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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, April 28

Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival: A 21-and-up bash supplying bottomless pours of the classic brunch cocktail from local restaurants. In addition to the Bloodys, food and mimosas are available for purchase, and you can cast a vote for the Golden Celery Award. $40-$85. 11 a.m. Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd. (813) 870-2255. tampavbloodymaryfest.com.

La Boheme: Opera Tampa rounds out its season with the beloved and well-known work sung in Italian with English supertitles. $67 and up. 2 p.m. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

Taste of Science: This annual festival of scientist-led discussions closes with two events: a Gandy beach cleanup on the south side of the beach between St. Petersburg and Tampa at 9:30 a.m. followed by a talk by scientists on coastal hazards. Free. There are also talks on education and evolution. For details, visit tasteofscience.org/stpete or tasteofscience.org/tampa. $5.

Spring Fling: The sip-and-shop soiree pairs an array of gourmet chocolates, cheeses and desserts with 75-plus wines. You also get a 25 percent discount on bottles, holiday items and baskets. $75. 4 p.m. Ybor City Wine Bar, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 999-4966. eventbrite.

Painting in the Park: The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg fills its north lawn with kid-friendly activities. Expect 13 engaging art stations using watercolors, yarn, metallic markers and finger paint, as well as food and drink for sale. Free. Noon. Sunday. 255 Beach Drive NE. (727) 896-2667. mfastpete.org.

Art Levy: A Florida Trend journalist (Made In Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State) who's set to sign his new book. 2 p.m. Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

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. Free. 10 a.m. 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. (727) 893-1000.

Brooksville Blueberry Festival: The ninth annual celebration 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.

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.

Frozen Sing-Along: Dress as your favorite princess, reindeer or snowman and belt one out. An hour before Sunday's screening of Frozen, take advantage of the free photo op with Elsa. $13, $11 kids. 3 p.m. 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

St. Anthony's Triathlon: The festivities continue with the Olympic (1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run) and Spirit (750-meter swim, 20K bike and 5K run) triathlons. 6:50 and 8:45 a.m. $90-$160. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 825-1521.

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