Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 29

Zac Brown Band: The country band who just released its new single All Alright kicks off a two-night stop in Tampa with Kacey Musgraves, whose Same Trailer Different Park won the 2013 Grammy for Best Country Album. Show is at 7 p.m. at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $42-$95.40. (813) 740-2446.

Mark Viera: The comedian made his network television debut on NBC's 30 Rock and recently sold a sitcom based on his life to Warner Bros. and FOX. See him at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17. (813) 864-4000.

Our Town Conversations: Nadine Smith: This monthly series of talks brings local figures to discuss their visions, accomplishments and contributions to the town. Come early for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Cafe Gala. Nadine Smith, the CEO of Equality Florida who took part in the historic, meeting between LGBT leaders and President Bill Clinton, talks at 6 p.m. at the Dalí­ Museum in St. Petersburg. $5, free for members. (727) 823-3767.

Fork Fight 2014: Dine on multiple courses prepared by top area chefs while enjoying fine wines at this world-class dining event. Benefits Feeding America Tampa Bay, which delivers meals to needy families. It's at 6 p.m. at Marriott Tampa Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave., Tampa. $250. (813) 221-4900.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Music and Movies in the Park: This portion of the weekly series features Men in Black, with music by Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes. It's at 7 p.m. at North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 463-4612.

TO WATCH

The Sixties, 9 p.m., CNN Tom Hanks is one of the executive producers for this 10-part series that revisits the turbulent decade. In the premiere, Hanks joins Sally Field, the Smothers Brothers, Carol Burnett and others to talk about how TV broke ground in the '60s. Fingers crossed for a smoldering Don Draper cameo.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Check out our Florida theme park guide at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Tampa Bay Rays Watch Party: St. Petersburg's Green Bench Brewing Co. tasting room turns into a family-friendly sports bar Friday to watch the Rays take on the Boston Red Sox, with music, food and games. Wear Rays gear for $1 off beer. Free admission.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 29

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