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Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 14

Spring Plant Festival: Find orchids, bougainvillea, carnivorous plants, African violets, tropical plants, garden accessories, decor, farming workshops and more from approximately 70 vendors and plant clubs. It starts at 10 a.m. at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. $5, kids under 12 and members free. (813) 974-2329.

Taste of South Tampa: This year, instead of charging per food taste, the Taste of South Tampa entry fee includes unlimited samplings of food from 35 South Tampa restaurants, soda, beer and live entertainment in an all-inclusive admission. For $50 extra, guests can enjoy the VIP Barefoot Wine and Bubbly tent. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Michael J. Cruz Fund. It starts at 1 p.m. in Hyde Park Village, 1621 W Snow Circle, Tampa. $40; $20 ages 11-20, 10 and younger free; $50 VIP tent. (813) 637-0156.

Tampa Bay Blues Fest: This is the big day for one of Tampa Bay's largest music festivals. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue headline a New Orleans day, with performances by the Zydeco Playboys, Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Royal Southern Brotherhood earlier in the day. Gates open at 1 p.m. at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $40, $150-$350 VIP passes.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Discover the Dinosaurs: The Expo Hall will be stampeded by more than 60 moving, animatronic dinosaurs for families to get a close look, touch and even ride. Other activities including face painting and fossil mining are available for an additional charge. It begins at 10 a.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $17, $15 seniors, $12 ages 2-12, 1 and younger free for the exhibit only; $20 ages 2-12 for additional activities. (651) 766-2800.

TO WATCH

2013 MTV Movie Awards, 9 p.m., MTV If you've never heard of Australian comedian and host Rebel Wilson before, don't write her off just yet. MTV is the network that gave us Russell Brand, and he ended up marrying Katy Perry.

SEASON PREMIERE The Borgias, 10 p.m., Showtime Every time we see Jeremy Irons in this historical drama, we can't help but remember him as Profion in Dungeons & Dragons.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 14 04/12/13 [Last modified: Friday, April 12, 2013 3:23pm]
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