Make us your home page
Things to do Things to Do
 Today's TipSheet

Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 19

$6 Day at the Zoo: That's right, it's no longer $5 Day at the Zoo, but this is still a great deal: Everyone gets into the zoo for $6 today. Be sure to get there early because it gets crowded. Free extra parking is available next to the Tampa Greyhound Track. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.

Carnaval Del Mar: The aquarium turns into a carnival complete with stilt walkers, acrobats, hula hoop performers, a scavenger hunt and face painting. Doors opens at 9:30 a.m. at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Admission: $21.95, $18.95 seniors, $16.95 kids 3-12. (813) 273-4000.

Ghostface Killah: The Wu-Tang Clan member and solo artist of albums like Fishscale comes to the Orpheum. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at 1915 E Seventh Ave. in Ybor City. $25. (813) 248-9500.

Family Favorites Film Series: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Bring the kids to see Spielberg's classic film in the historic Tampa Theatre. But come early, because the theater is giving away door prizes including a free bicycle, Clearwater Marine Aquarium tickets, Tampa Theatre tickets and Ebie, a Tampa Theatre gargoyle figurine. The movie starts at 2 p.m. at 711 Franklin St. in Tampa. $9, $7 12 and younger. (813) 274-8982.

American Idiot: It's your last chance to catch Green Day's rock opera in Tampa. Performances are at 1 and 6:30 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center in Tampa. Tickets start at $44.50. (813) 229-7827.


SEASON FINALE The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox Seth MacFarlane is a guest star, playing a guy Marge flirts with over email. She hears she can get a better deal on Seth's next cartoon, so she's laying it on thick.

MINISERIES PREMIERE North America, 9 p.m., Discovery Tom Selleck is the narrator for a seven-part series about the continent. Good luck getting your average American to even find it on a map.

More to explore

Find fun free and cheap events to keep the kids busy at

Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 19 05/17/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 17, 2013 12:14pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 17: Think 11 miles of nothing but straight trail and open, flat fields sounds easy? Think again.


    Day 17: Villarmentero de Campos to Lédigos: 33.5 km, 10.25 hours. Total for Days 1-17 = 394 km (245 miles)

  2. Tom Sawyer with a revolver? Twain house has live 'Clue' game


    HARTFORD, Conn. — Was it Tom Sawyer in Samuel Clemens' billiard room with a revolver?

    In this July 14 photo, actor Dan Russell, left, portraying the character Arkansas from Mark Twain's book Roughing it, responds to a question from 10-year-old Emma Connell, center, of Arizona during a "Clue" tour at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Conn. The tour allows visitors to interact with Twain characters while playing a live-action version of the board game. [AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb]
  3. Until this song, Alan Parsons Project stood on much higher ground


    Listening to yesterday's Keats song made me pine for more Alan Parsons Project music and today we dig deeper into their catalogue with Standing On Higher Ground.

  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 23


    Marie Antoinette: Freefall 411: A contemporary look at the historic pariah looks at Marie Antoinette through the lens of society's obsession with celebrity. Through August 13. A brief talk prior to the performance provides insight to the production. 1 p.m., show starts at 2 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central …

    Lucas Wells as King Louis XVI, left, and Megan Rippey as Marie Antoinette in Freefall Theatre's "Marie Antoinette."
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 22


    Snooty the Manatee's 69th Birthday Bash: Snooty, documented by Guinness World Records as the oldest known manatee in captivity, turns 69 and celebrates with children's games, art activities, cookies, drinks , interaction with Snooty the mascot and reduced price museum admission. 10 a.m., South Florida Museum, 201 …

    Snooty the manatee poses for a photo Thursday morning while three young manatees are unloaded from Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa Thursday morning at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.
PAUL VIDELA/ 12/20/07