Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Sept. 15

Dierks Bentley performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Dierks Bentley performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Published September 14 2018

Dierks Bentley: Country singer-songwriter will perform on his Mountain High Tour with special guest Brothers Osbourne and LANCO. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $31-$90.75. (813) 740-2446.

Freestyle Explosion with Taylor Dayne: The biggest names in freestyle music, including multi-platinum recording artist Taylor Dayne, female pop sensation Expose, freestyle legends Stevie B, Lisa Lisa and TKA K7. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $35.50-$150.00. (813) 301-2500;

Bands and Ballots: March For Our Lives Tampa is promoting voter registration with seven Tampa Bay area artists. Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg is scheduled to be a featured speaker as is fellow survivor Sofie Whitney and Mayra Alvear, whose daughter, Amanda, was a victim of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. 5 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free..

Brad Meltzer: The History Channel host came up with the Ordinary People Change the World series in 2014 to offer children stories of real world heroes to look up to. He will be talking about his latest, I Am Neil Armstrong, and will sign books after. 6 p.m., Inkwood Books, 1809 N Tampa St., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-2638.

Top Chefs 2018: The Grand Ballroom is the setting to enjoy open bar drinks, entree samplings and decadent desserts, as top local chefs partner with students from PARCís Culinary Program to show off their culinary skills. 6 p.m., The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $125. (727) 341-6962;

Dr. Jordan Peterson: A professor and clinical psychologist, he is the author of the best-selling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. An intellectual phenomenon, he entered the public consciousness via YouTube lectures, and became a conservative icon. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $38.50-$103.50. (727) 893-7832;

Bucklerís Craft Show: Crafters from across the country exhibit and sell Christmas items, clothing, toys, folk art, baked goods and more. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $6, 12 and younger free. (386) 860-0092;

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Athletics: All fans get a free tote bag. 6:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297;

Tampa Bay Rowdies: vs. Atlanta United FC 2: Tonight features a display by the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team. Also, $1,000 will be donated to the pediatric cancer research at Johns Hopkins All Childrenís Hospital for every Rowdies goal. 7:30 p.m., Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. $23.50-$80, $11 student/military. (727) 222-2000;

Karlous Miller : Heís appeared on BETís ComicView, MTVís WildíN Out and the WildíN Out tour. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 864-4000;

Crossdresser For Christ The Musical: Starring Ginger Minj from Season 7 of RuPaulís Drag Race. 8 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $27.83. (813) 229-7827;


Batman Day: Multiple comic book stores, libraries and bookstores nationwide will join in this DC Comics celebration of the Dark Knight with free comic book giveaways. The stores themselves will also have cosplayers, raffles, games and other giveaways. Find a local store at 10 a.m., Emerald City Comics, Games and Toys , 4902 113th Ave. N, Clearwater. Free.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch Meagan Leavey (PG-13) on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 7:45 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free.


Love in Design, 9 p.m., Hallmark: Mushy movie alert: The star of a home makeover show (Danica McKellar) returns to her New England hometown to renovate a historical manor. Her old flame (Andrew Walker) is assigned to oversee her work. You can guess what happens next.


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