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  1. MiraBay festival celebrates lure of dragon boats

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    APOLLO BEACH — The lagoon at MiraBay's housing subdivision is more than a nice view for residents and an ideal hangout for wildlife.

    The MiraBay Dragon Boat Race Team will host a dragon boat festival Saturday at MiraBay.
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday March 7

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    Gasparilla Music Festival: Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park and Kiley Garden will come alive with two days of Tampa music, food and culture. This year's festival features four stages and over 40 acts. Kids get their own festival as well with a kiddie disco. It starts at 10 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, …

  3. Big music weekend: Follow our reviewers for Wild Splash, Strawberry Fest, Ginuwine, Gasparilla Music Fest and more

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    This is a massive music weekend in Tampa Bay, and the Tampa Bay Times is all over it. Head to our Soundcheck blog at tampabay.com/soundcheck for reviews of Loretta Lynn's concert at the Florida Strawberry Festival and the Spring Jam with Keith Sweat, …

    Ginuwine, pictured, Keith Sweat and others will perform at the Spring Jam at the USF Sun Dome. [Getty Images]
  4. Florida Aquarium turns 20, adds special shows to celebrate

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    The Florida Aquarium kicks off its 20th anniversary next week with … wait for it … a splash. Having welcomed close to 13 million visitors since it opened in 1995, the aquarium is celebrating starting Monday through the end of August with an anniversary-themed scavenger hunt and a celebration station …

    Sand shark at Florida Aquarium in Tampa.  Juliette Lynch | Times.
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday March 6

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    Florida Strawberry Festival: The festival is a little bit country, little bit R&B today with country legend Loretta Lynn (above) ($20-$25) at 3:30 p.m. and the grownup boy band Boyz II Men ($20-$25) at 7:30 p.m. There's also the shortcake and midway, of course. It opens at 10 a.m., 303 N Lemon St., …

  6. Ground-breaking comic Dave Chappelle coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall

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    Dave Chappelle, one of the most innovative and admired comedians in show business, is coming to Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall. • Tickets for the April 13 show go on sale Friday, priced at $62.50, and chances are good they will be snapped up fast. • Chappelle burst onto the spotlight in 2003 with his sketch …

    Comedian Dave Chappelle performs at Radio City Music Hall in 2014.