Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 24-30

Sunscreen Film Festival: The four-day showcase of independent films runs Thursday-Sunday in St. Petersburg, with actor Dylan McDermott kicking off the festival at the Palladium Theater. Friday brings actor Daphne Zuniga, who played Princess Vespa in the Mel Brooks classic Spaceballs, for a free outdoor screening and celebration of the film's 30-year anniversary. For the lineup and tickets ($8-$150), visit sunscreenfilmfestival.com.

St. Anthony's Triathlon: World-class athletes and Olympians will be in town for this elite race's 34th year on the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront Sunday ($160-$215). satriathlon.com.

Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races: Paddlers from across the globe hit the waters off Tampa's Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park on Saturday. Free for spectators. tbtim.es/1991.

Date night

Music: Thursday, Red Hot Chili Peppers bring the funk to Tampa's Amalie Arena ($49-$99), where grunge gods Soundgarden headline the 98Rockfest on Friday ($39-$80). Saturday, Billy Currington headlines the Fun 'n Country Festival at Clearwater's Coachman Park ($10 advance, $20 day of, $75-$85 VIP; 5 and under free). Sunday, Sheryl Crow will have some fun at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater ($52.75-$102.75), while '90s band Everclear rocks the Capitol Theatre ($29-$49). Broadway wonder Aaron Tveit brings his on-stage charm and voice to Tampa's Straz Center on Sunday ($35.50-$55.50).

Comedy: Texan Ron White takes St. Pete's Mahaffey Theater ( themahaffey.com) on Friday ($47.75-$57.75), while MADtv star Anjelah Johnson plays the Improv Tampa ( improvtampa.com) Friday-Sunday ($27-$30). Let's Play Live, with gamers from YouTube comedy game channel Achievement Hunter and Funhaus, takes over the Straz Center on Sunday ($58.50-$78.50).

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man: The comedy runs Thursday-Sunday at the Straz Center ($30-$40). strazcenter.org.

American Stage in the Park: Hairspray: The Tony-winning musical continues Wednesday-Sunday at St. Petersburg's Demens Landing. $18-$40 reserved. americanstage.org.

Kids and family

Egypt Shrine Circus: The 52nd annual three-ring circus comes to the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa Thursday-Sunday. $20, $10 kids. floridastatefair.com.

Fusion Con 3: The Safety Harbor Community Center on Saturday fuses comics with video games and film, with an appearance by Marvel comic book artist Mark Texeira. $10, $5 ages 12 and under. fusioncon.net.

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