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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 31

Demi Lovato: Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer songwriter performs with special guest DJ Khaled. She is touring in support of her new album Tell me You Love Me. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $29.95-$149.95. (813) 301-2500.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: Boyz II Men: R&B legends hit the stage at 7 p.m. for an unforgettable performance. Noon, Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $104, 2 and younger free. Save $15 if you order online. (813) 884-4386.

Broken Social Scene: Kevin Drew and his bandmates return for a tour after seven years since their last album Hug of Thunder. 9 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $30.50. (727) 565-0550.

Egg Hunt at the Museum: Eggs are hidden throughout the museum. 8 a.m., Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $12, members free. (813) 443-3861.

Florida Aquarium Easter Fun: A scuba-diving Easter bunny plunges into the aquarium’s Coral Reef Gallery at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. for Easter weekend. 9:30 a.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $28.95, $26.95 seniors, $23.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Prices are generally about $2 cheaper if you buy them online at the aquarium’s site. (813) 273-4000.

Underwater Egg Hunt and Spring Festival: Dive for Easter eggs in the pool and stay to play afterwards at the Spring Festival with children’s activities. 10 a.m., St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. $5 (egg hunt); Free (festival). (727) 363-9264.

"Fun in the Sun" Day: Kids age 8 and younger can celebrate spring at this event with a touch-a-truck, Easter egg hunt, balloon art, inflatables, free food and photos with Peter Cottontail. 10 a.m., Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. Free. (727) 893-1068.

Historic Roser Park Home Tour: This year offers tours of seven restored residences, and one garden, with architectual styles ranging from Spanish Revival to Craftsman and Dutch Colonial. 10 a.m., Ticket sales location, Roser Park Drive and Prospect Court S, St. Petersburg. $15 advance, $20 day of. (727) 215-4399.

Cuban Sandwich Festival: Who makes the best Cuban sandwich? Come taste the contenders. 11 a.m., Hillsborough Community College - Ybor Campus, 1320 E Palm Ave., Ybor City. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 253-7000.

The Great Hunt: Dogs follow their noses on this Easter egg hunt with prizes for dogs and humans. 11:30 a.m., Crescent Lake Park, 1320 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 495-6810.

Springfest: Families can enjoy spring-themed activities including an Easter egg hunt, pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, face painting and games. Benefits Horse Power for Kids. Noon, Horse Power for Kids, 8005 Race Track Road, Tampa. $12, 1 and younger free. (813) 855-8992.

Jersey Boys: The true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history, featuring their hits Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry and Rag Doll. 2 and 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$100; $150 dinner package. (727) 791-7400.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical: The Tony Award-winning show about Carole King’s rise to fame features her most memorable songs, including "I Feel the Earth Move," "Natural Woman," and "You’ve Got a Friend." Through May 1. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $46 and up. (813) 229-7827.

Horseback Egg Hunt: Arrive at the park’s playground for a hayride to Saddle Up where kids ages 2 to 16 climb atop a horses to hunt for the eggs hidden in baskets suspended from trees. Bring your own basket. Benefits Saddle Up Riding Club. 3 p.m., Helen Howarth Community Park Horse Arena, 6301 94th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $6 horse rides, $1 admission. (727) 520-3132.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater: The show combines juggling and clowning from famed Russian circus performer Gregory Popovich with the comedic tricks of trained dogs and cats. 3 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $29-$49. (727) 893-7832.

Greater Seder: This year’s 21 and older only musical comedy Seder features The Music Mensch, a loosely based parody of The Music Man. 7 p.m., Ramada Westshore Tampa Inn and Conference Center, 1200 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. $55 advance, $65 after March 23. (813) 968-6010.

Karla Bonoff and Livingston Taylor: The two singer-songwriters who have careers spanning more than four decades. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$45. (727) 791-7400.

Sonic Graffitti: St. Petersburg’s own punk and rock musical artist will perform and opening guest includes Spoiled Horse Rider. 9 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Donations accepted. $5 suggested. (727) 895-6620.

KIDS AND FAMILY

UniverSoul Circus: A circus with a rhythm and beat all its own, with soul and hip-hop music as well as performers from around the world. You’ll see contortionists, fire acts, clowns, motorcycles, dancers, silk aerial art and dogs. Takes place in Raymond James Stadium parking lot. Noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $16-$41. Toll-free 1-800-316-7439.

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