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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 13

American Idiot: With extraordinary energy — and decibel levels — the Broadway musical based on the Green Day album uses frenetic punk rock to follow three suburban guys struggling with their dreams. Opens Friday, with five shows through Sunday at the Straz Center in Tampa. Tickets start at $44.50. (813) 229-7827.

Date night

Florida Orchestra: With Mendelssohn's The Hebrides and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, but the main event will be the orchestra's star flute player Clay Ellerbroek performing Liebermann's lively Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. Concerts are Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa, Saturday at the Mahaffey in St. Petersburg and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

Pride and Passion: Browse the galleries at the Tampa Museum of Art, sip drinks and enjoy live entertainment Saturday at this official kick-off to St. Pete Pride. Ticket includes a one-year museum membership. $85. (813) 274-8130. Or if you want a crazy night of party-hopping at the Tampa museums, there's also …

Craftology: Yes, this is at the Glazer Children's Museum, but it's definitely adults-only. The Science of Craft Beers and Cocktails features drinks, hors d'oeuvres and live music on all three floors of the museum Saturday. Benefits the museum's Title 1 School Program. $50. (813) 443-3861.

Kids and family

'Disney on Ice': Your kids' fave moments from Brave, Tangled, Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast come alive on the ice in Rockin' Ever After. Shows are Thursday through Sunday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $16-$75. (813) 301-2500.

New Busch Gardens' show: Saturday is opening day for Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation, a 20-minute live musical starring movie characters such as Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo and the Penguins. With a character meet and greet. Included with daily admission to the theme park. buschgardens.com.

Raise a Toast to the Pier: Can't let the last days of the inverted pyramid run out without a daylong party. Includes live music, water-ski shows, bagpipes and later celebrity sunset toasts and Ultimate Pier Cocktail competition. All Saturday at the Pier in St. Petersburg. Free; $10 VIP includes Pier poster, cocktail samples, cake and a commemorative glass. (727) 821-6443.

more to explore

Headed to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in the park this week? Michelle and Katie have great tips on their Play Tampa Bay video at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 13 05/12/13 [Last modified: Monday, May 13, 2013 10:45am]
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