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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 20

Foreigner and Styx: Two blockbuster bands from the '70s and '80s join forces for this Soundtrack of Summer Tour. See it at 7 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $85-$135. (727) 791-7400.

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour: Cirque du Soleil's high-energy dance and aerial acrobatic show is set to the King of Pop's famous jams. Show is at 8 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $50-$125. (813) 301-2500.

Miss Representation: This documentary film focuses on media's under-representation of women in positions of power. It features stories from teenage girls and interviews with prominent women like Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem. A panel discussion on local issues follows. It's at 6 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Free (RSVP required). (727) 641-0552.

Spotlight Awards: The Patel Conservatory's end-of-year show recognizes outstanding students and features some of the best performances from the 2013-14 season. Dinner and dancing follow the show, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $30. (813) 229-7827.

Pint of Science: In this festival,scientists leave the lab for local pubs to share knowledge over brews. Weather scientist Charlie Paxton will present "The wild weather of Tampa Bay" in one of the only presentations not yet sold out. It starts at 7 p.m. at Florida Avenue Brewing Co., 4101 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Free (registration required). (813) 374-2101.


Tirena Say (Seeing Colors) will sign her memoir at 3 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble at USF St. Petersburg, 500 Third St. S. An incorrect time appeared in Sunday's Latitudes.


SEASON PREMIERE I Wanna Marry 'Harry,' 8 p.m., Fox Half of watching this show is "Can these people really be this dumb?!" The other half is determining from which angles Matthew Hicks most looks like Prince Harry.


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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox: Friday night's game at the Trop is a three-fer: the Ticket Tandem item is an Alex Cobb Military Bobblehead, there's a Rays Irish Heritage T-shirt package for $35 (code: Irish1), and it's Volleyball Night (lower level seat and a volleyball T-shirt for $30 with code Spike1).

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 20 05/19/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 19, 2014 3:05pm]
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