Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 5

Amy Grant: The six-time Grammy winner embarks on the Live Life Together Tour with Nichole Nordeman and Ellie Holcomb. Each artist will perform some of their best-loved songs throughout the night. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $29-$65. (727) 791-7400.

The Maids: A Jobsite Theater production of the 1947 play by French novelist Jean Genet. It was inspired by a famous 1933 French murder trial of two sisters, employed as maids, who gruesomely killed their employer and her adult daughter. Through May 22. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Blue October: The Texas modern rockers return to St. Petersburg during their Home Tour. 7:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $30. (727) 565-0550.

Spamalot: The American Stage in the Park production of the Tony Award-winning musical based on the Monty Python parody of the legend of King Arthur. No alcohol or pets are allowed, but concessions (including alcohol) will be available. Through May 8. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $25-$38. (727) 823-7529.

Cincopalooza: Red Mesa stretches their Cinco de Mayo celebration. Cincopalooza is four days of drink specials, tequila shots, live music, raffles and giveaways. They even close the road down for an outdoor street dance Thursday. 2 p.m., Red Mesa Cantina, 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. No cover (food/drink additional). (727) 896-8226.

Cinco de Mac'o: The SoHo hotspot celebrates happy hour and Cinco de Mayo with a $15 all you can drink Corona bar, music, jalapeno eating contest and specially priced tequila shots and margaritas. 4 p.m., MacDinton's Irish Pub, 405 S Howard Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 251-8999.

ArtFlix: A film series that features art-related documentaries and feature films. In Walt: The Man Behind the Myth, Dick Van Dyke narrates this revealing insight into Walt Disney and his production empire. 6 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Movies in the Park: Three Amigos: Bring a picnic and enjoy a classic movie screening on the waterfront. Families are encouraged to ride their bicycles to the films. Free and secure valet bicycle parking available. 7 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 463-4612.

Mr. Burns: In this "post-electric" play, the few survivors left to rebuild after a cataclysm due to grid failure attempt to remember the details of an episode of The Simpsons. Through May 22. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Dov Davidoff: Besides starring in his own Comedy Central special and a having regular gig on Chelsea Lately, Davidoff was named one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood: The audience votes on the ending to this musical "whodunit" based on the unfinished work by Charles Dickens, to solve the mystery of the disappearance of young Edwin Drood. 8 p.m., Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. $26, $15 students. (727) 446-1360.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sunset Beach Concert Series: The Fabulous Rockaways: Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the sunset as you listen to a beachfront jazz concert. 7 p.m., Sunset Beach, 1800 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 942-5628.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Project Runway All Stars, 9 p.m., Lifetime. Debra Messing serves as a guest judge on the last challenge, in which the contestants are sent to the top of the new World Trade Center where they create collections inspired by New York City.

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Hernando Events for July 20

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, July 15

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, July 15

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 14

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 14

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