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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 25

Lil Jon: A beach bar party destination is the perfect stage for the rapper's DJ set. 12 p.m., Hogan's Beach, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $21.50-$40. (813) 281-8900.

Vagina Monologues: The episodic play features a gathering of female voices, from a 6-year-old girl to a septuagenarian New Yorker. 6 p.m., American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $10-$20 suggested donation. (727) 823-7529.

Uh Huh Her: The L Word's Leisha Hailey and former Mellowdrone bassist, Camila Grey make up this electro-pop duo sensation. 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $16-$18. (727) 895-3045.

Summer Art Market: The first market celebrates the release of a new art-themed beer. 12 p.m., Southern Brewing & Winemaking Supplies, 4500 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 238-7800.

Bands on the Sand: Sunday features headliners Come Back Alice, Holey Miss Moley, Have Gun Will Travel and the Free Range Roosters. 1 p.m., Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 547-4575.

Memorial Day Sandbar Concert: The only way to get to this concert is by boat. Cross Creek Blues Band and Hal Hammer Jr. perform from a pontoon boat stage in the channel off Tanglewood Way NE. 1 p.m., "P" Channel, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 282-4425.

Memorial Day Weekend: Hot Chelle Rae, Rixton, DJ Skribble, Goshfather & Jinco and more perform at the beachfront party. 11:30 p.m., Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater. $30 weekend passes. (727) 442-5107.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sunshine Sunday: This day for children with special needs includes reduced lighting and sound, special programing and resources. 10 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $5, members free. (813) 443-3861.

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