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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, April 20

Kelly Plescia, left, Alison Burns and Becca Mccoy play Donna and the Dynamos in ‘Mamma Mia!’ American Stage’s production gets pet-friendly with Pets in the Park Night on Sunday. [ALLIE GOULDING | Times]
Published Apr. 19

Mamma Mia! Pets in the Park Night: Furry friends can get in on this production of the popular musical. Dress up as characters from Mamma Mia! or in ABBA-inspired outfits with your pet for the chance to win a prize. $20-$50. 8 p.m. 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

Easter Brunch: Check out our guide to more than a dozen places serving holiday spreads here. You're welcome. Various locations, Tampa Bay.

Shop Local Sunday Market: Food, bounce houses and music are highlights of the pop-up market for small business owners. Free. Noon. The Barn Theatre at Winthrop, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. (813) 856-9222.

Dolphin Tale: Tampa Theatre screens the first of two Dolphin Tale movies filmed primarily in Pinellas County and inspired by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's celebrity porpoise. $7-$10, $8 kids. 2 p.m. 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286.

Whiskey Bayou Easter Party: Damon Fowler and Eric McFadden present a Louisiana-style tribute to the occasion. $10-$13. 5 p.m. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 971-0666.

Upstairs/Downstairs: Single character performances bringing turn-of-the-century hotel staff members and guests to life. Included with admission. 2 p.m. Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 254-1891.

Mainsail Art Festival: More than 250 artists from across the nation gather at Vinoy Park for the prestigious festival. In addition, there are children's activities, a food court and live performances. Free. 10 a.m. 701 Bayshore Drive.

Island Earth Days: Just in time for Earth Day (that's Monday, guys), Honeymoon Island State Park spotlights nature exhibits, guided trail walks and live birds on display. $8 per carload. 11 a.m. 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin.

Spring Celebration: Celebrate Easter and the arrival of spring with an underwater egg scavenger hunt, themed animal enrichment and photo opportunities with a scuba-diving bunny. Included with admission. 9:30 a.m. The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000.

Guarding of the Tomb: An around-the-clock reenactment of Roman soldiers protecting Jesus' tomb. Free. Noon. First United Methodist Church of Lutz, 960 Lutz Lake Fern Road. (813) 949-1751.

To Watch

SEASON FINALE Very Scary People, 9 p.m., HLN: The final episode of Season 1 airs on Sunday. But the show, which explores the lives of infamous criminals and will return for a second season with host Donnie Wahlberg, is on track to become HLN's highest-rated original series.

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  1. Third Eye Blind will perform at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Thursday. Courtesy of Danny Nolan
    Jannus Live welcomes a performance by Third Eye Blind, watch ‘Signature Move’ in Gulfport and the Gallery at Creative Pinellas brings the Arts Annual.
  2. Kevin Smith, left, and Jason Mewes pose during an interview on Sept. 25 in Los Angeles to promote "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot." WILLY SANJUAN  |  Invision/AP
    A daylong music festival aims to preserve a Tampa landmark, Jay and Silent Bob visit Tampa Theatre and Christmas Town at Busch Gardens opens.
  3. Theo Tamborlane's oil on canvas, "City Scape XII," is one piece of art that will be shown during the Studio Waltz in Dunedin and Palm Harbor on Nov. 16. Theo Tamborlane
    Tour some art studios, gaze at the stars or cuddle puppies while you get a firefighter’s autograph.
  4. Pieces of jewelry by Cindi Samaha, who will be a featured artist at the Tampa Museum of Art's Holiday Shopping Event. Courtesy of Cindi Samaha
    Plus, the Dunedin Arts and Crafts Festival, Tampa Bay Holiday Market and Booze and Boutiques shop hop.
  5. Julie Andrews will appear in conversation at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday. Courtesy of Andrew Eccles
    Julie Andrews pays a visit to Ruth Eckerd Hall, a St. Petersburg pool hosts aqua yoga and Sustainable Buzz takes over the Tampa Riverwalk.
  6. On Tuesday, the Straz Center will host the Super Scientific Circus. Times
    The Super Scientific Circus visits the Straz, plus Titus Andronicus perform at Crowbar and Vintage Trouble at Ruth Eckerd.
  7. There will be numerous salutes to the military today and Monday for Veterans Day.
    Veterans Day, Julie Andrews talks about her practically perfect career and country stars line up for Q-105′s Guitar Pull.
  8. Two Disney employees and a former middle school assistant principal are among the 17 accused of possessing and sharing child porn. JOHN RAOUX  |  AP
    Polk County Sheriff’s Office charged more than 600 felony counts of child pornography possession to the 17.
  9. Eric Andre arrives at the world premiere of "The Lion King" in July at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. JORDAN STRAUSS  |  Invision/AP
    Eric Andre appears at Tampa Theatre, plus the Veterans Day Fall Fly in Treasure Island and AJR plays the Yuengling Center.
  10. This Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 photo, shows a manhole cover surviving from communist times in Berlin, when Volkseigene Betriebe, or Publicly Owned Enterprises, manufactured manhole covers for East German streets. MARKUS SCHREIBER  |  AP
    Travelers, look closely for signs that the city was once split in half.