RAYS: Fan-friendly weekend
The Tampa Bay Rays - one of the best teams in baseball, in case you haven't noticed - have a heavenly slate of events scheduled when the Angels come to town for a series Thursday (7:10 p.m.), Friday (7:10 p.m.), Saturday (1:10 p.m.) and Sunday (1:10 p.m.). Friday is Pride Night, and the deadline to buy the specially priced ticket package, which includes a lower-level seat and Rays Pride cap, is at 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Use the code PRIDE1. Saturday is Dog Day at the Rays and players will be wearing throwback Devil Rays uniforms. All fans will receive a short-sleeve Devil Rays hoodie, while supplies last, but you must buy tickets by 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Use the code DOG1. See mlb.com/rays for both tickets. On Sunday, kids 14 and younger get a Rays Fanny Pack.
WATERCRAFT RACING: Wave riding
Personal watercraft and powerboats will make waves in the Race the Gulf event. The racing will feature high-speed P1 AquaX watercraft and P1 SuperStock powerboats. More than 80 AquaX riders from as many as 10 countries are expected to compete. The action takes place near the beach opposite the Don CeSar. Free. Daily VIP tickets, $100. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. p1aquax.com.
Jell-O slide: Watch as more than 600 people plummet down a slide into a pool filled with 2,000 gallons of orange gelatin. Benefits the Children's Cancer Center. Donations appreciated. 7 p.m. Saturday. Children's Cancer Center, 4901 W Cypress St., Tampa. (813) 367-5437.
Tampa Roller Derby: Game 4 of the season pits the Black Widows against the Cigar City Mafia. Bring folding chairs for track-side seating. $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. Skateworld Tampa, 7510 Paula Drive, Tampa. (813) 421-2688. brownpapertickets.com.
Community kayaking: All equipment is provided for you to try out kayaking on Highland Lake. Free. 10 a.m. Saturday. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016.