Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 21

The Applebutter Express: The ukulele funk group who played at Bonnaroo last year joins with jammers the Stadelman Brothers. See them at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10 advance, $13 at the door. (813) 977-6474.

Reno's Renegade Run: Join in your choice of 5K or 10K run on the sidewalks along the downtown waterfront and then hang out at the Pier before it shuts down at the end of the month. Runs return to Jonny Reno's for a party with a free Bud Light for runners, live music and food. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at Jonny Reno's, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 510-1921.

Helios Jazz Orchestra: The 18-piece orchestra performs big band jazz music the third Tuesday of every month. This month, vocalist Bryan Hughes performs, plus there's music, catered treats, cabaret seating, free valet parking and a full bar. It starts at 7 p.m. at NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 821-6682.

Tarpon Springs Recreation Free Movies: See Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film Lincoln for free at the Tarpon Springs Recreation Department. Movie starts at 1 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave., Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 942-5628.

Twilight on the Town: Learn a little bit of history as St. Petersburg Preservation takes you on a leisurely 90-minute walking tour of downtown St. Petersburg that wraps up with a sunset viewing from the Pier. Meet at 7 p.m. at Central Cafe & Organics, 243 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 824-7802.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Dancing With the Stars, 9 p.m., ABC There's going to be a crowded stage for this finale. Everyone better watch out for Wynonna Judd's return, though. Don't worry, she's just singing.

The Bachelor, 8 p.m., ABC In case you forgot there are people desperate enough for fame and companionship they would speed-date for keeps, here's a blooper special. As if the show wasn't enough of a mistake.

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COMING UP

Impact Wrestling Live: It's the show you know from Spike TV coming live to the USF Sun Dome on Thursday. It features Tampa Bay's very own Hulk Hogan, daughter Brooke Hogan, Kurt Angle and Sting. $17.50-$127.50. (813) 974-3004.

The Rite of Spring: The Florida Orchestra wraps up its masterworks concerts honoring the 100th anniversary of the Stravinsky piece that inspired a riot. The concert opens with Messiaen's Le offrandes oubliées (The Forgotten Offerings) followed by Debussy's La Mer. Concerts are Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa and Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

Sunset Music Festival: For its second year, the hot electronic dance music craze comes to the parking lot of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Saturday with headliners David Guetta and Steve Aoki, along with Knife Party, Flosstradamus and lots more. $89-$149. (813) 350-6545.

Music and E.T.: How cool it would be to watch Elliot and E.T. fly across the moon while you're sitting in the park under the stars. Also hear music by the Dead Ichs, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday in North Straub Park along St. Petersburg's waterfront. Free, but donations appreciated.

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