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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 9

Taste of Pinellas: St. Petersburg's giant food and music festival on the waterfront returns bringing signature creations and beverage favorites, with entertainment by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Loverboy, the Incomparable Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, plus KC & the Sunshine Band. Benefits All Children's Hospital. 3:30 p.m., Albert Whitted Park, 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $25; $75 VIP.

Tropical Heatwave: Ybor-loving rock group the Hold Steady headlines WMNF's two-day music festival, with other artists including Joseph Arthur, Black Taxi, Roadkill Ghost Choir and more over various Ybor venues. 6:05 p.m., Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica De Cuba, Tampa. $40 advance, $50 day of. (813) 248-2954.

Pirate Pub Crawl: A self-guided three day hop to numerous area pubs includes one free drink, entertainment, give-aways and specials. The event is part of John Levique Pirate Days. 3 p.m., Green Turtle Tavern, 12902 Village Blvd., Madeira Beach. $30. (727) 322-5217.

Horse Show Benefit: The Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria return to Pinellas Park for three historical and entertaining shows to benefit the Saddle Up Capital Campaign. 7 p.m., Helen Howarth Community Park Horse Arena, 6301 94th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $25, $20 seniors, $10 ages 6-10 (general admission); $40, $35 seniors, $25 children (reserved). (727) 520-3132.

Tampa Bay Rays: Vs. Cleveland Indians: Gather your girlfriends and purchase a special ticket package for a discounted seat in the lower level, a new edition of the Rays Wine Tumbler and a voucher for a pre-packaged glass of wine for $30. Use promotion code Girl1. 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Florida Orchestra Rock Series: Music of the Eagles: The Florida Orchestra plays in a tribute to the Grammy-winning band. Veteran rock vocalists Terry Brock, Glenn DeLaune and John Hines take flight with such Eagles hits as Heartache Tonight, Take It Easy, Desperado, Tequila Sunrise, Witchy Woman, One of These Nights, Hotel California and more. Arranger and conductor Brent Havens leads the orchestra. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35-$75. (727) 892-3337.

Bert Kreischer: Winning the title "No. 1 Partier in the Nation," he turned his six and a half year college stint at Florida State University into a career of comedy. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Nature Nights: Children ages 4 to 9 can enjoy a pizza dinner before a night of games, nature walks and art. 5:30 p.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 893-7326.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Hawaii Five-0, 9 p.m., CBS When his daughter is abducted, Grover is forced to steal $100 million. Careful kidnappers, you can only push a Sesame Street character so far ...

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