Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 30

War Horse: Handspring Puppet Company brings galloping horses to life with life-sized puppets in this play set in World War I-era England about a boy and his beloved horse. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center in Tampa. Tickets start at $44.50. (813) 229-7827.

Samsara: Tampa Theatre displays its new digital setup with a free screening of this visually stunning, non-verbal documentary. It's at 7 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8982.

The Black Crowes: The rock band boasts nine studio albums, four live albums and several singles including She Talks to Angels and Hard to Handle. They come to St. Pete on the first leg of their Lay Down With the Number 13 World Tour. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $39.50–$79.50. (727) 893-7832.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Red Mesa Cantina starts its Cinco De Mayo celebration early with an entire week of drink specials, live music, raffles and themed bars at 128 Third St. S in St. Petersburg. No cover. (727) 896-8226.

Apron's Cooking Classes: Worldwide Pasta: Improve your pasta skills with global variations like shrimp pad Thai and grilled lemon chicken couscous. Class starts at 6 p.m. at Apron's Cooking School, Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $45. (813) 926-4465.

Eat with the Rowdies: Grab a gyro and an autograph at the Little Greek Restaurant in St. Petersburg today, when the Tampa Bay Rowdies coach and at least three players from the team will have lunch with fans from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the restaurant, 1052 Fourth St. N. The promotion will continue the second Tuesday of every month though October.

To watch

Series premeire; Inside Amy Schumer, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central: She's perky and blond, but she's got the mouth of a methed-up lumberjack with kidney stones. You'll love her!

Coming up

Khaotic Kon: Three days of games and dance parties for anime, video game and sci-fi fans. The year's guests feature voice talents from Fullmetal Alchemist. Runs Friday through Sunday at Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel. $25 a day; $40 weekend. (813) 223-2222.

Willie Nelson: If you see the living legend's show Wednesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, wish him a happy belated birthday. He turns 80 today, but he still brings the hits: On the Road Again, Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain. $48.50 and up. (727) 791-7400.

John and Jen: The musical revolves around a brother and sister divided over the war in Vietnam. Opens Friday at Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg. $37–$44. (727) 498-5205.

Florida Blueberry Festival: The trendy little fruit takes over downtown Brooksville on Saturday and Sunday with everything blueberry, 14 bands, a zip line, arts and crafts and car and motorcycle shows. $5, $2 ages 5–16; free for ages 4 and younger; parking $10–$12.

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