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Melissa Minyard plays Judy Garland during a comeback in 1968 in Freefall Theatre's production of End of the Rainbow. Thee Photo Ninja.

Melissa Minyard plays Judy Garland during a comeback in 1968 in Freefall Theatre's production of End of the Rainbow. Thee Photo Ninja.

End of the Rainbow: The play uses the lens of Christmas 1968 to see the ups and downs of Judy Garland, who's in the midst of another comeback, but will die from a drug overdose six months later. Through June 4. 2 and 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$47. (727) 498-5205.

Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons: The original Jersey boy himself has produced hits like Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Rag Doll, December '63 and Grease during his long-lasting career both solo and with the Four Seasons. 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $63.25-$118.75. (800) 826-9303.

Steep Canyon Rangers : The Grammy Award-winners perform in support of their bluegrass/Americana album, Radio. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$50. (727) 791-7400.

Glide or Stride: Pink Stiletto: Show off your skills in stiletto heels on a competitive 200-foot sprint or put on more comfortable footwear for a "sneakers, Stocks, socks and flip flops" stroll. The Stouts and Stilettos party with appetizers and music follows. Benefits Komen for the Cure Florida Suncoast. 12 p.m., MacDinton's Irish Pub St. Petersburg, 242 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25 advance, $30 day of. (727) 823-0728.

All About Movies: Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will discuss the good, and bad, movies of 2016 and 2017. Refreshments available. 2 p.m., St. Petersburg Main Public Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7724.

Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!: This fishing university for women includes hands-on skills practice including releasing, knot tying, de-hooking and lures. Optional charter fishing trip available Sunday. 4 p.m., MarineMax, 18025 U.S. 19, Clearwater. $49-$55. (954) 475-9068.

Sabaton: The Swedish metal outfit formed back in 1999. Battle Beast and Leaves Eyes open. 5 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $22-$50. (813) 248-9500.

A Night in Havana: Get a taste of Cuba through Cuban inspired cuisine, dancing, cocktails, a silent auction and entertainment. Benefits the St. Anthony's surgical services. 6 p.m., University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Center, 200 Sixth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $300. (727) 825-1086.

Bryan Kennedy: The country artist has written hits for Garth Brooks. Colt Clark will perform an opening and closing set. Benefits Clothes to Kids. 7 p.m., Marchand's Bar & Grill at the Renaissance Vinoy, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Clothing or shoe donation. (727) 824-8072.

Legends of the Old School Festival: The retro-styled pop package concert features Because I Love You (The Postman Song) singer, Stevie B, Season Change's Expose, Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base, Rob Base, hip-hop group, 69 Boyz and Debbie Deb. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Start at $58.50, $78.50 VIP. (727) 565-0550.

MrENC: The experimental rocker was the former Dark Romantics frontman. He will be joined by fellow Florida-based bands, Lannds and Wild Pines. 7 p.m., Microgroove Records, 4906 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 667-7089.

Cosmic Cosmos Cosplay: Come up with a wild intergalactic or superhero costume for this fashion party with a costume contest. 8 p.m., ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10, $20 VIP, 5 and younger free. (727) 324-3878.

Shaun Frank: The DJ and producer was a co-writer of the Chainsmokers' Closer. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 247-2555.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sweetfields Sunflower Maze: Get lost in a 6-acre labyrinth made of sunflowers. 10 a.m., Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. $9.50, $5 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (352) 279-0977.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 20 05/19/17 [Last modified: Friday, May 19, 2017 12:57pm]
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