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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 28

Neon Trees: The alt-rock band (Animal) who were once openers for the Killers have taken the headliner seat, with Smallpools and Nightmare and the Cat opening. See them perform at 8 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $22. (813) 247-2555.

Keith Bender: Known for his physical style, creative voices and sound effects, this comic was named the "Funniest Person in Columbus, Ohio" in 2005 and "Funniest Person in Cincinnati" in 2007. Funniest person in Tampa? We'll see about that. His show is at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

Butterfly Gardening: Learn what butterflies need to make your garden their haven in this class presented by Master Gardeners. It's at 2 p.m. at Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 381-8920.

"Director's Choice" Open House: Those interested in directing a show at the Carrollwood Center are invited to bring a show of their choice for consideration. This year, the public will choose the winners. It's at 7 p.m. at the center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. (813) 269-1310.

Wine Glass Art: Artist Rebecca Suriano paints wine glasses as guests sip on wine. Stop by for a discount and browse the painted glasses for fail. It's at 7:15 p.m. at Wine Madonna, 111 Second Ave NE, No. 102, St. Petersburg. Free, plus wine and glass cost. (727) 289-7257.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sea Lion Splash: This is the last week for the exhibit that introduces a colony of coastal sea lions, with daily presentations and an outdoor activity area. The last day is Saturday. It's open at 10 a.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $2, in addition to park admission: $24.95, $22.95 seniors, $19.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE So You Think You Can Dance, 8 p.m., Fox The plucky Cat Deeley presides over season 11 of our favorite reality show, and great news everyone! Just in time for summer, dozens of impossibly fit dancers will fill the screen to remind us we're not, uh, totally ready for bathing suit season.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 28 05/27/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:08pm]
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