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For music planner on 5/12/16: Handout photo of Trampled By Turtles, performing 5/12 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. Credit: Zoran Orlic

For music planner on 5/12/16: Handout photo of Trampled By Turtles, performing 5/12 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. Credit: Zoran Orlic

Trampled By Turtles: The Minnesota bluegrassers are joined by openers, The Devil Makes Three. 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $30. (727) 565-0550.

Movies in the Park: Radio: Bring a picnic and enjoy a classic movie screening on the waterfront. Families are encouraged to ride their bicycles to the films. Free and secure valet bicycle parking available. 7 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 463-4612.

The Road to St. Petersburg: Jack Kerouac: Celebrate the life and work of author Jack Kerouac through music, film and readings. A discussion of his St. Petersburg connections follows. 6 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Happy Hour with the Historian: Enjoy an evening of wine, words and the wisdom of historians. In this portion, Barbara Watson presents "From Havana to Morgan: St. Pete's Yachting Past." 6:30 p.m., St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $5, members free. (727) 894-1052.

(Hed) P.E.: A fusion of rock, punk, rasta and soul music. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $16. (727) 895-3045.

Mr. Burns: In this "post-electric" play, the few survivors left to rebuild after a cataclysm due to grid failure attempt to remember the details of an episode of The Simpsons. As time goes on, iconic pop culture becomes mythology. Through May 22. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

The Maids: A Jobsite Theater production of the 1947 play by French novelist Jean Genet. It was inspired by a famous 1933 French murder trial of two sisters, employed as maids, who gruesomely killed their employer and her adult daughter. Through May 22. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood: The audience votes on the ending to this musical "whodunit" based on the unfinished work by Charles Dickens, to solve the mystery of the disappearance of young Edwin Drood. Through May 22. 8 p.m., Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. $26, $15 students. (727) 446-1360.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic: Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 character and princesses through 14 classic and modern Disney stories set to popular songs including Let it Go!, You've Got A Friend in Me and Hakuna Matata. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $15 for guests 2 and older. Rinkside dining seats with a food and beverage package start at $85. (813) 301-2500.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS. The finishing touches polish off another hilariously nerdy season with a finale that introduces Judd Hirsch as Leonard's (Johnny Galecki) father. Also, Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf return as guest stars.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 12 05/11/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:13pm]
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