Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 6

Safety Harbor Art and Music Center Groundbreaking: A couple plans to turn a small historic home in downtown Safety Harbor into a center with a stage for intimate concerts and a gallery to showcase art. To celebrate the groundbreaking, folk singer Rebekah Pulley and other local artists will perform, including Shaun Hopper, TG Weger, Tony Wylie, Imani Woomera, Aimee, Shannon Whitworth, Gareth Asher and more. It's at 2:30 p.m. at 8th Avenue Pub, 103 Eighth Ave. N, Safety Harbor. Free; donations appreciated. (727) 725-4018.

Florida Pro Musica: The group concludes its 2011-12 season with the Lamentations of Jeremiah by 16th century Spanish composer Tomas Luis de Victoria. The program also includes works by Palestrina, Tallis and Byrd at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Tampa, 509 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 494-4709.

Kids and family

Diggin' the Arts: This outdoor festival is all about making the arts fun. See watercolor and pottery demonstrations, learn about plants and make a botanical sun catcher. There will be raffles for decorated rain barrels ($1 per raffle ticket), music, guided tours of the gardens, vendors and refreshments, too, at 10 a.m. at Florida Botanical Gardens, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Free admission; charge for food and drink. (727) 582-2100.

To watch

SEASON FINALE The Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS: One team wins $1 million. Which team? Oh, we learned our lesson after revealing Mary Shannon's fate on In Plain Sight.

The Comedy Awards, 9 p.m., Comedy Central: You know what's funny? The idea of an awards show that's both entertaining and gets right to the point.

SEASON FINALE GCB, 10 p.m., ABC: Sandra Bernhard is a guest star, all but sounding the death knell for this bubble show. Will it be back next season? Better start praying.

More to explore

Need a plan for the summer? Find a list of camps at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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