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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 8

The Amish Project: It's the last week to see this one-woman play based on the real-life murder of Amish schoolgirls in Pennsylvania. The show starts at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.

Swoop Nationals: Skydive City hosts the USPA Canopy Piloting National Championships Swoop Nationals. Skydivers will fly their canopies in pre-arranged maneuvers, showcasing speed, distance and accuracy. There will also be a snack bar, beer and wine. Diving starts at 9 a.m. in Skydive City, 4241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills. $5. (800) 888-5867.

On the Edge: Next Generation Ballet and Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet dancers perform a showcase of contemporary dance in a variety of modern dance styles, including ensemble pieces, solos and duets. See them at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15. (813) 229-7827.

Boston Memorial Run: This non-timed, non-competitive 2.62-mile memorial run includes a pre-race candlelight vigil with speakers and singers. It benefits victims of the Boston attack. It begins at 7:30 p.m. at Spa Beach at the Pier approach, 615 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $26.20. (727) 347-4440.

TO WATCH

MythBusters, 9 p.m., Discovery Can a giant crab really drag you under the sea? Where each little clam knows how to jam, and each little snail knows how to wail? Under the sea?

SEASON PREMIERE Million Dollar Listing New York, 10 p.m., Bravo A million bucks? In New York, that'd get you, what, an 800-square-foot efficiency loft?

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COMING UP

Amy Schumer: Her new show Inside Amy Schumer scored Comedy Central's biggest launch of the year, but don't let her girl-next-door looks fool you. Her filthy jokes are cringe-worthy. See her Saturday at the Straz Center in Tampa. $32.50. (813) 229-7827.

Tim McGraw: The country superstar-turned-actor brings his annual star-studded tour to the Live Nation Amphitheatre in Tampa on Saturday, with Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft in tow. Tickets start at $40.75. (813) 740-2446.

Florida Orchestra: On Friday, the orchestra's popular rock series pays tribute to the Doors, with Randy Jackson singing Light My Fire and Riders on the Storm at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg; $35-$75; (727) 893-7832. On Sunday, pack a picnic for the Spring Pops in the Park, with music from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Moon River and 1812 Overture at River Tower Park in Tampa. Free.

Gary Sinise: The actor brings his Lt. Dan Band to benefit Sgt. Michael Nicholson of Tampa, who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan. Money raised goes toward building custom homes for wounded veterans. It's Friday at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park. $35 lawn, $75 VIP, kids under 5 free.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 8 05/07/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 1:09pm]
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