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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. TampaMuseum.org.

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. jannuslive.com.

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. floridaorchestra.com.

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 tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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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