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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 10

Midtown Men: This production reunites four stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys starring Tony Award- winner, Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award- nominee J. Robert Spencer in this concert experience that celebrates the music that defined the '60s. $35.75-$53. 2 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Don Giovanni: Follow Mozart's masterful villain — a seducer, set-up artist, liar and cheat — through the last two days of his life, with sex, murder and nonstop parties. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. 2 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $49.50-$109.50. (813) 229-7827.

Festa Italiana: Centennial Park is home to the celebration of all things Italian with Italian cuisine from area restaurants and caterers, live entertainment and children's activities. Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Italian Club. 11 a.m., Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $5 advance, $10 day of, 11 and younger free. (813) 248-3316.

Art in Bloom Special Event: Conversations with the Designers: Floral designers are available in the galleries to discuss their creations, inspiration and techniques. Included with admission. Noon, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $17, $15 seniors and military, $10 students with college ID, kids 6 and younger free. $5 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 896-2667.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: The All American Rejects: The second annual festival runs weekends noon-9 p.m. through April 24, with gourmet food samples that start at $4, wine and cocktails starting at $7.50. Live entertainment is at 6 p.m., included with admission. There are food and wine "sampler" tickets available for $24.99-$44.99 that get you five to 10 smaller-sized samples of the food and drinks available at the festival. 12 p.m., Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Church Tour: See the German stained glass and hear the history of the church, dating back to 1860, on this docent led tour. 1:15 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church Tampa, 509 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 229-1595.

W&W: The Dutch EDM superstars headline Evolution Sunday with openers, Joe Maz, Kidd Leow and Kid U Not. 2 p.m., Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. $5.50 and up. (727) 442-5107.

Los Vinos de Dali: Dance to live music as you sample tapas from area restaurants paired with rare wines. Must be 21 or older. 4 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $75, includes admission to Dali exhibits. (727) 823-3767.

DMC Tampa DJ Battle: DJ Charlie Chase will host this classic solo showcase style battle featuring judges DJ Chris Karns (DMC World Champion) and DJ Immortal. 6 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10 advance, $15. (813) 241-8600.

Najee: The Grammy-winning saxophonist and flautist is one of the pioneers of contemporary jazz. 7 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$49. (727) 822-3590.

Dawes: California-based, Americana rockers. Hiss Golden Messenger open. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$30. (727) 895-3045.

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: And the Tony Goes To: Tony Award winner Stuart Malina teams up with Tony nominee Christiane Noll Phantom of the Opera star Hugh Panaro for a salute to Broadway shows and songs. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

Celtic Nights: Spririt of Freedom: Celebrating 100 years of Irish independence through music, song and dance. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$45. (813) 229-7827.

KIDS AND FAMILY

SMALLab: A new learning environment in which every child is working in teams to solve puzzles, create stories, learn about the world and paint digital masterpieces. 1 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

Fear the Walking Dead, 9 p.m., AMC. There is no shortage of zombies on TV these days. The Walking Dead may have ended its season last week, but now comes Season 2 of this less-exciting spinoff as the chaos continues in Los Angeles.

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