Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, April 5

Philfest and Palm Harbor Citrus Festival kick off, USF Bullstock is back and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo put on a fun show.
Florida's largest Filipino festival, Philfest, returns to Tampa this weekend. [Times (2005)]
Florida's largest Filipino festival, Philfest, returns to Tampa this weekend. [Times (2005)]
Published April 4

Philfest: Florida’s largest Filipino festival brings three days of food, exhibits, colorful parades, art and competitions. Runs through Sunday. 4 p.m. Philippine Cultural Enrichment Complex, 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa. $5 in advance, $7 at gate. (813) 925-1232. pcfitampa.org.

USF Bullstock: The annual concert, which also includes a carnival, features 3OH!3, Lovelytheband and Timeflies on its indie-pop lineup that both students and the public can enjoy. Parking lot 35 is the new location. 6 p.m. USF Holly and USF Maple drives, Tampa. Free. usf.edu.

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. Runs through Sunday. 4 p.m. 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 784-4287.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: This comic, all-male, drag ballet troupe spoof classics like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker in Ferguson Hall. 7:30 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. $45.50 and up. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

“Sunday School”: Artist John Gascot uses religious icons and Bible stories to explore the current social climate in his new exhibition opening Friday. On display through April. 7 p.m. The Bends, 919 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 202-8931.

Haven: A launch party with a tropical vibe welcomes the Disco Dolls Studio’s new line of bamboo loungewear. Games, food and drinks are among the festivities. 6 p.m. 4632 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 641-4367. discodolls.com.

Safety Harbor SongFest: The sixth edition of this three-day music festival begins with the Seth Walker Trio, the Currys and Eliot Bronson at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center. 706 Second St. N. $30 and up per day, $90 and up for the weekend. 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. 8 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. $18 and up. (727) 892-3337. floridaorchestra.org.

Women’s Final Four: Amalie Arena hosts a pair of semifinal games: Baylor Bears vs. Oregon Ducks (7 p.m.) and Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. UConn Huskies (9:30). But get in on the action early at the outdoor Party on the Plaza, where tunes by DJ Shawna and interactive games lead the highlights. 4 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. Runs through Sunday. 10 a.m. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St.

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. 8 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $19, $17 seniors and military, $10 children 6-12, 5 and younger free.

Mike Wallace is Here: The Sarasota Film Festival kicks off with this documentary that captures the career of the late broadcast journalism legend. Wallace is best known for his work on CBS’s 60 Minutes. A panel with director Avi Belkin and several members of the press follows. The festival runs through April 14. Municipal Auditorium, 801 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. sarasotafilmfestival.com.

Chris Tomlin: A Christian rock superstar performs at the Yuengling Center as part of his Holy Roar tour one more time. 7 p.m. 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $29 and up. (813) 974-3111. yuenglingcenter.com.

To Watch

The Tick, Amazon Prime: Season 2 has the weird blue crime fighter (Peter Serafinowicz) and pal Arthur (Griffin Newman) trying to defend the city from new villains and old enemies. But first they have to convince AEGIS, the government agency in charge of superhero regulation, that they deserve the job.

Our Planet, Netflix: Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, a visually dazzling new series that combines extraordinary photography and technology with an unprecedented, never-before-filmed look at the planet’s remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants.

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