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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 6

Of Montreal: The eccentric indie rock band will be joined by Brazilian band Boogarins, who share a similar psychedelic pop sound with the headliner. Show is at 8 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $17-$20. (727) 895-3045.

Sea Lion Splash: A colony of coastal sea lions is featured in daily presentations and there's also an outdoor activity area at this exhibit open through May 31. It's $2 in addition to park admission: $24.95, $22.95 seniors, $19.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. Open at 10 a.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.

Houndmouth: Since they formed in 2011, the four-man band has toured with the Lumineers and the Alabama Shakes. They perform at 8 p.m. at the Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $12.50. (727) 258-4829.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Give Day Tampa Bay: Kids ages 6 and older can climb and dangle from banyan trees using a rope and pulley system similar to those used in the jungle. There's also live music by the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, make-and-take activities and a bubble stomp. Benefits community projects. It starts at 3 p.m. at North Straub Park in St. Petersburg. Free.

Target Tuesday: The hands-on museum and Target join together for this event offering free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE 24: Live Another Day, 8 p.m., Fox Jack Bauer is back in this 12-episode revival of Fox's real-time show that ended in 2010. Four years later, he's exiled in London, but still trying to protect the U.S. president. And yet no matter how many times you prove your heroism, Jack, we still have the same question: When do you find time to use the loo?

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COMING UP

Chelsea Handler: We can only hope the comedian-talk show host's tiny sidekick, Chuy, will appear with her Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall. $66.25-$96.25. (727) 791-7400.

Mac & Cheese Throwdown: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn proves he's the cheesiestas he hosts restaurants competing to make the ultimate comfort food Saturday in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park. Admission is free and mac samples are five for $10.

Mother's Day: Don't forget mom Sunday, when there are plenty of buy one ticket, mom gets in free promotions at attractions like the Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium and MOSI. Also the first 10,000 women into Sunday's Rays vs. Cleveland Indians game get a free Rays sun hat.

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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Jan. 26

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Hernando Events for Jan. 26

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