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Plan your weekend April 18-21

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Big shows

Rihanna and Taylor Swift The girls people seem to love to hate take the stage in Tampa Bay this weekend. Rihanna kicks it off Friday. If you don't already have tickets for Taylor's show Saturday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, you are out of luck. Rihanna, with opener A$AP Rocky, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $36.75-$122.75. (813) 301-2500.

Vinyl fever

Record Store Day Once upon a time, there was a little retail holiday called Record Store Day. It sought to champion quaint indie music shops that sell vinyl in the shadow of more profitable box stores, luring in arty folks with arty bands that released one-day-only collectibles. That was six years ago. Man, has a lot changed. Record Store Day has become as hip as vinyl sales, and this year, there will be hundreds of exclusive items from bands. Daddy Kool, 666 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, will be a party atmosphere on Saturday with special releases, cupcakes and music by MC Infinite Skillz when the store opens at 7 a.m. Microgroove will have the bands Empire Cinema and Permanent Makeup, free Pabst Blue Ribbon and limited releases when it opens at 8 a.m. at 4906 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (813) 667-7089. There are lots more, so for a roundup of all the deals and parties, see our Soundcheck music blog at Tampabay.com/blogs/soundcheck.

Comedy

Tracy Morgan He may be best known for his eight seasons on Saturday Night Live as well as the role of Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock — a part that his own stardom and troubles inspired — but it's the funnyman's stand-up shows that seem to get him the most headlines, with audiences getting mad at him for jokes about gays, the mentally challenged and just last week, women's groups in Australia said people walked out of his sold-out shows after he launched a string of sexist material. Brace yourself at 8 p.m. Sunday, where tickets are $55-$65 at the Hard Rock, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. (813) 627-7625.

Stage

Four Days of Dance The Hillsborough Community College Dance Program has performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mainstage Theatre on the Ybor campus, Palm Avenue and 14th Street, Tampa; $10. The Dance Theatre of Harlem is on stage again, with 18 mostly black dancers and directed by former prima ballerina Virginia Johnson. It is bringing a program to the Straz Center for the Performing at 4 p.m. Sunday; $29.50-$65.50.

Art

Mainsail Arts Festival The 250 exhibitors in Vinoy Park are chosen from about 1,000 applicants by a jury of area arts professionals and volunteers. They work in ceramics, digital art, fibers, glass, graphics, jewelry, metal, mixed media, oil, acrylic, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood. The festival is Saturday and Sunday at Vinoy Park, Bayshore Drive and Seventh Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. No pets. mainsailart.org.

Take the kids

Frenchy's Sugar Sand Festival The soft white sand of Clearwater Beach is celebrated as part of the 60th annual Fun 'n Sun Festival. The sand sculpting is taking place under a 12,000-square-foot tent on Clearwater Beach just south of Pier 60. The exhibit will feature creative carvings and people will be able to walk through it for admission of $7 for adults, $5 for students 13 to 18, and $5 for seniors and military.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]

Plan your weekend April 18-21 04/17/13 [Last modified: Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:28pm]
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