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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 11-17

Vincent Colucci, of Clearwater, gets a closer look at the kinetic steel outdoor sculptures by Frederick Prescott, of Sante Fe, at the Mainsail Art Festival in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park Saturday, April 19, 2014. "I love art for the yard," said Colucci. "I could just stick it outside my window and just watch it." Prescott has exhibited his work worldwide and created commission pieces for Walt Disney Co., Porsche, and the Chicago Bulls. His sculptures are also in public parks. The 39th annual two-day festival features over 250 exhibiting artists from all over the U.S. and specializing in mediums including: ceramics, fibers, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, oil/acrylic, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood. Mainsail continues Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM.

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Vincent Colucci, of Clearwater, gets a closer look at the kinetic steel outdoor sculptures by Frederick Prescott, of Sante Fe, at the Mainsail Art Festival in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park Saturday, April 19, 2014. "I love art for the yard," said Colucci. "I could just stick it outside my window and just watch it." Prescott has exhibited his work worldwide and created commission pieces for Walt Disney Co., Porsche, and the Chicago Bulls. His sculptures are also in public parks. The 39th annual two-day festival features over 250 exhibiting artists from all over the U.S. and specializing in mediums including: ceramics, fibers, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, oil/acrylic, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood. Mainsail continues Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM.

Mainsail Art Festival: St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park will have 250 professional artists, as well as the Young at Art student show, Kids Create activity tent, live music and a variety of culinary art food vendors Saturday and Sunday. Free. mainsailart.org.

Sugar Sand Festival: Sculptors return to Clearwater Beach's Pier 60 for a 10-day festival starting Friday with nearly 1,000 tons of powdery, white sand that will be transformed into music-themed characters and scenes creating a walk-through display under a huge tent. There were be fireworks Saturday night and free beachfront concerts and movies Saturday and Sunday.

Date night

Music: It has been 25 years, and Pearl Jam is still Alive and performing at Tampa's Amalie Arena tonight ($67.75). On Friday, British rockers the Cult take the stage at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg ($35.50-$55.50), and Puddle of Mudd plays Jannus Live ($25-$30). Saturday, country star Billy Currington plays a rare club gig at the Ritz Ybor ($29.50 and up), while indie-pop singer Elle King performs at the State Theatre ($18-$20). Sunday, Air Supply brings all its soft-rock hits to the Capitol Theatre( $59-$89).

Comedy: Funny lady Iliza Shlesinger takes the Improv stage in Tampa Thursday-Sunday ($18-$22). Mr. Show himself David Cross hits Tampa's Straz Center on Friday ($28-$38). On Saturday, Bob Saget brings his not-so-wholesome act to Clearwater's Capitol Theatre ($35-$55).

Kids and family

Florida Blueberry Festival: The berries flow in downtown Brooksville this weekend featuring street entertainers and musicians, a market featuring Florida-grown blueberries and new this year, the Urban Slide, a 1,000-foot long slip and slide (tickets sold separately). Admission is $5-$8, and free for kids 5 and younger.

The Music Box: Tampa Bay: It's the last weekend to see the musical art installation at Tampa's Community Stepping Stones at Mann-Wagnon Park. It is open for exploration Thursday and Sunday, with an open mic and spoken word on Thursday, and performances by Gwan Massive on Friday and Saturday. Free; tickets required. cam.usf.edu/musicbox

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 11-17 04/10/16 [Last modified: Monday, April 11, 2016 7:53am]
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