Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 23

Pink Martini: The retro chic band mixes global pop with Big Band, cool jazz and Latin-rhythm sections. The ever-eclectic band features the actual great-grandchildren of Capt. and Maria von Trapp made famous in The Sound of Music. Show is at 8 p.m. at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. $45-$85.

Cuban Sandwich Festival: Day Two of the festival moves to the HCC Ybor City campus and features the Cuban Sandwich Awards and the World's Biggest Cuban Sandwich attempt. It's at 11 a.m., Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus, 2112 North 15th St., Tampa. Free admission, charge for food and drink.

Tampa Pro: See which professional skateboarder wins the biggest annual event at the skate park, now in its 20th year. Doors open at 9 a.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $10-$15.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Airfest: Watch fly-bys of all types of aircraft and a performance by the Air Force Thunderbirds. Gates open at 8 a.m., MacDill Airforce Base. Free.

Family Favorites Film Series: Show your kids your childhood favorites. This week it's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rated PG. It's at 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 12 and younger. (813) 274-8982.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE American Dream Builders, 8 p.m., NBC Hosted by Oprah pal Nate Berkus, two teams of builders and designers to renovate similar homes in the same neighborhood.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, 9 p.m., Fox Sure, the first episode was uneven, but host Neil deGrasse Tyson dropped the E-bomb (evolution) last week. And tonight Cary Elwes' voices will be behind animation of NDT's hero, Isaac Newton.

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