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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Wednesday, May 22

Chris Crawford stars in ‘Buyer and Cellar,’ running at St. Petersburg theater company Freefall through June 9. [Courtesy of Thee Photo Ninja]
Chris Crawford stars in ‘Buyer and Cellar,’ running at St. Petersburg theater company Freefall through June 9. [Courtesy of Thee Photo Ninja]
Published May 20, 2019

Buyer and Cellar: This comedy, which Times Entertainment Critic Jay Cridlin called "both hilarious and surprisingly cutting," chronicles the relationship between Barbra Streisand and the struggling actor who works in her basement. Runs through June 9. $39.50-$52.50. 7 p.m. Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 498-5205.

Bob Dylan Birthday Bash: The legendary singer and songwriter turns 78 on Friday. Celebrate with a tribute show featuring Kettle of Fish, Passerine, Grant Peebles and Steve Arvey. $15. 7 p.m. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 971-0666.

Kaprow Reinvented: Pose, 1969-2019: A series of performance art popups that allow Tampa artist Vincent Kral — and you — to reimagine artist Allan Kaprow's Pose. Hosted every Wednesday, running through July 10. Free. 11 a.m. Marshall Student Center at USF, 4103 Cedar Circle, Tampa. (813) 974-4133.

Ten x Ten: Listen to 10 inspiring locals tell their stories over 10 slides in five minutes. Light bites and a cash bar await. RSVPs are required. $10, free for members. 6:30 p.m. Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. (727) 300-1700.

The Smiths vs. The Cure: Who else has a birthday coming up? Yup, Morrissey. The Bricks observes the Wednesday occasion with drink deals and a mix of everything from covers to deep cuts from the Smiths, led by Morrissey, and the Cure. No cover. 8 p.m. 1327 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 247-1785.

Z: The Grizzly Atoms, Liquid Pennies and Blestian join this Nashville, Tenn., experimental band for a concert as part of their tour. $8. 8 p.m. Lucky You Tattoo, 9633 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 623-9928.

Wine Tasting + Sampling: Try the new wines that sushi and hibachi restaurant Umami has added to its menu, plus enjoy complementary food pairings. $10. 6 p.m. 3942 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 800-2799

To Watch

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons, 8 p.m., ABC: The extremely long title for a special in which current stars recreate episodes of the classic sitcoms. Participants include Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington.

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  1. Yacht StarShip, a dining and water taxi company, has added the Lost Pearl pirate ship to its fleet just in time for Gasparilla. [Yacht StarShip]
    After years entertaining tourists in Virginia Beach, the Lost Pearl is settling into its new Tampa Bay home.
  2. Dave Bautista, shown here at his South Tampa office, has been named grand marshal of the 2020 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates.
    The Guardians of the Galaxy star will lead the Pirate invasion along with Tampa police Lt. Travis Maus, who recently served in the Middle East.
  3. Halsey performs during the European MTV Awards in Seville, Spain, in 2019. [Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP]
    A mix of new hits and blockbuster blasts from the past.
  4. Roberto Gomez, of Puerto Rico, dressed as Darth Vader, attends the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Dec. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. [CHRIS PIZZELLO  |  Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
    The massive fandom was built on the strength of a universe that continues to expand beyond the movie theater.
  5. Fashions by De Johnea Bianca, a designer involved in the Fashion Market that will take place in Tampa on Jan. 18. [Courtesy of De Johnea Bianca]
    Plus, a pre- Gasparilla fashion and hair event and markets dedicated to a healthy lifestyle.
  6. Clay Goodison, of Brandon, pulls sons Parker and Davis and wife Krissy in a pirate ship float after the Gasparilla Preschooler's Stroll in Tampa in 2015. The stroll took place before the Gasparilla children's parade on Bayshore Boulevard. [Tampa Bay Times (2015)]
    Kids plunder the Gasparilla children’s parade, the best college players are here for the East-West Shrine Bowl and more.
  7. British actor Charlie Chaplin performs on the high wire during the filming of "The Circus." Theater organ virtuoso Tom Hoehn will perform at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center while the film plays on Jan. 17. [AP]
    Watch a theater organ pro perform or wheelchair rugby, attend a steel drum party and more.
  8. Employees working inside Tabanero Cigars, which is one of the stops on a new self-led audio tour produced byt Visit Tampa Bay. [Times 2016)]
    Hillsborough tourism bureau launches audio tour of historic Cuban district.
  9. Jan. 13• Arts & Entertainment
    Celine Dion will perform at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Jan. 15. [ANDREW WHELAN  |  Columbia Records]
    Celine Dion brings her pipes to town, the Gasparilla children’s parade starts rolling and bands get ready for next week’s big MLK parade.
  10. Rod Stewart performs at Papp Laszlo Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary, in 2018. [BALAZS MOHAI  |  AP]
    Starting Friday, you can secure a spot at a few upcoming shows.