Monday, December 11, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 14

Slide the City: The N Boulevard Bridge will be a 1,000-foot slip and slide. Get a tube, a mouth guard and a drawstring bag and slide up to three times during your two-hour wave time. Sliders must be at least 5 years old and 46-inches tall. Wave times assigned at time of ticket purchase. 9 a.m., Slide Location, North Boulevard and West Palm Avenue, Tampa. $20-$45. (385) 226-1986.

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic: Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 characters through 14 classic stories. 11 a.m., 3 and 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.

Antiques Evaluations Saturdays: Henry B. Plant Museum holds its own version of Antiques Roadshow, where experts appraise antiques. If furniture is too big, bring a good photograph and a drawer or door from the piece. Limit four items per family. 10 a.m., Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $5 per item appraised. (813) 254-1891.

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. 2 and 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Blue Point Toasted Tour: With live music by Surfer Blood, Spread the Dub and Noneed, as well as games and prizes, Blue Point beer and demonstrations by chef Paula DaSilva, runner up of Hell's Kitchen Season 5. Beer sales benefit Heidi's Legacy Dog Rescue. 2 p.m., Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. Free; $25 VIP. Toll-free 1-877-328-2783.

Otep: The metal band headlines "Otep Fest 2016" along with September Mourning, Through Fire, Doll Skin, Psykotribe, the DooD, Divine Science, (N)ception and Red Calling. 4 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $17-$20. (727) 895-3045.

That Child of Always/Paintings from LAla Land: The opening reception for two concurrent exhibition. "That Child..." by April Hartley features modern textile interpretations of childlike images, while" LAla" is Eva Avenue's watercolor expressions of the vibrancy of Los Angeles. Remain on display through June 11. 5 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620.

La Boheme Rehearsal: Take a guided tour of the St. Petersburg Opera building and watch as members rehearse for the upcoming production of La Boheme. 6:30 p.m., St. Petersburg Opera Company, 2145 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-2040.

Michael Carbonaro: Comedy magician Michael Carbonaro takes his truTV hit series The Carbonaro Effect on the road. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $36.50. (727) 791-7400.

Florence and the Machine: The English indie rock band are now in the uppermost tier of rock bands worldwide. They will embark on their How Beautiful tour which hits Orlando. 7:30 p.m., Amway Center, 400 W Church St., Orlando. $28.50-$78.50. (407) 440-7000.

Spring-Summer Concert Series: Phil Dirt's Surf's Up: From Elton John to beach music, to the country sounds of Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash with a bit of a capella thrown in, the series has something for all musical tastes. A tribute to the Beach Boys. 8 p.m., Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $20, $15 advance. (727) 369-5746;.

Hueniverse: Art duo Illsol (Tony Krol and Michelle Sawyer) present a collection of work inspired by the lyrics of storytelling hip-hop artists. 8 p.m., The Bricks, 1327 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 247-1785.

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Tango Caliente: The orchestra presents the seductive sounds of the tango. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

Apocalyptica: The Finnish cello-based heavy rockers will be joined by 10 Years and Failure Anthem during their Shadowmaker Tour. 9 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25-$40. (813) 247-2555.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sweetfields Sunflower Maze: Get lost in a 6-acre labyrinth made of sunflowers. Enjoy hay rides, a veggie cannon, farm animals, pig and rubber duck races, a tree fort and storytelling. 10 a.m., Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. $9.50, $5 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (352) 279-0977.

TO WATCH

Tulips in Spring, 9 p.m., Hallmark. In the new film, a woman (Fiona Gubelmann) returns to her folksy hometown and helps run her family's flower farm. Somewhere along the way, you know romance will blossom.

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