5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, May 17
7:39 AM, May 17, 2013
12:01 PM, May 17, 2013
TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, May 17..
(1) Bridal Bliss
The first of two Goodwill wedding dress sales occurs in Oldsmar on Friday.
Hundreds of new wedding gowns priced from $50 will be available at the Bridal Bliss.
The sale occurs today from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Oldsmar Goodwill Superstore at 3929 Tampa Road.
A second sale will occur on Saturday at the Wesley Chapel Goodwill Superstore at 2390 Willow Oak Drive in Wesley Chapel.
Attendees can save an additional 25% off already discounted gowns. New bridal shoes for will start at $6.99. There will also be accessories, attendant gifts and a limited selection of bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride dresses.
The Bridal Bliss benefits Goodwill's programs for people with disabilities. For more information, visit
(2) Tampa Bay Boat Show
The Tampa Bay Boat Show opens at the Florida State Fairground on Friday.
The three-day event offers a great way to see and compare all available makes and models at one location. There will also be fishing supplies and boating accessories available.
Area lenders will be on hand offering low show financing rates.
Hours are Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The hit Broadway musical
American Idiot comes to the Straz Center on Friday night.
The show is based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album of the same name. It features hit songs
Boulevard of Broken Dreams,
Wake Me Up When September Ends and
The musical tells the story of three lifelong friends who are forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia.
Charles Isherwood of
The New York Times says
American Idiot is "thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I've seen."
American Idiot contains adult content and strong language.
Regularly priced tickets start at $44.50. Show times are Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 1:00 and 6:30 p.m.