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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 18

Jamie Lynn Spears: At the Clearwater Threshers game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers you get a free concert by aspiring country singer Jamie Lynn Spears (yes, Britney's sister). Also, a Jimmy Rollins Bobble will be handed out to commemorate his induction into the Florida State League Hall of Fame. Game is at 6:30 p.m. at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $5-$9.50.

Wishbone Ash: The UK classic rock band will have some brand new tunes from their upcoming release, Blue Horizon. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at Ringside Cafe, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $25.

Vanilla Fudge: The psychedelic rock super group of the '60s and '70s bring us hits including You Keep Me Hangin' On, Season of the Witch and more. Show is at 8 p.m. at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $24.50-$39.50.


Diving Easter Bunny: The big guy will put on his mask and fins for a dip in the Florida Aquarium tanks. Between dives, he'll dry off for photos with kids. Other activities include an egg hunt throughout the exhibits, mermaid performances and an Easter picnic at the aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $21.95, $18.95 for seniors 60+, $16.95 for kids 3-12.

Orangutan Egg Hunt: Watch the zoo's Bornean orangutan family have some Easter fun with their own special egg hunt. Included with zoo admission: $23.95, $21.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. 11 a.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa.


Orphan Black, 9 a.m., BBC America It's not too late to join the Clone Club. Young Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany's performance as multiple clones — seven in the first season of this sci-fi series — was hailed by critics. BBC America begins an all-day marathon of the first season and repeats it again at 8 p.m. It’s all a prelude to Saturday night’s Season 2 premiere at 9 p.m.

Tanked, 10 p.m., Animal Planet Brett, Wayde and their crew recount their favorite fish-tank projects.


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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 18 04/17/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:56pm]
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