Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 6-12

Get ready for Mother’s Day, pack a picnic for a free Pops in the Park show or take in Broadway’s ‘Anastastia.’
The Florida Orchestra’s free Pops in the Park concerts return to Clearwater’s Coachman Park on Friday and on Sunday at Tampa’s Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. 
Times files (2013)
The Florida Orchestra’s free Pops in the Park concerts return to Clearwater’s Coachman Park on Friday and on Sunday at Tampa’s Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Times files (2013)
Published May 5

Mother’s Day: Give your mom the gift of your time, and she gets free admission at the Chihuly Collection Saturday and Sunday in St. Petersburg. And all moms get in free at the Tampa Museum of Art on Sunday and free mimosas in their Riverwalk Cafe. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 120 W Gasparilla Plaza.

Free Pops in the Park: The popular picnicking night is back. Enjoy a free show by the Florida Orchestra on Friday at Clearwater’s Coachman Park and on Sunday at Tampa’s Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Bring some canned goods for Tampa Bay Harvest. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday.

Anastasia: The Broadway show by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, set in the twilight of the Russian empire, opens at Tampa’s Straz Center Tuesday through Sunday. $75 and up, but there is a digital lottery for $25 tickets at luckyseat.com/anastasia.

date night

Music: Indie rock singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus plays the Crowbar in Ybor City Tuesday ($12), the same night Bryan Adams cuts like a knife at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg ($29.50-$54.50). Legendary Yes singer Jon Anderson has two shows Wednesday at Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre ($59-$95), the same night rockers Interpol play the Mahaffey in St. Petersburg ($29.50) and sister pop-rock duo Aly and AJ play the Orpheum in Ybor ($25). Australian dance trio Rufus Du Sol had to move their Thursday show from Jannus Live to the Cuban Club due to overwhelming demand ($35). Thrash metal gods Slayer perform along with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse on Friday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa ($25 and up). Country’s Dylan Scott (My Girl) plays the Dallas Bull ($15), and legendary crooner Tom Jones has a sold-out show at Ruth Eckerd Hall, both on Friday. Christian music’s hippest act, Hillsong United, plays the MidFlorida Amphitheatre on Saturday ($22.50). The nostalgic Millennium Tour coming to the Amalie Arena on Saturday brings B2K, Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Chingy, Bobby V and the Ying Yang Twins ($49.50 and up).

Movies in the Park: Pack a picnic and enjoy a fusion of jazz, rock and world music by Botomatics, and the Bill Murray favorite, Groundhog Day. 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Petersburg’s Straub Park.

Buyer and Cellar: The absurdist comedy set Barbra Streisand’s infamous basement mall opens Saturday at St. Petersburg’s Freefall Theatre and runs through June 9. $29.50-$52.50.

Avenue Q: The warped puppet comedy is definitely not for kids Friday through May 19 at Largo’s Central Park Performing Arts Center. ($28.50 and up.)

kids and family

Glazer Museum Free Tuesday: The monthly treat of free admission is noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the hands-on museum. glazermuseum.org

MOre to explore

Find loads of Mother’s Day brunches and free events for Mom at tampabay.com/thingstodo.

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