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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 5

Cinco De Mayo is today, and lots of places around the bay area are celebrating. At the Latin American Celebration in Vinoy Park, there will be live music, dancing, a show car and monster truck display and the Dos Equis beer garden. Food trucks will be on site with an array of Latin cuisine, including Michelle Faedo's On the Go and Taco Bus. It starts at 11 a.m. at 501 Fifth Ave. NE in St. Petersburg. $13, 11 and younger free. (800) 514-3849. Dunedin's annual Street Festival and Dance Party has a costume contest, salsa dancing and lessons, a giant puppet parade with 20-foot tall puppets, and music by Orquesta Infinidad, Mariachi singer Lily Cortes and Cory McHugh. The parade takes to the streets at 5 p.m., but the party starts at 11 a.m. at Casa Tina Gourmet Mexican & Vegetarian, 365 Main St., Dunedin. No cover. (727) 734-9226. For more Cinco de Mayo events, head to

American Stage in the Park: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Your pets are invited to the show tonight, so bring them out for this year's Tony Award-winning musical about a group of overachievers competing in a spelling championship. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Demens Landing in St. Petersburg, but gates open at 6. $13 advance, $15 at the event; premiere blankets $24; reserved chair seatings $29. (727) 823-7529.

Family Favorites Film Series: The Muppet Movie: Take the kids to see Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang take off on a trip to Hollywood, and check out the historic theater's brand new digital projection system. The movie starts at 2 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $9, $7 12 and younger. (813) 274-8982.


SEASON FINALE The Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS One team will soon win the 22nd season of this reality show. Or is it a game show? Twelve years of watching and we still don't know.

Mad Men, 10 p.m., AMC Can you believe there are still people who are just now discovering Don is unlikable once you get to know him? And here we thought that was the whole point of the show.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 5 05/03/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 3, 2013 3:03pm]
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