Top events in Tampa Bay for June 26-July 2: cheap movies, fireworks, concerts

Summer Family Movie Screenings: Get the kids out of the house and take them to a reduced-rate morning film screening. Here are three programs area theaters are offering.

  • Summer Movie Express: Select Regal Cinema locations show $2 family movies every Tuesday and Wednesday all summer long. This week, Park Place 16 is showing “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Dora and the Lost City of Gold.” $2. 10 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday (June 27-28). Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. 727-525-7777.

  • Summer Movie Funfest: Select CMX movie theaters are showing $1.99 movies every Tuesday through Thursday. This week, CMX Cinemas Tyrone is showing “Snowball: Pets.” $1.99. 10 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday (June 27-29). CMX Cinemas Tyrone Luxury, 2998 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. 727-209-1950. Also taking place at Countryside in Clearwater and Hyde Park Cinebistro in Tampa.

  • Summer Movie Camp: Get $3 tickets on Wednesdays and $5 tickets on Saturdays at select AMC theaters. This week, Sundial 12 is showing “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” (June 28) and “Kung Fu Panda” (July 1). $3-$5. 11 a.m. Sundial 12, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-502-9573. Also taking place at Westshore 14 and Veterans 24 in Tampa. Screening time varies by location.

City of Largo Independence Day: Celebrate the holiday early with entertainment, activities, food and fireworks (9:15 p.m.). No cover. 6-9:15 p.m. Sunday (July 2). Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. 727-587-6740, ext. 5014.

Peter Frampton: The Grammy-winning guitarist brings the Never Say Never Tour to the new open-air arena. $9-$129.50. 7 p.m. Sunday (July 2). The Sound at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

The Cure: Robert Smith and Co. return to Tampa for the first time since 2008. The 30-stop North American tour is a celebration of the Cure’s long career and upcoming “Songs of a Lost World” record. The Twilight Sad opens. $21-$146. 7 p.m. Thursday (June 29). Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Alicia Keys: The Grammy-winning global superstar presents her Keys to the Summer Tour in a 360-degree “in the round” production setup. $35.75-$177. 8 p.m. Friday (June 30). Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Lady A: Request Line Tour: The crossover country band whose hits include “Need You Now” performs. $54-$129. 8 p.m. Thursday (June 29). Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000.

Tampa Bay Sneaker Convention: This event will host various sneaker exhibitors willing to buy, sell and trade limited-edition shoes. $10-$40. Noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. 813-274-8511.

Non-Er Con: Enjoy women’s, mixed-gender and rookie roller derby bouts featuring the Trash Pandas, Swamp Cats, Sasquatch, Skunk Apes, S’mores and Beanie Weenies. School supplies will be collected to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. $10, 12 and younger free. 12:30 p.m. Saturday (July 1). Sunderman Recreation Complex, 1631 Ninth St., Palm Harbor. 727-280-7981.

Squaring the Circle: The 100-minute unrated film tells the tale of two men who meet during a drug bust and move on to become the founders of Hipgnosis, a photo design company for album sleeves that became famous for their work with Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Peter Frampton and more. $12, $10 seniors/students. 2 p.m. Tuesday (June 27), 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday (June 28), 4 p.m. Thursday (June 29). Green Light Cinema, 221 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 508-816-8968.

Queer-E-Okee: Carson Kressley from “Queer Eye” hosts a roster of local performers presenting some of the gay community’s favorite songs for an audience singalong. There will be a preshow meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. $20-$75. 7 p.m. Friday (June 30). Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.

Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw: Two-time Grammy winner Colbie Caillat is joined by multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw at the new outdoor arena. $9-$99. 7 p.m. Friday (June 30). The Sound at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Dave Koz Summer Horns: The chart-topping, Grammy-nominated saxophonist teams up with sax greats Candy Dulfer and Eric Darius. The show will feature songs from each artist’s catalog. $9-$50. 7 p.m. Saturday (July 1). The Sound at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Summer Classics Movie Series: Now in its 32nd year, Tampa’s longest-running classic movie series celebrates a century of extraordinary filmmaking. It includes silent films, singalongs, Disney classics and more. This portion features the 1973 action flick “Enter the Dragon” (R, 102 minutes). $10, $7 members. 3 p.m. Sunday (July 2). Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

Busch Gardens Summer Nights: The park has extended park hours every night (9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday) and themed party zones. There will be a fireworks show set to music on the Festival Field every Friday and Saturday. In honor of the Fourth of July, there will also be fireworks Sunday through Tuesday (July 2-4) at 9 p.m. Runs through Aug. 6. Included with park admission. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday (June 26-29), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday (June 30-July 1), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday (July 2). Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. 813-884-4386.

Blue Jean: In the 97-minute unrated film, a gym teacher is forced to live a double life after the English government passes a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts-nominated film won the Venice Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award, as well as four British Independent Film Awards. $12, $10 seniors/students. 7 p.m. Friday (June 30), 5 p.m. Saturday (July 1), 4:30 p.m. Sunday (July 2). Green Light Cinema, 221 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 508-816-8968.

Wawa Summer Fun Day: Wawa and Bok Tower Gardens unite to offer families free admission to roam the gardens and listen to the singing tower the last Thursday and Friday of the month this May through September. Free (registration required). 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday (June 29-30). Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales. 863-734-1222.