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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, April 13

Those little orbs take center stage at Keel and Curley Winery’s Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival in Plant City. [KELVIN MA | Times (2008)]
Published Apr. 12

Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival: Keel and Curley Winery's Keel Farms puts on this family-friendly event with more than 100 food and craft vendors, live music, a kids zone, U-pick blueberries and a wine-tasting school. Parking $10. 8 a.m. 5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City. (813) 752-3892.

Record Store Day: There are quite a few local vinyl outposts to choose from, many of which are celebrating with discounts and entertainment. All day. Various locations, Tampa Bay.

Theo Wujcik: Cantos: Opening day for this Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg exhibition showcases the prolific local artist's work inspired by the literary classic Dante's Inferno. Runs through June 2. $20, $15 students, seniors, military and Florida educators, $10 ages 7-17, free for 6 and younger. 10 a.m. 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667.

2Cellos: On stage, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser deliver a blend of pop and classical music. $31.25 and up. 8 p.m. Saturday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-2500.

Cedric the Entertainer: The funnyman brings his standup show to Ruth Eckerd Hall, to the Capitol Theatre. $69 and up. 8 p.m. 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Timmy Williams: The actor and comedian, who you might recognize from Fuse sketch comedy series The Whitest Kids U' Know, stops by to perform alongside comics Gregg Cee, Cam Bertrand and Sofia Sanchez. $10 in advance, $15 at doors. 7 p.m. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 258-8753. eventbrite.

Food Photography Class: Professional food photographer Chip Weiner breaks down the tips and techniques you need to make your Instagram feed more drool-worthy. On-site sweets spot Bake'n Babes also refunds the deposit for this two-hour lesson with a $25 coupon valid on merchandise. $25. 9 a.m. The Hall on Franklin, 1701 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 786-7780.

Barns and Beer Craft Beer Festival: More than 100 brews and wines get paired with musical entertainment and farm games. Benefits the Old McMicky's Farm Foundation. $45-$50. 6:30 p.m. Old McMicky's Farm, 9612 Crescent Drive, Odessa. (813) 920-1948.

X Fest: In honor of its 10-year anniversary, intimate hangout Hideaway Cafe promises a huge lineup of local talent, including Rebekah Pulley, Dean Johanesen, Ella Jet, Ed Woltil and Steve Connelly and Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes. Free. 2 p.m. 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 644-7895.

Derby Indie Flea Market: A new shopping destination if you're looking to peruse wares from local vendors like Black Damask Designs and Glory Bee Farm, or to enjoy baked goods by Orlibakes, live tunes and photo ops with Deadly Rival Roller Derby players. 5-10 p.m. 4033 35th St. N, St. Petersburg.

Pawfest: Pet contests, inflatables, games, food, agility demonstrations, clowns and face painting. Oh, and a dog mall. Free. 10 a.m. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6720.

Spring Plant Festival: Find plants and accessories while learning about organic vegetable gardening, native plants and beekeeping. $5, 11 and younger free. 10 a.m. USF Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. (813) 974-2329.

Safety Harbor Writers Conference: Check out workshops with instructors that include Steve Persall, Walt Belcher and Gloria Munoz. $125 for all activities. 10 a.m. Safety Harbor Arts and Music Center, 706 Second St. (727) 269-9719.

CARES Beach Chair-ity Festival: On Saturday, highlights of the two-day event are entertainment from Makes Ya Mamma Mad Band and Marla Jo, a 1 p.m. water ski show and fireworks over the lake. Benefits CARES, or Community Aging and Retirement Services. Free, parking $5. 10 a.m. SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. Free, parking $5. (727) 862-9291.

Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance: This first for Tampa spotlights rare, exquisite and historically important automobiles and motorcycles. Benefits Shriners Hospital for Children. $20-$25, 15 and younger free. 10 a.m. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. (813) 917-9205.

Egypt Shrine Circus and Carnival: Now in its 54th year, an old-fashioned carnival with 18 rides — among them a Ferris wheel and carousel — as well as clowns and shows from circus leader Dapper Dan. Show times vary. Runs through Sunday. 10:30 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall, 4800 U.S. 301 N, Tampa.

The Florida Orchestra: In an all-too-rare confluence of events, a female conductor (Gemma New) leads a piece composed by a woman (Anna Clyne's The Seamstress), featuring a female soloist (the orchestra's own Sarah Shellman on violin). Robert Schumann's Manfred Overture and Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1 round out the bill. $18 and up, free for kids and teens in advance. 8 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St Petersburg. (727) 892-3337.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival: Grammy nominee Boz Scaggs headlines Saturday alongside Shemekia Copeland, the Connection with Mike Welch and other artists. Don't miss the free 10:30 p.m. after-show at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, either. Runs through Sunday. $50 and up, $115 and up for the weekend. Noon. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

To Watch

Crazy Rich Asians, 8 p.m., HBO: One of last year's biggest feature film hits makes its cable TV debut. The hilarious rom-com follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she travels with her boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding) to Singapore, where she is shocked to learn he comes from one of Asia's most wealthy families.

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    Peruse the chalk art festival in Clearwater Beach, ‘The Last Podcast on the Left’ visits Tampa Theatre and taste the Flavors of the Gulf at John’s Pass.
  2. Billy Joel will return to Tampa for his Feb. 7 show at Amalie Arena. Times (2016)
    Billy Joel, Graham Nash, the Queers, Andrea Bocelli and more.
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    The annual festival offers a family-friendly outing while raising money to feed school children in need.
  4. Boys II Men perform during at the Grammy Museum gala tribute concert in 2013 in Los Angeles. PAUL A. HEBERT  |  Invision/AP
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  7. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77), right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) and center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrate a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during a game in Toronto this month. COLE BURSTON  |  AP
    The Bolts are home for games against the Avalanche and Penguins, plus wrestling and volleyball.
  8. From left: A scene from 1975's "Rocky Horror Picture Show," starring Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon. 20th Century Fox
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    Make a picnic basket for Pops in the Park, take the kids to Marine Quest or Oktoberfest and enjoy no traffic at Open Streets St. Pete.
  10. Jeremy Piven participates in the "Wisdom of the Crowd" panel during the CBS Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at CBS Studio Center in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2017. CHRIS PIZZELLO  |  Invision/AP
    The Emmy-winning ‘Entourage’ star will host a bash at the poolside club WTR.