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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 12

Mother's Day: There are all sorts of ways to celebrate Mom today. For starters, moms get in free with a paid admission to Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium and Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa. Find more Mother's Day events and deals at

Florida Orchestra: Spring Pops in the Park: Pack a picnic basket and listen to a lively mix of classics and popular favorites under the stars. The orchestra will play John Williams' Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry Mancini's Moon River, music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and more. Blue Bell Ice Cream will be serving free cups of ice cream, too. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at River Tower Park, 401 E Bird St., Tampa. Free.

Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week: Here's your chance to try different cuisines and check out the dozens of restaurants offering special prix fixe menus. Participating restaurants include Lobster Pot Bistro, Frenchy's Cafe locations, Clear Sky Beachside Cafe and others. See for a complete list. $15-$35 prix fixe menus; some locations offer lunch menus for $10-$15. (727) 447-7600.

Giselle: The St. Petersburg Ballet Company presents a Mother's Day ballet performance and tea immediately following the show. It's at 3 p.m. at Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20, $10 students/seniors; tea is $10 adults, $7 students/seniors. (727) 822-3590.

The Amish Project: See the final performance of this one-woman play by Jessica Dickey based on the real-life murder of Amish schoolgirls in Pennsylvania . It starts at 3 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.


SEASON PREMIERE Breaking Amish, 10 p.m., TLC For their second season, producers head to Sarasota to catch Amish, ex-Amish and Mennonite folk engaging in less-than-wholesome behavior. Well, sure, when it comes to trashy behavior, Dutch Country's got nothing on the Gulf Coast.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 12 05/10/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 10, 2013 2:04pm]
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