Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 13

Todd Rundgren: Since the early '70s, this rock star has risen to success both solo and as part of the group Utopia, and will return to the Clearwater venue for the first time since his sold out show there in 2011. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$55. (727) 791-7400.

Rock and Roll Swap Meet: Five live bands take over two stages as nearly 24 vendors offer up items related to rock and roll. 2 p.m., Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 800-7836; www.greenbenchbrewing.com.

Taste of South Tampa: Hyde Park Village transforms into a festive food party with emcee Jack Harris, and food samples from an array of area restaurants, beer, wine, sodas, kid's zone with face painting, Lil Mac Fire Truck and pet zone with wading pools. Bring canned goods to benefit Metropolitan Ministries; portion of proceeds benefit Metropolitan Ministries. 1 p.m., Hyde Park Village, 1621 W Snow Circle, Tampa. $35, $20 seniors/20 and younger, 9 and younger free (advance); $45, $30 military/20 and younger, 9 and younger free (day of). (813) 637-0156.

Los Vinos de Dalí: Sample tapas from area restaurants including the Birchwood, Longboat Key's Euphemia Haye and Mazzaro's, paired with rare wines while enjoying live music and a silent auction. Must be 21 or older. 3 p.m., Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $75, includes admission to exhibits. (727) 823-3767.

Memorial Service for Victims of Dozier School for Boys: The service will finally honor the 77 victims whose bodies were recently exhumed from unmarked graves on the school's grounds. 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church , 719 Arlington Ave N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 898-3294.

Sugar Party: Billed as "The Sweetest Party in Town," this party features samples of delectable confections from more than 30 area restaurants, specialty cocktails and live entertainment. Benefits Historic Holiday Spirit in Ybor City. 7 p.m., The Honey Pot, 1507 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 748-0069.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Gala of the Royal Horses: Riding master Rene Gasser brings his world-renowned equestrian tour to Tampa. The royal horses of Europe are some of the most celebrated in history. The show will include a demonstration of fine flamenco dancing combined with dressage by Arabians, Spanish Andalusians, Lipizzaners and Friesians. 3 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $25-$55. (813) 301-2500.

Die-Cast Toy Show: The 19th annual toy show for children and adults includes Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Johnny Lightning, Hot Wheel races and a diecast customizing contest. 9 a.m., Jasmine Lakes Community Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd., Port Richey. $3. (727) 863-7033.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Mad Men, 10 p.m., AMC We're inching closer to the '70s. You can tell by all the sideburn hair and mustard-yellow carpet fuzz covering every character's wardrobe.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Dec. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Dec. 16

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This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 15

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