Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 18

Ingrid Michaelson: Get ready for a night of upbeat love ballads and indie soul as the pop singer-songwriter takes the stage. Folk-pop Brooklyn duo Storyman will open. 6:30 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $30-$32. (727) 895-3045.

Adopt-a-Palooza: The Humane Society of Pinellas festival has activities for humans and pets, a vendor boutique, demonstrations, Ask-a-Trainer sessions, concessions and more than 300 adoptable pets. 8 a.m., The Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. Free. (727) 433-3134.

Tampa Bay Boat Show: This three-day Tampa Bay boating show offers boats on display, boating and fishing supplies, and plenty of other seaside accessories. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Free. (727) 893-8523.

Kerouac in Paradise: A bike tour through St. Petersburg with stops frequented by author Jack Kerouac, including Haslam's book store, the police department holding cell and numerous bars. 11 a.m., Flamingo Sports Bar, 1230 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 385-1336.

International Museum Day in Dunedin: As part of International Museum Day, the historical museum will have a special guest and in-depth tours from noon to 1 p.m.. A local comic artist will be available for Q&A in the exhibit, Comics: The Superpowered History. 11 a.m., Dunedin Historical Museum , 349 Main St, Dunedin. $2; under 6 free. (727) 736-1176.

Tales of Betrayal: The South Florida Lyric Opera presents a double bill of one-acts including Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci and Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial By Jury. 2 p.m., Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. $20-$30. (813) 269-1310.

Yelp's Around the World: More than 15 area restaurants join to serve up samples of dishes from around the world. RSVP required. 3 p.m., Yard of Ale Gastro Pub, 2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. Free, but $10 donation benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation. (727) 800-9872.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sid the Science Kid: Based on the TV show, inquisitive Sid uses comedy to tackle basic science principles and explain why things work the way they do. 2 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $22.50-$42.50. (727) 893-7832.

TO WATCH

2014 Billboard Music Awards, 8 p.m., ABC Yet another annual excuse to sell commercials and music downloads. This year, the annual event is giving Jennifer Lopez its Icon Award. See what happens when you become a judge on American Idol? Oh, and did we mention that Miley will perform? Consider yourself warned.

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