Friday, February 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 2

A Skull in Connemara: Rumors begin to fly when a man hired to disinter bones in a cemetery is assigned to dig up the bones of his own late wife. Through April 9. 4 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: Walk Off the Earth: 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. 12 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Southeast Street Rod Nationals: Car lovers will find more than 1,600 specialty pre-1986 vehicles, street rods, trucks and muscle cars on display, a swap meet, model car show and "Women's World" vendors. 8:30 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $15, $6 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. (901) 452-4030.

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, fairy houses and a pirate peg leg relay race. 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.

Festivals of Speed Motorsports Collection and Luxury Lifestyle Display: The 13th annual gathering of some of the world's finest automobiles, motorcycles and watercraft with on-site cafes. 10 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $20; $70 (Supercar Lounge); $100 (VIP). (353) 385-9450.

Jewish Food Festival: Festival of Jewish specialties10:30 a.m., Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. Free admission; food and drink prices vary. (727) 531-5829.

Safety Harbor SongFest: 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.

MaloogaCon: Gaming convention. Noon, Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $30, weekend pass $50. (813) 274-8511.

Sacred Heart Spring Festival: Carnival rides, live bands, mixed entertainment, food, games and craft vendors. Benefits Sacred Heart Interparochial Catholic School. 12 p.m., Sacred Heart Interparochial School, 7951 46th Way N, Pinellas Park. Free; $12-$20 (rides). (727) 541-4447.

Art in Bloom : Conversations with the Floral Designers: Approximately 40 floral designs by professional florists, hobbyists and members of the Stuart Society will fill the museum. Interact with the designers who provide interpretations of works in museum exhibits and hear what inspired them. Included with admission: $17, $15 seniors and military, $10 students with college ID, kids 6 and younger free. 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. . (727) 896-2667.

Diego Figueiredo and O Som Do Jazz: The Brazilian guitarist performs with the popular Tampa Bay Brazilian jazz group. $15. 3 and 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

Family Favorites Film Series: Space Jam: The next generation of young fans will get the chance to see some of their parents' most beloved childhood films on the big screen. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 ages 12 and under. (813) 274-8982.

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.

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.

Los Vinos de Dali: Dance to live music as you sample tapas from area restaurants paired with rare wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails. 4 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $90, $75 members. (727) 823-3767.

Hawk and Wayne's Anywhere, USA: A longform, narrative improv show. 6 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $12. (727) 823-7529.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethoven and Rachmaninoff: 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 892-3331.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Train Weekend: Kids of all ages can ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad. 10 a.m., Largo Central Railroad, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free (donations for train maintenance appreciated). (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.

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