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

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 23, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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  1. Emilia Sargent of Tampa Repertory Theatre.
  2. The cast of "Floribama Shore." Season 3, which was shot in Pinellas County, premieres in November.
  3. The Weeknd will perform at the Amway Center in Orlando on July 21, 2020.
  4. Violinists, Patricia Quintero, RubŽn Rengel, Alex Gonzalez and Emilia Mettenbrink, with the Sphinx Virtuosi orchestra from Detroit, perform at the Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum Thursday/
  5. A rendering of the new Ulta created by Hennon Group Architects and included in the permits for the building filed with the City of Tampa.
  6. New Orleans-based Dat Dog offers exotic sausages like alligator, duck and crawfish, along with multiple vegan options and more than 30 toppings. The chain is seeking franchisees to bring a location to Tampa Bay.
  7. The Cheesecake Factory will bring an iconic selection of more than 50 cheesecakes and desserts to Clearwater mall Westfield Countryside this year.
  8. In 1935, Zora Neale Hurston visited Eatonville, where she grew up. The Florida town is the setting of some of the stories in "Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick."
  9. Four-time Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba will play the Jaeb Theater at Tampa's Straz Center on June 5.
  10. Danielle Wade, Megan Masako Haley, Mariah Rose Faith and Jonalyn Saxer in the nationally touring company of the musical "Mean Girls." The role of Regina George was played by English Bernhardt, not Faith, for the Feb. 18 performance.
  11. This undated image provided by Olay shows, from left, retired astronaut Nicole Stott, Lilly Singh and Busy Philipps in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot.  (Olay via AP)
  12. Yesterday• Visual Arts
    Graciela Iturbide's 1986 photograph, "Fiesta de las Velas, Juchitan,Oaxaca," is on display in the Tampa Museum of Art's "Modern Women: Modern Vision" exhibition, opening Feb. 20, 2020.