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Things to do in Tampa Bay from May 24 to May 30

American Stage in the Park Wrap Party: Celebrate the successful run of Hair with hors d'oeuvres, drinks and admission to the St. Petersburg Museum of History's exhibit marking 25 years of American Stage in the Park. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the museum, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $10 suggested donation. (727) 894-1052; www.spmoh.org.

'Sex and the City 2' parties: How can this be Sex and the City in the desert? Discuss, at several parties with fashion and themed drinks Thursday, when the movie opens: NOVA 535 Art Lounge in St. Petersburg, 6 p.m. free; Saks Fifth Avenue, WestShore in Tampa, 4 p.m. $25 party and movie, $20 party only; Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, Tampa, 5:30 p.m. free admission, drinks extra. For more parties, search our listings at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Memorial Day Weekend at Gators: True, Memorial Day isn't until next Monday, but Gators Cafe & Saloon on Treasure Island starts its five-day party at 9:30 p.m. Thursday (continues at 6 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday-Monday). You get live music, barbecue, drink specials and its infamous bikini contest Sunday. Free; food and drink extra. (727) 367-8951.

Date night

Florida Orchestra finale: The orchestra wraps up with a traditional flourish, playing Schubert's Symphony No. 5 and Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Concerts are 8 p.m. Friday at the Straz in Tampa and 8 p.m. Saturday at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $20-$67. Toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

Rays Concert Series: It's a two-fer, with Bradenton's We the Kings after the Rays play the Chicago White Sox on Friday. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. Then it's '80s faves Hall & Oates after the 7:10 p.m. White Sox game Saturday. Included in your game ticket at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. (888) 326-7297.

Kids and family

Mermaids at the Aquarium: The Florida Aquarium celebrates its 15th anniversary with the Weeki Wachee Mermaids. They will perform at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Coral Reef Gallery. Buy tickets online at flaquarium.org and pay $15 through May 31.

More to explore

Keep up with the restaurant scene — including a lunch deal at Bella Brava in St. Petersburg — at tampabay.com/thingstodo.

Things to do in Tampa Bay from May 24 to May 30 05/23/10 [Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 11:19am]

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