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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 5

Florida Strawberry Festival and Concerts: Cheap Trick: Festival goers will also enjoy the games, rides and attractions featured at the Midway and concerts with headliners taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. every night. See the lineup at flstrawberryfestival.com. $20-$25. Christian hip hop artist, Lecrae performs at 3:30 p.m. followed by the I Want You To Want Me rockers at 7:30 p.m. 10 a.m., Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds, 303 N Lemon St., Plant City. $10, $5 ages 6 to 12, 5 and younger free. Concert tickets are extra. (813) 752-9194.

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts: A weekend of fun and entertainment, while experiencing the diversity of cultures through sight, sound, smell and taste. 9 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 876-1747.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: Gary Allen: The second annual festival runs weekends noon-9 p.m. through April 24, with gourmet food samples that start at $4, wine and cocktails starting at $7.50. Live entertainment is at 6 p.m., included with admission. There are food and wine "sampler" tickets available for $24.99-$44.99 that get you five to 10 smaller-sized samples of the food and drinks available at the festival. Noon, Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Wild Splash 2016: Lil Wayne headlines this year's hip-hop festival along with fellow rappers, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Dougie F, Kodak Black, Lil Dicky and R & B singer, JR Castro. 1 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $35, $50-$100 VIP.

Tampa Bay Beer Week: Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival: Sample your way through more than 200 beer handcrafted by more than 50 Florida breweries. 21 and older only. In conjunction with Tampa Bay Beer Week. 2 p.m., Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St., Tampa. $48.50-$69.50. (804) 938-8650.

30 Years of the Screaming Hand: The traveling tribute show to artist skateboard artist Jim Phillips' iconic Screaming Hand image features the work of 48 national artists, and includes an audio tour available via smartphone. Westside Skate Shop hosts the grand opening, which features skateboard demos and music by DJ re:Pete and Deadborns. Through March 6. 6 p.m., Bloom Art Center, 910 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5.

Patterns: Opening Reception: Artist and designer Chad Mize's colorful new works in multimedia digital and woodcut with aerosol. Remains on display through the end of March. 7 p.m., Blue Goose, 48 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 201-9690.

The Moody Blues: The rock legends embark on the Fly Me High spring tour named after the bands 1966 recording of Fly Me High. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $68.75-$128.75; $200 dinner package. (727) 791-7400.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall: The Grammy Award-winner, 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and trumpeter of Tijuana Brass. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $45-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Steve Aoki: The DJ is a huge name on the electronic music scene. 10 p.m., Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $30. (813) 873-8368.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Carmada: A fleet of a dozen custom art cars rolls in to the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, and includes live vehicle painting. 10 a.m., Kiley Gardens, 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 263-8600.

TO WATCH

SERIES FINALE MythBusters, 8 p.m., Discovery Channel. After 248 episodes, 2,950 experiments and approximately 900 explosions, MythBusters goes out with a bang tonight. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman celebrate with an epic grand finale, followed by a reunion special featuring former cast members.

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Plan your weekend at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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