Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 17

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: Two-time Grammy award winner and his band are on tour in support of their highly acclaimed album The Nashville Sound which is nominated for two 2018 Grammy awards- Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $32.50-$140. (727) 791-7400.

Sugar Sand Festival: Master sculptors have been invited to turn nearly 1,000 tons of powdery, white sand into elaborate characters and scenes.This year’s theme is "Sea America: A Celebration of America’s Treasures," that will be lined up in an exhibit in a 21,000 square-foot tent. There will also be sand sculpting classes, a giant sandbox, concerts, buskers and fireworks. 10 a.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. $10, $8 ages 55 and older, $6 ages 6-17, 5 and younger free. (727) 871-8060.

Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show and Sale: This year’s "Good Ole American Fair" themed event includes family, school and forestry exhibits, midway rides, musical performances, games, contests, livestock shows, magic shows, Lego demonstration, pony rides, petting zoo, banana derby (dog and monkey show) and food vendors. Ride armbands available daily. Ride armbands for April 17 are $20. 5 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $8, $4 ages 4-12, 3 and younger are free; $15-$18 (arena shows); free parking. (352) 796-4552.

SunLit Festival: Peter and the Wolf: This spring time celebration of literature connects literary circles with other arts and cultural endeavors. The St. Petersburg Ballet Company presents the tale of a Russian boy who joins his friends to hunt for a wolf. Free. Call (727) 894-1052. 6 p.m., St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg.

Dunedin Blue Jays: vs. Fort Myers: 6:30 p.m., Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE: Civilizations, 8 p.m., PBS: Examines the formative role of art and creativity in the forging of humanity, and explores images and artifacts found in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and South America.

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