announcement: “Grease 2 is pretty likable, as disasters go. Michelle Pfeiffer is undeniably delightful. Most of the songs are fun. And it made back its budget. But it was doomed from the start, and since our audience loves singing along to Grease so much, we figured: why not present it in a little context?” $8, $5 members. 10:30 p.m. Friday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

Michelle Pfeiffer stars as the leader of the Pink Ladies in 1982's
Michelle Pfeiffer stars as the leader of the Pink Ladies in 1982's "Grease 2." AP

AUTHOR: SALMAN RUSHDIE

Award-winning author Salman Rushdie will be at Tampa Theatre in celebration of the release of his new book Quichotte, in which Don Quixote gets a modern makeover. Set in contemporary America, this social satire and road trip quest has already made the Booker Prize long-list, the latest in Rushdie’s imaginative and lauded collection of works. Rushdie will talk with Tampa Bay Times book editor Colette Bancroft, so expect a great conversation. $42 and $52 for two; includes a presigned hardcover copy of Quichotte. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

Next week, author Salman Rushdie will appear at Tampa Theatre to talk about his latest novel. Chris Young  |  AP
Next week, author Salman Rushdie will appear at Tampa Theatre to talk about his latest novel. Chris Young | AP

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