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  1. Tampa Bay Home Show

    Editor's pick

    Tropicana Field

    St. Petersburg : 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, 33705

    The largest home show in Florida's west coast brings the area's top home improvement experts, along with more than 500 exhibits with everything related to Florida homes, home improvement, home entertainment and landscaping. Also includes live entertainment, seminars, demonstrations, giveaways an …

    Price: Free.

  2. Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza and Parade

    Editor's pick

    Gasparilla Parade Start Point

    South Tampa : Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, 33602

    The alcohol-free event welcoming the Gasparilla season includes a preschooler's stroll, family activities more than 100 units with dance groups, marching bands, Krewes, an air invasion and a 23-minute pyrotechnic extravaganza. If you can't make it to the parade, it will be broadcast live on FOX  …

    Price: Free. Reserved seating $33-$48.

  3. Jonny Craig

    The Local 662

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

    After performing with his new band, Slaves, at the Orpheum in November, the rock musician will return as a solo act on the St. Petersburg stage.

    Price: $15.

  4. CANCELLED: Professional Bull Riders

    Editor's pick

    Amalie Arena

    Downtown Tampa : 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    The PBR Touring Pro Division comes to Tampa to compete to see who's the toughest rider and which bull dominates on the circuit. This competition is a stepping stone to the elite Built Ford Tough Series.

    Price: $10-$75.

  5. Busch Gardens Serengeti Night Safari

    Editor's pick

    Busch Gardens

    Tampa : 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa, 33612

    Travel through the park's Edge of Africa in the dark, viewing the active nighttime behaviors of lions, hippos, giraffes, rhinos and more, then cozy up around a bonfire. Before and after the safari, drinks, appetizers, nightcap and desserts are provided in the Safari Club. Guests must be 21 and u …

    Price: $69 per person. Park admission not required.

  6. Readings From Writers in Paradise Conference: Laura Lippman and Jaquelyn Mitchard

    Editor's pick

    Eckerd College

    St. Petersburg : 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 33711

    The public gets to hear from best-selling authors who are here for the Eckerd College Writers in Paradise Conference, an intensive, eight-day series of workshop for writers. Readings begin at 8 p.m., preceded by wine and cheese receptions at 7:30 p.m. where books will be for sale. Author signing …

    New York Times best-selling author Jaquelyn Mitchard ("The Deep End of the Ocean") and creator of fictitious Baltimore detective Tess Monaghan, author Laura Lippman, discuss their work and craft.

    Price: Free.

  7. The Book of Mormon

    Editor's pick

    Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    The hit musical comedy about two 19-year-old missionaries dispatched from Utah to Uganda from the creators of South Park returns by popular demand. Through Feb. 1.

    Price: $38.50-$163.50.

  8. Martina McBride

    Editor's pick

    Ruth Eckerd Hall

    Clearwater : 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, 33759

    The four-time Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year is touring in support of her latest album release, Everlasting, which includes a stop at the Clearwater venue.

    Price: $45-$85.

  9. Old Salt Johnny Kellar Inshore Fishing Tournament

    Gators Cafe & Saloon

    South Pinellas beaches : 12754 Kingfish Drive, Treasure Island, 33706

    An inshore fishing tournament for redfish  (photo release only), black drum, flounder, trout and sheepshead. Weigh-in (or photo presentation) 3-4 p.m. First prize is $300 and there are other cash prizes. Proceeds benefit All Children's Hospital.

    Price: $35, $25 Old Salt Members.

  10. Suncoast Sports Fest

    Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center

    Tampa : 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa, 33610

    The nation's top young athletes gather to compete against each other in a range of youth sports including gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, Tae Kwon Do and cheerleading.

    Price: $12, $8 ages 4-9, 3 and younger free.

  11. Run for the Arts

    Highlander Park

    Dunedin : 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, 34698

    The PTA at Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts, Pinellas County's first Charter school, hosts its third annual Run for the Art.  The event will start at Highlander Park (near the sprayground), travel through Hammock Park, and end back at Highlander Park. This year there will also  …

    Price: For 5K, $25 for participants 12 and older, and $15 ages 11 and younger. $15 for one mile run all ages.

  12. Trail Mixer

    Rainbow Springs

    Dunnellon : 19158 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, 34432

    The Southwest Florida Water Management District invites the public to join them on a canoe or kayak trip down Rainbow River as part of their Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. Launch your own boat or rent one on site.

    Price: $2 park entry; $22-$44 kayak or canoe rental.

  13. Weeki Wachee Chili-Okee Showdown

    Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

    Spring Hill / West Hernando : 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, 34606

    Support local firefighters and police officers as they go head to head competing for bragging rights for the best chili around. Free samples with opportunities to purchase larger quantities. Proceeds benefit local charities. Bring a chair or blanket to watch as 25 pre-auditioned contestants perf …

    Price: Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

  14. Downtown Saturday Morning Market

    Editor's pick

    Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    More than 100 local vendors including farmers, growers with fresh produce and gourmet foods. Also, crafts, prepared foods, live entertainment, flowers and plants.

  15. Our Wildest Place Hike

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Take a guided walk along the trails to discover why the preserve has been called "Our Wildest Place''; wear closed toe shoes, hat, bring water. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by adult, and younger than age six may find the hike challenging.

    Price: Free.

  16. Azalea Community Fresh Market

    Science Center of Pinellas County

    Tyrone : 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33707

    This new market in St. Petersburg's Tyrone area offers fresh produce, local and handcrafted foods, local artist's crafts and entertainment.

  17. Forks & Corks University: Half Day: Kings and Queen of Cab

    Michael's on East

    Sarasota : 1212 East Ave. S, Sarasota, 34239

    Savor delectable foods and explore world of wine in seminar with four course luncheon with pairings.

    Big, bold and beautiful cabernets are the focus, with California's leading producers including Hook and Ladder Winery, Alexander Valley Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards.

    Price: $60, plus service charges.

  18. Forks & Corks University: Full Day: You Had Me at Pinot, and Amore Vino Italiano!

    Michael's on East

    Sarasota : 1212 East Ave. S, Sarasota, 34239

    Four course luncheon and wine pairings.

    Learn what makes a world-class pinot noir in morning session, with panelists from Martin Ray, Saintsbury, other wineries; afternoon session explores Italian wine regions and varieties.

    Price: $95, plus service charges.

  19. BOGO at the Museum

    Editor's pick

    Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

    University Area : 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33617

    The pirates sail in for Gasparilla and MOSI surrenders with a buy one get one free offer this weekend.

    Price: $22.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. Member discounts available. Separate pricing for IMAX-only admission. It's $15 for the zip line only, or $10 with admission. Ropes course is $10 by itself, or $7 with admission.

  20. Perpetrators: Lithographs by Sid Chafetz

    Florida Holocaust Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg, 33701

    A series of portraits of "ordinary people" who executed Hitler's ghoulish plans. Remains on display through May 24. Included with museum admission.

    Price: $16 adults, $14 seniors, $8 students under 18. Free for military, USF students with ID and children 6 and under.

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