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  1. #PlayTampaBay: Record Store Day extravaganza

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    Record stores around the country are getting into the spirt for the seventh annual Record Store Day on Saturday, and that includes plenty of spots around Tampa Bay. This week, Michelle and Sarah head to Bananas Records and Daddy Kool Records in St. Pete to talk about how local stores are celebrating. Plus, they invite a special guest, Times pop music critic Sean Daly, to talk exclusive records and more.

  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 19

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    Record Store Day: Today is a glorious all-day bonanza for geeked-out vinyl and music fans, with lots of exclusive one-day-only merchandise at indie record shops. Daddy Kool, Mojo Books and Music in Tampa, Bananas Music and Movies, Microgroove Records and more will be spinning, selling, even serving up drinks and live music. See recordstoreday.com for a full list. And for tips on navigating the day, watch the #PlayTampaBay video at tampabay.com/things-to-do.  …

  3. Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 14

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    Easter events: This year, the Easter Bunny is fearless. He's going for a dive in the Florida Aquarium tanks Friday-Sunday, with opportunities for photos, a scavenger egg hunt and mermaid performances. Included with aquarium admission. Then it's the kids turn to dive for eggs at the Underwater Egg Hunt and Spring Festival at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center on Saturday ($4 egg hunt; free for festival). Also Saturday is the Dog Easter Egg Hunt at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay in Tampa ($5) and the Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt at the Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center in Largo ($8). …

  4. #PlayTampaBay: Baseball season kicks off at the Trop with new Rays 360

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    Grab your cowbell, Rays fans! The new baseball season starts Monday at Tropicana Field in St. Pete, and this week's #PlayTampaBay video has all the info on Opening Day events, the new Rays 360 walkway, giveaways and more.  …

  5. #PlayTampaBay: Gear up for Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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    Michelle and Sarah head to downtown St. Petersburg this week, where the city is getting ready for a fast-paced weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix. The annual car race that zips along the waterfront kicks off Thursday with a parade and fireworks and runs through Sunday. Watch the video above for more details, plus tips on parking, where to sit, what to bring and more. For more things to do this week, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do . …

  6. #PlayTampaBay: Insider tips for MacDill's Airfest in Tampa

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    Get ready for two days of high-flying fun, because MacDill Air Force Base is opening its gates to the public this weekend for Tampa Bay Airfest after a year off in 2013. In this week's video, Sarah and Michelle head to Kojaks, a rib joint near the base in south Tampa that's a great spot to grab a meal after the big show. Find details on Airfest below, and for more things to do this week, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do . …

  7. #PlayTampaBay: For St. Patrick's Day, our favorite Irish bars

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    St. Patrick's Day is on a Monday this year, but that doesn't mean you have to party any less. In fact, it's the perfect excuse to have an all-out Irish-themed weekend. To help you celebrate, we picked some of our favorite Irish bars from around the Tampa Bay area.  …

  8. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 13

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    Boney James: See the chart-topping saxophonist who was nominated three times for a Grammy at the newly renovated venue. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$65. (727) 791-7400. …

  9. #PlayTampaBay: Navigating the Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa

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    The third annual Gasparilla Music Festival hits Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park this weekend with national headliners like the Flaming Lips, local groups and a bunch of local food vendors. We've got all the details on what you need to know to get the most out of the fest.  …

  10. #PlayTampaBay: Valentine's Day date ideas

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    Valentine's Day is coming up fast, which means it's time to start making plans and reservations. You can always wine and dine your date at one of the great restaurants in Tampa Bay. But if you're looking for a different way to celebrate, check out these date night ideas. For more things to do this week, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do  …

  11. #PlayTampaBay: Kite Fest, Monster Jam

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    The holidays are over, which means we're heading into festival season in Tampa Bay. This weekend alone is packed with events all over the bay area that'll make you want to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather. Details on those events are below, and for more things to do this week, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do  …

  12. #PlayTampaBay: Breweries of St. Petersburg

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    Over the past year, Tampa Bay has been booming with craft beer, now boasting 19 breweries in the region. Downtown St. Pete was slow to hop on the bandwagon, but now there is a golden road of craft beer along Central Avenue. We've got info on those places, including the newest, 3 Daughters Brewing. Details on those places are below, and for more things to do this week, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do  …

  13. #PlayTampaBay: Holiday activities for the family

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    Christmas is right around the corner, so this week we've picked things to do that will make your season a little more merry and bright. If you've got relatives in town or kids off school this week, try these festive activities the whole family will love. Details on those events are below, and for more things to do this week, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do  …

  14. #PlayTampaBay: Where to see Christmas lights

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    There are hundreds of holiday events to get you in the Christmas spirit, but one thing everyone wants to know is: Where can we go see Christmas lights? We picked three of our favorite displays that raise the bar for exterior illumination in Tampa Bay. Details on those places are below, and for more things to do this week, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do  …

  15. #PlayTampaBay: Where to find the best holiday desserts

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    In this week's Play Tampa Bay, Michelle and Katie found some great Tampa Bay bakeries that are whipping up delicious pies, cakes and candy confections for the holiday season. If you're going to be putting in overtime in the kitchen the next few weeks, why not order dessert to ease up on your workload? Details on those places are below, and for more things to do this week, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do  …

  16. #PlayTampaBay: Family in town for Thanksgiving? Take them to these places

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    In this week's Play Tampa Bay, Michelle and Katie came up with an itinerary that will keep everyone busy over the long Thanksgiving weekend. After the turkey-eating and football-watching, give your visitors a peek at some hidden gems in Tampa Bay with these suggestions:  …

  17. #PlayTampaBay: Head to Tarpon Springs for a day trip

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    In this week's Play Tampa Bay, Michelle and Katie head to Tarpon Springs, Tampa Bay's focal point of Greek culture and dining, and the perfect spot for a fall day trip. They've got info on the Sponge Docks, busy Tarpon Avenue (antique shops galore!) and the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. Here's the information on those things, and for more things to do this week, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do.  …

  18. #PlayTampaBay: 'Book of Mormon' opens at Straz Center

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    In this week's Play Tampa Bay, Michelle and Katie head to the Straz Center, where the Book of Mormon opens on Tuesday, kicking off one of the venue's biggest Broadway seasons yet. The show is still one of the hottest selling tickets on Broadway, so it's a great get for Tampa Bay. Here's the information on that, and for more things to do this week, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do.  …

  19. #PlayTampaBay: Inside St. Petersburg's new Rococo Steak

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    In this week's Play Tampa Bay, Katie and Michelle stop by the brand-new Rococo Steak for a look at downtown St. Petersburg's first upscale steak house. They take a peek at the gorgeous decor and talk with the chef about the playful menu. Two words: bacon flight. For more things to do this week, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do. …

  20. #PlayTampaBay: Check out these local scare zones for Halloween

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    This week, Michelle and Katie get in the mood for Halloween by visiting some of the best local scare zones in Tampa Bay. You don't need to visit a theme park to get some high-quality scares. Here are the details on those, and for more events this week, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do. …

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