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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 11 (Mother's Day)

The Wanted: The English-Irish boy band have been dominating the dance floor and the radio with hits including Glad You Came and All Time Low since they formed in 2009. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $30 in advance; $33 day of show. (727) 565-0550.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians: Sunday is "Family Fun Day" featuring free parking for cars with four or more passengers. Stick around after the game for the DJ Kitty Dance Party with activities including "Kids Run the Bases," mascots and entertainers. And in honor of Mother's Day, the first 10,000 women receive a free Rays Sun Hat. 1:40 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Florida Orchestra: Pops in the Park Concert: Enjoy a picnic, free Blue Bell ice cream and a concert of familiar classics and popular favorites under the stars at annual free orchestra concert. 7:30 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free admission, food and beverages available for purchase.

Mother's Day at MOSI: Bring Mom the MOSI and she gets in free with the purchase of one full priced child's ticket. Includes Kids in Charge, the butterfly garden and an IMAX film. 9 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $21.95, $19.95 seniors, $17.95 ages 2-12. Member discounts available. (813) 987-6000.

Mother's Day at Florida Aquarium: During the weekend, take mom to celebrate at the Florida Aquarium. She can get in free to see the more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world. One paying person must accompany mom. 9:30 a.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $21.95, $18.95 for seniors 60+, $16.95 for kids 3-12. (813) 273-4000.

Mother's Day Brunch: Treat Mom to breakfast with a collection of cooking and carving stations including a "Make-Mom-A-Pancake" station where you customize your own pancake for her. 10 a.m., Pelagia Trattoria, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa. $49, $18 ages 5-12. (813) 313-3235.

Mother's Day at the History Center: The History Center wants to show Mom how special she is by giving her free admission with one paid adult admission. Children can participate in free arts and crafts activities in the Lykes Atrium. 10 a.m., Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students with ID, $7.95 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. (813) 228-0097.

Mother's Day at Glazer: Dad can take his turn playing with the kids while Mom relaxes in a Mother's Lounge. 1 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

Art and Brunch for Mom: Join Mom for brunch in the gallery prior to a lecture and meet and greet with Duncan McClellan himself along with guest artist Richard Logan (3 p.m.). If she's not interested in brunch, Mom gets free admission to the lecture and a free gift at 3 p.m. 1 p.m., Duncan McClellan Gallery, 550 24th St. S, St. Petersburg. $12. (727) 421-4141.

Eckerd College Concert Choir: Eckerd choral music director Marion Smith leads the choir through his final Mother's Day concert entitled "Come Let's Be Merry." The performance includes a chamber orchestra with many members of the Florida Orchestra. 3 p.m., Eckerd College (Wireman Chapel), 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 864-7979.

Love 2 Laugh Comedy Tour: Give Mom the gift of a good laugh for Mother's Day at this show featuring laughter and musical entertainment by national comedians including Davell Taylor, Henry Sapp, Ronnie Jordan and Alkoya Brunson. 4 p.m., Plant City Campus of Hillsborough Community College at the John Trinkle Building, 1206 N Park Road, Plant City. $15 advance, $20 at the door. (813) 325-2539.


John Levique Pirate Days Treasure Hunt: Dress like a pirate, grab ye treasure map and set out to pillage the Village in search for clues. Mateys who find all the spots on the map qualify for a grand "treasure" drawing. 10 a.m., Alligator Attraction, 12995 Village Blvd., Madeira Beach. Free. (727) 322-5217.


MINISERIES PREMIERE Rosemary's Baby, 9 p.m., NBC This four-hour adaptation of Ira Levin's novel stars Star Trek's Zoe Saldana and Patrick J. Adams. The location moves from New York to Paris but it's still about a young woman impregnated with Satan's spawn. We know how this ends, we've seen 16 and Pregnant.


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