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Plan your weekend May 13-15: Disney on Ice, ArtWalk, magician Michael Carbonaro

Plan your weekend

Mouse-capades

Disney on Ice: A century of Disney history hits the ice at Amalie Arena today through Sunday for what will likely be a massive singalong. In Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic, has characters from Frozen, Toy Story, Lion King and the classics Mickey Mouse, his sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and a parade of Disney princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Frozen phenoms Anna and Elsa. You can show off your moves at the dance-along preshow. Tickets are $16 and up at disneyonice.com. Lap-sitting kids under 2 are free.

Comedy

Michael Carbonaro: The comic magician is a prankster who makes unsuspecting subjects think they are having a crazy day on his hit truTV series. Like the customer at the shipping counter who sees him pull a bowling ball out of a flat box, or when the kitten he's holding in a pet store inexplicably morphs into a pigeon. On Saturday, Carbonaro returns to his improv comedy roots with a live show at Ruth Eckerd Hall laced with audience interaction, video clips and his signature magic. The show is 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $36.50. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

Take the kids

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live: The PBS television series continues the legacy of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood by animating the hand puppets the late Fred Rogers acted out in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. The show comes to life on stage at the Mahaffey Theater at 3 p.m. Sunday. Daniel is the son of the original Daniel the Striped Tiger, the worrywart tiger from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Tickets are $22.50-$42.50 at 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7832. themahaffey.com.

Art

Second Saturday ArtWalk: The popular night of gallery hopping in downtown St. Pete has more than 40 galleries staying open until 9 p.m., many with new shows. There's lots of new art on view at the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., beginning Saturday with a group show and three solos. "Orange State" is curated by Katherine Gibson of ArtHouse3 and highlights the abundance of talent in Central Florida, ranging from photography to folk art. The free opening reception Saturday is from 5 to 9 p.m. and the shows continue through June 24. The ArtWalk area is a big one, so park and ride: free trolleys shuttle you around. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance website has a map and trolley stops: stpeteartsalliance.org.

Choo choo

National Train Day: Tampa's Union Station will be filled with model train displays, with the H.B. Plant Railroad Historical Society on hand as well as the Suncoast American Flyer Enthusiasts, historical exhibits and the Tampa Firefighters Museum's fire engine No. 42, nicknamed "Little Mack." Free, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Union Station, 601 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. (813) 445-3493.

Get ready

Hurricane Expo: Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry will offer an admission deal as kids play while parents learn about preparing for hurricane season. There will be sports-related games set up by the Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays; and a touch-a-truck with emergency vehicles. For the adults, there will be safety demonstrations, educational displays and national expert Phil Klotzbach to answer visitors' questions and share his insights. Parking and admission to the expo are free 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and there's $5 admission to see the museum's 450 hands-on exhibits (normally $26.95 for adults) until 6 p.m. at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000.

Music

Have Gun, Will Travel: The Bradenton group has become one of Tampa Bay's most popular bands, releasing five albums and playing almost every major festival in town. This weekend, the band celebrates its 10th anniversary by playing two full albums at two separate concerts over two nights in Ybor City. On Friday at New World Brewery, they'll do 2008's Casting Shadows Tall as Giants and 2009's Postcards from the Friendly City with opening acts Mercy McCoy and Max Norton and Friends. On Saturday at Crowbar, it's 2011's Mergers & Acquisitions and 2013's Fiction, Fact or Folktale with Lauris Vidal and RedFeather. Advance tickets are $10 and up via ticketfly.com, $15 and up at the door. Both shows start at 9 p.m.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, [email protected] Follow @SharonKWn.

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