Do This: The Weekend Top 10

Last of the Zendah swing-dance Sundays, tiki fun, Pub Bike Ride, Clearwater turns 100, famous magicians, ladybugs, Pablo Francisco, big mural art show in Tampa and more.

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click to enlarge LOOKING GOOD FOR ITS AGE: Clearwater celebrates its centennial this week. - JULIE GARISTO
JULIE GARISTO
LOOKING GOOD FOR ITS AGE: Clearwater celebrates its centennial this week.

Ladybugs and good grub: The Harbor Dish in Safety Harbor is celebrating the end of spring with acoustic music by Jeff Brockman, games, chalk art, Jenga, shade trees to sit under (bring your own chair). The menu includes Chipotle Orange Chicken, Smoked Pulled Pork, Kale Salad with Cranberries, Pine Nuts and Raspberry Vinaigrette, and a variety of desserts and drinks. In addition, 35,000 ladybugs will be released at  7 p.m. According to vegetablegardener.com, the beetles are beneficial insects for the growing veggies. Saturday, 5-7 p.m. The Harbor Dish Community Cafe, 123 Fourth Ave. S., Safety Harbor. 727-796-8286, [email protected]


Oh, oh, oh, it's magic! See what's been touted as the world’s best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists —  Witness the Impossible; a spectacle on par with Vegas shows, if that's your sorta thing. In the show are Meet Yu Ho-Jin, The Manipulator; Dan Sperry, The Anti-Conjurer; Jeff Hobson, The Trickster; Andrew Basso, The Escapologist; Kevin James, The Inventor; Aaron Crow, The Warrior; and Adam Trent, The Futurist. With special effects, dazzling lighting, feats and tricks that seem to defy the very laws of physics, and give a few laughs and gasps along the way, Show runs at the Straz Center’s Morsani Hall through May 31; showtimes are  Fri. at 8 p.m., Sat. at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 and 7:30 p.m. strazcenter.org; photo by Joan Marcus. (Text contributed by Matthew Cruz.) 

Say Happy 100th Birthday, Clearwater: Celebrate the centennial Clearwater at a parade that begins at Highland Avenue and Drew Street and ends at Coachman Park. The parade route will travel West on Drew Street and will finish at Coachman Park in Downtown Clearwater with a fireworks display and Block Party. Sat., May 30, 6:30 p.m. MyClearwater.com/100.


In a world where comedians set themselves apart with distinctive talents
 ... Pablo Francisco sports a rapid-fire delivery and amazing set of impressions that distinguish him from the laugh pack. Whether it’s opening his act with a beatbox marathon or cracking on his own bald spot in the voice of famed movie announcer Don LaFontaine, he keeps the crowd rolling all night. May 28-31, The Tampa Improv, 1600 E. Eighth Ave. Centro Ybor, improvtampa.com.

Bard revisited: freeFall Theatre presents an update of the play by William Shakespeare, adapted by Eric Davis. Drawing parallels from both the original play and “Post-New World” endeavors, The Tempest: Esta isla es mia weaves a new and exciting spin on the classic story, following the exploits of Prospero, a shipwrecked man trying to find his way home, and the parallel plot of a man sailing from Cuba to the U.S. This original play is sure to bring to light the historical and cultural similarities between modern tales and historical stories. $22-44. Sundays, 2 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 8 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; First Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. Through June 14. Free Fall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue, St. Petersrburg. 727-498-5205. freefalltheatre.com.

Ybor’s turn:  Offering a night of street-smart visuals and edgy entertainment, All You See Is ... showcases artists Eddie Rivera, Richie Brazil, Oscar Valdez, Alex Claws and Esben el Rey, who have painted murals beforehand for the event and will be entertaining crowds with their live painting on a designated 400-square-foot section of the venue. Food vendors will be onsite, and alcoholic beverages will be served. DJ Qeys and music acts Mushmind, Bangarang and Samurai Shotgun provide the sounds. Try to make it to Ybor's new supersize venue! May 30, 7 p.m., MF Arts Ybor, 1616 E. Second Ave., Ybor City, $8, facebook.com/mfartsybor.


While in Ybor Saturday night
...  Multifaceted, female-fronted Y Los Dos Pistoles celebrates their new album, Six Stories High, with a CD release party at Ybor City. Sharing the bill are Old Vices and Jeremy Gloff. Click here to find out more live music to complete your Saturday night rock-out.

Sunday funday on wheels: Pub Bike Ride Jordan Miller’s monthly ride tours Tampa’s forgotten neighborhoods around Ybor, starting at The Blind Tiger Cafe (Ybor City) with stops at Stoney’s, Coppertail Brewing Co. and Crowbar. facebook.com/PubBikeRide.

click to enlarge Do This: The Weekend Top 10 (7) - JIM WEBB
JIM WEBB
Do This: The Weekend Top 10 (7)
Speakeasy Sunday:Time travel with Jon Bortles and his fun slide show and stories about Indian Rocks Beach's lost roadside attraction, Tiki Gardens.  The event live music, refreshments and more! $20 per person (pay at the door). Seating is limited. RSVP on Facebook event page if you plan to attend. Roadside Attraction is at 13836 Walsingham Road, Largo.

End of an era: Put a little swing in your step and cut a bittersweet rug at The Grand Finale of the Swing Gang’s Sunday Swing at Zendah Grotto. The event marks the final dance of Zendah Grotto, which has held strong 15-and-a-half years, thanks to the efforts of swing leader Carson Berry. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., with a group dance lesson from 7-8 p.m. The jumpin’ sounds of Professor Pennygoode’s Mighty Flea Circus are guaranteed to keep the dance floor alive all night with their classic jive-era swing and ’50s rockabilly tunes. Guest DJs spin from 8 p.m. to midnight. So grab some friends and meet some new ones and jive during this time of fun dancing, and swingin’ music. May 31, 4402 W. Ohio Ave., Tampa; $12; event page on Facebook. (Text contributed by Sarah Conner.)

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