Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 25

Fabien Cousteau: The famed ocean explorer does a free lecture in conjunction with the Sea Monsters Revealed exhibit. He will talk about his upcoming adventure conducting experiments underwater for 31 days and will sign books following the talk. It starts at 1 p.m. at MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 987-6000.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays: NASCAR driver Aric Almirola throws out the first pitch before the game starting at 7:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Free Golf for Kids: Every day this summer kids ages 5 to 15 get a free small bucket of balls to hit on the golf range at Ace Golf Range in Brandon and Riverview, Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, and Wentworth and Crescent Oaks Golf Clubs in Tarpon Springs. Just stop by and pick up a punch card any time now through Aug. 31. Course and range hours vary by facility.

7 Homeless Mammoths Wander New England: There's less than one week left to see American Stage's academic sex comedy. It starts tonight at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.

Mr. Poppers' Penguins: See Jim Carrey in the film adaptation of the classic children's novel at local Regal Cinema theaters for only $1 today. Locations offering this deal include Largo Mall 8 in Largo, Citrus Park 20 in Tampa and Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park. Check individual theaters for information. $1.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Rizzoli & Isles, 9 p.m., TNT A young journalism student is killed. Surprisingly, it's not by the job market.

Betty White's Off Their Rockers, 8:30 p.m., NBC More oldsters continue to commit pranks, like pretending there's still a "prime time" and that everyone watches network television. Say, what's on Amazon Prime tonight? ANYTHING WE WANT.

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Bob Dylan: The Americanarama Festival at 5:30 p.m. Thursday features three of the biggest names in Americana-inspired rock with Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket. It's at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. $25-$89. (813) 740-2446.

Awesome Day: Who doesn't want to celebrate that? The Tampa Museum of Art and Curtis Hixon Park will lead the way Thursday when they throw an Awesome Day Celebration with free admission to the museum from 5 to 7 p.m. and park activities.

Concerts: Two of the hottest pop stars, Pitbull and Ke$ha, travel to the MidFlorida Amp at 7:30 p.m. Friday; $31-$105.50 at livenation.com. Cheap Trick's lead singer when the Robin Zander Band plays the Blast Friday street party in Clearwater. The free event starts at 5:30 p.m. Latin Grammy winner Juanes performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Carol Morsani Hall at Tampa's Straz Center; $49.50-$65.50, strazcenter.org.

Summer Safari Night at the Zoo: Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa stays open late Saturday with free unlimited rides after 5 p.m., animal encounters, Radio Disney and a special ladybug release. Included in zoo admission: $24.95, $19.95 for kids, 2 and younger free.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 29

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Published: 05/25/18
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 27

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 27

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Published: 05/25/18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 26

97X Barbecue, Music and Arts Festival: Alt-rock station 97X expands the annual Memorial Day weekend music festival to show love to all arts with a display by local artists and a music line-up including The Dirty Heads, Awolnation, Judah and the Lion,...
Published: 05/25/18
Hooper: More than a restaurant, Lee Roy Selmon’s was a meeting place

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Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

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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...
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