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  1. Plan your weekend: Cuban Sandwich Festival, Rays opening day, new food event at the zoo


    Plan your weekend


    Cuban Sandwich Festival: The sixth annual Cuban Sandwich Festival gets pressing at the Ybor campus of Hillsborough Community College this weekend. A team of Cuban sandwich professionals will attempt to break the record for the world's largest Cuban sandwich …

  2. Things To Do Planner: Car shows, Feast With the Beasts at the zoo, Gasp! Gasparilla Fringe Festival


    PARTY ANIMALS: Feast With the Beasts

    People check out the Ferraris on display at the 2012 Festivals of Speed in St. Petersburg’s North Straub Park. This year’s event is at Vinoy Park on April 2, featuring more than 300 exotic cars, motorcycles and luxury brands, as well as on-site cafes, smooth jazz, wine tasting, cigars and luxury lifestyle displays.
  3. Performance artist squeezing oranges for 140 hours in St. Pete — then he'll wash your dishes

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG — Curtis Bryant was walking alone Friday morning along Central Avenue when he saw a sign outside the Morean Arts Center reading "free juice."

    Orlando-based artist Brian Feldman squeezes Florida oranges into juice, Friday, 3/24/17 at the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, as part of the "Fresh Squeezed, Emerging Artists in Florida" exhibit. Feldman is one of six Florida artists whoes work is on display through April 30th. On Friday, Feldman squeezed Florida orange juice for visitors who created drawings of oranges and other citrus scenes. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  4. Plan your weekend: Tampa Pride, Disney on Ice, Tampa's Fourth Fridays, Drumline Live


    Plan your weekend


    Tampa Pride: Even though Tampa's modestly sized Pride parade and festival is affectionately known in the community as the "baby pride," this year's event is expected by organizers to top last year's crowd of 30,000. Things get started Saturday at the …

    Tod Macofsky and Gina Young in "It Gets Better" at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 10th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
  5. 5 things to do under $5: Chasco Fiesta, Tampa's Fourth Fridays, Easter egg hunt


    1 Chasco Fiesta: This year's nine-day festival runs Friday through April 1 with a carnival midway. There are also a series of events surrounding the festival including a street parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, a car show around Orange Lake 1-8 p.m. Sunday, concerts, a Native American Festival (March 30-April 1) …

    The Chasco Fiesta runs March 24-April 1 in downtown New Port Richey featuring 9 days of activities including carnival rides, music, boat and street parades, a Native American Festival and more.
  6. 'America's Toy Scout' coming to Tampa Bay to pay cash for your old toys


    Do you have G.I. Joes lingering in your attic? Old comic books hiding under your bed? Pez dispensers stuffed in a box out in the garage?

    Joel Magee wants them all.

    Joel Magee, who goes by "America's toy scout," will host six toy-buying shows in the Tampa Bay area. [Photo via Facebook]
  7. Review: 'Beauty and the Beast' has none of the original's magic


    Disney's new, unimproved Beauty and the Beast makes a tale as old as time creakier, feeling lifeless despite its flesh-and-blood casting.

    Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the cursed prince/beast are easy on the ears and eyes, when we can clearly see them in the dim setting.
  8. Things To Do Planner: Bolts Family Carnival, Broadway shows, Ricky Skaggs in Pinellas Park


    LIGHTNING STRIKES: Bolts Family Carnival

    The Amalie Arena transforms into a carnival at the Bolts Family Carnival.
  9. 5 things to do under $5: Free plane rides for kids, Free Ferry Sunday, Comic Con at the library


    1Young Eagles Flight Rally: Kids 8 to 17 can explore the world of aviation and get a free plane ride when volunteer pilots take children on a 15-minute flight. Each young "pilot" gets one-on-one time with actual pilots to learn how airplanes work and how safety comes first. Get there early since slots are …

    Pilot Jim Porter, with the Clearwater’s chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, left, flies over Clearwater during the EAA’s Young Eagles Flight Rally staged out of the Clearwater Airpark.
  10. Find things to do for St. Patrick's Day in Tampa Bay, including festivals, pub parties and green beer


    It's been awhile since St. Patrick's Day fell on a Friday, but that doesn't seem to matter since the party scene this year extends all weekend, with the Hillsborough River turning green and parades awash in emerald spectacles as spectators wash down green beer.

    The city of Dunedin's St. Patrick's Day Celebration will return Friday and Saturday. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD]