Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 26

A Chorus Line: Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this long-running Broadway musical is about 17 aspiring Broadway dancers putting it all on the line for a spot on the chorus line. See it at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $50-$70. (727) 791-7400.

'S Wonderful: Five mini-musicals pay tribute to the styles and places that influenced George and Ira Gershwin's songbook, from their start in New York City in 1916 to New Orleans in the '50s. Hear more than 40 classic hits such as Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Shall We Dance, and Someone To Watch Over Me. It begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $32.50. (813) 229-7827.

Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest: Seniors get a free day at the museum with added bonuses including free bingo, health screenings, and more than 450 exhibits. If you like the great outdoors, there's also the 17th annual Back Woods Walk through the wooded areas surrounding the museum. Registration for the walk begins at 7:30 a.m.; events begin at 9 at MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free, walk $8. (813) 653-1988.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition: Because of its popularity, the Mahaffey has decided to extend tour hours for the final week of their Titanic exhibit. Tea sampling by Hooker Tea and a talk about the history and tradition of an English tea ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $19.12; $17.50 senior; $16.50 youth; $15 child. (727) 893-7832.

TO WATCH

MINISERIES PREMIERE Parade's End, 9 p.m., HBO Ford Madox Ford's tetralogy of novels about post-WWI British society gets the five-part treatment.

SERIES PREMIERE Armed & Ready, 10 p.m., Travel Skateboarder Kevin Michael Connolly heads out into the countryside with a team of scientists and engineers to do things like climb trees with lumberjacks, go whitewater rafting and zorbing (rolling downhill in a giant inflatable ball). The catch is that he was born without legs. Yeah, complain about not being able to find the remote now.

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