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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 1

Bruce Springsteen: Just before the Boss and the E Street Band play Jazz Fest in New Orleans, they come to Tampa supporting Springsteen's new album High Hopes, a collection of covers, reworked oldies and other odds and ends. But somehow we think they'll fit a few classics in there, too. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $41-$124. (813) 740-2446.

R. Kelly: The controversial rapper will return to perform with Grammy-nominated singer Tamar Braxton opening the show. 8 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $45-$115. (813) 301-2500.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Red Mesa stretches its Cinco De Mayo celebration to a "week long fiesta," actually five nights of drink specials, tequila shots, live music, raffles and multiple themed bars. 7 p.m., Red Mesa Cantina, 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. No cover. (727) 896-8226.

Sunscreen Film Festival: Film categories include feature, short form, documentary short, documentary feature and special screenings. Go to for a complete schedule. Opening day features check-in and film screenings at the Palladium from noon to 9 p.m. and the "Opening Night Party" at Nova 535 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 12 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $50 per day. (727) 259-8417.

Madeira Beach Food Fest: This annual food festival held in conjunction with the King of the Beach Kingfish Tournament includes food by local restaurants, arts and crafts, marine vendors and live music. 6 p.m., Madeira Beach on the Water , 565 150th Ave., Madeira Beach. Free admission. (727) 216-6601.

Spring Dance Happening: The Dance Happening features choreography and performances by more than 90 UT students and alumni and a piece created during the recent Urban Bush Women residency. Dance styles include hip hop, modern, ballet, lyrical and jazz. 8 p.m., Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 257-3745.


Water Circus: Cirque Italia add the element of water to their big top show with a traveling 35,000-gallon water stage. During "A Magical Experience," audience members watch as the tank lid lifts up 35-feet into the air releasing a curtain of rain and fountains onto death defying performers and comedians. 7:30 p.m., Sears at Brandon Westfield Town Center Mall, 459 Brandon Town Center, Brandon. $10-$50. (941) 704-8572.


iHeartRadio Music Awards, 8 p.m., NBC Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are vying for artist of the year at these awards given out by the iHeartRadio digital audio service. Why any of this matters, we're not sure, but hey, look, celebrities!


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Tickets for Shark Con this weekend are $19.99 for adults, $4.99 for children; military/teachers $18. If you want to add Florida Aquarium admission, it's $34.99 for adults and $19.99 for children. A story in today's Weekend section, which is printed in advance, was incomplete.

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