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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 18

Handout photo of George Thorogood, who performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall on 5/18/17. Credit: David Dobson

Handout photo of George Thorogood, who performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall on 5/18/17. Credit: David Dobson

George Thorogood And The Destroyers: The rockers will begin the New Year doing what they do best: live touring across the U.S. They will donate $1 from from each ticket sale of their "Rock Party" tour to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $30-$61. (727) 791-7400.

Movies in the Park: Bring a picnic and enjoy a classic movie screening on the waterfront. Families are encouraged to ride their bicycles to the films. Free and secure valet bicycle parking available. This portion features music by the Joe Milligan Project followed by a screening of Footloose. 7 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 463-4612.

The Chopin Project: Pushing the Boundaries of Musical Form: A musical program inspired by Salvador Dali. 6:30 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $50, $25 members. (727) 823-3767.

End of the Rainbow: The play uses the lens of Christmas 1968 to see the ups and downs of Judy Garland, who's in the midst of another comeback, but will die from a drug overdose six months later. Through June 4. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$47. (727) 498-5205.

Lewis Del Mar: The indie-rock duo hail from Rockaway, New York City. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $12-$15. (813) 248-9500.

National Museum Day: To mark National Museum Day, the Dali offers $10 admission from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to view the Mind, Memory, Matter: the Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida. 10 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 823-3767.

Acro-Cats: The cat circus returns with cats performing stunts including walking the tight rope, skateboarding, leaping and more. 2 and 7 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $22-$39. (512) 378-3952.

Sportsology: Enjoy appetizers as you mingle with curators at the opening reception for a new exhibit examining our bodies and how we can improve our physical performance. Remains on display through Aug. 14. 5:30 p.m., South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. $5, members free. (941) 746-4131.

St. Petersburg Opera: Evenings With the Maestro: St. Petersburg Opera artistic director Mark Sforzini leads a program to enhance your understanding of opera and preview shows. 6 p.m., Music Gallery, 5990 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. $20, $15-$17 seniors/students. (727) 530-3304.

Flicks and Food Trucks: Grab some grub from food trucks offering a wide variety of tastes, beers and micro-brews. Then find a seat to watch independent short, 10- to 15-minute films with live music between films. 6 p.m., Grand Central at Kennedy, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 481-8805.

Face to Face: The '90s punk-rockers set out on tour with openers, The Attack. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $20. (813) 241-8600.

International Jazz Composers Symposium : John Hollenbeck: This forum offers the chance for attendees to connect with jazz composers as well as celebrated master artists. 8 p.m., University of South Florida School of Music Concert Hall, 3755 W Holly Drive, Tampa. $135-$225; $12-$25 individual concert tickets. (813) 974-2323.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Dinos Alive: A special exhibit of life-like and life-size dinosaurs. 9:30 a.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Included with admission. $32.95, $24.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE: Scandal, 9 p.m., ABC: Olivia takes a big risk to ensure Mellie's safety before the inauguration. Fitz uses his power to make some big changes in the last days of his presidency.

SEASON FINALE: Grey's Anatomy, 8 p.m., ABC: The doctors' lives are at risk after a dangerous patient escapes the hospital room.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 18 05/17/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:15pm]
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