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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 8

The Mikado: Gilbert & Sullivan's satire on imperialism and bureaucracy is peppered with songs such as A Wand'ring Minstrel, Three Little Maids and The Sun Whose Rays. Show starts at 7 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$44. (727) 498-5205.

Rays Trolley: Don't worry about driving or parking when you take the Gulfport Trolley to tonight's Rays game against the Baltimore Orioles. Ticket packages for $25 include a lower level seat, transportation to and from the game and a Rays hat. If you already have a game ticket, show it as you board the trolley and you'll still get a free ride. Trolleys depart at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. from the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. (727) 893-1070.

Music and Movies in the Park: The weekly series features Florida musicians before a classic movie screening. This portion features Dial M for Murder, with music by Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association. It all starts at 7 p.m. at North Straub Park in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 463-4612.

Blitzen Trapper: Hear songs from the experimental country band's latest album VII and more when they perform with special guests Lauris Vidal and Redfeather at 8 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $13-$16. (813) 241-8600.

Apron's Cooking Classes: Spring's Bounty: Celebrate the season by learning how to cook with fresh flavors like crab, corn fritters and watermelon sorbet. Class starts at 6:30 p.m. at Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $45. (813) 926-4465.


Wee-time at Weedon: The program for kids ages 3-5 includes story-related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. It starts at 10:30 a.m. at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6500.


American Comedy Awards, 9 p.m., NBC Nope, we've never heard of these awards either, but get a load of the comics nominated: Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, Patton Oswalt and Amy Schumer. Surely a few of them will show up.


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