Friday, April 20, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 26

Megan Hilty: The actor and singer (NBC's Smash, Broadway's Wicked) will perform fresh interpretations of contemporary songs. See her at 8 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$100.(727) 791-7400.

Tom Arnold: Arnold brings his standup skills at 8 and 10:15 p.m. to Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $25-$32. (813) 960-1197.

Asia Fest: Enjoy the tastes, sights and sounds of numerous Asian countries at this fest, which is held in conjunction with the Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races that get started at 8:30 a.m. in Garrison Channel. The festival starts at 11 a.m. at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St., Tampa. Free.

Fun 'n Sun Celebration: Today is classic rock day with headliners Eddie Money and the Romantics, along with Orleans, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Kirk McEwen Band. It starts at 1 p.m. at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $15; funnsunclearwater.com.

Green Thumb Festival: The annual plant and landscape festival starts at 9 a.m. at Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Clearwater Threshers: Be sure to stay for the post-game fireworks after the game at 6:30 p.m. at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $5-$9.50. (727) 467-4467.

Touch-A-Truck: More than 100 vehicles will be on display at Dunedin's 13th annual Touch-a-Truck event. It starts at 10 a.m. at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Free.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE My Cat From Hell, 8 p.m., Animal Planet If you're home on a Saturday night, gather your cats to watch these fractious felines.

MORE TO EXPLORE

This week's Play Tampa Bay video has all the details on St. Pete's newest brewery. Watch it at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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