Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 17

Tampa Bay Lightning Play-Off Watch Party: Lightning fans are invited to gather in the park to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning face the Washington Capitals in the third round of the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff. Beer, wine and concessions available. The puck drops at 8 p.m. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free.

Turnt Up Tour with Ying Yang: Relive the early 2000s with performances from the Ying Yang twins, Chingy, Petey Pablo, Twista, and Bow Wow. 8 p.m., USF Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa. $29.75-$115.75.

Movies in the Park: Bring a picnic and watch Father of the Bride (1991). Also, music by Talk to Mark. Free and secure valet bicycle parking available. 7 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 463-4612; stpetepreservation.org.

Improvaholics: Local improv comedy troupes The Improvaholics and The Middle Child join forces to benefit WMNF Community Radio and [email protected] 7 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $20, $15 members. (727) 895-6620; thestudioat620.org.

The Machine Stops: Penned in 1909, E.M. Forster’s dystopian tale is set in a future where people live isolated from each other in separate rooms and can only communicate through a machine. Through May 27. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$50. (727) 498-5205; www.freefalltheatre.com.

Florida Orchestra: Inside the Music: Music Director Michael Francis leads a talk and musical demonstration followed by a performance Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Pay-what-you-can. (727) 892-3337; mypalladium.org.

Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett’s existentialist masterpiece. Through May 27. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $24, $20 students. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Nick Colionne: Contemporary jazz guitar great known for his blend of jazz, R&B, funk, blues, and soulful seductive vocals will perform with Garrett Body on the bass, Dave Reinhardt on the drums and Nate Mitchell on the keys. 8 p.m., Charlie’s Sushi & Japanese , 1200 Cleveland St, Clearwater. $40..

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE S.W.A.T., 10 p.m., CBS: The turbo-charged first season ends as a fake 911 call puts Hondo and the team on the hunt to stop a terrorist group from executing bombing attacks on local communities. Also, Street’s relationship with his recently paroled mother, Karen (Sherilyn Fenn), jeopardizes his career.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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