Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 27

Tropicana Field Ballpark Tours: Take a 90-minute, behind-the-scenes tour of the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. See the Rays' dugout, Press Box, Touch Tank, 162 Landing, the Hitters Hall of Fame and more. Still and video cameras welcome. It starts at 10 a.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. $9, $8 ages 65 and older, $7 ages 3-14, 2 and younger free. (727) 825-3371.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: There's live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts starting at 9 a.m. along Beach Boulevard in Gulfport. Free. (727) 453-9093.

Twilight on the Town: Learn a little bit of history and see some architecture on this 75-minute walking tour of downtown St. Petersburg and surrounding areas, hosted by St. Petersburg Preservation. Meets adjacent to Detroit Hotel. It's at 7 p.m. at Cafe Del Mar, 243 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 824-7802..

Kids and family

Clearwater Threshers vs. Fort Myers Miracle: Take a swing at Florida State League baseball at beautiful Bright House Field. There are play areas for kids and a tiki bar in the outfield for grownups. Game is $5-$9.50. It's at 7 p.m. at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. (727) 467-4467.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE The Night Shift, 10 p.m., NBC

This new Grey's Anatomy wannabe follows a bunch of hardworking doctors at San Antonio Memorial hospital. But whenever we hear this show's title, it just makes us think we'd rather be watching the obviously superior 1982 Michael Keaton movie.

MORE TO EXPLORE

We've got lists of upcoming summer movies and TV shows at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Coming up

Zac Brown Band: If you like your Chicken Fried, you'll love the folksy country band playing two shows this week at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Thursday and Friday, with Kacey Musgraves . $42-$95.40. (813) 740-2446.

AVP Pro Volleyball: Olympians Kerri Walsh-Jennings, April Ross, Phil Dalhausser, Todd Rogers and more stop at Spa Beach in St. Petersburg to play on a special court Friday through Sunday. Add in music, food and interactive activities. $10-$18 (per day); $45-$65 VIP (per day); $35 three-day general.

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