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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | May 17-19

Posted: 4:04 PM, May 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-14 16:04:38-04
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TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (May 17-19), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, May 17

St. Pete Taco and Beer Fiesta
When: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Albert Whitted Park at 480 Bayshore Dr SE, St. Petersburg
Cost: FREE
Info: All the trucks will serve up special South American inspired dishes as well as offer their normal cuisine. There will be live music, beautiful waterfront seating, a children’s playground and fun for the whole family! Pets are welcome, and picnic chairs and blankets are encouraged. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at all trucks.

Kristin Chenoweth
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
Cost: $45
Info: The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall to perform an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway tunes, including music from Wicked, Promises Promises, and Glee!

Kinky Boots
When: May 17-19
Where: The Straz at 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa
Cost: $43
Info: Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography, KINKY BOOTS, Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit returns to the Straz Center. With songs by Grammy® and Tony award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Saturday, May 18

Yoga & Brunch in the Gardens
When: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Meranova Bed & Breakfast at 458 Virginia Lane, Dunedin
Cost: $10
Info: All yoga-levels are welcome! Bring your own mat. Guests can do yoga only, brunch only or both. It will cost $45 for the full package (yoga, brunch, and unlimited mimosas). Brunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m.

Henry L. McMullen Annual Family Tennis Festival
When: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: McMullen Tennis Complex at 1000 Edenville Ave, Clearwater
Cost: FREE
Info: Grab your tennis shoes and rackets and enjoy a day of fun and learning. Visitors to this family-friendly event will enjoy free tennis clinics and have a chance to participate in a round-robin tournament. There will also be pickleball courts available to use, food, vendors, demonstrations, entertainment and more. During this event, city officials will also unveil four new clay tennis courts at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

97X Barbeque Music & Arts Festival
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Coachman Park at 301 Drew Street, Clearwater
Cost: $35
Info: A full day of music plus a celebration of the arts with live paintings and art installations! Performances include Taking Back Sunday, Blue October, Grandson, Flora Cash, Shaed, Oliver Tree, Matt Maeson and more!

ART POP
When: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Factory 114 at 114 S 12th Street, Tampa
Cost: FREE
Info: Experience a live art gallery, photo walls and shop from local pop-ups and vendors. Enjoy great eats and bites from local pop-up restaurants and try delicious themed slushed drinks at the premier bar. Dress your best, bring your besties and make things POP!

BT Sports Academy Grand Opening
When: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: 6351 49th Street N, Pinellas Park
Cost: FREE
Info: This is the largest privately-owned sports complex in Tampa Bay! BT Sports Academy is a multi-sports training complex with four outdoor FIFA quality turf fields, two indoor futsal/tennis/pickleball courts, a 4,000 sq ft athletic training center and a 1,500 sq ft customer’s lounge. There will be food, music, games for the kids, free monthly VIP passes, training sessions and special prizes.

Temple Terrace Craft Brew Fest
When: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Woodmont Park, Temple Terrace
Cost: $35
Info: What could be more fun than sampling more than 100 beers from over 35 different brewers? In its fifth year, the festival has gathered many local brewers—from home brewers to local brewing companies to the really BIG guys. A variety of food trucks, retail vendors, and live music from the Black Velvet Band will make this the do not miss event of 2019! Student and designated driver discounts are available.

Larry the Cable Guy
When: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
Cost: $27.50
Info: The GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-platinum selling top comedian and actor returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since a sold-out 2013 show. With his signature catchphrase, “Git-R-Done”, Larry the Cable Guy is selling out theaters and arenas across the United States. He won Billboard’s 2005 Comedy Artist of the year and Comedy Album of the year, and is the voice of the beloved Mater in the Golden Globe winning animated feature film series Cars.

Sunday, May 19

Yoga on the Diamond meets Brunch & Baseball
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: George M. Steinbrenner Field at 1 Steinbrenner Dr, Tampa
Cost: $25
Info: This one-hour Yoga on the Diamond session will be followed by brunch and a baseball game! One ticket includes a re-usable water bottle, brunch in the Bullpen Club (eggs, sausage, waffle maker, fruit and more) and a ticket to the 1 p.m. game.

PJ Masks Live
When: 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Where: The Straz at 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa
Cost: $25
Info: PJ Masks Live is back with an all new super-heroic, live musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ Masks! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko along with their new friend PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains - Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl!

Florida Wedding and Bridal Expo
When: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: RP Funding Center at 701 W Lime Street, Lakeland
Cost: $10
Info: For a limited time, preregistered brides get in FREE. There will be fantastic grand prizes and giveaways for participating brides at the show. The expo gives away thousands of dollars in honeymoon getaways, photography packages, venue discounts, floral design, photo booth rentals, make up, and so much more. The Florida Wedding & Bridal Expo has one of the most premier wedding fashion shows in the county and is Central Florida’s largest wedding expo.

A Feast for the Senses — Pairing Wine and Fragrances
When: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Museum of Fine Arts at 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg
Cost: $50
Info: Noted wine and fragrance experts have crafted an afternoon designed to illuminate the senses through wine and fragrance. A senior perfumer from Drom Fragrances will custom design a fragrance to pair with each of the wines tasted. Each wine, hand-chosen by our experts, will be paired with a scent specifically chosen to draw out the deep notes hidden in each of the wines. MFA members pay $45.

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