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Red Green: Canada's handyman, made famous is his sketch comedy series that aired on PBS until 2006, was always quick to whip out the duct tape, "the handyman's secret weapon." He brings his humorous new show at 7 p.m. at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $49.50. (727) 822-3590.

Are You Serious?: The comedy magic show starring Jeff Kaylor has been on a world tour performing in more than 13 countries. It's at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

Truck Driver Challenge: Professional transport drivers will navigate a road course meant to simulate real-life scenarios in an official racing hauler. Teams including Andretti Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing are expected to participate at noon at Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 Tyrone Square, St. Petersburg. Free.

Chasco Fiesta: The nine-day festival carnival continues with a midway with a special kid zone for younger children. It's at 5 p.m. at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. Free to attend. Wristband for carnival rides is $15. (727) 842-7651.


Modern Family, ABC, 9 p.m. Ever wonder what a mashup of The Hangover and Portlandia would be like? We may have an answer when the whole family heads to Las Vegas and the guest stars include Fred Armisen and Patton Oswalt.

SEASON PREMIERE Hot in Cleveland, TV Land, 10 p.m. The sitcom begins its fifth season with a live episode that also crosses over to its spinoff, Cedric the Entertainer's The Soul Man, which premieres (live, too!) after Hot.


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World's Largest Food Truck Rally More than 200 food trucks will gather in downtown Tampa on Saturday morning and then caravan to the Florida State Fairgrounds to set an official Guinness World Records mark. The festival opens to the public at noon and runs to 8 p.m., with 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. hours on Sunday as well. Generation Food Truck organizers anticipate more than 35,000 attendees this year, with added enticements of 14 bands including 3D Burn, Drastic Fall, Carlisle and Variance, a kids' play zone and adult thrill rides and games. Admission is free; and parking is $6. Rides and games cost extra. The Florida State Fairgrounds is located at 4800 U.S. 301 N in Tampa.

Spring Beer Fling A retro surf-rock festival will take over Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday with seasonal spring beers and drinks, a lineup of surf-rock bands and a beach ball drop spectacular of more than 1,000 LED-lighted beach balls. Tickets are $10 advance, $20 day of; $75 advance, $100 day of (VIP) at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. (813) 421-3527. 1-11 p.m. Saturday.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 26 03/25/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 3:17pm]
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