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Music in the Marly Series: Richard Dowling: In this diverse season of informal Sunday afternoon concerts, the audience is invited to meet the musicians. The pianist explores the works of Joplin and three pieces by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, as well as Beethoven's "Sonata No. 16 in G Major (Op. 31, No.1)" and his own arrangement of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $25, $15 students; $15 members. (727) 896-2667.

Sunday Bicycle Rides: Meet in the parking lot for a 26-mile ride through Hyde Park and other South Tampa neighborhoods. Helmets are required and riders must maintain speeds of 12 to 16 mph. Call (813) 236-8119. 7:30 a.m., Zudar's Deli Cafe and Caterers, 201 W Platt St., Tampa. Free.

St. Pete Beach Grand Prix: More than 100 AquaX Pro and Amateur racers from around the world compete on personal watercrafts at speeds of more than 70 mph. Best viewing for spectators is in front of Postcard Inn and along the water. 10 a.m., Postcard Inn, 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Free. (941) 915-3498.

Dad Drinks Free: Don't want to give Dad a tie for Father's Day? Take him to Irish 31 for Sunday brunch, or any other meal, and he gets a free bloody Mary or domestic draft with any other purchase. 10 a.m., Irish 31, 1611 W Swann Ave., Tampa. Free (other food/drink additional). (813) 250-0031.

Summer Nights: Busch Gardens celebrates summer with extended hours, three themed party zones, DJ dancing, thrill rides in the dark, an all new ice show and summer themed cuisine. Included with regular daily admission. 10 a.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free. (888) 800-5447.

Dad Eats Free: Fathers get a free entree or appetizer with the purchase of an entree, appetizer or kids meal. 11 a.m., GameTime, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 241-9675.

Tunnelvision: The Musical: A gay rock opera set against the background of the 1980s AIDS epidemic that tells the story of tumultuous lovers Tim and Troy. 2 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $20-$25. (727) 895-6620.

Summer Classic Movie Series: Raising Arizona: All summer long, Tampa Theatre will show classic Hollywood movies. USF film professor Harriet Deer holds a discussion and question and answer session after the film. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $7 members. (813) 274-8982.

Author Talk with Elkanah Shmotkin: Sit back and enjoy dessert as you listen to author Elkanah Shmotkin discuss his research on Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known as the "Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History." 7 p.m., Chabad of Pinellas County, 3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor. $10, $15 two. (727) 789-0408.

Jenny Zigrino: Dinner and a Show: The comic and actor had supporting roles in Marlon Wayans' 50 Shades of Black and Bad Santa 2. Guests can opt to include dinner for a total price of $29. 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

Masters of Magic: A series of family-friendly magic shows featuring award winning magicians seen at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California and on Penn and Teller Fool Us. This portion features an interactive comedy/magic show by Terry Ward. 7 p.m., The Magic Emporium, 4429 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $15. (813) 265-9263.


Family Fun Day: Beat the heat and get out to the pool for music, dancing, pool bingo and other games. 12 p.m., St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. $3, $2 children/seniors. (727) 363-9245.


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