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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Tuesday, May 14

Largo native Chloe Lowery sings with Rocktopia, which is set to hit Tampa’s Straz Center on Tuesday. [Courtesy of Matthew Murphy]
Largo native Chloe Lowery sings with Rocktopia, which is set to hit Tampa’s Straz Center on Tuesday. [Courtesy of Matthew Murphy]
Published May 13, 2019

Rocktopia: This classical-rock chimera features a five-person band, 20-piece orchestra and 30-person choir backing an array of top vocalists in Morsani Hall. $35 and up. 7:30 p.m. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827.

Carl Hiaasen: The Limelight Series presents a talk by the best-selling author, journalist and Florida native behind Assume the Worst. $55-$75. 7:30 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286.

Equality Festival: In anticipation of St. Pete Pride, the Dramatists Guild showcases staged readings of plays that celebrate LGBTQ stories and characters at St. Petersburg theaters American Stage, 163 Third St. N, and Freefall, 6099 Central Ave. Benefits Equality Florida. Free. 7 p.m.

Free Cone Day: Land one complimentary scoop of ice cream in a sugar cone, cup or wafer cone at the Tampa locations for Haagen-Dazs. Best part? You don't have to make an additional purchase. 4-8 p.m. Locations vary.

Gulfport Fresh Market: A year-round community market that features local vendors selling items like fresh produce, cheese, flowers, garden goods and artwork. Hosted every Tuesday. 9 a.m. 3101 Beach Blvd., Gulfport.

To Watch

Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate, Netflix: A new special that pays tribute to the groundbreaking sketch-comedy show that aired on NBC (1968-73). Joining the party are, among others, Lily Tomlin, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris, Jay Leno, Jo Anne Worley and Rita Moreno.

What's My Name | Muhammad Ali, 8 p.m., HBO: A compelling two-part documentary that recalls the extraordinary life of one of the 20th century's most iconic figures — a boxer who transcended his sport. The film explores Ali's challenges, confrontations, comebacks and triumphs through recordings of his own voice.

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  1. Jewelry by Navajo artist Artie Yellowhorse, who will be at St. Petersburg's Red Cloud Gallery on Feb. 28 and 29. [Courtesy of Red Cloud Gallery]
  2. Paella and other seafood offerings will be offered at the SunWest Crab and Shrimp Festival this weekend in Hudson. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times (2018)]
  3. The Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival will return to Tampa on Feb. 29, running weekends through April 26. [Courtesy of Busch Gardens]
  4. FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Disney CEO Robert Iger arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", in Los Angeles  The Walt Disney Co. has named Bob Chapek CEO, replacing Bob Iger, effective immediately, the company announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.  (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, FIle) [JORDAN STRAUSS  |  Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP]
  5. The second annual Tampa Taco Fest will return on Feb. 29 to Al Lopez Park. [Courtesy of Tampa Taco Fest]
  6. Feb. 24• Arts & Entertainment
    Strawberry shortcake is among the attractions at Plant City's Florida Strawberry Festival, which will kick off on Feb. 27. [Tampa Bay Times (2016)]
  7. New '47 brand caps featuring spring training designs are on display as the Phillies reveal what's new at Spectrum Field in Clearwater. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  8. ALLIE GOULDING  |   TimesGuests walk down Main Street with Cinderella's Castle in the background at Magic Kingdom on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Disney World in Orlando.
  9. 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. [Hennon Group Architects]
  10. Four-time Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba will play the Jaeb Theater at Tampa's Straz Center on June 5. [Straz Center for Performing Arts]
  11. Twitter user Ashley Bower asked what movies traumatized people as children, prompting a deluge of responses and a spattering of old movies to trend on Twitter on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. [Ashley bower]
  12. Rare Schwinn bicycles will be among the collection of vintage bikes at Burchard Galleries' auction in St. Petersburg on Feb. 23. [Courtesy of Burchard Galleries]