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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 6

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.

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. As time goes on, iconic pop culture becomes mythology. Through May 22. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

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

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.

Florida Orchestra Rock Series: The Police Experience: A high energy, yet classy, celebration of the music of The Police includes Driven to Tears, Roxanne, Walking on the Moon, Every Breath You Take and Message in a Bottle. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35-$65. (727) 892-3337.

International Cinema Series: Anomalisa: A man who hears everyone with the same voice meets a woman whom he hears differently and cuts through the "noise of everyday life." Filmed in English. 7 p.m., Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 864-7979.

Kayzo: The electronic music DJ encompasses a variety of musical styles. G Buck and Big Makk open. 10 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15. (813) 248-9500.

Dov Davidoff: Besides appearing in the Mark Wahlberg movie Invincible, 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 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

NOTE TO READERS

Victoria Ginty and Ladyhawke have rescheduled their Saturday show at Firehouse Culture Center to June 11 due to illness.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sunset Music Series: The De Lei'ed Parrots: Watch the sunset over St. Joseph Sound and enjoy live entertainment by area artists. 7 p.m., Weaver Park, 2750 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Free. (727) 812-4530.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Blue Bloods, 10 p.m., CBS. (Tom Selleck), the mayor (David Ramsey) and the DA's office contend with public outrage after a grand jury doesn't indict an NYPD officer for the controversial shooting of a teenager.

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