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A crowd gathers outside the Tampa Theatre during The Gasparilla International Film Festival in 2014 in Tampa. EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times 


A crowd gathers outside the Tampa Theatre during The Gasparilla International Film Festival in 2014 in Tampa. EVE EDELHEIT | Times

Gasparilla International Film Festival: The annual festival will screen some 115 shorts, films and documentaries at Tampa Theatre and Centro Ybor 20. The five-day celebration features a series of after-parties, panels and receptions at various local venues. Actor Rita Moreno will be given a lifetime achievement award and Saved by the Bell's Mark-Paul Gosselaar will be there for his crime drama Precious Cargo. View the GIFF website for a complete listing of movie times and locations. 11 a.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Ranges from free to $10 for each film. Packages available. (813) 260-4433. After party: Stick around after the film for complimentary signature Carmelita's rum drinks and live entertainment. 10 p.m.

Epicurean Education: High West Whiskey: Class explores Utah's High West Distillery, sampling their American Prairie bourbon, double rye, plus limited release spirits. $55. 7 p.m., Epicurean Theatre at the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 999-8735.

I'm Not Old, I'm Ripe!: Canadian comic Steve Smith, aka Red Green, brings a new show that focuses on his life, insights and wisdom, and the people he's met along the way. 7 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $54. (727) 822-3590.

Murder for Two: A hilarious musical murder mystery, in which one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all the other roles, and they both play piano. Through May 1. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827.

4000 Miles: Amy Herzog's Obie Award-winning drama, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, charts the relationship between a grandson and his feisty grandmother in her Greenwich Village apartment. Through April 10. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner: Library staff read stories about art. Story related, hands-on art activities follow. Ideal for ages 4 to 8. Included with museum admission. The theme is Artist Meets World. 3 p.m., Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. $6, $5 seniors, no charge for children and students. Admission is by donation Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. (727) 712-5762.

TO WATCH

Lopez, 10 p.m., TV Land. Nearly nine years after his ABC sitcom went off the air, George Lopez returns to prime time in a new semi-autobiographical cable comedy.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 30 03/29/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:31pm]
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