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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, May 25

Zedd plays the Coachella Music and Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. in April. This weekend, the DJ invades Tampa atadium Raymond James for the two-day Sunset Music Festival. [Amy Harris/Invision/AP]
Zedd plays the Coachella Music and Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. in April. This weekend, the DJ invades Tampa atadium Raymond James for the two-day Sunset Music Festival. [Amy Harris/Invision/AP]
Published May 23, 2019

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.

Tampa Bay Margarita and Music Festival: Whether you like yours frozen or on the rocks, you can choose from more than 60 types of takes on the beloved cocktail. Live concerts by Nelly, Cold War Kids and Soul Asylum drive the entertainment, but don't miss the games or fireworks. $25 and up. Noon. Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 North Blvd., Tampa.

Clearwater Music and Arts Festival: Enjoy this new two-day festival's lineup of art, plus Southern rock and country musicians, downtown. On Saturday, fireworks are also in store. Free. 12:30 p.m. 301 Drew St.

Joe Jackson: The skilled jazz musician and a classical composer brings his Four Decades tour to town. $34.50 and up. 8 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8286.

Tampa City Ballet: This contemporary dance company explores the rich history of Tampa neighborhood Ybor City. $28-$36. 7:30 p.m. HCC Mainstage Theatre, 1411 E 11th Ave., Tampa.

Tampa Bay Rowdies: Our USL team hosts the Swope Park Rangers. Fans 14 and younger get a mini soccer ball, while supplies last. $17 and up. 7:30 p.m. Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 222-2000.

Spring Lake Memorial Classic: Participate in the annual race's 10K (7:15 a.m.), 5K (7:45) or 2-mile walk-run (8). Each course, with chip timing, takes you along shaded tree-draped roads and over challenging hills and vistas. There's a post-race food festival, alongside prizes for the top three finishers. Benefits Arc Nature Coast. $35 for the 10K, $30 for the 5K and $25 for the walk-run. 7 a.m. 5283 Neff Lake Road, Brooksville. (352) 544-2322.

Honor Our Heroes: This 5K run on Upper Tampa Bay passes through Veterans Park and along Shore Drive. You must complete the course in an hour and five minutes. Benefits veterans outreach efforts through Oldsmar Cares. $25-$42. 8 a.m. Oldsmar City Hall, 100 State St. (813) 415-7373.

Promise Walk: A casual, hourlong walk. Benefits Pre-eclampsia Foundation. Free. 8 a.m. Gadsden Park, 6901 S MacDill Ave., Tampa. (321) 421-6957.

BAYTAF Classic: Area youth compete in the 28th annual track and field competition. $7. 7 a.m. University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-2301.

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. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-3337.

Shephard's Memorial Weekend: The four-day continues at three locations throughout the Clearwater Beach resort. Saturday brings a poppier show with artists that include Jay Sean, Bryce Vine, AJ Mitchell and NOTD. $20, $34 four-day pass. 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. (727) 442-5107. eventbrite.

No Exit: Local director Skyler Bianca presents Jean-Paul Sartre's famous play in which three people must pay for their sins trapped in a room for eternity, acting as each others' tormentors. $20, $15 members. 7 p.m. 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.

To Watch

SEASON FINALE Ransom, 9 p.m., CBS: Cynthia and her younger brother, Tyler, are abducted by a criminal Tyler's indebted to, forcing the team to break some rules in order to find them.

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