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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.

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