Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 6

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.

Swoop Nationals: Skydivers do maneuvers to show off speed, distance and accuracy as part of the USPA Canopy Piloting National Championships at Skydive City in Zephyrhills. It runs Wednesday through Friday. $5. (800) 888-5867.

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

Date Night

Rodriguez: Since his story was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, interest has surged in the Detroit folk singer-songwriter who became a cult music superstar in South Africa. He comes to the Straz Center in Tampa on Thursday. $35.50-$45.50. (813) 229-7827.

Tropical Heatwave: WMNF-88.5's annual eclectic musical extravaganza expands to two nights this year with more than 60 bands on stages in and around the Cuban Club in Ybor City. Artists include soulful rocker Cody Chestnutt, singer-songwriter Paul Thorn and blues guitarist Ana Popovic. $20-$30 for Friday, $30-$40 for Saturday and $40-$50 for both nights. (813) 248-2954.

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.

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.

Kids and Family

Mother's Day: Show Mom show love Sunday, with free admission (with one paid admission) to several local attractions including the Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo.

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