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Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 9

USF Lecture Series: John Legend: The Grammy-winning soul singer comes to USF to tak about education and civic engagement instead of his music, but maybe he'll toss a few musical notes into his talk? It starts at 8 p.m., but get there early to get a seat, at the University of South Florida Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-3180.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert: A trio of friends set out on a road trip aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback in this glitzy and eye-popping musical. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center in Tampa. $46.50. (813) 229-7827.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sun'n Fun Fly-In: It's all about planes and flight at this annual event featuring aerobatic performances, aviation-related forums and workshops, commercial exhibitors, live music, aviation-themed activities with a zip line, and performances by the Black Diamonds Precision Jet Team. It starts at 8 a.m. at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, 3900 Don Emerson Drive, Lakeland. $37, $15 ages 11-17, 10 and younger free. (863) 644-2431.

Tall Ship Lynx Visits St. Petersburg: The Lynx is still docked in Harborage Marina, open for dockside tours and public sailaways on the 122-foot long, 94-foot tall schooner. The ship will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the sailaway begins at 3 p.m. at Harborage Marina at Bayboro, 1110 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. $6, 12 and younger free (tours); $65, $35 12 and younger (sailaway). Toll-free 1-866-446-5969.

TO WATCH

Hart of Dixie, 8 p.m., CW Why does Lavon want to make BlueBell a destination for spring break? Next thing you know, a gaggle of former Disney stars will wreak havoc on your town.

NCIS: Los Angeles, 9 p.m., CBS There's cyanide in the community water jug, killing a Navy lieutenant and making a pilot sick. And here they were, blaming the food in the mess.

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COMING UP

Tampa Bay Blues Festival: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, above, (Sunday), Jonny Lang (Saturday) and Dickey Betts and Great Southern (Friday) headline three days of blues in Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, with after-shows Friday and Saturday at the nearby Palladium Theater. $35 each day, $90 three-day pass, $150-$350 VIP passes, $20 aftershow. Tickets online at tampabaybluesfest.com or cash at the gate.

Weird Al Yankovic: Guffaw all you want at the costume changes and parodies such as Eat It and Like a Surgeon, but he always puts on a great concert. It's Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $35-$55. (727) 791-7400.

Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade: This is serious stuff, with up to 50 wildly decorated boats parading down the Pithlachascotee River to downtown New Port Richey on Saturday. The top prize: $2,500. Free to watch, $25 to enter a boat.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 9 04/08/13 [Last modified: Monday, April 8, 2013 12:18pm]
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