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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, June 1

In this 2011 photo, vendor Marie Nibelle serves up her food at the Tampa Bay Caribbean Heritage Festival, which will return to Tampa's University Area Community Center on Saturday. [Times (2011)]
Published May 31

Tampa Bay Caribbean Heritage Festival: This open-air cultural celebration offers food,island-themed artwork, music, activities for kids and dance. $12-$15, 10 and younger free. 4 p.m. University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St., Tampa. (813) 774-5855.

The Evolution of Drag: Drag Through the Decades: Ten local favorites join veteran drag performer and producer Daphne Ferraro for comedy and a history lesson on the Stonewall riots. $30, $45 VIP. 8 p.m. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

Stadiumlinks: A traveling golf experience that lets teams of two to eight players tee off from the upper deck before aiming at targets in various locations. $74 and up. 7 p.m. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 350-6500.

Happy Together Tour: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the 1960s-themed tour returns with the Turtles, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, the Buckinghams, the Classics IV and the Cowsills. Get there early for local tunes, a signed poster auction, '70s car show and food vendors. $39 and up. 7 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Clearwater Craft Beer Fest: This "block party like no other," now in its third year, features food trucks and local restaurants, art demonstrations, live music, a children's area and interactive games downtown. That's on top of a solid selection of brews from Dunedin House of Beer. Free. 11 a.m. 500-600 Cleveland St.

Children's Fishing Derby: Ages 12 and younger try their hands at fishing. If you're fishing, you score free food, and prizes are awarded in several categories. Free. 8:30 a.m. Freedom Lake Park, 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park. (727) 369-5755.

Model Train Show and Sale: Dealers fill more than 250 tables with trains and supplies in all gauges. Eight working layouts and "rail buff" items are also available for purchase. $9, 11 and younger free. 9 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 949-7197.

Mr. Mosquito Put on his Tuxedo: Hear the story of a dapper mosquito who wore a tuxedo to an insect-only ball. Tickets include a craft and a discussion. Free. 10:30 a.m. Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 453-6500.

TBone Hamilton and the Blues All Stars: The bassist and frontman revisits Firehouse Cultural Center with his blues pals. $18-$28. 7:30 p.m. Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin. (813) 645-7651.

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival: Crafters from across the country show and sell their goods during this open-air event. The green market highlights live plants, soaps, savory dips and gourmet sauces, too. 10 a.m. 595 Corey Ave. (561) 746-6615.

Deon Cole: The comedian and actor, who appears on Black-ish, has his own Comedy Central special and was a writer on the short-lived Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. $25, $35 VIP. 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000.

Kevin Farley: The brother of late comedy legend Chris Farley has a recurring role on comic Bill Burr's animated Netflix series F is For Family. $10-$16.50. 6, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Steve Arik: Originally from Milwaukee, a comedian who has spent more than 25 years entertaining audiences. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

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To Watch

SEASON PREMIERE Dodo Heroes, 9 p.m., Animal Planet: The captivating series returns with more stories of animals in need and the people who go to extraordinary lengths to help them. The opener takes viewers to Ireland, where volunteers work to rehabilitate orphaned baby seals.

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  1. The Tampa Bay Lightning will face the Nashville Predators at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Saturday. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Classic cars on both sides of Tampa Bay and the Lightning host the Predators.
  2. The Hillsborough County Fair, shown here in 2012, will continue in Dover with the popular demolition derby on Sunday. Times (2012)
    Big Halloween parties, the second weekend of the Hillsborough County Fair, a rodeo and the return of the SPIFFS folk fair.
  3. On Saturday, visit Artpool Gallery to find a costume and stay for the Halloween Bash featuring visual art, burlesque, a runway show and music. Courtesy of Marc Anthony Smith
    Check out the Halloween ComicFest at Emerald City and meet the artist behind the Furrybones dolls at Busch Gardens, too.
  4. Corgi dogs, shown here in a 2018 race, will run the dirt track at Tampa Bay Downs during Oktoberfest on Saturday. LUIS SANTANA  |  Times (2018)
    Enjoy corgi races at Oktoberfest, Tampa Riverwalk trick-or-treating, a free Opera Tampa concert and Henry Plant’s 200 birthday.
  5. On Wednesday, Bishop Briggs will perform at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. Courtesy of Eric Ray Davidson
    Bishop Briggs takes the stage at Jannus Live, Jobsite Theater presents ‘The Thanksgiving Play’ and the Bolts play at Amalie Arena.
  6. Posies flower truck sells flowers at Hyde Park Village in Tampa. SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Vintage vehicles lend a certain charm to ice cream, flowers, clothing and more.
  7. Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, shown here in the 1978 film "Grease," will make a Dec. 14 appearance in Tampa for a film sing-along and meet and greet with fans. AP
    The actors, who both have ties to the Tampa Bay area, will also do a question and answer session and meet some fans.
  8. Winter the dolphin, shown here in 2010, calls the Clearwater Marine Aquarium home. Times (2010)
    Celebrate the Halloween season with Winter in Clearwater, plus St. Petersburg mural fest Shine continues and there’s Spooky Bingo in Tampa.
  9. Visit Artpool in St. Petersburg to find a costume and stay for their Halloween Bash on Saturday, featuring visual art, burlesque, a runway show and music. Courtesy of Marc Anthony Smith
    Big Halloween parties and more murals are going up around St. Petersburg, plus Post Malone, Wynonna and comedian Bill Engvall will be on local stages.
  10. On Sunday, Zac Brown Band will perform at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Courtesy of Diego Pernia
    Sing along to Zac Brown Band in Tampa, attend Open Streets St. Pete or stuff your face at Tampa’s Taste of Latino.