Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 28

SAM OWENS   |   Times
Members of the Pink Dragon Ladies dragon boat racing team paddle along the Hillsborough River during practice, Wednesday evening, July 30, 2014. The Pink Dragon Ladies, a dragon boat racing team full of breast cancer survivors in the Tampa Bay area, have been together since 2004. This year, 2014, marked their 10-year anniversary as a team. They were also the first breast cancer dragon boat racing team created in the state of Florida 10 years ago.
SAM OWENS | Times Members of the Pink Dragon Ladies dragon boat racing team paddle along the Hillsborough River during practice, Wednesday evening, July 30, 2014. The Pink Dragon Ladies, a dragon boat racing team full of breast cancer survivors in the Tampa Bay area, have been together since 2004. This year, 2014, marked their 10-year anniversary as a team. They were also the first breast cancer dragon boat racing team created in the state of Florida 10 years ago.
Published April 27 2018
Updated April 27 2018

Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races: Paddlers from across the globe hit the waters of Garrison Channel to compete to be Tampa’s top Dragon Boat Team. This event features 400-meter sprints on a fully buoyed course. 8:30 a.m., Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St., Tampa. Free for spectators. (813) 569-1030.

Bay to Beach Festival: Country guitar whiz Hunter Hayes and Honey I’m Good songsmith Andy Grammer will headline the two-day fest. On Saturday are country duo LoCash (I Know Somebody) and pop-rockers Parachute, and on Sunday, Hayes will be joined by Jerrod Niemann (Drink to That All Night) and Stephanie Quayle, Aubrey Wollett and Nate Currin. 2 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $20-$100.

Downtown Saturday Morning Market: More than 170 local vendors including farmers, growers with fresh produce and gourmet and specialty foods, fresh-baked breads and treats. Also, hand-crafted items, live entertainment, flowers and plants. 9 a.m., Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 455-4921.

Sunscreen Film Festival: The Favorite, The Organizer and All Square: For complete lineup and tickets see sunscreenfilmfestival.com. Director Curtis Graham joins his inspirational true-life drama The Favorite at 2:30 p.m. John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard) stars in the movie that was filmed in Pinellas County. Sunscreen’s documentary features slate is headlined by The Organizer (noon), a profile of Wade Rathke, founder of ACORN.. Rathke and director Nick Taylor will attend the screening. The prime 8 p.m. slot goes to All Square, the story of a bookie (Michael Kelly, House of Cards) taking bets on youth baseball games. Director John Hyams (Universal Soldier) and actor Jesse Ray Sheps will take questions after the movie. 10 a.m., Sundial 20, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10-$150 for all-inclusive pass. (727) 259-8417.

Pepper Fest: Turn up the heat with spicy barbecue, sauces and other hot pepper foods to sample. 10 a.m., England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $3, 12 and younger free. (727) 423-8433.

Dali and Beyond Film Series: Clue (1985): This surreal film series lets you see a film for free in the museum’s lobby theater. This portion features the 1985 version of Clue, in which a group of dinner guests all turn into murder suspects who work together to see "who done it." 1 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life: Keep St. Pete Lit Ekphrastic Writing Workshop: 42 national and Mexican artists’ interpretations of the Mexican holiday, as well as 160 artist-embellished sugar skulls. Curated by Mark Noll. Remains on display through May 29. $20. 1 p.m., Florida CraftArt Galleries, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-7391.

Victoria Ginty and Ladyhawke: Soulful blues vocalist will perform in celebration of her new album Unfinished Business. 7 p.m., Ka’Tiki, 8803 W Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 360-2272.

Andrew W.K.: Enjoy a performance from American songwriter and singer. 8 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $22-$35. (813) 248-9500.

Sea Grapes Wine and Food Festival: Immerse yourself in wine and food at this festival set in the aquarium’s exhibits with more than 50 wines, food from area restaurants, live entertainment and silent auctions. Benefits aquarium education and conservation programs. 8 p.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $125, $250 VIP. (813) 273-4000.

Waitress: The Broadway hit musical based on Adrienne Shelley’s film follows Jenna, a waitress stuck in a bad marriage and a small town. 2 and 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$128. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

American Stage in the Park: The Producers: Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy sees a down-and-out producer and his accountant scheme to produce the most notorious flop in theater history. Through May 13. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $18-$22 lawn, $32-35 premium blanket, $38-$40 reserved. (727) 823-7529.

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Celebrate Broadway: The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay joins the orchestra for an evening of Broadway hits from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Camelot. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 893-7832.

SOLD OUT: David Foster: The 16-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter, pianist and producer will perform from his catalog of hits which include You’re the Inspiration and The Prayer. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $55-$65; $100 meet and greet. (727) 791-7400.

Rabbit in the Moon: Electric music group and Tampa rave originals whose style draws from various influences of house music, breakbeat and more will perform. Ages 18 and above are welcome. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 247-2555.

KIDS AND FAMILY

SpringFest YouthFest: An outdoor festival with activities and entertainment for kids. 10 a.m., Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. Free. (813) 269-1310.

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