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CHICAGO, IL - MAY 07:  R. Kelly performs during The Buffet Tour at Allstate Arena on May 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 07: R. Kelly performs during The Buffet Tour at Allstate Arena on May 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

R. Kelly: Kick off the freakin' weekend when the R & B singer, who's been churning hits like Ignition and Bump n' Grind since the '90s, embarks on The Buffet tour. 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $65-$105. (813) 301-2500.

Brandy Clark: A Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter. 7 p.m., Ferg's Live, 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-8403.

Blast Friday: Here Come the Mummies: The family-friendly food and craft vendor festival featuring a free live concert celebrates its 100th anniversary. The first 100 people get free Morton Plant Hospital bags. 5:30 p.m., 400 Block of Cleveland Street, Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street, Clearwater. Free; $25-$45 VIP. (727) 464-7200.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG). 7:30 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036.

Laughing Stock: A small, scrappy New England theatre company rehearses and performs three shows at once to avoid paying royalties. Through May 29. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $20, $10 students and military. (727) 791-7400.

Rewind: A Different Kind of Movie Series: Bloodsport: A series favorite films audiences say they watch, rewind, and watch again over and over. This portion features Bloodsport, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. In the film, an American Soldier trained in martial arts enters the Kumite, a battle to death. 10:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $7. (813) 274-8982.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Don't Fry Day: Learn how to have fun in the sun while protecting your skin. Activities include dressing a paper doll in sun safe clothes, making UV reactive bracelets, making sun safe visors and sun safe relay races. Included with admission. 10:30 a.m., Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $10, $9 seniors, one and younger free. (727) 821-8992.

Clarification

The buffet at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post following the Treasure Island Memorial Day Parade on Monday is $10.

TO WATCH

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, 10 p.m., Food Network. Does Guy Fieri ever stop eating? Not on tonight's edition, which is all about grilled, smoked and fried meat — including wild boar sausage.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 27 05/26/16 [Last modified: Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:46pm]
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