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Plan your weekend: Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey, WWE Live, Motown the Musical, Tebow mania

Empress Theray poses with Pup Dax and Pup Abaddon pose for a photo during the 2016 FetishCon meet and greet cocktail party at the St. Petersburg Hilton. [Thursday, August 12, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]


Empress Theray poses with Pup Dax and Pup Abaddon pose for a photo during the 2016 FetishCon meet and greet cocktail party at the St. Petersburg Hilton. [Thursday, August 12, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]

Plan your weekend


Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey: The songwriting icon headlines his All The Hits Tour, which hits Tampa's Amalie Arena at 7 p.m. Friday, and he wisely teamed with Carey, one of the best-selling singers of all time. ($36.20 and up)


WWE Live: The SummerSlam Heat Wave Tour arrives at Tampa's Amalie Arena on Saturday, bringing wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar in a Universal Championship Match with Samoa Joe, among others. Tickets start at $20.


Fetish Con: The annual gathering of kinky businesses, enthusiasts and performers returns. It brings social events such as a masquerade ball and a pool party. More than 40 vendors and exhibitors sell the latest corsets, ropes and other wares. Noon today through Sunday at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $40 per day; $107 advance, $150 day of (all access).


Tim Tebow: Excitement is high among Gator fans when the St. Lucie Mets and the team's new ballplayer visit. The St. Lucie Mets will visit the Tampa Yankees for four games today through Sunday at Steinbrenner Field, then play the Clearwater Threshers for four games Monday through Aug. 14 at Spectrum Field. Both ballparks are expecting season-high attendance. $5 and up at or at the team box offices.


Craft Beer Experience: For the sixth year, the Mahaffey Theater turns into a giant pub with more than 100 beers from more than 33 brewers, live music, prizes and restaurant offerings. New this year is a Craft Beer Dinner Experience at 7 p.m. Friday. Chef Jeffrey Hileman of Locale Market will prepare a five-course beer-pairing dinner with "beertails" and appetizers. The $100 ticket for the dinner includes admission to the Craft Beer Experience, 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Benefits Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts. 21 and older. $35 in advance, $40 at the door; additional charge for food.

Date Night

John Mayer: The prodigiously talented songwriter and guitarist John Mayer plays Tampa's Amalie Arena at 7 p.m. Sunday. He's splitting his summer shows into segments — a couple with a full band, one solo and acoustic, and one with the Trio. When he plays Tampa's Amalie Arena at 7 p.m. Sunday, don't go expecting to hear all your favorite hits — for every Daughters or Gravity, he'll bust out a deep cut or an odd cover like Tupac's California Love. The Night Game opens. $45.25 and up. ($45.25 and up)


Motown the Musical: The hit Broadway musical tells the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy at the Straz Center in Tampa running through Sunday. $28.50-$85.


Brad Williams: The dwarf comic appeared in numerous sketches on Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia. Williams regularly tackles issues of disability, race and relationships with a soothing touch that drew praise from the late Robin Williams, who called Brad Williams "Prozac with a head." He performs today through Sunday at Tampa's Improv. $20.

Take the kids

MOSI Eclipse Festival: This is the last weekend before Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry closes for almost four months for a remodel. They will help kids get ready for the solar eclipse coming Aug. 21 by building a pinhole projector. Admission $26.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-12. 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.


St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk: Meet artists and gallery owners, and be among first to see the latest exhibits, as over 40 studios and galleries in the Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District and the Warehouse Arts District come together for one arts celebration. Free trolley available. Map available at Free. Downtown St. Petersburg, Various locations, St. Petersburg. (727) 518-5142. 5-9 p.m. Saturday.

Contact Sharon Kennedy Wynne at Follow @SharonKWn.

Plan your weekend: Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey, WWE Live, Motown the Musical, Tebow mania 08/09/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:33pm]
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