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Things to do in Tampa, May 20-22

20 Today

$5 Day at the Zoo: Load all the kids into the car because everyone gets into the zoo for $5, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave. Call (813) 935-8552.

Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel: Theatrical, single-character vignettes bring turn-of-the-century hotel staff members and guests to life, 2 p.m. at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Donations accepted. Call (813) 254-1891.

mUncle Kracker: The genre-bending, multiplatinum recording artist performs to promote his charity, the Uncle Kracker Music Education Foundation, 9 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe, 5223 Orient Road. $10 at the door. For more information, call toll-free 1-866-502-7529.

Comedian: Shang: The comedian, seen on national TV, specializes in political humor, 9:30 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $19. Call (813) 864-4000.

Live music: Amy Carroll Webb performs with Shana Smith at 1 p.m. in the UU Dome at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa, 11400 Morris Bridge Road, Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 988-8188.

Country music: The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash performs with the Sara Rose Band at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. For more information, call toll-free 1-800-594-8499 or visit

21 Monday

Group bike ride: Join a guided bike ride that breaks into groups for slow and fast riders and ends at a bar or restaurant for socializing. 6 p.m. at City Bike Tampa, 212 E Cass St. Lights required. Call (813) 225-1777.

24 Thursday

Yannis Pappas: The comedian performs at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. For information about pricing, call (813) 960-1197 or visit sidesplitters

Things to do in Tampa, May 20-22 05/19/12 [Last modified: Saturday, May 19, 2012 4:30am]
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