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Things to do Saturday March 13

What to watch

Dinoshark, 9 p.m., SyFy: At first we thought this was titled Dioshark and was about a shark that knew all the words to Holy Diver, but no, it's a Roger Corman-produced slagfest about a low-rent Quint trying to capture a prehistoric Jaws. Close enough.

THINGS TO DO

Rough Riders St. Patrick's Night Parade: The bead begging gets an Irish twist in this family-friendly parade of floats with krewes from across Florida. This year Navy Sailors, Sea Cadets and the Navy Marching Band serve as the grand marshal. It starts at Nick Nuccio Parkway and Seventh Avenue in Ybor City, moves down Seventh to 20th Street. 8 p.m. tampa-roughriders.org.

Tampa Bay Derby Festival: The biggest horse racing day in Tampa Bay features ponies you will likely see in the Kentucky Derby. First race post time is 12:15 p.m., last race is 6:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road in Tampa. Grandstand: $2, clubhouse: $3.

Michael Buble: The crooner brings his Crazy Love Tour to the St. Pete Times Forum at 8 p.m. $49.50-$89.50. (813) 301-2500.

The Situation: Mike "the Situation" Sorrentino and his abs from MTV's Jersey Shore are being lured here to judge a $1,000 spring break bikini contest at 10 p.m. at the Venue, 2675 Ulmerton Road, St. Petersburg. $25-$35 (727) 571-2222; thevenuetampabay.com.

Strawberry Festival: After you've hit the midway and had some shortcake, check out Patty Loveless, who blends honky-tonk and country-rock with an emotional ballad style at 7:30 p.m. ($10-$15 for reserved seats). Gates open at 10 p.m. in Plant City and admission is $10; $5 ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger with paid adult. See flstrawberryfestival.com.

Mad Hat: A fashion and art shindig inspired by Alice in Wonderland gets cranking from 7 p.m. to midnight at ARTpool Gallery and Vintage Boutique. Hats are required for entry — the crazier the better. There will be prizes. $10 at artpoolrules.com or $15 at the door, 919 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 324-3878.

Cajun Zydeco Crawfish Festival: Chow down on "mudbugs" and two-step on a wooden dance floor starting at noon today. Tickets are $15, 10 and younger free at Vinoy Park along St. Petersburg's waterfront.

Art show: Inspired by the methamphetamine injections that once controlled his life, an artist and former Tampa resident brings his latest art exhibit, A New Use for Syringes, to South Tampa's Michael Murphy Gallery. Ben Brummerhop will showcase the paintings in which he uses syringes as a tool to apply layers of latex paint on canvas. A reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2701 S MacDill Ave. in Tampa.

Tampa Bay Boat Show: Held at Tropicana Field today and Sunday, the main floor will be filled with boats and outdoor-related exhibits. There's also a fishing school, with local captains giving tips starting at 11 a.m. each day; see Tampabayboatshows.com for a schedule. Free admission, and parking is $5.

Gabriel Iglesias: His act is clean, animated and all over the tube. He performs at 7 p.m. at Morsani Hall at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. $34.50. (813) 229-7827.

To note

The Squiggy Classic, a three-day fitness festival that includes trail runs, mountain bike races, road cycling events, adventure races, inline skating and a night canoe paddle, has been canceled. The event was slated for Wilderness Park from Friday through Sunday in Hillsborough County but there was heavy rain and flooding at the park. Organizers say it may be rescheduled in April. Call (813) 987-6211 for information.

Correction

Because of incorrect information from the theater, movie times in the Baylink section are wrong this weekend for The Blind Side at Cinema 6 in Port Richey. Call the theater: (727) 264-8978.

Things to do Saturday March 13 03/12/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 12, 2010 6:19pm]
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