Thursday, May 24, 2018
Events

5 things to do under $5 March 23-April 3

1Blast Friday: This monthly street party in downtown Clearwater brings a free concert by country-rock veterans Pure Prairie League, so expect Amie ("What you wanna do?") to get stuck in your head all weekend. The family-friendly celebration will also have vendors, food, activities, contests and entertainment in the 400 block of Cleveland Street. It starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

2Target Tuesday: This monthly price break at the Glazer Children's Museum means it's free to play at the hands-on venue from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, perfect for an after-school or postnap diversion. Admission is normally $15 and $9.50 for kids, so the first Tuesday is a popular draw. The museum is in Curtis Hixon Park at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa.

3Uncooking Class: See what the raw food craze is all about at this class at Whole Foods with healthy eating specialist Curtis Whitwam "cooking" up raw recipes in the store cafe. Register at the store or by emailing [email protected] It's free at 7 p.m. Friday at 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa,

4TEDx Tampa Bay: Extraordinary thinkers from around the bay area join together for the global webcast "Positive Disruption." Melinda Gates leads the discussion from Seattle, exploring how disruption can be a positive catalyst for change. The live stream will be followed by talks and performances from local artists, musicians and "change agents." Admission is free and light snacks are provided at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

5The Big Damn Comedy Symposium: The local improv group Some Sort of Show and Cigar City Comedy Co-Op put together a panel of improv comics, sketch writers, standups and academics to jam about comedy. There will be performances from each branch of comedy, followed by a roundtable session where the comics will discuss the big ideas behind what they do. It's free to attend at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Roosevelt 2.0, 1812 N 15th St., Tampa.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

Comments
Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

TAMPA — The Ballet Nacional de Cuba performed Giselle, its signature ballet, on Wednesday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Fifty-four dancers charmed a packed house, culminating in about two hours an effort that took more tha...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
Bar review: Things are hopping at new Swan Brewing in Lakeland

Bar review: Things are hopping at new Swan Brewing in Lakeland

Lakeland’s a little out of the way, but I’m always eager to check out the bar scene there when passing through or attending an event. Every place I’ve visited just seems so pleasant.I regret missing the boat on the city’s first brewery, Lakeland Brew...
Updated: 1 hour ago
tbt* local craft beer of the week: Dark Harbor Mocha Stout, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers

tbt* local craft beer of the week: Dark Harbor Mocha Stout, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers

The saga of Barley Mow Brewing Company and its eventual offshoot/successor Sea Drift Ales & Lagers is a complicated one. The most interesting part is how the latter came to be as a result of brewery-distributor tensions, in which Barley Mow pulled an...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Hooper: More than a restaurant, Lee Roy Selmon’s was a meeting place

Hooper: More than a restaurant, Lee Roy Selmon’s was a meeting place

It’s where former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Doug Williams had lunch with current Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston.It’s where University of South Florida fans often gathered to watch the program’s biggest road games.It’s where folks showed up in...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Review: Family matters in David Sedaris’ ‘Calypso’

Review: Family matters in David Sedaris’ ‘Calypso’

David Sedaris gets right to the point in the opening of the first essay in his new book, Calypso: "Though there’s an industry built on telling you otherwise, there are few real joys to middle age. The only perk I can see is that, with luck, you’ll ac...
Published: 05/24/18
Review: Strait-laced writer Michael Pollan explores psychedelics, and leaves the door of perception ajar

Review: Strait-laced writer Michael Pollan explores psychedelics, and leaves the door of perception ajar

Microdosing is hot. If you haven’t heard — but you probably have, from reports of its use at Silicon Valley workplaces, from Ayelet Waldman’s memoir A Really Good Day, from dozens of news stories — to microdose is to take small amounts of LSD, which ...
Published: 05/24/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 25

Redneck Riviera Whiskey Tasting: Country hitmaker John Rich, of Big and Rich, will be at Gaspar’s to host a tasting and bottle signing of his Redneck Riviera Whiskey. A percentage of sales will go to Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to chi...
Published: 05/24/18
9 things to do indoors on this rainy Memorial Day weekend

9 things to do indoors on this rainy Memorial Day weekend

It’s hard not to think of the Forrest Gump line: "One day it started raining, and it didn’t quit for four months." If you are looking for something to do while the current deluge continues, we have some suggestions. There are obvious choices, like ma...
Published: 05/24/18
Top things to do this weekend: Margarita Festival, Rays’ Kiermaier as Star Wars figure, Nintinder

Top things to do this weekend: Margarita Festival, Rays’ Kiermaier as Star Wars figure, Nintinder

LIME TIME: Tampa Bay Margarita Festival This year, there are twice the bartenders and a new RFID wristband system for less waiting at the two-day Tampa Bay Margarita Festival with a margarita flavor for every taste. Music headliners are the Wallflow...
Published: 05/23/18
Top things to do for Memorial Day weekend in Tampa Bay: Concerts, festivals and memorials

Top things to do for Memorial Day weekend in Tampa Bay: Concerts, festivals and memorials

Our editors' picks for things to do this weekend.
Published: 05/23/18