Top 15 Tampa Bay Area Events For The Week Of May 9-15

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Under the direction of Michael Francis, and joined by Brett Karlin of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, the orchestra presents Mozart’s Requiem. $8-$55. 8 p.m. Friday. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Also at 8 p.m. Saturday, Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg; and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-892-3337.

Tampa Bay Rays fans age 14 and younger will get a free snap bracelet upon entry to the game on Sunday. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays face the Toronto Blue Jays. Fans age 14 and younger will get a snap bracelet while supplies last. Price varies. 1:40 p.m. Sunday. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 888-326-7297.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers whose hits include Bad Reputation and I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll perform. $50 and up. 8 p.m. Sunday. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.

Wanda Sykes: The Emmy-winning standup comic, writer and produce performs. $45-$79.50 7:30 p.m. Friday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000.

Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town: The Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter headlines. $40-$150. 7 p.m. Friday. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4801 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. 813-740-2446.

Movies in the Park: Preserve the Burg invites you to grab a seat in the waterfront park for live music by the Gulf Coast Cowboys. A screening of The Rookie follows. Free. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. 727-824-7802.

Bring chairs and blankets and join Preserve the Burg for Movies in the Park in St. Petersburg on Thursday. [ Times (2011) ]

Hippie Dash for Peace, Love and Goodwill: Come together for a 10K, 8K (or both), 1-mile walk, Woof & Roll and a Flower Child Fun Run along Safety Harbor’s waterfront. A post-race party includes ‘60s music, free food and costume contests with prizes for best dressed “grownup” hippie, flower child and doggie. Benefits Goodwill programs. $12-$87. 6:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Safety Harbor Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane. 727-423-3354.

Sunflower Season Farm Fun: Make your way through a maze of towering sunflowers at this farm festival with hayrides, a tree house play area, jumbo foosball, sunflower crafts, , picking fields access, visits with farm animals and more. $10.75, 2 and younger free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. 352-279-0977.

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Sunflowers stand at least 10 to 12 feet tall in this year’s elaborate maze at Sweetfields Farm in Masaryktown. [ JONES, OCTAVIO | Times (2013) ]

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition: The exhibition is a collection of the artist’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced in a format that allows viewers to get face-to-face with the masterpieces. Through 34 artfully displayed reproductions, this presentation includes world-renowned pieces like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment. $20.30, $15.40 children. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. WestShore Plaza, 250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. 805-765-0549.

A Night at the Brewseum: “Play like a kid and drink like a local” as you join other beer lovers for a craft beer tasting with live music, drawings and a minute-to-win-it EX Games competition for prizes. Benefits the Great Explorations Children’s Museum. $55. 6-9 p.m. Saturday. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-495-6002.

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: A Gangster Spectacle: The play recasts Hitler’s rise to 1930s Chicago where a gangster methodically pulls the greengrocer trade into a stranglehold. Terror and bloodshed follow. $18-$44. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

Next Generation Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty: In the fairy tale, Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil queen to a 100-years’-slumber on her 16th birthday. Doomed by fate, only a prince’s sweet kiss can break the spell and awaken the sleeping beauty. The presentation features NGB’s rising stars and is staged by artistic director Philip Neal. $20 and up. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

Uptown Music Festival: This festival highlights the culture of the Uptown District of Tampa through music and art. Benefits programs and services of the University Area CDC. $25-$50, 12 and younger free. 4-10 p.m. Saturday. University Area Community Development Center, 14013 N 22nd St., Tampa. 813-558-5212.

Second Saturday ArtWalk: Studios and galleries in five arts districts open new exhibitions and stay open late. Find a map that includes trolley stops on the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s website at Make sure to stop by St. Pete Artworks (2604 Central Ave., St. Petersburg) for a viewing of My Environment. Listen to acoustic music by Keith Otten as you check out the latest works by members of the Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance. Pieces represent the members’ interpretations of environments visited in their daily existence, either real or imaginary. Remains on display through May 29. Free. 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Various locations in downtown St. Petersburg. 727-738-8010.

Creator Clash: This boxing event, sanctioned by the Florida State Boxing Commission, features famed digital creators across gaming, animation, tech, dancing, finance, cuisine and comedy. Each fighter has been training with professional boxing coaches for more than six months. Benefits the American Heart Association. $25-$2,000. 6 p.m. Saturday. Yuengling Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-974-3111.

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