Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, April 20

Pets in the Park Night for Mamma Mia!, Easter brunch and Riverview pop-up market Shop Local.
Kelly Plescia, left, Alison Burns and Becca Mccoy play Donna and the Dynamos in ‘Mamma Mia!’ American Stage’s production gets pet-friendly with Pets in the Park Night on Sunday. [ALLIE GOULDING | Times]
Kelly Plescia, left, Alison Burns and Becca Mccoy play Donna and the Dynamos in ‘Mamma Mia!’ American Stage’s production gets pet-friendly with Pets in the Park Night on Sunday. [ALLIE GOULDING | Times]
Published April 19

Mamma Mia! Pets in the Park Night: Furry friends can get in on this production of the popular musical. Dress up as characters from Mamma Mia! or in ABBA-inspired outfits with your pet for the chance to win a prize. $20-$50. 8 p.m. 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

Easter Brunch: Check out our guide to more than a dozen places serving holiday spreads here. You’re welcome. Various locations, Tampa Bay.

Shop Local Sunday Market: Food, bounce houses and music are highlights of the pop-up market for small business owners. Free. Noon. The Barn Theatre at Winthrop, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. (813) 856-9222.

Dolphin Tale: Tampa Theatre screens the first of two Dolphin Tale movies filmed primarily in Pinellas County and inspired by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s celebrity porpoise. $7-$10, $8 kids. 2 p.m. 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

Whiskey Bayou Easter Party: Damon Fowler and Eric McFadden present a Louisiana-style tribute to the occasion. $10-$13. 5 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 971-0666. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Upstairs/Downstairs: Single character performances bringing turn-of-the-century hotel staff members and guests to life. Included with admission. 2 p.m. Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 254-1891. plantmuseum.com.

Mainsail Art Festival: More than 250 artists from across the nation gather at Vinoy Park for the prestigious festival. In addition, there are children’s activities, a food court and live performances. Free. 10 a.m. 701 Bayshore Drive. mainsailart.org.

Island Earth Days: Just in time for Earth Day (that’s Monday, guys), Honeymoon Island State Park spotlights nature exhibits, guided trail walks and live birds on display. $8 per carload. 11 a.m. 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin.

Spring Celebration: Celebrate Easter and the arrival of spring with an underwater egg scavenger hunt, themed animal enrichment and photo opportunities with a scuba-diving bunny. Included with admission. 9:30 a.m. The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000. flaquarium.org.

Guarding of the Tomb: An around-the-clock reenactment of Roman soldiers protecting Jesus’ tomb. Free. Noon. First United Methodist Church of Lutz, 960 Lutz Lake Fern Road. (813) 949-1751.

To Watch

SEASON FINALE Very Scary People, 9 p.m., HLN: The final episode of Season 1 airs on Sunday. But the show, which explores the lives of infamous criminals and will return for a second season with host Donnie Wahlberg, is on track to become HLN’s highest-rated original series.

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