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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 16-22.

Photo by Joan Marcus. Jackie Burns and Matthew Hydzik star in If/Then, a musical about roads not taken.

Photo by Joan Marcus. Jackie Burns and Matthew Hydzik star in If/Then, a musical about roads not taken.

If/Then: The hit Broadway musical about the endless possibilities of life-changing choices has a cast that includes actors from Rent, Wicked and American Idol. It runs Tuesday-Sunday at Tampa's Straz Center ($45-$95). strazcenter.org

Burger Showdown: Chefs from top area restaurants fire up grills in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park for a burger battle for bragging rights. $20 burger sampling, $7 beers. burgershowdown.org

Date night

Music: Witness juggalos outside St. Petersburg's State Theatre on Thursday as they wait to see the Insane Clown Posse ($20). The same night, in Tampa, indie rockers STRFKR team up with electronic duo Com Truise at the Orpheum ($18-$20). The Monkees are swinging through Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Friday ($52.50-$102.50). Saturday, the Florida Orchestra performs Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3 at St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater ($15-$45) and also on Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Say It Isn't So! Hall and Oates perform with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday ($18-$118).

Comedy: Undateable's Ron Funches plays the Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa from Thursday-Saturday. ($22-$25). On Saturday, Marlon Wayans, star of the Scary Movie franchise and White Chicks, visits Tampa Theatre ($42.50-$150).

Sunset Lounge Experience: The beachfront party at the Tradewinds on St. Pete Beach from the producers of Chillounge brings a fashion show, top-shelf open bar, a gourmet buffet and day beds on the beach. Tickets for the Saturday party are $250-$490 and must be bought by Thursday. sunsetloungeexperience.com.

A Night at the Brewseum: Adults take over Great Explorations Children's Museum in St. Petersburg on Saturday for a craft beer-infused night of games and live music. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door. greatex.org.

Kids and family

Hands Across the Sand Aerial Art: Hundreds of people will be posed by aerial artist John Quigley at the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island to create an image of a huge sun to support clean energy. Arrive by 11:30 a.m. Free.

More to explore

Find more beer-related events at tampabay.com/thingstodo.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 16-22. 05/15/16 [Last modified: Sunday, May 15, 2016 6:44pm]
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