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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]
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, 2019

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. americanstage.org.

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. tampatheatre.org.

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. skipperssmokehouse.com.

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. plantmuseum.com.

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. mainsailart.org.

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. flaquarium.org.

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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