Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, April 7

Catch Dick Hyman in Ybor City, the Women’s Final Four title game and country artist Joe Diffie at Busch Gardens.
In this 2011 photo, legendary pianist Dick Hyman performs at the Pinellas County Education Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration in St. Pete Beach. Hyman visits Ybor City to play an afternoon concert on Sunday. [James Branaman]
In this 2011 photo, legendary pianist Dick Hyman performs at the Pinellas County Education Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration in St. Pete Beach. Hyman visits Ybor City to play an afternoon concert on Sunday. [James Branaman]
Published April 5

Dick Hyman: A legendary 92-year-old pianist, arranger and composer performing for the Tampa Jazz Club. This is the only show on Hyman’s calendar at the moment, so don’t miss it. $10-$20, free for HCC students and faculty. 3 p.m. Mainstage Theatre, Hillsborough Community College, 1411 E 11th Ave., Tampa. (727) 771-7415, tampajazzclub.com.

Festa Italiana: The Ybor City tradition continues with the Winefest of Italy tasting, which offers more than 80 wines from Italy and California, grub, craft cocktail samples (frozen bellinis included), wine for sale, an auction and entertainment. $50-$100. 1 p.m. Italian Club of Tampa, 1731 E Seventh Ave. (813) 248-3316. italiandaytampa.com.

Women’s Final Four: Catch the title game at 6 p.m., but get there before that for the outdoor Party on the Plaza, where tunes by DJ Shawna and interactive games lead the highlights. 3 p.m. 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Price varies by game. (813) 218-3829. ncaa.com.

Tourney Town: Coinciding with the Final Four weekend, the fan festival showcases special appearances, giveaways, games and autograph signings over three days. 10 a.m. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St.

Joe Diffie: The Prime Country powerhouse joins Josh Turner at the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival. Be advised: There are several blackout dates in place for Fun Card and select annual pass members this spring. Otherwise, concerts are included with park admission. 5:30 p.m. 10165 McKinley Drive, Tampa. (813) 884-4386). buschgardens.com.

Kessler’s Cacti and Things: A plant sale offering hundreds of varieties of cactus and succulents, plus desert roses, orchids, fruit trees, herbs and vegetables. What’s more, specimen collector plants and Kessler’s special blend of succulent and cactus soil are available. 9 a.m. Bearss Groves, 14316 Lake Magdalene Blvd., Tampa. (813) 751-9409.

Safety Harbor SongFest: Delta Rae, Sugarcane Jane, the Mulligan Brothers’ Ross Newell and Hannah Harber and the Lionhearts round out the sixth edition of this three-day music festival. $30 and up per day, $90 and up for the weekend. 3 p.m. Crooked Thumb Brewery, 555 10th Ave. S. safetyharborsongfest.com.

The Florida Orchestra: Ragtime, Blues and All That Jazz: Trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling returns to perform numbers from Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong, to name a few. Jeff Tyzik conducts. 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $18 and up. (727) 892-3337. floridaorchestra.org.

Southeast Street Rod Nationals: The 32nd annual gathering of hot rods and vintage machines of nearly every make, model and style. More than 1,400 vehicles are expected, in addition to the swap meet, model car show and Women’s World exhibitors. Parking is $8 per car. $19, $17 seniors and military, $10 children 6-12, 5 and younger free. 8 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N, Tampa.

Sun ’n Fun Fly In: An air show ranking among America’s biggest and best aviation events returns. $38, $18 ages 7-17, 6 and younger free. 8 a.m. Sun ’n Fun Expo Campus, 4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland. (863) 644-2431. flysnf.org.

Philfest: Florida’s largest Filipino festival brings three days of food, exhibits, colorful parades, art and competitions. $5 in advance, $7 at gate. 10 a.m. Philippine Cultural Enrichment Complex, 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa. (813) 925-1232. pcfitampa.org.

Palm Harbor Citrus Festival: Now in its 11th year, the celebration offers food and a beer garden, as well as carnival rides, live music and games. Free. Noon. 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-4287.

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