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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 18

David Koechner: While his name might not be instantly recognizable, you’ll know his face from his roles as Todd Packer on The Office and Champ Kind from the Anchorman films. He currently stars on the CBS comedy, Superior Donuts. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: For the orchestra’s season finale, under the direction of Michael Francis and accompanied by pianist Javier Perianes, one of the greatest and most challenging piano concertos, Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Pastoral. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45.

Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett’s existentialist masterpiece. Through May 27. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $24, $20 students. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Robert Dubac’s The Book of Moron: The humorist who finds himself in a coma of stupidity uses goofy critical thought in search of the bigger picture of life. 8 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $55. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac: World-class musicians recreate Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, the fastest-selling album of all time and 1977 Grammy winner for album of the year. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$50. (727) 791-7400.

Bike to Work: Those riding a bike to work today can first head to Lykes Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa at 7:30 a.m. for a rally with exhibits, coffee and bagels. See bikewalktampabay.org for a map neighborhood meet-up to ride together. Also, at University Mall, meet in the parking garage for free continental breakfast and coffee before riding your bicycle to work, 7-9 a.m. Then, return to the mall after work for happy hour specials at Studio Movie Grill. 4-7 p.m. 2200 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free.

National Museum Day: To celebrate the Dali today offers $10 admission for all Florida residents. Offer not available online. 10 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767; thedali.org.

CinemaSTEM: Best in Show: This new series pairs popular films with experts to discuss themes of science from the film. The series opens with the 2000 canine classic Best in Show. After the screening, Jay Stutz, assistant curator of zoological operations at Busch Gardens Tampa, will discuss the psychology of dog training. 4 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 ages 2-12, $7 members, 1 and younger free. (813) 274-8982.

St. Pete Taco and Beer Fiesta: The monthly food truck rally at Albert Whitted Park brings St. Pete Taco Lady, I Wanna Wok, Fiesta Bowls, Boom Boom Box, Just Smokin’ BBQ and more. 6 p.m., Albert Whitted Park, 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg.

Kids and family

Animaniacs Live!: Original show performers behind the rascally characters from the animated series banter and perform songs. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $32.50 and up. (727) 893-7832; mahaffeytheater.com.


FRIDAY: Didn’t score an invite to the royal wedding? You can still watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot on TV - but you’ll have to stay up late, or wake up early, to do so. (4 a.m. PT/7 a.m. ET, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC America, PBS and E! - Note that pre-wedding coverage will start even earlier, with CBS taking the air first at 1 a.m. PT/4 a.m. ET).

SEASON PREMIERE 3 Reasons Why, Netflix: Season 2 of the controversial teen drama picks up in the aftermath of Hannah’s stunning suicide. Liberty High School prepares to go on trial, but someone is determined to keep the truth surrounding her death concealed.

SEASON FINALE MasterChef Junior. 8 p.m., Fox: The final three young contestants face off in one last challenge and a winner in crowned in the show’s two-hour season-ender.

SEASON FINALE Hawaii Five-0, 9 p.m. CBS: McGarrett and his team discover a Russian spy ring hiding in plain sight when a Russian nuclear attack submarine appears off the coast of Waikiki.


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