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Things to do in Tampa Bay the week of May 17

'Mary Poppins': The musical based on the 1964 Disney film and P.L. Travers books has a few new songs thrown in. How supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Previews are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with the opening at 8 p.m. Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa. $18.50-$83. (813) 229-7827.

Fifth Annual Pride & Passion: In this kickoff event for June's Gay Pride Month, the Tampa Museum of Art will showcase several special exhibitions, including Jesper Just: Romantic Delusions. Hors d'oeuvres, beverages and live entertainment at 8 p.m. Friday at the museum, 120 Gasparilla Plaza. $75. (813) 421-8370.

Marmalade Music Series: New Jannus Live series showcases local bands and DJs, with Black Honkeys, Someday Souvenir, the Semis and more. Music starts at 7 p.m. Friday at 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. 21 and older free, younger $10. (727) 565-0551.

Date Night

Comedy: Zane Lamprey is a cult hero for his drinking-around-the-world show Three Sheets, but is he funny? He does stand-up at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $25-$30. (813) 247-2555. Then it's Ron "Tater Salad" White for two shows Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. The 10 p.m. one is sold out, but some tickets were left for the 7 p.m. show. $48.75. (727) 791-7400.

Classic James Bond: The Florida Orchestra will play hits from Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, Live and Let Die and more. Don't forget to stop for a martini. Shows are 8 p.m. Friday at the Straz in Tampa, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey in St. Petersburg and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $20-$67.

Kids and family

Summer Safari Nights: Lowry Park Zoo stays open late Friday with free unlimited rides from 5 to 8:30 p.m. You'll also get special animal encounters, food and drink. Included with zoo admission: $20.95, $18.95 seniors, $15.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger no charge. 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa.

More to explore

Wouldn't you love to have a little piece of ZooBoo in your back yard? Lowry Park Zoo is selling off seasonal and holiday decor at its White Elephant Sale on Saturday. See

Things to do in Tampa Bay the week of May 17 05/16/10 [Last modified: Sunday, May 16, 2010 8:32pm]
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