1. The new VelociCoaster ride opened Thursday.
  2. Looking up at a Hibiscus bush at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
  3. SeaWorld will hold Howl-O-Scream for the first time ever this year.
  4. The new VelociCoaster ride at Universal Orlando.
  5. Patton Oswalt, shown in his Netflix special "Patton Oswalt: Annihilation," will perform at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Dec. 30.
  6. "The Lego Movie," with Wyldstyle (voiced by Elizabeth Banks), Emmet Brickowski (voiced by Chris Pratt) and Batman (voiced by Will Arnett), is among the $1 movies offered in the Regal summer movie series.
  7. The Wittmaak family - from left, Selby, 2; Steve; Sebastian, 8; and Stefanie - pose for a portrait at Maximo Park in St. Petersburg. Steve transformed the family's Kia Soul into an Ecto-1 from the movie "Ghostbusters."
  8. Take advantage of increased capacity at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg this week when the Tampa Bay Rays play the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles.
  9. Chef Kelly Arnold, of Tampa, prepares a pan of leeks while teaching the Make & Take: Fresh & Flavorful Pasta cooking class on Monday, April 26, 2021 at Sur la Table in Hyde Park.
  10. Moroccan Tagine Cooking! at Casa di Mazzaro's, 3001 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 (This is the home goods store that is across the parking lot from the Mazzaro's deli. Moroccan food at the Mazzaro's home store's class kitchen.

Chicken Tagine with fried plums
Butter fresh herb couscous
Grilled carrots with sundried tomato vinaigrette
Honey ice cream
  11. Chef Renae Seiler teaches an Italian Steakhouse themed cooking class at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
  12. Alanis Morissette, center, appears on stage during the "Jagged Little Pill" Broadway opening night curtain call at the Broadhurst Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in New York.
  13. The Disney Dream, docked in Port Canaveral, will run a test cruise to see if Disney Crusie Lines is ready to resume travel in the post-COVID-19 era.
  14. Brad Paisley, shown performing at his 2011 H20 Tour in Tampa, has a tour of outdoor shows in Florida this July, including a stop at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
  15. An exhibit based on the PBS show "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa runs through Sept. 6.
  16. Tampa Theatre's annual Summer Classics movie series is back, and it opens with "The Wizard of Oz."
  17. You will have to get your final shot by June 12 for the June 26 show in St. Petersburg.
  18. Customers browse the vinyl at Daddy Kool Records in St. Petersburg.
  19. New Era unveiled a Rays cap with an 813 area code (which is for the Tampa area) and not 727 (which is for St. Petersburg, where the Rays play). There was so much mockery of the caps that the company pulled them off their site within 12 hours Tuesday night.
  20. Singer Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse headlined the 2015 Gasparilla Music Festival in 2015 in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park. The respected alt rockers with a cult following will play Jannus Live in St. Petersburg this fall.
  21. Jess Carson, from left, Mark Wystrach and Cameron Duddy, of Midland, shown here in 2018 at the Academy of Country Music Awards, is making a short run of its Back to the Minors Tour with concerts at minor league baseball parks this summer, including Tampa’s Steinbrenner Field in July.
  22. An exhibit based on the PBS Show "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" opens May 29 at the Glazer Children's Museum and runs through Sept. 6.
  23. Renowned DJ and country mash-up remixer Dee Jay Silver, whose real name is John Perdue, will perform at the Godrey Hotel's poolside stage at WTR for Memorial Day weekend.

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