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Fun 'n Sun Celebration: Today's country hunk headliners will be Rodney Atkins and Cole Swindell and the Swon Brothers, as well as LoCash Cowboys, Natalie Stovall and the Drive, Black Jack Billy and John King starting at noon at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $15;

Celebrity Blackjack Tournament: NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks gets a little help from his famous friends to raise money for his charitable foundation, including Deion Sanders, former Buc teammate Mike Alstott, Eric Dickerson, Warrick Dunn and Dancing With the Stars winner Emmitt Smith at 7:30 p.m. at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. $250. (813) 627-7625.

Tan Dun's Water Concerto: The Florida Orchestra makes a splash tonight with water instruments. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Read our review at $15-$45.

Dance Gavin Dance: The pop-metal outfit will perform along with Capture the Crown and Palisades at 6:30 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $14.

A Brief History of Beer: Jobsite Theater presents a show that's part theater, part drinking game at 8 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $7. (813) 248-4969.


Painting in the Park: Explore painting through hands-on activities including box painting, kite flying and a tricycle mural. It's at 1 p.m. at Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free.


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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 27 04/26/14 [Last modified: Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:36pm]
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