Monday, May 28, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 3

Fleetwood Mac: This is the enduring rock band's first tour since 2009. The lineup includes all the biggies — Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks — except Christine McVie. Show is Friday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $36.75-$146.75. (813) 301-2500.

'Rear Window': The 1954 Alfred Hitchcock mystery starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly is part of the Summer Classic Series at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. See it at 3 p.m. Sunday. $9; $7 children. (813) 274-8982.

Date Night

'Ariadne auf Naxos': Tuesday is the final performance of the St. Petersburg Opera's production about the richest man in Vienna who goes to great lengths to host a fabulous party, with lush music by Richard Strauss. At the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. $21.50-$64.50. (727) 822-3590.

Kings of the Mic Tour: This retro rap concert is loaded with talent: LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, De La Soul. Show is Thursday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $49.50-$125. (727) 893-7832.

Even more music: She's no Adele, but ZZ Ward packs the same sultry sound Wednesday at the Ritz Ybor in Ybor City; $13-$15; (813) 247-2555. Also Wednesday is 71-year-old blues legend Taj Mahal at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg; $42-$55; (727) 822-3590. Country trio Rascal Flatts hits the Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds along with the Band Perry on Friday; $29.75-$65.; livenation.com. You can also go country with Martina McBride after the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Orioles on Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. It's included in your ticket to the game, which starts at 4:10 p.m.; (888) 326-7297.

Kids and Family

Scooby-Doo Live: The Mystery Machine brings Scooby and those meddling kids to Ruth Eckerd Hall in search of a ghost — shout when you see it, kids! And everybody can sing along to the theme song, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Shows are 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday. $16-$68. (727) 791-7400.

Tampa Caribbean Carnival: Celebrate island heritage with T-Vice, Iver George, steel drum music, DJs, reggae, soca, food and dancing Saturday and Sunday at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. $15, $5 ages 6-11, 5 and younger free. (813) 621-7821.

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School is letting out for the summer. Need some cheap, family-friendly activities to occupy the kids? We've got them at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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