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Weekend Planner

Our insiders help you plan your weekend: dining, movies, music, arts, stage, things to do, shopping, and outdoors:

  1. Plan your weekend: Memorial Day, Sunset Music Fest, comic Pablo Francisco, sci-fi writer Jeff VanderMeer

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    Plan your weekend

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    Memorial Day: Monday is the day to honor those who died serving their country, and the Bay Pines VA Memorial Day Ceremony will have Fox 13 anchor Alcides Segui as emcee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and musical performances starting at 10 a.m. at 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. …

    GULF SHORES, AL - MAY 20:  Diplo of Major Lazer performs at the Surf Stage during 2017 Hangout Music Festival on May 20, 2017 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Hangout Music Festival) 700050769
  2. This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Sunset Music Festival, 97X BBQ, Train and more

    Music & Concerts

    RISING AGAIN: Sunset Music Festival

    Trance superstars Above and Beyond will headline the Sunset Music Festival on Sunday. Some 60,000 attendees are expected.
  3. Best bets for fun this weekend: Margarita Festival, science fiction writer Jeff VanderMeer, comic Pablo Francisco

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    LIME TIME: Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

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  4. What's on stage this week: Idina Menzel, 'Finding Neverland,' Sunshine City Opera

    Stage

    NO FEAR OF FLYING: BILLY HARRIGAN TIGHE

    Billy Harrigan Tighe plays Peter Pan playwright J.M. Barrie, with Christine Dwyer as Sylvia, in Finding Neverland. Courtesy of the Straz Center.
  5. In theaters this weekend: 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5,' which no one needs more than Johnny Depp

    Movies

    OPENING Thursday:

    Pirates of the Caribbean: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

    Geoffrey Rush, left, and Johnny Depp return as Barbossa and Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
  6. 5 things to do under $5: Memorial Day, Corvettes in the Park, kids' fishing derby

    Events

    1 Memorial Day: Monday is the day to honor those who died serving their country, and the Bay Pines VA Memorial Day Ceremony will have Fox 13 anchor Alcides Segui as emcee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and musical performances starting at 10 a.m. at 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. But first, on Sunday, the Light …

    Bay Pines VA’s Memorial Day Ceremony will have Fox 13 anchor Acides Segui as emcee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and musical performances.
  7. Catch these three art exhibits before they close

    Visual Arts

    Don't miss: Soon-to-Close Exhibits

    Watershed #47 Fault Line, Robin Perry Dana.
  8. Six new restaurants opening this summer: Burgerim, Rocco's Tacos, American Social

    Food & Dining

    OPENING SOON

    Feeling a little peckish? You're in luck, with a big raft of new restaurants poised to launch, including three at International Plaza.

    BURGERIM

    In the fast-casual arena, Burgerim is opening in late July at 800 N Franklin St. in Tampa. The concept is mini burgers, so you won’t be eating just one.