Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 14

Gispy Kings: The Grammy-winning group broke onto the U.S. music scene with the single Bamboleo in the late '80s. Now, they celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut at this show at 7:30 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $52.50-$92.50. (727) 893-7832.

Deer Tick: The alternative indie rock group will be joined by Langhorne Slim and the Law. Show is at 8 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $20. (813) 241-8600.

Doing the Most Good: Enjoy a seated dinner with retired Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith as awards are presented for service to the Salvation Army and the community. It's at 6 p.m. at Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Parkway, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg. $150. Benefits the Salvation Army. (727) 725-9777, ext. 108.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Arrow, 8 p.m., CW Slade's super-powered minions are wreaking havoc, a government drone is on the way to deliver a nuclear strike and all that stands between Starling City's destruction and its salvation is our hooded hero. No pressure, Oliver.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find ideas for a date night at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Coming up

The Aquabats: How's this for a show? The band dress as masked superheroes to spin a zany brand of ska at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg on Friday. $18-$20. (727) 895-3045.

Sid the Science Kid: Based on the TV show, inquisitive Sid uses comedy to tackle basic science principles and explain why things work Sunday at the Mahaffey Theater. $22.50-$42.50. (727) 893-7832.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 23

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Hernando Events for May 25

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 22

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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting May 25

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Pasco Events for May 25

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