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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday March 26

Parade participants march down 7th Ave. during the Tampa Pride Parade in Ybor City on Saturday, March 28, 2015. This was the first gay pride parade in 13 years.


Parade participants march down 7th Ave. during the Tampa Pride Parade in Ybor City on Saturday, March 28, 2015. This was the first gay pride parade in 13 years.

Tampa Pride Street Festival and Parade: The Street Festival begins at 10 a.m. in Centennial Park, 1800 E 8th Ave. in Ybor City with vendors and dozens of entertainers. The parade will be led by grand marshals Russell Rhodes (Fox 13), Lorraine Langlois (CEO of Metro Wellness and Community Center) and celebrity grand marshal Mike Ruiz, a fashion photographer and judge on RuPaul's Drag Race. The 90-minute pet-friendly parade kicks off from Nuccio Parkway and travels down E Seventh Avenue to 20th Street at 1 p.m. Saturday. For more events see

Chicago Book Signing: Before their show in Tampa, the legendary rock and roll band will sign copies of, Chicago's Legacy of Rock, Horns and Hits, which chronicles the band's history from their inception to today. 5 p.m., Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. Free, $25 books. (813) 627-7625.

Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire: Two of the defining brass-driven acts of the '60s, '70s and '80s are teaming up in this Heart and Soul Tour. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $18.95-$118.

Bill Engvall: A fan favorite of the Blue Collar Comedy tour performs at 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $50.50-$63.40. (727) 791-7400.

NRBQ: The R & B, British invasion pop, rockabilly and jazz band will celebrate their founder, Terry Adams' solo album tribute to Thelonious Monk. Acme Jazz Garage opens. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 971-0666.

JB Smoove: Best known as Leon Black on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, the veteran comic won a Writer's Guild award for his work on Saturday Night Live and has appeared in hit movies including, Pootie Tang and We Bought a Zoo. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49. (727) 893-7832.

The Baseball Project: A minor-league all-star band of sorts featuring R.E.M guitarist Pete Buck and Mike Mills of R.E.M. bring along musician friends from the '80s college radio scene for rock tributes to some of baseball's stranger characters and side stories. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $15-$18. (813) 241-8600.

Pass-A-Grille Run: Cruising and multi-hull class sailboats will race in the Gulf of Mexico from Clearwater Pass to Pass-A-Grille. Boats are expected to depart from Clearwater at 9 a.m. and pass near the Don Cesar Hotel at approximately 2:30 to 3 p.m. 9 a.m., Loews Don CeSar Hotel , 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Spectators free.

Solar Energy Fair: Solar energy specialists gather for this festival with a showcase of solar powered vehicles and a tour of a solar powered home. Takes place in the Engineering Building. 10 a.m., University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (561) 603-0298.

The Great Hunt: Dogs follow their noses on this Easter egg hunt with prizes for dogs and humans. 10:30 a.m., Crescent Lake Park, 1320 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 495-6810.

Spring Beer Jam: Four nights of unique beers and live music by the Heavy Pets, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, Count Bass D, Dillon, the Juanjamon Band, Uncle John's Band, Alycat, Dubble James, Fat Mannequin and DJ 45Revolver. 11 a.m., Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. No cover. (727) 736-0606.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: Chino y Nacho: The Latin stars take the stage at 6 p.m. for this festival running weekends noon-9 p.m. through April 24, with gourmet food samples that start at $4, wine and cocktails starting at $7.50. Included with admission at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.


Underwater Egg Hunt and Spring Festival: Dive for Easter eggs in the pool and stay to play afterwards at the Spring Festival with food, a bounce house and a touch-a-truck. 10 a.m., St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. $4 (egg hunt); Free (festival). (727) 363-9264;

Strawberry U-Pick: Get some late season strawberries for next to nothing and help the Hillsborough County 4-H and area food banks. 8:30 a.m., Fancy Farms, County Line Road, Plant City. 50-cents per quart. (813) 477-8332.


The Ten Commandments, 7 p.m., ABC Cecil B. DeMille's gigantic production returns for its annual Easter season airing. That means you have a chance to watch Charlton Heston part the Red Sea all over again.


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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday March 26 03/25/16 [Last modified: Friday, March 25, 2016 10:41am]
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