Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 27-June 2

Memorial Day, a tax-free holiday and a hologram of metal legend Dio returns this week, and you can tee off in the stadium.
Memorial Day ceremonies around the Tampa Bay area include the Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, where U.S. Army Master Sgt. Scott Neil, who was portrayed in the movie 12 Strong about the horse soldiers who were part of the special operations in Afghanistan after 9/11, will give the keynote speech at 10 a.m. Monday.
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Memorial Day ceremonies around the Tampa Bay area include the Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, where U.S. Army Master Sgt. Scott Neil, who was portrayed in the movie 12 Strong about the horse soldiers who were part of the special operations in Afghanistan after 9/11, will give the keynote speech at 10 a.m. Monday. Times files
Published May 26

Memorial Day: The Bay Pines National Cemetery commemorates Memorial Day on Monday with more than 4,000 expected. U.S. Army Master Sgt. Scott Neil, who was portrayed in the movie 12 Strong about the horse soldiers who were part of special operations in Afghanistan in the first days after 9/11, will be the keynote speaker. 10 a.m. 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg.

Tax-free holiday: Hurricane season is upon us, and the Disaster Preparedness Tax Free Holiday runs Friday through June 6. See floridarevenue.com/disasterprep for eligible items.

DATE NIGHT

Music: On Tuesday, Phish singer Trey Anastasio has a sold-out show at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. Friday, rapper Blackbear brings his Dead 2 the World tour to Jannus ($32.50). Bass-blasting dubstep artist Blanke will have a free show on Friday at the Ritz Ybor if you RSVP on their Facebook page. Saturday brings the return of the Happy Together Tour of ‘60s greats at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($39). Saturday also brings a reunion of TBone Hamilton & the Blues All Stars with former bandmate Greg Poulos at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin ($18-$28). Mark Farner, the Grand Funk Railroad frontman, will give a free show Friday for downtown Clearwater’s Blast Friday block party. The Marly Music Series at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg kicks off Sunday with Israeli-American pianist Yael Weiss ($25).

Dio Returns: Sunday’s concert at the Palladium in St. Petersburg will feature the holographic likeness of legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who died in 2010. Several Dio bandmates perform. ($49.50).

Comedy: Some notable funny men in town this week include Black-ish actor Deon Cole, best known for his Conan O’Brien commentaries, Friday-Sunday at the Improv in Centro Ybor ($25 ). Kevin Farley, brother of Chris Farley, performs Thursday-Sunday at Side Splitters in Tampa ($10). And the Straz gets a dose of Southern culture from songsmith Cledus T. Judd on Friday ($25).

Countess Luann de Lesseps: From The Real Housewives of New York City the troubled former Countess and her friends perform a cabaret act Friday at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater ($35-$69.50).

Clearwater Craft Beer Fest: Features food trucks and local restaurants, art, live music and children’s area 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday on the 500 block of Cleveland Street in Clearwater.

The Evolution of Drag: Performer Daphne Ferraro wrote this show of “Drag Through the Decades” to kick off Pride month Saturday at the Palladium, St. Petersburg. ($30-$45).

StadiumLinks: Golfing in Raymond James Stadium returns to let you tee off from the upper decks of the stadium Saturday. Register: stadiumlinks.com/locations/tampa.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Summer Nights at Busch Garden: This weekend brings the return of live entertainment and fireworks each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through Aug. 11. buschgardens.com.

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