Make us your home page
Instagram
Things to do Things to Do
 Today's TipSheet

things

to do

Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 5

Coming today

Tampabay.com will have live video of the Julie Schenecker murder trial.

On Twitter: For trial updates, follow @TBTimesLive.

Cinco de Mayo: Salud! If you didn't have margaritas and tacos over the weekend, there are still plenty of events today. Cinco de Mayo at MacDinton's in Tampa: The SoHo hotspot celebrates happy hour with a Dos Equis bar, music, jalapeno-eating contest and free sombreros for the first 100 people, beginning at 5 p.m. $15. (813) 251-8999. Catrinas Cocina Y Galeria: The Tampa restaurant's staff and customers dress in traditional costumes and moustaches for this celebration with drink specials and mariachis. (813) 251-4604.

Mother's Day: Don't forget mom Sunday, when there are plenty of buy one ticket, mom gets in free promotions at attractions like the Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium and MOSI. Also the first 10,000 women into Sunday's Rays vs. Cleveland Indians game get a free Rays sun hat.

Food and Dining

Mac & Cheese Throwdown: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn proves he's the cheesiest, but in a good way, as he hosts restaurants competing to make the ultimate comfort food Saturday in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park. Admission is free and mac samples are five for $10.

Taste of Pinellas: Or maybe this is more your speed as local restaurants' signature creations Saturday and Sunday are sold and served to the sounds of Pat Benatar, Bruce Hornsby and the Blues Brothers in St. Petersburg's Albert Whitted Park. $22.50 advance, $25 at the gate; $75 VIP.

Date night

Chelsea Handler: We can only hope the comedian-talk show host's tiny sidekick, Chuy, will appear with her Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall. $66.25-$96.25. (727) 791-7400.

Walking Dead Escape Tour: Let makeup pros at the USF Sun Dome transform you into a walking corpse for an obstacle course based on the hit TV show Saturday. $75-$150; $20 spectator. ticketmaster.com or thewalkingdeadescape.com.

Of Montreal: The eccentric indie rock band will be joined by similarly psychedelic Boogarins from Brazil on Tuesday at St. Petersburg's State Theatre. $17-$20. (727) 895-3045.

kids and family

National Train Day: Choo-choo lovers celebrate at Tampa's historic Union Station with railroad equipment on display, live music, model railroad exhibits, food trucks and a history program. Free.

Every Child a Swimmer: This annual program at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center gives free lessons to kids 5 to 11. Starting today, it runs Monday through Thursday until May 22. (727) 363-9264.

more to explore

Find local music news at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 5 05/04/14 [Last modified: Sunday, May 4, 2014 7:30pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelly talks family, songwriting and more before Tampa show

    Music & Concerts

    A while back at the Grammys, Charles Kelley found himself in the same room as Paul McCartney. The Lady Antebellum singer, a seven-time Grammy winner in his own right, couldn't work up the courage to say hello.

    Lady Antebellum perform at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday. Credit: Eric Ray Davidson
  2. Taste test: new products including S'mores English Muffins, Town House crackers, Keebler Cereal with Real Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies and Birds Eye pasta

    Taste Test

    My summer memories always included being hungry. I'm pretty sure it was boredom, but it was always dangerous for my mom to bring me and my siblings along on a July grocery run. We would always reach for sugary cereals or salty snacks. Apparently, we weren't alone. The grocery store aisles are full of new snack offerings …

  3. Discovering the true meaning of Black Forest cake in the German region itself

    Cooking

    The first time I had a taste of the Black Forest, it wasn't by way of cake.

    Black Forest Cake in Germany was granted legally protected status in 2013. It must use the gateau’s original ingredients, including kirsch, a brandy made from fermented sour cherries from the region.
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 24-30

    Events

    Tampa Bay Comic Con: The geek fest returns to the Tampa Convention Center from Friday-Sunday, bringing celebrity appearances including Val Kilmer (Batman Forever), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek's Uhura), Kate Beckinsale and numerous comic book artists and writers. Also, comics, videos, toys, action …

    Shaun Audit poses for a photo at opening day of the 2015 Tampa Bay Comic Con at the Tampa Convention Center. (Friday, July 31, 2015.) [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  5. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 19: A peregrina spends the whole day under the weather, and part of the day under the table

    Travel

    Day 19: El Burgo Ranero to Puente Villarente: 25.4 km, 7.5 hours (Total for Days 1-19 = 454 km (282 miles)

    This list pretty much sums up my day:

    Eat two bananas

    Walk 13.1 kilometers

    Nap

    Walk 6.2 kilometers

    Nap

    Eat half an apple

    Walk 6.1 kilometers

    Crash< …