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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, March 23

Daddy Kool Records hosts its last sidewalk sale before leaving the 600 block. In this photo, Marion Balderon and Justin Kampert browse through vinyl on Record Store Day at the St. Petersburg staple. [Luis Santana | Times (2016)]
Published Mar. 23

The Last Sidewalk Sale: Help lighten the moving load of Daddy Kool Records before it bids downtown St. Petersburg adieu. You can snag everything from treasures to discounts at the longtime 600 block fixture, which will reopen in the Warehouse Arts District on Record Store Day (that's April 13). Noon. 666 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-5665.

Valspar Championship: Don't miss a concert by country star Brad Paisley on the golf course after the Professional Golfers' Association tournament. Opens at 7 a.m. Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, 36750 U.S. Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor. $49, 15 and younger free. (727) 942-5566.

St. Pete Tiny Home Festival: A second annual showcase where you can explore more than two dozen itty-bitty houses. Converted buses (a.k.a. skoolies) and converted vans, speakers, workshops and food trucks are also highlights. Runs through Sunday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Petersburg College Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S. $15, $20 two days; free 12 and younger. (727) 637-5586.

The Florida Orchestra: The Creation: Composer Joseph Haydn's most famous masterpiece, which depicts the creation of the world. Michael Francis conducts with support from the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. Runs through Sunday, but times and venues vary. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $18-$48.

Crumbs from the Table of Joy: Race relations, political tensions and an awkward family dynamic come together in Freefall Theatre's coming-of-age memory play. Runs through April 14, but times vary. 2 and 8 p.m. 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$37. (727) 498-5205.

Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream: The Tampa Bay Lightning's ice turns into a stage for Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Belle, Elsa and Rapunzel to Let It Go and tell a Tale as Old as Time. 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $18 and up. (813) 301-6500.

Florida Loquat Festival: Celebrate the small, oblong cousin of the peach for a sixth year. Founded by the nonprofit Ecology Florida, which has spawned two robust community gardens, the festival features vendors and crafters, live music, poetry readings and educational talks on growing, harvesting, canning and preserving loquats. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Frances Avenue Park, 5580 Frances Ave., New Port Richey. Free. (727) 849-1626.

A Feast for the Eyes: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection: A Museum of Fine Arts exhibition of glowing land and sea scapes, lush flora and luscious still lifes based on the rare, private collection of a Spanish family. This is the last time the group of paintings is expected to be shown together. Runs through July 28. 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667.

Dunedin Seafood & Music Festival: The tasting of seafood bites by restaurants in the area, hosted by Olde Bay Café & Dunedin Fish Market, spotlights stone and blue crabs, ceviche, Main lobster, fish tacos and shrimp. There's a lineup of art and craft merchants, live tunes, beer and wine in store, too, plus views of the marina. Edgewater Park, 51 Main St., Dunedin.

A New Day: Christopher Still's new exhibition of drawings and paintings. Many of the latter are of the Belleview Inn in Belleair, from a project the local fine artist was commissioned to do for the hotel. They're on display at his studio through March 31. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 324 E Lemon St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-1846.

Shuffle Turns One: Cheers to the first anniversary of the Tampa Heights indoor shuffleboard hangout. Shuffle promises a community block party featuring festivities like free cupcakes, a silent disco, area businesses and yoga sessions. 4 p.m. 2612 N Tampa St., Tampa. 813-450-3797.

Seafood Boil: Heights Public Market vendor Soul Food Street Kitchen hosts a smorgasbord of crawfish, shrimp, blue crab and just about everything else this Southern experience calls for. 2 and 6 p.m. Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. $60. (813) 250-3725.

The Sh-Booms: Alongside the Jackettes and Sam E. Hues, this Orlando-based band bring their garage-soul sound to Crowbar. 8 p.m. 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $7. (813) 241-8600.

The Original Tampa Bay Grilled Cheese Fest: Several food trucks from around town serve their takes on the ooey, gooey sandwich, in addition to their regular menus. Park half a block south at the Carrollwood Professional Center. 11 a.m. Burger Culture, 6920 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. (813) 992-7444.

Corey Area Craft Festival: Peruse ceramics, jewelry and other cool works by 100-plus national contemporary artisans during the open-air festival. Runs through Sunday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 595 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach.

Bark in the Park: Bring your leashed dog to the 32nd annual event with a 1-mile walk along the river, as well as food trucks, a pop-up dog park, adoptable pets and pup-friendly vendors, to name a few. Benefits the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 11 a.m. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free.

Betty K. Grebenschikoff: The Holocaust survivor discusses her memoir, Once My Name Was Sarah. 6:30 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 13112 Cain Road, Tampa. $10. (813) 962-3089.

Pinellas Festival of Community Bands: Local orchestras and bands perform 20-minute sets, and the program ends with all members combining for a grand finale. Participants include the Greater St. Petersburg Area Awesome Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band, St. Petersburg Community Band, Wesley Chapel Wind Ensemble, Dunedin Concert Band, Eastern Hillsborough Community Band, Stuart Community Concert Band and the Villages New Horizons Band. 1 p.m. Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 534-6966.

Badfish: A tribute to Sublime takes over the Jannus Live stage. 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $12. (727) 565-0550.

To Watch

World Figure Skating Championships, 8 p.m., NBC: Don't ask us to explain what a triple axel is. We just like watching people who can pull it off. There should be a few during the championships in Saitama City, Japan.

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