1. Sting will perform Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa.
  2. The band Lady A, composed of Dave Haywood, left, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, will headline Tampa’s Pig Jig on Oct. 22 at Julian B. Lane Park in Tampa.
  3. Two Tampa pitmasters faced off Friday during a segment of Good Morning America's "United States of BBQ" tour. (Shown above: A half rack of ribs from Betterway BBQ at 22 South, the food hall inside the historic Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg).
  4. The Super Blue Blood Moon, a lunar eclipse with a supermoon, is partially eclipsed as it sets over the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater Beach by Pier 60 in 2018. Expect to see a total lunar eclipse starting at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
  5. Herrerasaurus, a dinosaur first discovered in fossils in South America, is among the displays in the Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit running May 14-Sept. 5 at Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry. The life-like animatronic dinosaurs offer a paleontological journey back in time.
  6. Ginny Skoglund, 11, poses for a picture in front of a new sign at Adventure Island in Tampa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
  7. Rita Moreno, center, as Anita, in the 1961 musical, "West Side Story." The historic Tampa Theatre is bringing back its longest-running series, Summer Classics, by celebrating a century of films, from silent movies to a sing-along to Moreno's Oscar-winning performance. It starts June 5.
  8. Maestro Michael Francis leads the Florida Orchestra through Mozart's Requiem.
  9. Actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul pose for a selfie with fans at American Social in Tampa.
  10. An espresso martini is served at Luv Child in Tampa. The popular drink is experiencing a renaissance at bars and restaurants across the country.
  11. Epcot will get its first coaster and Walt Disney World will get its first ride featuring a Marvel franchise when Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens at Epcot on May 27.
  12. Clockwise from top left: A Tiki Gardens pennant, a decal depicting the water skiers of Cypress Gardens, orange blossom perfume made in Jacksonville, an alligator-skin handbag and a Weeki Wachee-themed coloring book. All of these items will be at Floridania Fest at the Gulfport Casino on May 21.
  13. John Velazquez and Medina Spirit cross the finish line to win the 147th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on May 1, 2021. We found 10 ways to celebrate this year's Kentucky Derby in the Tampa Bay area.
  14. Katie Krimitsos, 43, works on her meditation podcast for mothers at her home bedroom closet studio in Tampa. Krimitsos’ podcasts have been downloaded 44 million times.
  15. The crowd at Riverfest 2017 watched hot air balloons at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The illuminated balloons will return for Riverfest May 6-7 in Tampa.
  16. Danielis Baez sits on her father Luis's shoulders at the Florida Orchestra's "Pops at the Park" at Water Tower Park in Tampa on Oct. 22, 2006. Take Mom to Julian B. Lane Park in Tampa this Sunday to catch the 30-year tradition.
  17. Mother's Day is May 8. We found 43 suggestions on ways to take Mom out for a meal, dessert or a drink in the Tampa Bay area.
  18. Rainy conditions are expected throughout the weekend in Tampa Bay, much like in this Times photo from September.
  19. The St. Pete Pier has canceled Saturday’s Cinco de Mayo-themed party “due to expected weather,” organizers announced Friday.
  20. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will return on select nights starting on Aug. 12 and continuing through Halloween.
  21. Cap's, a new seafood-focused restaurant and cocktail bar, opens next week at 226 First Ave. N in St. Petersburg.
  22. Jacaranda flowers are blooming across the Tampa Bay area. (This stunner is in Clearwater.) The fragrant, showy flower of the jacaranda blooms any time from April through August, but around here the purple, trumpet-shaped flower is most often in full bloom in late April and early May.
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