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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 1

Tiny Home Festival: Learn about the benefits and challenges of Tiny Home designs. Tour five unique Tiny Homes and learn from workshops from owners, builders and experts. There will be an Eco Kids Fun section, food trucks, green business vendors and garden tours. Leashed pets welcome and children 12 and younger free. 10 a.m., St. Petersburg Eco Village, 302 15th St N, St. Petersburg. $15-20. Children free. (727) 212-2883.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: DNCE: The annual festival runs weekends noon to 9 p.m. through April 30 with concerts starting at 7 p.m. You'll find sample size portions of gourmet food, wine and cocktails, horticultural masterpieces and festival related games through out the park. Noon, Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: High Seas Adventure: The festival closes with a High Seas Adventure theme including a tattoo competition, pirate costume contest, perfect pirate contest and more. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $17.95 advance, $20.95 day of; $9.95 advance, $12.95 day of (ages 5-12); $16.95 seniors/students; $10 dogs. (813) 983-0111.

MaloogaCon: Brand new gaming convention has a strong focus on video games and pop culture. Portion of sales will benefit the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. 10 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $30, weekend pass $50. (813) 274-8511.

Dunedin Highland Games: Features numerous bands and clans with competitions in Highland games and heavy athletics, Scottish bagpiping and drumming and more. 8 a.m., Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. $15 advance, $18 at the gate, 12 and younger free. (727) 465-6228.

Art in Bloom : Opening Day: Approximately 40 floral designs by professional florists, hobbyists and members of the Stuart Society will fill the museum. 10 a.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667.

Cuban Sandwich Festival : World's Biggest Cuban Sandwich: Who makes the best Cuban sandwich? Come taste the contenders, with cultural vendors and live entertainment. 11 a.m., Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus Art Gallery and Mainstage Theatre, 14th Street and Palm Avenue, Tampa. Free (food/drink additional).

Oldsmar Days: Features wing wars, collector cars, classic rock music, a carnival, arts and crafts vendors, parade and dozens of food vendors. 11 a.m., R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. Free. (813) 855-4233.

Isthmian Games Family Day: Play like an ancient Greek as the museum explores sports and festivals in antiquity. Enjoy free gallery admission, art making, live music and Sono cafe samplings. 11 a.m., Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 274-8130.

Safety Harbor SongFest: The fourth annual two-day festival features more than 20 nationally touring artists. 11 a.m., Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor. One day tickets sold out; $40-$50 weekend pass. (727) 725-4018.

Squeeze My Cans: Cathy Schenkelberg's one woman show about her experience in and escaping from Scientology. 3 and 8 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30-$35. (813) 374-2416.

The Charlie Daniels Band: He's produced Dove Award winning gospel albums, genre defining Southern rock anthems and CMA Award-winning country hits. 4 p.m., England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $20, $50 VIP. (727) 369-5746.

Feast With the Beasts: The all new food, wine and beer event for ages 21 and older includes unlimited food samples from area restaurants, open bar, animal mingle and live entertainment. 4 p.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $59.95; $39.95 zoo members. (813) 935-8552.

Streetcar Live: Young Parisians: Riders will be treated to local bands performing live on the TECO Line Streetcar System. April features hip-hop music by the Young Parisians. 5 p.m., Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $2.50 one way, $5 all day. (813) 254-4278.

Tarzan: Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes. 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $14 for adults, $10 for students. (352) 797-7010, ext. 221.

Jim Brickman: The award-winning songwriter and pianist presents his most entertaining romantic concert of the year, Pure Piano: The Greatest Hits. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Lil Uzi Vert: Fresh off his featured role on Migos' Bad and Boujee, the fast-rising rapper embarks on a headlining tour. 7:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $46-$100. (727) 565-0550.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethoven and Rachmaninoff : Recognized as one of today's most gifted conductors and pianists, Ignat Solzhenitsyn will do both, performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3331.

Steve Miller Band: Known for hits like Take The Money and Run and Fly Like an Eagle. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $53.25-$123.75. (727) 791-7400.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Canopy Tree Climbing: Climbers ages 6 and older can ascend into the canopy of a live oak tree using harnesses and a rope pulley system. 10 a.m., Pathfinder Outdoor Education, 1310 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 328-0300.

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