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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 26

American Stage in the Park: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: It's the final performance of this Tony Award-winning musical about a group of overachievers competing in a spelling championship. Reserved seats are available for purchase, but it's more fun to pack a picnic and sit on the grass. Performance begins at 8 p.m., but gates open at 6, at Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $13 advance, $15 at the event; premiere blankets $24; reserved chair seatings $29. (727) 823-7529.

Farewell to the Pier Bike Ride: Expect lots of nostalgia when Bike St. Pete leads a ride from Weedon Island to downtown St. Petersburg, where the group will cycle around the Pier for a farewell ride before the landmark closes at the end of the month. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Weedon Island history center parking lot at the end of Pinellas County's Weedon Island Park. Free. (813) 964-9193;

Memorial Day parties: Weekend at Shephard's: There's live entertainment, drink and food specials, VIP parties and more. The big-name performer today is Jason Derulo at 11 p.m. at the Tiki bar. DJ Brandon James keeps the pace in the Wave all day. Doors open at 1 p.m. at Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. $10-$20. (727) 442-5107. Sandbar Concert: The only way to get to this concert is by boat. Bring chairs and coolers and wade in the water while you listen to live music from a pontoon boat stage. Music starts at 1 p.m. in the "P" Channel adjacent to 2189 Tanglewood Way NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 224-1900.

Kids and family

DinoQuest 2: It's the last day to see this special exhibit of life-like and life-size dinosaurs that move, blink and roar. It's $4 plus regular admission ($23.95, $21.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-11) during park hours; $9.95 for after-hours Dino Nights (park admission not needed); 2 and younger free at all times. Gates open at 10 a.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.

To watch

SERIES RETURN Arrested Development, Netflix There's no time listed, because you can watch all 15 episodes of this fourth season whenever you feel like it. Netflix has said this is a one-time deal, though, so don't waste them. Let's hope the Bluths have straightened out in the past seven years. Doubtful, but we can always wish.

SERIES FINALE Smash, 9 p.m., NBC No matter how hard these folks try, the show won't always go on. The series has been canceled, so let's see how many things the creators try to cram into this one episode to wrap things up.


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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 26 05/24/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 24, 2013 2:29pm]
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