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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 21

Helen Keaney: After honing her comedy skills at the Boston Comedy Club and the Comic Strip, Keaney landed a job co-hosting Short Attention Span Theater on Comedy Central. Show is at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10-$12. (813) 864-4000.

Steel Magnolias: Tonight is a "pay what you can" preview of American Stage's new play that revolves around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana. See it at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

Kid Ink: The tattoo-covered rapper performs at 9 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 247-2555.

Ybor Ghost Tour: This ghost tour introduces an 8-year-old boy who drowned in the Cuban Club pool, a long deceased shopkeeper of King Corona and lovers sealed in the basement of the Orpheum Theatre. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at King Corona Cigars Cafe & Bar, 1523 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25, $10 ages 8-12. (813) 386-3905.

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour: You can't see Michael Jackson live anymore, but you can see this high energy Cirque du Soleil dance and aerial acrobatic show set to his famous jams. Show is at 8 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $50-$125. (813) 301-2500.

KIDS AND FAMILY

A Game of Honor: Tribute to Heroes: Bucs stars Mike Alstott and Brad Culpepper join other NFL alumni in a flag football challenge against the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team. Come early for a meet and greet with photo opportunities. It starts at 6 p.m. at H. B. Plant High School, 2415 S Himes Ave., Tampa. $10, $5 students, 7 and younger free. (202) 803-1515.

Correction

Terrence Howard is an Oscar-nominated actor. An item on Monday's 2B was incorrect on this point.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox This finale pits Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson against each other, just days after the show reached its 500th episode — and after it got its lowest ratings ever this month. At this point, does anyone really care?

MORE TO EXPLORE

Make plans for the long Memorial Day weekend at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Coming up

Old Crow Medicine Show: The bluegrass group who reimagined Bob Dylan's Wagon Wheel into a crossover hit play St. Petersburg's Jannus Live on Friday. $36-$42; (727) 565-0550.

Memorial Day Weekend: The long weekend's stars are service members and … festivals: the Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday and Sunday [$139-$209; (813) 350-6545], Saturday's Tampa Bay Margarita Festival at Curtis Hixon Park [$20-$100] and Oldsmar Freedom Fest Friday to Sunday [free; (813) 855-4233], to name but a few.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 21 05/20/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:35pm]
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