Thursday, April 26, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 24

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival: Cool down with more than 35 varieties of margaritas in assorted flavors, from prickly pear to mango and peach cobbler, with live music by Los Lonely Boys, games, sand sculptures and a fireworks display. 2 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $20 general admisison; VIP tickets are sold out. tampamargaritafest.com.

Lucinda Williams: This country-rock star with multiple Grammys was once named America's Best Songwriter. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $42.50-$57.50. (727) 791-7400.

Paddle Against Cancer: Choose from a 3-mile or 7-mile paddle around Treasure Island through the Intracoastal Waterway followed by a poolside party with live music and giveaways. Benefits Moffitt Cancer Center. 9:30 a.m., the Club at Treasure Island , 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. Free (donations encouraged). (727) 288-7390.

Bands on the Sand: The annual beachfront music festival includes arts and crafts vendors, food, drink, live music and a fireworks finale (8:50 p.m.). Saturday features Rev. Funky D's Home Team Family Orchestra, Applebutter Express, Green Sunshine and Displace. 1 p.m., Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 547-4575.

Sunset Music Festival: EDM's top DJs make their way to Tampa for this two-day festival headlined by Zedd, Paul van Dyk and DJ Hardwell. 2 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $139-$209. (813) 350-6545.

Dunedin Blue Jays: vs. Lakeland: Dress like your favorite crime fighter for Superhero Night. Plus the Ghostbusters will be at the park in case the evil Dark Side appears. 6 p.m., Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302.

Burgatory Fest: Florida's punk and hardcore bands take over downtown St. Petersburg with performances by Wolf-Face, Fero Lux, Set & Setting, Zulu Wave and more. At 4 p.m., before the bands start, PBR will host a barbecue with free burgers at Fubar. 6 p.m., The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 258-4829.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Family Make-A-Rocket: Two-person teams can design, build and launch their own chemically powered rocket. 1 p.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $35 two person team; $25 per team for museum members. (813) 987-6000.

TO WATCH

Orphan Black, 9 p.m., BBC America The Clone Club is the only place to be in what otherwise is TV's Saturday night wasteland. In tonight's episode, star Tatiana Maslany plays several roles exceedingly well.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find details on more Memorial Day weekend festivals at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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