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Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 27

Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races: Paddlers from across the U.S. and Canada hit the waters of Garrison Channel to compete. Races start at 8 a.m., and heats run every 12 minutes, at Marriott Tampa Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave., Tampa. Free for spectators. (813) 223-3700.

Keel and Curley Winery's Blueberry Festival: The winery's 6th annual blueberry festival features wine tastings, food and craft vendors, a kids play area and live entertainment. U-Pick blueberries are available until the fruit runs out ($3 per pound). And because of the late cold snap there are more berries than usual this year. Gates open at 8 a.m. at Keel & Curley Winery, 5210 Thonotosassa, Plant City. Free. (813) 752-9100.

American Stage in the Park: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: This year's show, a charming musical about a spelling competition, is now running on an outdoor stage in Demens Landing. Pack a picnic and sit on the grass or bring lawn chairs to . The show starts at 8 p.m. but gates open at 6 at 100 First Ave. SE in St. Petersburg. $18 advance, $20 at the gate (kids 6 and under free); premiere blankets $24; reserved chairs $29. (727) 823-7529.

St. Pete Bike and Eat: Bike from stop to stop on this restaurant hop with free samples at each stop. Start at Trek Bicycle Store and continue on to 400 Beach Seafood and Taphouse, Ricky P's New Orleans Bistro, Jonny Reno's, Old NE Tavern, Westshore Pizza and back to Trek (5:30 p.m.) for a party. Registration required. It starts at 3 p.m. at 3169 Fourth St. N in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 498-8655.

TO WATCH

Doctor Who, 8 p.m., BBC America You thought it was bad when your MacBook crashed? Just try rebooting a crashed TARDIS.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 27 04/26/13 [Last modified: Friday, April 26, 2013 12:14pm]
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