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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 12

Minus the Bear: With the Flaming Lips forced to cancel its show at Jannus Live tonight, indie fans might fill the void with this slinky prog-rock set. Its new atmospheric disc Omni is dreamer-pop at its finest. See it at 8 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. in Tampa. $18.

All Leather: If you like noisy dance music, this is the band for you. Show, also featuring Yip Yip, starts at 7 p.m. at Orpheum, 1902 N Republica De Cuba in Ybor City. Tickets are $8.50. (813) 248-9500.

Kids and family

Cut! Costume and the Cinema: This is the last week to catch this traveling exhibition that features more than 40 period costumes, including ones from Sense and Sensibility, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Sherlock Holmes. Through Sunday at the Florida International Museum at St. Petersburg College, 244 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $12, $10 seniors/military, $5 students. (727) 341-7900.

To watch

SEASON FINALE, America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., CW: Can we call it a surprise double elimination if we already know about it? Thankfully, they wait until there's only two finalists to shoot the inevitable commercial.

Top Chef Masters, 10 p.m., Bravo: The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, voice actor Hank Azaria and writer Matt Selman judge a quickfire challenge based on the show's characters. We can't wait to see what they come up with for Moe Szyslak.

Happy Town, 10 p.m., ABC: Episode title is "Polly Wants a Crack at Her," which is so clever we forgot to check what the show is about. Oh, right, murders and such.

Coming up

$5 Day at the Zoo: Lowry Park does this only a couple of times a year, and the crowds can be massive. But if you take advantage of this deal Sunday, go early and bring along water shoes and drip-dry clothes to play in the splash zone. Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. at 1101 W Sligh Ave. in Tampa. (813) 935-8552.

More to explore

Olympic gold medalist Brooke Bennett is turning 30, and you're invited to her party at the Florida Aquarium on Friday. Get details at

Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 12 05/11/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 8:57am]
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