Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 31

When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable): In this play, an old man who was once a superb chef unfolds a mysterious story when a young reporter comes to interview him in prison. See it at 3 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39; $20 student advance, $10 student rush. (727) 823-7529.

Fiesta Festival: The Bay Area Renaissance Festival takes on a Latin twist for Fiesta Festival featuring Flamenco dancers, Mariachi bands, a Latino market, a Latin Easter service, King Henry's Easter Brunch ($30 package deal) and a taco eating contest. It begins at 10 a.m. at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. $18.95, $14.95 seniors, $10.95 ages 5-12; $10 pets. 1-800-601-4848.

Much Ado About Nothing: The Jobsite Theater cast shines in this rendition of this classic Shakespeare comedy and original battle of the sexes. The show begins at 4 p.m. in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center in Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Diving Easter Bunny: The Easter Bunny is putting on his mask and fins for a dip in the aquarium tanks. Kids can hunt eggs throughout the exhibits, see mermaid performances and take photos with the Easter Bunny. It begins at 9:30 a.m. at Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $21.95, $18.95 for seniors, $16.95 for kids 3-12. Prices are generally about $2 cheaper if you buy them online at flaquarium.org. (813) 273-4000.

DinoQuest 2: The ultimate dinosaur exhibit is still on display, featuring towering dinosaurs that move, blink and roar. The park opens at 10 a.m. at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. $4 plus regular park admission during park hours; $9.95 for after-hours Dino Nights (park admission not needed); 2 and younger free at all times. (813) 935-8552.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Game of Thrones, 9 p.m., HBO You've been waiting for the "A Storm of Swords'' story line to start, so here you go. With a title like that, this is sure to be a quiet and relaxed season.

SEASON FINALE The Walking Dead, 9 p.m., AMC Given that readers of the comic know the story line would normally be about to take a turn for the grisly, we still have to wonder a few things: Will the Governor return? Will Andrea wise up? Will Rick return to reality? Will Judith ever become a true plot device? Will a black character survive? Pressing questions, all.

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