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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 13

Treasure Island Kite Festival: Competitors send their kites to the sky in this festival featuring dual-line and multi-line sport kite flying set to music. The weekend long show features tricks, precision flying, huge patriotic themed kites, kite games, kite making classes and a lighted night fly. Bring your own kite to join the fun or vendors will be on site selling kites and supplies. Veterans Day Fall Fly on TI. 10 a.m., Thunderbird Resort, 10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 320-9463.

Santa Paws: Have your dog or cat photo taken with Santa. All pets must be leashed or in a cage with a harness. Park in the garage under Bay Street and enter through the double doors marked "Pet Photo Entrance." 7 a.m., International Plaza and Bay Street, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. TBA. (813) 342-3790.

Homosassa Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival: The 42nd annual street festival will include fresh seafood, southern delicacies, a juried art show and arts and crafts booths. No pets allowed. 9 a.m., Festival Grounds, 10974 W Creek Lane, Homosassa. $3, 11 and younger free. (352) 628-9333.

Corey Avenue Sunday Market on St. Pete Beach: Browse the weekly market with more than 60 local vendors offering farm fresh produce, specialty and ready-to-eat foods, plants, handcrafted items, live music, then stop in for breakfast or lunch at the nearby restaurants. 10 a.m., Along Corey Avenue, 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free admission. (813) 481-8805.

Ribfest: Sunday features live music by Clare Dunn, Parmalee and Chris Young. 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $30-$35. (727) 528-3828.

Ukrainian Autumnfest: The annual celebration features music by Cathy and the Lorelei Band, dancing, Ukrainian food, arts and crafts, games for kids, rides, beer and an auction. 11 a.m., Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, 430 90th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $3, 11 and younger free (food and drink additional). (727) 576-1001.

Greater Pinellas Country Fair: A country-themed fair with animal shows, 4-H group activities, plant sale, midway rides, wood working, quilt show and baked goods. 12 p.m., England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $8, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. (727) 369-0700.

Zombie Bike Ride: Get your face painted to look like a zombie before a four or 12-mile bike ride to the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. Prizes for best costumes. 1 p.m., Tampa Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa. $25. (813) 264-9000.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: The Tony Award-winning musical follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch as climbs his way to the top, avoiding the pitfalls of big business along the way. Through Nov. 13. 2 p.m., Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $26.50, $12.50 students. (727) 587-6793.

DJ Snake: The Turn Down For What producer will perform off the Courtney Campbell Causeway. 2 p.m., Beach Bar, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $21. (813) 281-8900.

Rhye: A hip and mysterious alt-R&B duo. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $24.50-. (727) 895-3045.

Luenell: Best known as the "hooker with the heart of gold" in Borat, she's one of "Snoop Dog's Bad Girls of Comedy" and has appeared on ComicView, Comedy Central, and Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Standup on Starz. 7 and 9:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25, $35 VIP preferred seating. (813) 864-4000.

Blue Ocean Film Festival: Best of the Festival: See the website for lineup at blueoceanfilmfestival.org. The winning film will be offered for free in North Straub Park. 7 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. $12.50 and up, $6.25 for ages 4-10. Passes $135-$725. (727) 388-6682.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Tony Award-winning production about an extraordinary 15-year-old who falls under suspicion for killing the neighbors dog and sets out to clear his name. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $31-$90. (813) 229-7827.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Songs of the Sea: Featuring Britten's Four Sea Interludes, Elgar's Sea Pictures and Debussy's La Mer. It also dives into TFO premiere The Work at Hand by American Jake Heggie, 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 791-7400.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Odd Squad Live: The PBS Kids series becomes a stage show as kids team up with Odd Squad agents in this interactive adventure filled with gadgets, villains and music. 3 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $20-$40. (727) 893-7832.

TO WATCH

Son of Zorn, 8:30 p.m., Fox: Zorn crashes Thanksgiving at his ex-wife's house to prove that he has matured.

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