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Weekend best bets

Head on out to Al Lopez Park where you, too, will see many mutts like Latte the pug.

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Head on out to Al Lopez Park where you, too, will see many mutts like Latte the pug.

Plan your weekend

Basketball

2008 Men's NCAA Tournament Fans of Clemson, UConn, Drake, San Diego, Siena, Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Villanova will be able to catch Round 1 Friday and Round 2 on Sunday at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, (813) 301-6600. For ticket details and schedules, go to www.icepalace.com.

Hop to it

Easter There's a basket full of egg hunts and other Easter events to choose from this weekend, including the Florida Aquarium's scuba-diving bunnies and photo op from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Coral Reef exhibit at the aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m daily. $17.95, $14.95 seniors, $12.95 ages 3-12. (813) 273-4000. www.flaquarium.org.

Take the pooch >>

Bark in the Park The annual 1-mile fundraising walk to benefit the homeless adoptable animals is 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Al Lopez Park, 4900 N Himes Ave. Tampa. After the walk, there's a showcase of products and services, doggie arts and crafts, and pet contests. See www.humanesocietytampa.org

Skate pros

Tampa Pro 2008 Skatepark of Tampa's most celebrated competition draws skaters from across the world who will ollie, kickflip and rail ride their way to a piece of the $100,000 purse this weekend. Ryan Sheckler, the 18-year-old prodigy and star of the MTV reality show Life of Ryan, and 2003 X Games gold medal winner Eric Koston, 33, will clash in the pro vert competition. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. Tickets are $10 a day. All ages are welcome. Saturday night's concert with Band of Horses and Kimya Dawson (of Juno fame) begins at 8 at the Cuban Club, 2010 Avenida República de Cuba, Ybor City. Tickets are $10. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.skateparkoftampa.com.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne wynne@tampabay.com

Weekend best bets 03/20/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:44am]

    

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