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Tampa Top Ten - May 2024



STAR WARS DAY CELEBRATION

May 4 at Tampa Theatre. Watch the trilogy in one day. Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) at 1:15. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) at 4:30. Return of the Jedi (1983) at 7:45. Purchase tickets online. tampatheatre.org


MARGARITA WARS

May 17, 7 pm at the James Museum of Western Art in Downtown St. Pete. Sample margaritas created by the area’s best mixologists and try your hand at tipsy judging as you help award the best Plus, live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and other fun surprises. margaritawarstampabay.com


SHAMROCK DISTANCE CLASSIC

May 4, 7 am at Fort De Soto Park. Half marathon, 10k, and 5k, or choose the Leprechaun Mile. All donations and a portion of the net proceeds will go to Tampa Bay Watch to help restore Tampa Bay. Shamrocks, craft beer, and live music at the awards ceremony. runsignup.com


STUDIO 55

Every Sunday beginning May 12, 1 – 4 pm at the Tampa Museum of Art. Take the Mixed Media Collage eight-week course full of artistic experimentation, mixed techniques and embellishment for adults 55 and older. tampamuseum.org


RIVERFEST

May 3, 5 – 10 pm and May 4, 11 am – 10 pm along the Riverwalk and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. This is a free, family-friendly festival that includes Taste of Riverwalk, Taco Fest, hot air balloons & more. See a full concert series of local bands on the main stage. thetampariverwalk.com


AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

May 10 – 18 by the Carrollwood Players. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes. carrollwoodplayers.org


TAMPA TARPONS

May 7, 6:30 pm at the George Steinbrenner Field. Enjoy Tarpons Baseball with your favorite fourlegged friend during Tail Waggin’ Tuesday. $2 tickets (dogs & humans) & $2 select concession items through the 2nd inning. milb.com/tampa


CUBAN SANDWICH FESTIVAL

May 26, noon – 4 pm at Centennial Park in Ybor City. Enjoy live music, cultural entertainment, and the BEST Cuban Sandwiches in the world; featuring contestants and chefs from all over the world. Watch as they attempt to make a 350-foot sandwich. cubansandwichfestival.com


DIANA ROSS

May 9, 8 pm at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. The one-and-only Motown legend Diana Ross sings her countless chart-topping hits including “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.” rutheckerdhall.com


CLUE

May 28 – June 2 at the Straz Center. Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, CLUE is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist. strazcenter.org

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