Friday, November 16, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 14

Katt Williams: The actor, comedian and rapper brings his arena-sized personality. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $49-$125. (813) 974-3004.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: Bret Michaels: The Poison front man peforms today at the annual festival running weekends noon to 9 p.m. Included with admission. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $104, 2 and younger free. Save $15 if you order online. (813) 884-4386; buschgardens.com.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Mozartís Piano Concerto No. 26: Young rising star conductor Elim Chan, a native of Hong Kong, joins young Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel, who makes his TFO debut. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337; floridaorchestra.org.

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Philadelphia Phillies: All fans receive a free Carl Crawford bobblehead. 6:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297; tampabay.rays.mlb.com.

Chris Botti: Since the release of his 2004 CD When I Fall In Love, the Grammy winner has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $69.25-$89.25. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Ben Roy: Heís the creator and star of truTVís scripted comedy series, Those Who Canít. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

Green Dayís American Idiot: This rock opera relies on the lyrics from Green Dayís Grammy-winning multi-platinum album. 8 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $32.50-$37.50. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Jamie Kennedy: The actor and comedian is known for his role in Scream and Scream 2 and as B-Rad in Malibuís Most Wanted. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Pinellas Festival of Community Bands: The 80-piece St. Petersburg Community Band, the 50-piece Wesley Chapel Wind Ensemble, the 60-Piece Dunedin Concert Band, the 60-piece Eastern Hillsborough Community Band and the 300-piece Greater St. Petersburg Area Second Time Arounders Marching Band will perform. Food trucks on site. 2 p.m., Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free, donations accepted.

Hyde Park Village Art Fair:Signature art festival featuring more than 100 leading artists from across the country. 10 a.m., Hyde Park Village, 1621 W Snow Circle, Tampa. Free. (561) 746-6615;artfestival.com.

Blueberry Festival: The 11th annual festival celebrating the tiny blue berry features wines, craft beers, numerous food and craft vendors, Kids Zone, live music and U-Pick blueberries. 8 a.m., Keel & Curley Winery, 5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City. Free, $5 parking. (813) 444-3740.

Beer and Burger Throwdown: A dog friendly festival with free local craft brew samplings and 40 burger options from local restaurants and food trucks (extra charge for burgers). Includes live entertainment and music, a dog park, pet supply vendors and water stations for dogs. 12 p.m., Safety Harbor City Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor. $5, 11 and younger free (food additional). (727) 674-1464.

St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk: More 40 studios and galleries are open late with artists on site at many locations. Map available at stpeteartsalliance.org. 5 p.m., Downtown St. Petersburg, Various locations, St. Petersburg. Free.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sugar Sand Festival: There are fireworks tonight at 9 p.m. Master sculptors have been invited to turn nearly 1,000 tons of powdery, white sand into elaborate characters and scenes in an exhibit set up in a 21,000 square-foot tent. There will also be sand sculpting classes, a giant sandbox, concerts, buskers. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. $10, $8 ages 55 and older, $6 ages 6-17, 5 and younger free.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Justice League (PG-13): Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 7:45 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free.

Pawfest: The kid and canine carnival includes inflatables, games, pet contests, agility and K-9 demonstrations and a dog lure chase. 10 a.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free. (727) 536-0412; largokiwanis.snack.ws.

TO WATCH

Lost in Space, Netflix: Danger, Will Robinson? We have a "modern reimagining" of the campy 1960s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those selected.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher, 8 p.m., HBO: This two-part documentary spotlights the man and his music. The film follows Presleyís creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions.

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