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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, May 4

Free Comic Book Day: One of the most beloved pop-culture holidays encourages longtime fans and curious newcomers to visit mom-and-pop comic shops. In addition to more than 50 titles, stores like Yancy Street Comics in Tampa and Clearwater's Emerald City feature giveaways, raffles and appearances. Yancy Street Comics, 13944 W Hillsborough Ave. Emerald City, 4902 113th Ave. N.

Star Wars Day: Another annual occasion full of Star Wars-themed parties and related nerdery. Visit for our celebratory suggestions.

Old Florida Meets New Florida: Last-minute Mother's Day gifts abound at this exhibit highlighting wife-and-husband artists Sally Evans and Tom Sadler, or just bring Mom along to enjoy the show. Runs through Saturday. Free. 10 a.m. Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 725-1808.

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Files and Film: The photography exhibition, a shining example of a supportive arts community that showcases various styles and techniques from 65 Florida artists, opens with a reception. Runs through June 1. Free. 6-10 p.m. Mize Gallery, 689 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg.

Midnight Chef Fight: Inspired by Esquire Network series Knife Fight, the first battle in this series of late-night kitchen throwdowns goes down after dinner guests clear out. Il Ritorno's chef and co-owner, David Benstock, and Cena executive chef Michael Buttacavoli face off. Benefits St. Petersburg Free Clinic. $20. 11 p.m. Il Ritorno, 449 Central Ave., Suite 101, St. Petersburg. (727) 897-5900.

Herb Day St. Pete: Vendors gather at the 14th annual event to showcase their medicinal and edible plants and herbal remedies. Raffles benefiting the Florida Herb Society and the local American Herbalists Guild chapter and classes round out the festivities. Free. 10 a.m. Traditions School of Herbal Studies, 2520 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. (757) 551-0857.

Graphicstudio Benefit Sale: Pieces by world-renowned artists, including Robert Mapplethorpe, William Wegman and Alex Katz, are up for grabs at a discounted price. Free. 10 a.m. 3702 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa. (813) 974-3503.

Sunflower Mazes: The spring tradition returns to two of the biggest farms in the Hernando County town of Masaryktown through the end of May. Expect a bushel of side activities like tractor and train rides, farm animals, crafts and play areas for kids. 10 a.m. $11.95, free for 3 and younger at HarvestMoon Fun Farm, 15990 Stur St. $9.50, $5 3-11, free for 2 and younger at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road.

St. Pete Beach Beer Fest: Drink your way around the bill of more than 50 local craft brews, but don't forget about the food trucks. You help crown the Best of the Beach award winner as well. $30-$35, $75 VIP, $5 designated driver. 2 p.m. Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. (727) 202-8045.

Crawfish Boil: Tampa Bay Club Sport pairs fresh crawfish prepared by Louisiana chefs with corn, potatoes and andouille sausage for its inaugural gathering, capped at 150 guests. $30-$55. 1 p.m. The Rec Dec, 380 105th Terrace NE, St. Petersburg.

Native Plant Walk: Join a member of the Suncoast Native Plant Society for a guided tour to learn about the native plants and other plant communities of Lettuce Lake Park. $2 per car. 9 a.m. 6920 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa. (813) 621-7015.

Tampa Riverfest: This two-day celebration along the Hillsborough River continues. Times and locations vary.

Florida Orchestra: Mahler leads the Masterworks concerts conducted by Michael Francis this weekend. $18 and up, free for 18 and younger in advance. 8 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-3337.

To Watch

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC: Adam Sandler makes his long-overdue return and takes on hosting duties for the first time. The musical guest is Shawn Mendes.

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