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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 17

Lightning watch parties: Cheer on the Lightning as they battle the Boston Bruins in the NHL playoffs. The team will show the game outside at the St. Pete Times Forum for free, with giveaways and food and drinks for sale. Or head to the Brick House Tavern & Tap, 1102 N Dale Mabry in Tampa, where you can get free playoff souvenir cups and other giveaways. Game starts at 8 p.m.

Alias Julius Trio: A hint of blues and rock topped with a sprinkle of soul makes up the headliner at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $5. (813) 977-6474.

Helios Jazz Orchestra: The 18-piece jazz orchestra performs swingin' dance music. Free appetizers and desserts offered at 7 p.m. at NOVA 535 Art Lounge, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $20 at the door. (727) 821-6682.

Kids and family

Author discussion and signing: Mark Kurlansky, the author of the award-winning bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, offers a new book for kids about what's happening to fish, the oceans and our environment, and what kids can do about it. He will discuss and sign World Without Fish today at 6 p.m. at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-2638.

to watch

SEASON FINALE NCIS, 8 p.m., CBS: Finally, they find the Port-to-Port killer.

SEASON FINALE One Tree Hill, 8 p.m., CW: Chase is off to the Air Force, upsetting Chuck and Alex.

SEASON FINALE NCIS: Los Angeles, 9 p.m., CBS: Why did Hetty resign from OSP? Too many acronyms?

SEASON FINALE Raising Hope, 9 p.m., Fox: Maw Maw kicked Jimmy out of the house when he was 18, we find out in a flashback.

SEASON FINALE Traffic Light, 9:30 p.m., Fox: A deliveryman catches Callie without any clothes on during a delivery.

SEASON FINALE The Good Wife, 10 p.m., CBS: Alicia and Kalinda must work on a case together. We sure hope there are no charges of infidelity involved.

MORE TO EXPLORE

The Rays are honoring the Navy Seals with a T-shirt today at their game against the Yankees. Find out how you can get one at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 17 05/16/11 [Last modified: Monday, May 16, 2011 8:46pm]

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