Monday, December 11, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 30

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: It's the last day for racing and St. Petersburg's waterfront track will be broadcast in 200 countries for the season opener for the IndyCar Series. Runs from Albert Whitted Airport to First Street SE, St. Petersburg. $30-$55 general, $70-$135 reserved. Toll-free 1-877-283-5385.

World's Largest Food Truck Festival Part II: Nearly 200 food trucks will be back at the fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Free admission, $6 parking per vehicle, menu prices vary; rides, games additional cost.

Night Ranger: This rock group is taking us back to the '80s, when Sister Christian was a top-five hit, with special guest Robin Zander of Cheap Trick performing an acoustic set. Show is at 8 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39-$80. (727) 791-7400.

St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Dog Show: This practice match show is open to all AKC registered dogs and is the perfect opportunity to find out if dog shows are for you and your dog. It starts at noon at Azalea Park & Center, 1600 72nd St. N, St. Petersburg. Spectators free; $8 handlers, $5 junior handlers.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: High Seas Adventure: Say huzzah to the wizards, warriors and commoners who populate this replica of a 16th century village with entertainment, street theater, live armored contact jousting, human chess matches, a "Wheel of Death," art, craft and other vendors starting at 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $19.95, $15.95 seniors/students, $11.95 ages 5-12; $10 dogs.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE The Walking Dead, 9 p.m., AMC Believe it or not, it looks like things could be getting even worse for Deputy Rick Grimes in the show's intense fourth-season finale.

The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox The Simpson clan makes its second trip to sunny Brazil after Homer becomes a World Cup referee.

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