Make us your home page
Things to do Things to Do
 Today's TipSheet

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 23

Lavell Crawford: He broke out of the urban scene to land regular roles on Breaking Bad and Adult Swim's Sperm Whale. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

Old Crow Medicine Show: The old-time, bluegrass group whose re-imagining of Bob Dylan's Wagon Wheel became a huge hit return to Tampa Bay after a long hiatus. 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $36-$42. (727) 565-0550.

National Don't Fry Day: For National Skin Cancer Prevention Day, this event to teaches how to protect skin from the sun's damaging rays through UV bead bracelets, sun print paper, sun-related crafts and games. Included with museum admission. 10 a.m., Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $10, $9 seniors, 1 and younger free. (727) 821-8992.

Friday Flight: The Doll Parts, an all-female punk band will perform hits from the '80s and '90s in the main terminal between Airsides A and C. 4:30 p.m., Tampa International Airport, 4100 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa. Free. (813) 870-8700.

Oldsmar Freedom Fest: A Memorial Day festival with live music by local bands, food and craft vendors, children's activities, a bike show and a Memorial Day ceremony. 5 p.m., Oldsmar State Street Festival Zone, State Street E and Fairfield Street, Oldsmar. Free. (813) 855-4233.

Logic: The rapper, best known for his Young Sinatra series of mix tapes, performs on his While You Wait tour. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18-$20. (727) 895-3045.

Club Revive Grand Opening: Tampa Bay's newest Christian nightspot opens with a party including virgin daiquiris and dancing to music by DJs Kross-Style and Tune Selekta. 9 p.m., Taproot Community Cultural Center, 1917 N Howard Ave, Tampa. $5. (480) 359-7983.

Memorial Day Weekend: The beachfront party kicks off with Pearl Jam tribute band Ten. 10 p.m., Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. $30 weekend passes. (727) 442-5107.


Tampa Bay Rays: Vs. Boston Red Sox: This game is a three-fer: the Ticket Tandem item is an Alex Cobb Military Bobblehead, there's a Rays Irish Heritage T-shirt package, and it's Volleyball Night. 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.


SEASON FINALE Hannibal, 10 p.m., NBC Will ties up loose ends — in this show that usually means severed arteries — as he finally sets a trap for Hannibal.


Plan your weekend at

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 23 05/22/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:47am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 24


    Damien Escobar: The acclaimed hip-hop violinist who has played for presidents tours in support of the album Boundless. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$45. (727) 791-7400.

    HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 03:  Recording artist Damien Escobar performs onstage during the BET Presents Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at Lakewood Church on February 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)
  2. The new 'Baywatch' movie is basically about hot people in swimsuits


    Baywatch is a running gag in slow motion, a thong-in-cheek TV retread swapping wholesome jiggles for dirty giggles. There are places for such humor but beaches don't have gutters.

    Kelly Rohrbach as CJ Parker, Alexandra Daddario as Summer, Ilfenesh Hadera as Stephanie Holden, Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, Zac Efron as Matt Brody and Jon Bass as Ronnie in the film, "Baywatch."
  3. Think we're loco? The most unlikely Phil Collins soundtrack hit of the '80s


    Phil Collins was on the level of Kenny Loggins for soundtrack supremacy, but Collins wasn't content to stay in the background as he jumped back into acting with the movie Buster that spawned a solid soundtrack that included hidden gems like Loco In Acapulco by the Four Tops.

  4. Wine of the Week: Mark West Black Pinot Noir Monterey County 2015

    Bars & Spirits

    Mark West Pinot Noir, with its cheerful yellow label and thrifty price point, has long been a favorite of folks looking for a reliably drinkable, well-priced red.

  5. Tampa teenager gets rescued by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in 'Baywatch'


    For child actor L.J. Ruth, meeting his idol was easy as falling off a pier.

    L.J. Ruth, 13, was born and raised in Tampa. He is a child actor/model/voice artist and is currently in the movie Baywatch alongside Dwayne Johnson. Courtesy of Ruth family.