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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, April 27

Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Festival: Watch paddlers from across the country race along downtown Tampa's Garrison Channel, plus enjoy food trucks, entertainment, area merchants and family activities. 8:30 a.m. Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St., Tampa. jltampa.org.

The Temptations and Four Tops: This pair of hit-makers bring a night full of history to Ruth Eckerd Hall. $45 and up. 8 p.m. 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

Fourth Saturday Art Walk: Oz: Don't miss an Oz-inspired art walk from the Pinellas Arts Village, which offers a themed installation and ride at Pompei Monster Factory and other exhibitions inside various venues. Food and drink, vendors and live music also await. Free. 4 p.m. 5600-5800 blocks of Park Boulevard, Pinellas Park. pinellas-park.com.

Suncoast VegFest: The community festival salutes plant-based lifestyles with local bites and beverages, beer, craft vendors, free yoga, tunes and animal rescue organizations. Check out presentations from speakers discussing topics including vegetarianism, the environment and veganism throughout the day, too. Free. 10 a.m. Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 812-4530. suncoastvegfest.com.

Crawfish Festival: Cajun music bumps while the crowd downs crawfish flown in from Louisiana. Dinners feature two pounds of the beloved crustaceans, as well as corn and potatoes on the side. Benefits area charities and scholarship funds. Free (food/drink additional). 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Founders Square Park, 11109 Winthrop Market St., Riverview. (813) 330-9321. fishhawkriverviewrotary.org/crawfish-festival.

Springfest Garden Art and Faerie Festival: One of the more adorable annual festivals brings a flurry of pixies and fairies to Clymer Park, in addition to a plant sale and costume contests. Runs through Sunday. Free. 10 a.m. 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. (727) 893-1000.

Brooksville Blueberry Festival: Now in its ninth year, the tradition invades downtown, spotlighting blueberry goodies like pie, beer, shortcake and wine. Other highlights include 125-plus vendors with arts and crafts, a children's fun zone and butterfly encounters. Runs through Sunday. Free. 10 a.m. Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. (727) 410-0072. brooksvilleblueberryfestival.com.

The Music of John Williams: A tribute that pays homage to the great composer. Daniel Black leads the Florida Orchestra through performances of all those big, thrilling scores. $18 and up. 2 and 8 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-3337. floridaorchestra.org.

Psychedelic Furs: Brothers Richard and Tim Butler return for one of their yearly shows. Spacehog singer Royston Langdon opens. $35 and up. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. atthecap.com.

Green Thumb Festival: Stock up on plants, trees, flowers, succulents and yard art from hundreds of vendors. The first 500 people land the day's free plant, and kids score a free butterfly plant. Runs through Sunday. Walter Fuller Recreation Center, 7891 26th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb.

Indie Noir Market: This new showcase of black-owned businesses delivers booths with wares like clothes and jewelry, personal care items and art. Free. 11 a.m. Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, 2005 Lamar Ave. indienoirmarket.com.

Seeds of Hope IPA Can Release and Spring Beer Fest: One big beer celebration commemorating the annual arrival of Seeds of Hope, an imperial IPA available in packs of four. The event, which has sold out in the past, also functions as an unlimited sampling of more than 40 locally brewed suds. Tickets are limited. $30. 7-11 p.m. Escape Brewing Company, 9945 Trinity Blvd., Suite 108, Trinity. (727) 807-6092. brownpapertickets.com.

Book Fair: Barnes & Noble hosts the literary get-together with authors that include Bob Ieva, Valerie Crowe, Lena Awad, Arielle Giordano, Martha Cothron, Ashley Rhodes-Courter and Doug Kelly. Noon. 23654 U.S. Highway 19 N, Clearwater.

Frozen Sing-Along: Dress as your favorite princess, reindeer or snowman and belt one out during this screening. Runs through Sunday. $13, $11 kids. 3 p.m. 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

PestoFesto: The fundraiser delivers fresh pesto pasta, salad, rolls, juice and dessert alongside wine, organic coffee and beer, available via donation. Outdoor and basil-themed activities, a silent auction, raffle prizes and live tunes complete the evening. $25-$30, free for 12 and younger. 6 p.m. 6942 W Comanche Ave., Tampa. (727) 455-9275. sweetwater-organic.org.

St. Anthony's Triathlon: First up is the Meek and Mighty triathlon, where young athletes compete in swimming, biking and running events. $55. 7 a.m. North Shore Pool, 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 825-1521.

French Film Festival: Eckerd College invites the community to check out La Belle et la Bete, shown with English subtitles. Free. 7 p.m. Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 867-1166.

Autism Awareness Night: While hosting the Clearwater Threshers, the Tampa Bay Tarpons hold a benefit featuring special game-worn baseball jerseys, which will be auctioned online at bit.ly/tarpons until 11:59 p.m. $5-$8. 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa. (813) 673-3055.

Margaret Cho: The groundbreaking comic brings another round of shows to Ybor City. $25. ?. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.

A Journey Through India: The Ringling Museum of Art's three-day celebration of India continues with a performance by sitar maestro Shujaat Khan. $20-$30. 7:30 p.m. Historic Asolo Theater, 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. (941) 359-5700. ringling.org.

To Watch

SEASON PREMIERE The Son, 9 p.m., AMC: After a two-year wait, the show returns to finish off the saga of the wealthy Texas family. Pierce Brosnan stars as ruthless Eli McCullough, a man who will stop at nothing to secure his legacy against the backdrop of the nascent oil industry of 1917.

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