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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 28

For weekend's music planner on 5/26: Handout photo of Young the Giant, who are playing the 97X BBQ on May 28. Credit: Lauren Dukoff
Published May 27, 2016

97X BBQ: Cough Syrup and My Body rockers, Young the Giant lead the lineup for the alt-rock festival along with the Strumbellas, Never Shout Never, Joywave, Bear Hands, JR JR and Finish Ticket. Noon, Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free, $20 VIP. Toll-free 1-877-327-9797.

Sunset Music Festival : Hardwell and Galantis headline. Plus, 3Lau, Audien, Cash Cash and Andrew Bayer. 2 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $159, $225 VIP. (813) 350-6500.

Corvettes in the Park: The annual show once again brings nearly 200 sleek Corvettes ranging from stock and modified to full custom and race prepared models. Benefits the Children's Dream Fund. 9 a.m., Straub Park (Center), at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. Free (spectators). (727) 560-6918.

Cherokee Leaf Printing and Native Days: Join staff and volunteers to learn how to do the ancient art of imprinting plants on fabric followed by dyeing fabric with native dyes. 10 a.m., Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. $3/vehicle park entrance fee, $2 bicyclist or walk-in, activity fee is $5/person, children ages 12 and under are free. (352) 793-4781.

Memorial Day Live at Shephard's: Magic!: Spend the weekend on the beach dancing to music by Rude hitmakers Magic!, DJ R3hab and Soul Circus Cowboys. $10. The reggae band headlines along with DJ Skribble, #NOFILTER and Dosage. 1 p.m., Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. $35 weekend pass. (727) 442-5107.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Tampa Ballet Theatre's performance of Shakespeare's comedy in a ballet. 2:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $25-$50. (727) 791-7400.

Joe Walsh and Bad Company: The Eagles and James Gang guitarist is joining fellow '70s hitmakers Bad Company with Rich Robinson on the guitar, for a co-headlining tour. Hawaiian slack key guitarist, Makana opens. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $20-$119.95. (813) 740-2446.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Tampa Ballet Theatre's performance of Shakespeare's comedy in a ballet. 7 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $25-$50. (727) 791-7400.

Laughing Stock: A small, scrappy New England theatre company rehearses and performs three shows at once to avoid paying royalties. Through May 29. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $20, $10 students and military. (727) 791-7400.

Riddle of Steel: The high-energy prog-metal outfit will be joined by openers, Traindodge and Auto!Automatic. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $7. (813) 241-8600.


An Evening in Space: Families can actually touch a 352-pound meteorite that crashed to Earth 50,000 years ago. Also, catch a screening of the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, hear a space talk and enjoy raffles and giveaways. A free skywatch follows. 5:30 p.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $15, $10 members. (813) 987-6000.


Lost in the West, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon. A new three-part film that has viewers saddling up for a wild adventure. It follows two stepbrothers who accidentally get transported back in time to the days of cowboys, where they battle an evil mayor.


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  1. Suzanne Natzke, an artist and teacher with the Pasco Fine Arts Council, arranges her watercolor paintings for an upcoming exhibit, 'Moments in Time.' The exhibit will be held through Oct. 21 at the council's new gallery at Avalon Park West in Wesley Chapel. MICHELE MILLER  |  Michele Miller
    The countywide Council will exhibit work at the Avalon Park West community.
  2. The Tampa Bay Lightning has tapped Cigar City Brewing to bring its Jai Alai, Guayabera, and Florida Cracker beers to Amalie Arena as the team’s official craft beer partner. (Photo via Tampa Bay Lightning) Tampa Bay Lightning
    Cigar City also will move its popular annual Hunahpu’s Beer Festival to Amalie Arena starting next March.
  3. Pinellas County resident and bestselling author Lisa Unger. Courtesy of Jay Nolan
    Plus, Tampa’s Sulphur Springs Museum will host Raymond Arsenault for a discussion about ‘Arthur Ashe: A Life.’
  4. Cyclists make their way north at Main Street in Dunedin along the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The trail runs from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. There are several options for food and drinks along the trail. CHRIS URSO   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times
    From the breweries of Dunedin to the Tampa Riverwalk, these rides show off Tampa Bay’s character
  5. Local favorites, the Bearded Brothers, will once again perform at the 15th-annual Music & Motorcycles in downtown Zephyrhills. Ghaith Khder
    The one-day festival brings thousands to the historic downtown area
  6. Humorist Dave Barry's new book, "Lessons From Lucy." is about what he's learned from his dog. Jeffrey Salter
    It’s a power-packed lineup for the area’s signature book event.
  7. South Florida Bulls during a game against the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday October 6, 2018 at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst, MA. TRAVIS PENDERGRASS  |  South Florida
    The Bulls tackle a ranked foe at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Friday.
  8. Patrons are silhouetted against the entrance to The Hub. The iconic Tampa bar is celebrating its 70th year.
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    Patrons’ memories of the bar, and a definitive history, remain elusive.