Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Events

Plan your weekend March 29-31

Plan your weekend

Holiday hop

Easter We have a full basket of events to choose from, a scuba-diving Easter Bunny at the Florida Aquarium Friday through Sunday, a helicopter egg drop Saturday at 11 a.m. in Dunedin's Highlander Park and loads more to be found at TampaBay.com/things-to-do.

Comedy

Seinfield and Miller We've got two popular comics in town this weekend, Jerry Seinfeld and Dennis Miller. Seinfeld, the king of "nothing," has two shows on Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, at Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. There are limited tickets available for early show. $49-$79. And acerbic Saturday Night Live alum Dennis Miller performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $42.50, $52.50, $62.50, $69. (727) 893-7832. mahaffeytheater.com.

Stage

When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable) An old man who was once a superb chef unfolds a mysterious story when a young reporter comes to interview him in prison. This show at American Stage runs through April 21. Tickets are $29 for Wednesday matinees; $39 Tues.-Thurs. nights and Sat.-Sun. matinees; $49 Fri.-Sat. nights; $20 student advance, $10 student rush. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

Food

Cuban Sandwich Festival Who has the best Cuban sandwich in the state? Find out at this festival in honor of the sandwich so important to Tampa that its city council passed a resolution calling it their own. More than 20 restaurants from across the state compete in the Cuban Sandwich Smackdown. Register at the event to join area celebrity judges and vote for the winner. The festival also includes Latino food for sale, art, live music, dance performances and more. Free. Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 241-2442. 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jersey boys

The Midtown Men The four actor-singers from the original cast of Jersey Boys, the hit Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, have got the sound of Sherry, Let's Hang On, Working My Way Back to You and other Seasons songs down solid. The quartet, backed by a seven-piece band, is now on tour with a show that also features '60s staples like the Beatles' Can't Buy Me Love, the Turtles' Happy Together and the Zombies' Time of the Season. The Midtown Men perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $35, $45. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Take the kids

Blast Friday This monthly street party in downtown Clearwater brings a free concert by country-rock veterans Pure Prairie League, so expect Amie ("What you wanna do?") to get stuck in your head all weekend. The family-friendly celebration will also have vendors, food, activities, contests and entertainment in the 400 block of Cleveland Street. It starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]

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