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1 John Levique Pirate Days: This festival at John's Pass in Madeira Beach features a pirate sea battle, live entertainment, a street parade, treasure hunt, adult and children's costume contests and more. Though admission is free, food, drink and pirate-themed merchandise are extra, with some of the proceeds going to the Fishermen Lost as Sea Memorial Fund. Free parking is available at Madeira Beach Fundamental School, with a free shuttle to John's Pass Village. The flotilla invasion has moved to Sunday this year, setting sail at 11 a.m. from just north of the Treasure Island Bridge. The festival starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. (There's also a gala at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hut for adults only, $15.) See johnspassfestivals.com for a schedule.

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2 Ybor Art Colony Open House: Meet the artists of the Ybor Art Colony in their working studios, creating paintings, carvings, unique clothing designs and photography. Beer and wine available, live music. It's at 5 p.m. Saturday at 15211/2 E Seventh Ave. in Ybor City. Free, but donations are welcome. (813) 495-4649.

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3 Tim Wilkins: The Hard Rock Cafe is hosting a free comedy show by the actor, comic and former co-host of the WTSP-TV morning talk show Studio 10 in Tampa. Wilkins is a 20-year veteran of standup comedy and has served as the opening act for Diana Ross, Earth, Wind & Fire, Belinda Carlisle and Wynonna Judd and done USO tours. The show is at 9 p.m. Sunday at the Hard Rock Cafe, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa.

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4 Author talks: Tuesday is Earth Day 2 for readers of environmental cautionary tales. At Inkwood Books, writer Mark Kurlansky will discuss and sign World Without Fish, his new book about what's happening to fish and our environment, and what can be done about it. It's at 6 p.m. at 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. The author showcase Tuesday at East Lake Community Library features environmental writer Chip Haynes, who will discuss his new book, Wearing Smaller Shoes: Living Light on the Big Blue Marble. He'll share practical ideas for living green and won't make you feel too guilty. Instead of going cold turkey, there are many small lifestyle changes that will ultimately make a big difference, he says. The talk is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.

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5 Car Masters Weekend: Downtown Disney is pulling out the stops to promote the Cars 2 movie, which opens in June. It will have a big classic car show, and NASCAR fans can get a peek at Richard Petty's race car. Visitors also can see the largest life-sized, radio-controlled replica cars ever built. Mater comes to life! It runs Friday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Downtown Disney, 1590 E Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista. Free.

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