Woody and Buzz glide in
The toys will travel to the Forum and beyond when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the rest of the Toy Story gang bring Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 to Tampa. The gang will try to escape monstrous toddlers from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home at 1 and 5 p.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. The show also includes memorable moments from Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Tickets are $15 to $75. Call (813) 301-2500 or visit stpetetimesforum.com.
Catch some rays with Rays
The Tradewinds kicks off its Rays Watch Party series, with the Rays and Marlins on a big screen on the beach and 620-AM WDAE broadcasting a live pre-game show. Parking is $10 at the Island Grand and at the neighboring Sandpiper Suites (normally $15). Coupons for $10 (normally $30) for unlimited slide passes will also be distributed. The game starts at 7 p.m., Tradewinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727)360-5551.
Art like a wheel
The monthly Art After Dark celebration of art, music and entertainment takes up the "Art of Cycling" from 8 to 11 p.m. The art party takes visitors for a whirl on two wheels to celebrate National Bike Month. Stationary bikes will be provided for a spin class, there will be a bike fashion show and the Tampa Bay Bike Co-op will also be there to teach guests about bike maintenance. Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $10, free for members; cash bar. (813) 274-8130; tampamuseum.com.
New sport: bikini laser tag
Back by popular demand, it's bikini laser tag. And this time, organizers have added cosmic bowling. They're calling it an end-of-the-world party, if you believe the May 21st predictions, and this just might be what puts us over the edge. The neon dubstep party goes from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday at Terrace Sports, 5311 E Busch Blvd., Tampa. Eight DJs are on the bill, including Pillform & Rolls Royce, Sucio, TRiPP and Dani "DJ Dirty D" Manning. Come in a bikini and admission is $5. Otherwise, it's $20 in advance, $30 at the door or $15 after 3 a.m. See bikinilasertag.com.
Cheer on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Bruins, and get a free concert by Cheap Trick. The power-pop legends will play on the plaza outside the St. Pete Times Forum following the sold out Game 4, which starts at 1:30 p.m. Even if you don't have a game ticket, you can still come watch the game on an outdoor screen, then stay for the concert. Get details at lightning.nhl.com.
Country dancing meets elegance with Baubles, Barbecue and Bubbles, a full barbecue dinner, champagne and wine tasting, s'more making, a contest for "best denim and bling," and a raffle for fine jewelry. It runs 5 to 9 p.m. at Cross Creek Ranch, 12950 E Wheeler Road, Dover. $50; benefits Emergency Care Help Organization. (813) 685-0935.
Run for the finless dolphin
At Winter's Family Beach Fest, runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are invited to a weekend-long event that includes a welcome party on Friday and 15K and 5K run or 1-mile run/walk Saturday, (jogging strollers welcome). Go home after the race and come back around sunset for a beach party at Pier 60 with live music by Suite Caroline, an awards ceremony and a sunset movie. It all benefits the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Challenged Athletes Foundation. The Saturday race is at 7:30 a.m., Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 441-1790; www.seewinter.com.
Motherhood to focus
The Pinellas chapter of the National Organization for Women is hosting a screening of the film Mothers's Day by local filmmaker Diane Mason, a former reporter for the St. Pete Times. The documentary explains the true meaning of Mother's Day by 19th century social activist Julia Ward Howe - creating peace - and chronicles a Code Pink antiwar protest day in Washington, D.C., on Mother's Day 2006. It includes interviews and speeches by Susan Sarandon, Medea Benjaimn, Cindy Sheehan and others, including mothers of soldiers who died in Iraq. Mason will be on hand to answer questions. It's free at 7 p.m. at Girls' Inc., 7700 61st St. N, Pinellas Park. See pinellasnow.weebly.com.
5 under $5
FREE The Art on the Bay Live Painting Event is shaping up to be a massive explosion of art and community pride on Saturday. More than 60 artists, including painters, sculptors, potters, jewelry artisans, fiber artists, body artists and more, will participate in this live event held on the grounds of the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Live music will be provided by Ronny Elliott, and food vendors will be available on site. It starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at 335 Second Ave. NE , St. Pete. Free.
FREE Formerly known as the Festival of States Parade, the daytime All Children's Hospital Parade marches along St. Pete's downtown waterfront bringing floats, bands, clowns and grand marshal Raymond of the Tampa Bay Rays. It's all part of Taste of Pinellas weekend, and it features current patients and "graduates" of All Children's Hospital. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in front of the Mahaffey Theater on Bayshore Drive, continues down Bayshore to the Vinoy and turns east on Fifth Avenue NE for a block, ending at the entrance to Taste of Pinellas in Vinoy Park. For more on Taste of Pinellas see Pages 62-63.
FREE Help clean up the beach on Saturday and get a free breakfast from Panera Bread. Join Adopt-a-Shore volunteers on the beach behind the Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa to clean up the area between the Don and Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach. They will provide all the necessary cleanup tools. All volunteers get a free breakfast and a volunteer shirt. RSVP by emailing email@example.com so they can have a head count, and be there by 8 a.m. Saturday. Free.
FREEPull up a blanket and watch The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, on a traveling outdoor 50-foot inflatable screen as part of a movie series presented by Tampa Theatre. The movie is at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. Free. (813) 274-8286.
$5 Everyone gets into the Lowry Park Zoo for a 5-spot on Sunday because it's $5 Day at the Zoo. It gets crowded on these deal days so get there early to visit all your favorite animals. Lowry Park Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. at 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa.