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HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 25: Creed Bratton arrives at the 2nd Annual Hilarity for Charity Event at Avalon on April 25, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 25: Creed Bratton arrives at the 2nd Annual Hilarity for Charity Event at Avalon on April 25, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Creed Bratton: The disturbingly hilarious character from The Office brings a night of comedy and music, having been a founding member of the rock band, The Grass Roots. 8 p.m., The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$40. (727) 258-4829.

Gasparilla's Outbound Voyage: The Return to Sea: Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla meets with the mayor of Tampa, seeking the return of the key to the city. After a brief interaction, the captain and his mates board the Jose Gasparilla and push off with a final cannon salute launched toward downtown Tampa. And then guess what? Party! 2 p.m., Channelside Bay Plaza, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 251-3378.

Heritage Day: Stroll down the trail and enjoy entertainment at the gazebo. Petting zoo and pony rides for the children. Three historic homes will be showcased in the home tour; and all three museums (The Countryman One Room Schoolhouse, the 1885 Train Depot and the May-Stringer House) will be opened for tours. 9 a.m., Train Depot Museum, 70 Russell St, Brooksville. Festival is free, tours are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Time Travelers: A time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. 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. Toll-free 1-800-966-8215.

Fiesta Day: This family-friendly, "street festival" celebrates the cuisine, culture and heritage of the Latin immigrants who settled in Ybor City at the turn of the 19th Century. 11 a.m., Italian Club (Ybor), 1731 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 353-8151.

Meet the Brewers: Twenty of Tampa Bay's brewers are on hand to offer up samplings of their favorites and new brews; mingle with the brewmasters and learn how the beers are crafted. Rain or shine. 1 p.m., Creative Loafing Event Space, 1911 N 13th St., Tampa. $40 at the door; VIP: $85 at door. (813) 739-4800.

Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue Festival: Grab your sampling glass for beer sipping and bourbon tasting, at the hoedown throwdown, with 60 beers on tap, 40 bourbons, plus barbecue from pulled pork to ribs, brisket and bacon, expanded VIP area, gaming area with giant jenga and more. 2 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $35 general admission; $25 designated driver; $75 VIP.

Round and Round it Goes: Four short plays staged fully "in the round'. 2 and 7 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., Brooksville. General admission is $5; call to reserve seating. (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.

Rockabilly Ruckus: Bands include, Hairdressers on Fire, Ronny Elliott and Rev Billy C Wirtz, the Sara Rose Band, Rocket 88, Ted Stevens and Band and The Nighthawks. 6 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20 advance, $25 day of. (813) 971-0666.

Jamais Vu: Opening Reception: The solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Langdon Graves. 7 p.m., Tempus Projects, 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 340-9056.

Cameron Carpenter: If you didn't know organists could be sexy, the musician brings his latest creation, the International Touring Organ, the only digital organ of its kind in the world. 7:30 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25-$45. (813) 229-7827.

Cinderella: Moscow Festival Ballet presents the beloved ballet. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Ken Waldman: Alaska's fiddling poet has recorded nine CDs of old time Appalachian-style string band music. 7:30 p.m., Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin. $18-$23 advance; $23-$28 day of show. (813) 645-7651.

Michael Amante: "The People's Tenor" performs pop, rock, Broadway, gospel and opera. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35, $50. (727) 791-7400.

Thrushes: The four-piece indie, noise pop, grunge band perform alongside Tampa's own Pohgoh. 8 p.m., New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 248-4969.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Ravel and Brahms: The orchestra presents Unstuck (Norman), Piano Concerto in G Major (Ravel) and Symphony No. 1 (Brahms). 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.


Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic: Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy join with 25 other character to unlock your imagination every time the magic doorway opens. 1 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $16-$50. (813) 301-2500.


2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards, 5 p.m., IFC. Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) are our hosts for the Oscars for indies. Carol leads the pack with six nominations, followed by Beasts of No Nation with five.


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