Sunday, January 21, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 27

Clearwater Farmers Market: Find fresh produce, cheese, artisan baked goods and ethnic delicacies at this midweek market. It starts at 9 a.m. at Cleveland Street and N Fort Harrison Avenue in Clearwater. Free. (727) 461-7674.

Paddleboard Social: Paddleboarders gather for a casual paddle around the Pier and into the flats and marshes surrounding the North Shore area. Boards available for rental at an additional fee. Meet at 5 p.m. at Spa Beach at the Pier approach, 615 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 510-1921.

Art in the Park: TESA artists will set up their work along the nature trail and boardwalk on campus and conduct live demonstrations. It's at 11 a.m. at St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. Free. (727) 394-6111.

Circa Survive: The Philadelphia band featuring members of Saosin and This Day Forward tours off its new album Violent Waves. Seattle indie rock band Minus the Bear also performs. Concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa. $23-$25. (813) 247-2555.

Hippolytus: The University of Tampa presents a translation of the classic play by Euripides. See how the complications unfold when an arrogant boy disobeys the most powerful woman in Greece. It's at 8 p.m. at the Falk Theatre, 428 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $15; $10 students and seniors. (813) 253-6243.

TO WATCH

Nashville, 10 p.m., ABC Rayna goes on a P.R. blitz about her marriage, giving an interview to guest star Katie Couric. Also guest starring in this episode? Wyclef Jean. You know, country music legend Wyclef Jean.

Psych, 10 p.m., USA For the series' 100th episode, they decided to reunite a few cast members from 1985's Clue: Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren and Martin Mull. For good measure, they're throwing in Curt Smith from Tears for Fears.

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COMING UP

Cuban Sandwich Festival: It's billed as the hunt for the best Cuban sandwich, but really it's just an excuse to sample as much of Tampa's signature food as possible Saturday in Centennial Park in Tampa. Free admission.

Easter: The holiday is Sunday, but Lowry Park Zoo's orangutan family gets a crack at hunting — and then munching — eggs on Friday (included in zoo admission). Also in Tampa, kids can meet the Easter Bunny before searching for eggs at the Glazer Children's Museum on Saturday ($12, members free). Who needs the Easter Bunny when you've got a helicopter? Thousands of goodie-filled plastic eggs will rain down from sky Saturday in Highlander Park in Dunedin (free; $5 parking).

Dennis Miller: Another big comedian is here on the same night as Seinfeld. Miller, 59, got his break on Saturday Night Live in the '80s, but since he has done a run of talk shows and conservative commentating, including on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor. He does standup Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $42.50-$69. (727) 893-7832.

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