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Things to do in Tampa Bay April 11

Festivals of Speed: You can live the fast life with exotic cars and watercraft, along with wine tasting, cigars and jazz, at the Festivals of Speed in North Straub Park on St. Petersburg's waterfront from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's $12, 12 and younger free.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival: Today is the big finish for the festival's 15th year, with Cedric Burnside, grandson of R.L. Burnside, and the kings of swamp blues J.J. Grey and Mofro. Tickets are $30 at Vinoy Park, along St. Petersburg's waterfront. Starts at 1 p.m.

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

kids and family

Alchemy Fest: One of the best child-friendly local rock shows of the year will have an award-winning balloon guy and the grownup stylings of funk-reggae-prog act Rise of Saturn, Americana aces Have Gun, Will Travel and Sons of Hippies singer Katherine Kelly. The show starts at 2 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $8. Kids under 10 are free.

to watch

SEASON PREMIERE, The Tudors, 9 p.m., Showtime: As the final season begins, King Henry takes his fifth wife, a tempestuous teen. Hey, it was a different time back then.

SERIES PREMIERE, Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, 9 p.m., VH1: As best as we can tell, their family business involves singing, starring in Moesha, dating Kobe Bryant and/or Kim Kardashian, filming a sex tape, and landing a VH1 show.

PREMIERE, The Diary of Anne Frank, 9 p.m., PBS: Ellie Kendrick, who appeared in An Education, stars as Frank in what is described as "the most accurate-ever adaptation of the revered memoir." Watch. Learn. Appreciate.

SERIES PREMIERE, Treme, 10 p.m., HBO: What? You're not watching Treme yet? What are you, an idiot? Dude, you're missing out on the single greatest TV show of all time! (Whoops, sorry, slipped into The Wire mode for a second.)

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Things to do in Tampa Bay April 11 04/10/10 [Last modified: Saturday, April 10, 2010 8:06pm]
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