Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 16

Dave Matthews Band: The band is shaking things up on its annual visit with two sets: one acoustic and one electric at 7 p.m. at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $32.50-$67. (813) 740-2446.

Red Rock: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock and Roll: Author and musician Jonathan Campbell presents an introduction to China's contemporary music scene as an accompaniment to the My Generation - Young Chinese Artists exhibit at 6:30 p.m. at Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $5 (includes admission to the entire museum). (727) 896-2667.

God of Carnage: Preview: After two 11-year-old boys have a playground fight, their parents come together to discuss the situation civilly, which then devolves into finger-pointing, tantrums and tears. Pay-what-you-can for this preview performance at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

Tropicana Field Ballpark Tours: In a 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour, see the Rays' dugout, Press Box, Touch Tank, 162 Landing, the Hitters Hall of Fame and more. It starts at 10 a.m. at Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $9, $8 ages 65 and older, $7 ages 3-14, 2 and younger free. (727) 825-3371.

Wednesdays on the Water: Each week throughout the summer, the 360-degree waterfront bar features a themed party with special drink pricing, food and activities. This week, it's trivia at 6 p.m. at Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 373-1193.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Passport Adventures: Children can spend time in the old Florida piney woods, participate in daily life activities, play games and hear stories Wednesdays through Fridays until Aug. 8. Adult supervision required. It's at 10 a.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. $3. (727) 582-2125.

TO WATCH

Extant, 9 p.m., CBS The mystery deepens over Molly's pregnancy as she seeks to learn what happened in outer space by looking into inner space with an ultrasound.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find more fun things to do with the kids at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Snooty's 66th Birthday Bash: Cruise down to Bradenton's South Florida Museum on Saturday to celebrate the birthday of the oldest known manatee in captivity, with games, art activities, food and entertainment. The outdoor party is free and museum tickets are reduced: $9, $8 seniors, $7 kids 4-12. (941) 746-4131.

Trashion Fashion: About 20 designers of all ages go avant-garde with recycled materials for a fashion show Saturday, and you're encouraged to do the same. But regular clothes are fine, too, especially for the mingling beforehand beginning at 8 p.m. at ARTpool Gallery, St. Petersburg. $20, $45 VIP. (727) 324-3878.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 29

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Published: 05/25/18
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Published: 05/25/18
Professional wrestlers are telling their stories through comic books

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 27

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 27

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Published: 05/25/18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 26

97X Barbecue, Music and Arts Festival: Alt-rock station 97X expands the annual Memorial Day weekend music festival to show love to all arts with a display by local artists and a music line-up including The Dirty Heads, Awolnation, Judah and the Lion,...
Published: 05/25/18
Hooper: More than a restaurant, Lee Roy Selmon’s was a meeting place

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It’s where former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Doug Williams had lunch with current Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston.It’s where University of South Florida fans often gathered to watch the program’s biggest road games.It’s where folks showed up in...
Published: 05/24/18
Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

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Published: 05/24/18
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