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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 13

Free Cone Day: We'll scream for free ice cream. In honor of the arrival of warmer weather, approximately 170 Haagen-Dazs shops will dish up a free scoop of ice cream today. Participating locations includ International Plaza and Citrus Park Town Center Mall in Tampa.

Brews with Attitude: The fourth annual event features more than 100 craft beers, food, hand rolled cigars, a home brewing competition and live music. Tickets must be purchased at It starts at 6 p.m. at TPepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. $30. (813) 626-6176, ext. 258.

Transliminal: Artist Reception: Join University of South Florida professor Noelle Mason for a reception and gallery talk based on "Transliminal," a body of work on the effects new vision technologies have on the perception of undocumented immigrants. It's at 4:30 p.m. at Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus Performing Arts Building, 1304 E 11th Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-7674.

Women on Course: Experienced golfers and novices can take a swing on indoor golf simulators in this half-hour clinic followed by a cocktail social with one free drink, at 6 p.m. at Golfer's Grail Indoor Golf & Tap, 10019 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $25. (813) 969-2100.

Wordier than Thou: Prose and Short Story Open Mic: A performance by a featured reader is followed by 10-minute open mic slots, starting at 7 p.m. at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 895-6620.


Magic at Beef O'Brady's: In conjunction with a "Kids Eat Free" promotion, Beef O'Brady's brings families tableside comedy and magic by Frank Davis. Starting at 7 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 13326 Lincoln Road, Riverview. (813) 504-9136.


SEASON FINALE NCIS, 8 p.m., CBS The late actor Ralph Waite is remembered in this episode in which Gibbs learns of his dad's passing and returns to his childhood home. Kids, make sure you record this one for grandma.


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Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate: Disney characters invite you and the kids to an Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter and a Hawaiian luau with Stitch. But wait, are there any Frozen characters? Shows are Thursday through Sunday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $12-$75. (813) 301-6500.

97X BBQ: The annual event (no longer "backyard") brings headliner Bastille, Sleeper Agent, Kongos and more to Vinoy Park on Saturday. Free (ticket drop), $20, $50 VIP. (727) 579-2000.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 13 05/12/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 12, 2014 3:53pm]
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