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Music

Tampa Bay Blues Festival: In its 15th year, Blues Fest has become the biggest multi-day music festival in Tampa Bay. On Friday in downtown St. Pete's Vinoy Park, sexy, slow-burning blues is on tap with headliners Bettye Lavette and Jimmie Vaughan. On Saturday Do the 45 with peppy stepper and Wilson Pickett lover Ryan Shaw. And on Sunday, Cedric Burnside, grandson of R.L. Burnside, and the kings of swamp blues J.J. Grey and Mofro, play muggy rump-shakers. Don't forget about the after parties at NOVA 535 (535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. S. N, St. Pete), where you can enjoy the artists in a more intimate, blues club-like atmosphere. Single-day tickets start at $30; three-day passes start at $75. tampabaybluesfest.com.

Film

Ybor Festival of the Moving Image: Fringe filmmakers and artists who will take a chance on anything make this a fun film festival. It runs through Sunday at the Hillsborough Community College's Mainstage Theater. Tickets are $7 per show and you can see a schedule at yborfilmfestival.com.

Party

ARTpool's 2nd Anniversary ART pARTy! Count on a blowout celebration featuring Joanna Coblentz for an insane Steampunk Fashion show, body art living-canvas exhibit, video art by David Meek, live painting and local bands. 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday. It's $10 advance online, $15 at the door (cash only). It's an all-ages show, kids younger than age 12 are free. Art Pool, 919 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 324-3878. artpoolrules.com.

Comedy

<< Lisa Lampanelli: This Queen of Mean is a staple of roasts and won't be satisfied until you feel guilty for laughing at her rude but hilarious humor. Her show is at 8 p.m. Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $36.75. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Motor heads

Biker Bash: The Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa will have a motorcycle party Sunday with a 10-class bike contest, live music, poolside barbecue and a poker run. It starts at noon at the casino and hotel at 5223 N Orient Road in Tampa. Free admission.

Plan your weekend 04/07/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 7:10pm]
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