Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 10

Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week: Expanded culinary celebration offers the chance to check out Clearwater's roster of restaurants, with prix fixe menus specially prepared by the chefs. 11 a.m., Clear Sky Beachside Cafe, 490 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater and Bobby's Bistro & Wine Bar, 447 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater. $15-$35 prix fixe menus; some locations offer lunch menus for $10-$15. Prices do not include gratuity. (727) 447-7600.

Clothing Swap: Bring up to five used garments to exchange for vouchers to use on garments brought in by other participants. Takes place in the courtyard next to the Peninsula Inn. 9 a.m., Art Village Courtyard, 29th Avenue S and Beach Boulevard S, Gulfport. Free with items to swap, $3 without. (727) 902-2326.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs and crafts. 9 a.m., Gulfport, Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326.

Flatbush Zombies : The rap trio hails from Brooklyn. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $22-$25. (727) 895-3045.

Clearwater Threshers: vs. Dunedin: 7 p.m., Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $6-$10. (727) 467-4457.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sensory Friendly Films: Captain America: Civil War: To provide a more comfortable setting for children with autism or other special needs, movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. This event is also being held at Regency 20 in Tampa and Veterans 24 in Tampa. 7 p.m., Woodlands Square 20, 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. $6.50 (price varies by theater). (727) 771-6643.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE New Girl, 8 p.m., Fox. Season 5 comes to a chaotic end as Jess (Zooey Deschanel) starts to panic, in that annoying Jess kind of way, that Sam (David Walton) is going to propose to her.

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