Friday, May 25, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 5

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: Join Mayor Buckhorn as food trucks line up for this lunchtime event in downtown Tampa. This month's fiesta will feature Not Your Ordinary Food Truck, Dude & His Food, Dochos, Maggie on the Move, Michelle Faedo and more. The trucks open up at 11 a.m. in Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa.

Taj Mahal: The musician celebrates four decades of blues, roots and reggae. He is one of the most influential blues musicians of all time and has scored two Grammy awards from his albums. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $42-$55. (727) 822-3590.

ZZ Ward: To the unseasoned ear, ZZ Ward's boisterous vocal on cuts like Put The Gun Down and Move Like U Stole It could easily be mistaken for Adele. She performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 247-2555.

Tropicana Field Ballpark Tours: Take a 90-minute, behind-the-scenes tour of the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. See the Rays' dugout, Press Box, Touch Tank, 162 Landing, Hitters Hall of Fame and more. Still and video cameras welcome. Tour begins at 10 a.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. $9, $8 ages 65 and older, $7 ages 3-14, 2 and younger free. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

TO WATCH

CMT Music Awards 2013, 8 p.m., CMT Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell host the fans' choice awards, which should always be the most important style of award show, but never is. Like we care what the rest of Nashville thinks about Taylor Swift.

SEASON PREMIERE Chef Robli & Co., 10 p.m., Bravo Catering to A-listers must be very difficult. You have to both make food that will impress them, then not be offended when they don't eat it because they're starving themselves.

more to explore

We've got movie news and reviews at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Fleetwood Mac: This is the enduring rock band's first tour since 2009. The lineup includes all the biggies — Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks — except Christine McVie. Show is Friday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $36.75-$146.75. (813) 301-2500.

Comments
With makeover, ZooTampa at Lowry Park takes a page from the theme parks

With makeover, ZooTampa at Lowry Park takes a page from the theme parks

TAMPA — Behind the construction walls near the carousel at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, hammers, saws and power drills made a racket in the blazing Friday heat. A raft full of 100-pound water jugs took test trips on the new Roaring Springs ride set to deb...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 29

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 29

Sacred Art Tour of the Tibetan Monks: Eight Dalai Lama-sanctioned monks from India are creating a sand mandala of the Green Tara, a female representation of the Buddha of Compassion. During opening ceremonies, the monks will chant, play long Tibetan ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Veterans get in free at Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and more with Memorial Day deals

Veterans get in free at Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and more with Memorial Day deals

Memorial Day is a time to say "thank you" to our veterans. The following is a list of free offers for them to enjoy. Some even last all summer.• Busch Gardens and SeaWorld are offering U.S. veterans and up to three guests get free admission to the th...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Professional wrestlers are telling their stories through comic books

Professional wrestlers are telling their stories through comic books

Due to its salacious scripted story lines mixed with choreographed violence, professional wrestling is often referred to as a kind of soap opera. But Palm Harbor’s John Crowther sees it differently. Professional wrestling, he said, is a comic book st...
Published: 05/25/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 27

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 27

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival: In addition to cocktails, music headliners today are Everclear and Fastball. 11 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $20-$30 single day; $35, $40 at door (if available) for two-day tickets; VIP $100-$225. ...
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

Hooper: More than a restaurant, Lee Roy Selmon’s was a meeting place

It’s where former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Doug Williams had lunch with current Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston.It’s where University of South Florida fans often gathered to watch the program’s biggest road games.It’s where folks showed up in...
Published: 05/24/18
Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

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...
Published: 05/24/18
Bar review: Things are hopping at new Swan Brewing in Lakeland

Bar review: Things are hopping at new Swan Brewing in Lakeland

Lakeland’s a little out of the way, but I’m always eager to check out the bar scene there when passing through or attending an event. Every place I’ve visited just seems so pleasant.I regret missing the boat on the city’s first brewery, Lakeland Brew...
Published: 05/24/18
tbt* local craft beer of the week: Dark Harbor Mocha Stout, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers

tbt* local craft beer of the week: Dark Harbor Mocha Stout, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers

The saga of Barley Mow Brewing Company and its eventual offshoot/successor Sea Drift Ales & Lagers is a complicated one. The most interesting part is how the latter came to be as a result of brewery-distributor tensions, in which Barley Mow pulled an...
Published: 05/24/18