Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, May 26

Watch the Indianapolis 500, chow down at the Pizza Bruno popup and cheers to Biggie Smalls.
McLaren and two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso is a blur leaving the pits during practice. However, you won’t see him on Sunday. The Spaniard failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. [AJ MAST | Associated Press]
McLaren and two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso is a blur leaving the pits during practice. However, you won’t see him on Sunday. The Spaniard failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. [AJ MAST | Associated Press]
Published May 24

Indianapolis 500: Watch the 103rd running of the country’s biggest race. Simon Pagenaud is the pole sitter at the Brickyard, while the big news is that McLaren and two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso failed to qualify. Keep an eye on St. Petersburg resident Sebastien Bourdais. 11 a.m., race at 12:29 p.m. TV: NBC.

Pizza Pop Up: Orlando’s Pizza Bruno fires up its mobile brick oven to offer Neapolitan-style pies at Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails. In keeping with Sunday tradition, the bar spotlights drink specials, including half off for hospitality industry employees. 6 p.m. 1111 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 873-6664.

Party & Bullshtt: A Biggie Smalls Birthday Celebration: Celebrate the belated birthday of late rap legend Christopher Wallace, who would have been 47, with a stacked tap list. Oh, and there’s a PB&J bar. 11 a.m. Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, 2927 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 800-2810.

Stars and Stripes USO Show and Dance: This eighth annual soiree returns to showcase swing music, jitterbug lessons, taxi dancers, historic displays, a fashion show and period characters, in addition to a cash bar. Military or vintage attire is encouraged. $30-$45. 7 p.m. The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5202. starsandstripesuso.com.

Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto features concertmaster Jeffrey Multer, followed by Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. $18 and up, free for kids and teens in advance. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 892-3337. floridaorchestra.org.

Shephard’s Memorial Weekend: The four-day continues at three locations throughout the Clearwater Beach resort. On Sunday, expect 3LAU with Grandtheft, Lodato and actress Taryn Manning (she’s also a singer and songwriter). $25, $34 four-day pass. 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. (727) 442-5107. eventbrite.

Sunset Music Festival: Catch big-name DJs, performers whose sets were canceled last year and other intriguing acts during the two-day celebration. $109.95 and up per day, $189.95 and up for the weekend. 3 p.m. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. smftampa.com.

Clearwater Music and Arts Festival: Enjoy this new two-day festival’s lineup of art, plus Southern rock and country musicians, downtown. Free. 12:30 p.m. 301 Drew St. clearwaterartsfestival.com.

Tampa City Ballet: This contemporary dance company explores the rich history of Tampa neighborhood Ybor City. $28-$36. 6 p.m. HCC Mainstage Theatre, 1411 E 11th Ave., Tampa. tampacityballet.org.

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