TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (May 18-20), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, May 18
Bike over the Bay from Tampa to Clearwater
When: Open all day
Where: Courtney Causeway, Tampa
Info: Looking for an awesome bike trail in Tampa Bay? Look no further! The Courtney Campbell Trail runs over 9.5 miles from Tampa to Clearwater along the entire southern side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway. The trail begins from the Veterans Expressway in Hillsborough County and goes to Bayshore Boulevard in Pinellas County. It is also connected to recreational trails on both sides of the Bay.
Best in Show at Tampa Theatre
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Tampa Theatre at 711 N Franklin Street, Tampa
Info: Following five dogs and their unbelievable owners as they make their way to (and then compete in) the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, Best in Show is a loving and lighthearted take on how loving something so much can sometimes lead you to a really silly place. After the screening, Jay Stutz – the Assistant Curator of Zoological Operations at Busch Gardens Tampa – will discuss the psychology of training “man’s best friend” and offer a few tips for coaching your canine friends at home.
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David Koechner: The Symphony of Chaos Tour
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Tampa Improv at 1600 E 8th Ave C-112, Tampa
Info: Actor, writer and producer David Koechner stars as Tush on CBS's Superior Donuts. He's also well-known for his roles as Todd Packer on The Office and Champ Kind from Anchorman and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Koechner recently starred in Legendary’s Krampus and Roadside Attraction’s Priceless. Must be 21 and up to enter; except on Friday's at 10:30 p.m. which is 18 & up to enter.
Saturday, May 19
Beer Can Island Invasion
When: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Davis Island Boat Ramp at 825 Severn Avenue, Tampa
Info: Get ready for an official Beer Can Island invasion! Grab the boat and head out to Tampa’s Floating Tiki Bar for some tasty food, cold beverages and music! It’s going to be one big island party. Unlimited drink tickets are $40. The group will launch from Davis Island Boat Ramp at 10:30 a.m. heading south around a few of the islands in the area with a stop at Fantasy Island. They will regroup and head over to Beer Can Island where you can park the skis and grab something to drink or continue to ride and enjoy the waters around Beer Can Island.
Eastern Conference Final Game 5: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals
When: 7:15 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: Click here for ticket information
Info: GO BOLTS! The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday night. Puck drops at 7:15 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Al Lang Stadium at 150 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Info: Come watch the Tampa Bay Rowdies take on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Al Lang Stadium!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Family Movie Night
When: 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sims Park, New Port Richey
Info: Bring the whole family for a free showing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Sims Park! Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket.
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Sunday, May 20
Pick sunflowers HarvestMoon Farm in Masaryktown
When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: HarvestMoon Farm at 15990 Stur Street, Masaryktown
Info: Sunflower season has arrived in Tampa Bay! HarvestMoon Farms in Masaryktown offers the perfect way to get lost in nature. Stroll through the 5-acre sunflower maze, pick out your favorite flower and make memories with the whole family. The farm features a 70-foot jumping pillow, barnyard games, petting zoo, cow train rides and so much more.
TFO: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony at Ruth Eckerd Hall
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall Drive, Clearwater
Info: Beethoven’s love of the countryside pleasantly pours out of his Symphony No. 6, aptly called “Pastoral.” Hear his depiction of nature from the playful dancing of country folk to the power of thunder and storms. One of the greatest, and most demanding concertos, Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 is an emotional journey through beauty, violent passion and grace, performed by returning pianist Javier Perianes. Michael Francis conducts.
Miss St Pete Pride Pageant
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Quench Lounge at 13284 66th St North, Largo,
Cost: Click here for more information
Info: Back for its 15th year, Miss St Pete Pride will crown another talented drag queen as Miss St Pete Pride! If you want to compete, the entry fee is $100. Click here for more information.