Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 7

Good People: Preview : Set in Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo and this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who's made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. Runs through Oct. 2. Pay what you can. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49. (727) 823-7529.

The Underpants: Preview Performance: Jobsite Theater's production of Steve Martin's farce about a couple's life twists resulting from her pants falling down in public during a parade. Runs through Oct. 2. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Ales and Wild Tales: Florida Black Bear: Wildlife specialist Fred Bohler will discuss his encounters with Florida Black Bears while working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission bear response team. 6 p.m., The Ale and The Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 490-9190.

Folklore: This interview series of creative people in Tampa Bay introduces local artists, musicians, chefs, entrepreneurs and makers to those who are interested in hearing about their stories. Each event will feature two live interviews with locals from different backgrounds and light snacks. 6:30 p.m., Tempus Projects, 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $5. (909) 333-6731.

Baroness: The British metal heroes perform alongside opener, Pallbearer. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 895-3045.

Swing Time Anniversary: Swing Time celebrates their 16th anniversary with a rock and roll swing dancing featuring music by Keith Jones and the Makeshifts. Come early for two free dance lessons. 8 p.m., Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. $12. (727) 893-1070.

Donovan: The '60s Scottish folk icon celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sunshine Superman with an intimate, solo-acoustic performance. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$48. (727) 791-7400.

KIDS AND FAMILY

$6 Admission Days: In celebration of the museum's sixth anniversary, everyone gets $6 admission through Sept. 30. 10 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $6. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

Lucha Underground, 8 p.m., El Rey Network. Ready for more masked mayhem? The show returns with more over-the-top characters, intense rivalries and bone-crunching wrestling moves.

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With makeover, ZooTampa at Lowry Park takes a page from the theme parks

With makeover, ZooTampa at Lowry Park takes a page from the theme parks

TAMPA — Behind the construction walls near the carousel at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, hammers, saws and power drills made a racket in the blazing Friday heat. A raft full of 100-pound water jugs took test trips on the new Roaring Springs ride set ...
Published: 05/25/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 29

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 29

Sacred Art Tour of the Tibetan Monks: Eight Dalai Lama-sanctioned monks from India are creating a sand mandala of the Green Tara, a female representation of the Buddha of Compassion. During opening ceremonies, the monks will chant, play long Tibetan ...
Published: 05/25/18
Veterans get in free at Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and more with Memorial Day deals

Veterans get in free at Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and more with Memorial Day deals

Memorial Day is a time to say "thank you" to our veterans. The following is a list of free offers for them to enjoy. Some even last all summer.• Busch Gardens and SeaWorld are offering U.S. veterans and up to three guests get free admission to the th...
Published: 05/25/18
Professional wrestlers are telling their stories through comic books

Professional wrestlers are telling their stories through comic books

Due to its salacious scripted story lines mixed with choreographed violence, professional wrestling is often referred to as a kind of soap opera. But Palm Harbor’s John Crowther sees it differently. Professional wrestling, he said, is a comic book st...
Published: 05/25/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 27

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 27

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival: In addition to cocktails, music headliners today are Everclear and Fastball. 11 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $20-$30 single day; $35, $40 at door (if available) for two-day tickets; VIP $100-$225. ...
Published: 05/25/18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on May 26

97X Barbecue, Music and Arts Festival: Alt-rock station 97X expands the annual Memorial Day weekend music festival to show love to all arts with a display by local artists and a music line-up including The Dirty Heads, Awolnation, Judah and the Lion,...
Published: 05/25/18
Hooper: More than a restaurant, Lee Roy Selmon’s was a meeting place

Hooper: More than a restaurant, Lee Roy Selmon’s was a meeting place

It’s where former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Doug Williams had lunch with current Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston.It’s where University of South Florida fans often gathered to watch the program’s biggest road games.It’s where folks showed up in...
Published: 05/24/18
Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

Ballet Nacional de Cuba stuns with a spectacular ‘Giselle’

TAMPA — The Ballet Nacional de Cuba performed Giselle, its signature ballet, on Wednesday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Fifty-four dancers charmed a packed house, culminating in about two hours an effort that took more tha...
Published: 05/24/18
Bar review: Things are hopping at new Swan Brewing in Lakeland

Bar review: Things are hopping at new Swan Brewing in Lakeland

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Published: 05/24/18
tbt* local craft beer of the week: Dark Harbor Mocha Stout, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers

tbt* local craft beer of the week: Dark Harbor Mocha Stout, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers

The saga of Barley Mow Brewing Company and its eventual offshoot/successor Sea Drift Ales & Lagers is a complicated one. The most interesting part is how the latter came to be as a result of brewery-distributor tensions, in which Barley Mow pulled an...
Published: 05/24/18