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Best Bets: Fun stuff to do in Tampa Bay area this week

Published:   |   Updated: May 16, 2014 at 12:04 PM

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Not sure what to do this week? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are our editors' picks, from Disney on Ice to the 97X BBQ.

 

AT THE MOVIES

Opening Friday

“Godzilla,” featuring the return of the giant, green lizard that first hit movie screens 60 years ago (with a zipper down his back), and a starring role for “Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston, will destroy buildings — and hopefully any memory of that last “Godzilla” movie from 1998.

 

MICKEY'S TRIPLE LUTZ

Friday to Sunday

Every day is a holiday at Disney on Ice “Let's Celebrate,” a tour of holiday customs and celebrations around the globe featuring your favorite Disney characters, at the Forum. Tickets are $15 to $75.

 

YOU NEED A BIGGER BOAT

Friday to Sunday

Fulfill your need to go master and commander at the Tampa Bay Boat Show at the Florida State Fairgrounds where you can pick your perfect vessel plus check out more than 100 vendors dedicated to outdoor pursuits. Admission is free. Parking is $6.

 

HOT TICKET

Saturday

The spotlight will shine on Latin superstars Don Omar, above, and Prince Royce as they headline Fiesta Maxima at the USF Sun Dome. Tickets are $24.25 to $101.75.

 

FOOD AND TUNES

Saturday

Hear British pop-rock stars Bastille sing their earworm, er, song “Pompeii” as they headline the 97X BBQ, a free music festival at Vinoy Park. The 1975, Sleeper Agent and Kongos will be there too. You can find a ticket drop location to pick up free tickets here.

 

ALWAYS A LADY

Saturday

Out on their first major tour in several years, country stars Lady Antebellum will perform at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre with opening support from chart-topping star Joe Nichols. Tickets are $29.50 and $54.25.

 

GET TANKED

Saturday

The stars of Animal Planet's popular reality series “Tanked,” which features some of the world's craziest custom aquariums, will meet fans and sign autographs at the Guy Harvey Outpost in St. Pete Beach. The resort's new RumFish Grill will be featured on an upcoming episode. Guy Harvey, the famed artist, fisherman and resort namesake will be there also.

 

FIGHTS AND FUNNY

Sunday

“Jackass” star, pro skateboarder and hardcore punk rock singer Bam Margera will meet and greet the public before a card of nine Florida Championship Fighting MMA bouts at The Dallas Bull. Tickets are $30 to $95.

 

MOONWALKERS AND ACROBATS

Tuesday and Wednesday

Cirque Du Soleil's “Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour” combines more than 30 of the King of Pop's songs with the elaborate acrobatics and sets that Cirque productions are known for, including the gates of Neverland and a 6-foot-tall sequined white glove. Tickets range from $50 to $125.

 

ON THE CHEAP

$5 day at MOSI: Save on Museum of Science and Industry admission when you visit on $5 day at MOSI. Enjoy exhibit galleries, including “The Amazing You,” “Kids In Charge!” and more than 450 hands-on, interactive exhibits. The discount day also includes entrance to the IMAX Dome Theatre film “Great White Shark”; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; $5, children under age 2 admitted free; MOSI, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa; (813) 987-6000

Spring Fling: The public is invited to a day of family fun for all ages at The Primrose School. Activities include Plinko, bean bag toss, bowling, ring toss, go fish, photo booth, sand dig, giant puzzle, giveaways and petting zoo. Concessions will be available for sale and vendors will be on site; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; free; The Primrose School, 1700 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 876-1000

Fishing expo: Enjoy a day of fishing seminars with local experts on trout tactics, beach fishing, bow fishing and more. Free refreshments, giveaways and opportunity to win a kayak; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; free; Walmart Garden Center, 12610 U.S. 19, Hudson; (727) 861-0040

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