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What’s happening in Tampa Bay food: 4/20 celebrations, Safety Harbor’s Beer and Burger Throw Down

The next few days present the Tampa Taqueria Tour and Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival, too.

A vegan chili dog from Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli, which hosts the 4/20 Hot Dog Party & Bake Sale Saturday in Gulfport. [LUIS SANTANA | Times (2018)]

Here’s where to go for Easter brunch in Tampa Bay

We’ve got more than a dozen ideas.


Looking for an Easter lamb dish? Try this spiced stew

It cooks in one pot, so cleanup is easy.

Moroccan Lamb Stew.



This weekend’s best concerts in Tampa Bay: Santana, Leon Bridges, Whitesnake

Plus, RL Grime hits the club, the Church revists ‘Starfish,’ Collective Soul flex...

Carlos Santana performs at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg on Thursday. [Courtesy of Roberto Finizio]

What to know when Mainsail Art Festival returns to St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park this weekend

Plus, artists Show Off! in a collaboration between Sketch Night Tampa and Mergeculture.

On Saturday and Sunday, Carolina Cleere’s mixed media works are on display at the Mainsail Art Festival in downtown St. Petersburg. [Courtesy of Mainsail Art Festival]

Ken Jeong talks about returning to standup before Clearwater show

Jeong, known for 'The Hangover' franchise, 'Community,' 'Dr. Ken' and other scene-stealing roles,...

Ken Jeong will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on April 20. [Netflix]



5 things to do under $5 in Tampa Bay for April 18 to 24: Largo’s free concert, Underwater Egg Hunt

Catch a performance from the Betty Fox Band, plus compete in sand sculpting and sing punk karaoke.

The Betty Fox Band kicks off the free series of Largo Live concerts on Friday. [Ruby Helm Photography]

Here’s how you can ride Busch Gardens’ Tigris coaster early

The new coaster will be in soft openings this week before officially opening Friday.

Busch Gardens will open its newest coaster, Tigris, on April 19. It will be Florida’s tallest launch coaster. The triple-launch, tiger-themed roller coaster will hurl riders 150 feet into the sky, turn them upside down and swirl through curves at 60 miles per hour.
Photo courtesy Busch Gardens Tampa

Review: Sip the wine, leave your inhibitions for American Stage’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ in the park

American Stage’s production of the ABBA musical is gorgeous, charming and silly — and...

Julia Rifino, as Sophie, and Alison Burns, as Donna, perform in a rehearsal for the musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ on  April 4, 2019. American Stage is putting on the musical for their annual American Stage in the Park. (ALLIE GOULDING | Times)



Easter events in Tampa Bay, from egg hunts to services

Fun family events and parties as well as services and plays mark the holiest week of the year for...

The Easter Bunny swims in the coral reef with the many species of sea animal and fish at the Florida Aquarium. [Times, 2010]

Top things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend: Busch Gardens coaster Tigris opens, Earth Day

Plus, Pets in the Park Night for 'Mamma Mia!'

On Friday, Tampa theme park Busch Gardens opens its newest ride, Tigris, as Florida's tallest launch coaster. [Courtesy of Busch Gardens Tampa]
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