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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 25

Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and Parade: Whether you're diving in or staying away from the fray, thousands will line the downtown waterfront to watch the Jose Gasparilla and a massive flotilla storm the shore before the celebratory parade that begins at Bay to Bay Boulevard and follows Bayshore Boulevard. For more details go to tampabay.com/things-to-do. The invasion begins at 11:30 a.m. at Harbour Island and the parade is at 2 p.m. in Tampa. Free. Reserved seating $45. (813) 251-8844.

Kumquat Festival: Discover the spirit of Old Florida at this annual festival devoted to kumquats. Sample pies, cookies, ice cream, salsas and more made with the sweet-tart tiny fruit. There are also arts and crafts, a children's area and local entertainment. It starts at 9 a.m. in Downtown Dade City at Meridian Ave. and 7th St. Free. (352) 567-3769.

Talib Kweli: This East Coast hip-hop icon recently opened for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the USF Sun Dome. Now, he returns to perform with a few of Tampa's favorite rappers. Concert starts at 9 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 241-8600.

2 Trains Running: In the aftermath of Dr. King's assassination and the rise of the black power movement in 1969, a young man learns about social awareness in this play. See it at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$49. (727) 823-7529.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Black Sails, 9 p.m., Starz It may be a coincidence that Starz decided to premiere a drama about pirates on the same day as Gasparilla. But we'd like to think those cunning buccaneers planned it that way.

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