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Top 10 events in the Tampa Bay area for the week of Feb. 15-21

Food and motorcycles are popular this week. From the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival to Thunder by the Bay, they’ll both get you revving in different ways.
The annual Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival kicks off this weekend and runs through April 25.
The annual Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival kicks off this weekend and runs through April 25. [ Courtesy of Busch Gardens ]
Published Feb. 15

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: The epicurean festival returns with 110 treats paired with more than 80 wines, beers and cocktails. In addition to temperature checks and face covering requirements, crowds will be limited to allow for more open space and physical distancing. Included with admission. Food/drink additional. The festival will run weekends through April 25. Noon-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. 813-884-4386.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Socially distanced on the stage, the orchestra is joined by Jeannette Sorrell on harpsichord, with vocals by Amanda Forsythe, to present the music of Handel, Vivaldi and Mozart. $23-$53. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-892-3337.

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm in Tampa will hold Feast on the Farm, a gourmet dinner made entirely of excess food items, on Sunday.
Sweetwater Organic Community Farm in Tampa will hold Feast on the Farm, a gourmet dinner made entirely of excess food items, on Sunday. [ MONICA HERNDON | Times (2015) ]

Feast on the Farm: Visit the farm to enjoy live music by Acoustic Thunder and a chef-curated three-course dinner while helping to end food waste. This is a “360 Eats” system experience. All ingredients used have been sourced from excess food rescued from local grocery stores and farms and transformed into this gourmet meal. Limit six guests per table. This event is outdoors and socially distanced per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. $60. 5 p.m. Sunday. Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave., Tampa. 813-887-4066.

Paul Thorn: His rootsy performances combine blues, rock and the spoken truth. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Thorn’s album Ain’t Love Strange, he will perform a mashup of songs from that album and his latest record, Don’t Let the Devil Ride. $26-$36. 8 p.m. Wednesday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Thunder by the Bay Music and Motorcycle Festival: The 23rd annual festival features the “United We Ride — America Strong” charity ride, a 17-class bike show, stereo “sound off,” burnout contest, food and live music featuring headliner Molly Hatchet (Saturday). $5-$100. 5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd. 941-706-3685.

Barefoot in the Park: Madison Claire directs this romantic comedy, which focuses on newlyweds Corie and Paul as they begin married life in a tiny fifth-floor walkup apartment in a mid-Manhattan brownstone. $17-$20. 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. 727-942-5605.

TobyMac will perform at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Friday and Saturday.
TobyMac will perform at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Friday and Saturday. [ PHOTO COURTESY OF CMA MEDIA PROMOTIONS ]

TobyMac: The Christian hip-hop artist is joined by the Diverse City Band, Tauren Wells, We Are Messengers, Unspoken, Cochren and Co. and Terrian. Audiences will be socially distanced. $19.95-$89.95. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

The Mountaintop: Black Box Theater presents the reimagining of the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Find out what forced him to confront his destiny and his legacy. This presentation is part of Black History Month celebrations. Masks are required, seating is limited and temperatures will be screened at the door. $15. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Carrollwood Players, 4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa. 813-265-4000.

Hittin’ the Road for Hospice: The ninth annual four-stop poker run throughout Pasco County includes a post-run party with entertainment, prizes, auction, vendors and cash for the top three poker hands. Benefits Gulfside Hospice patients. $30, $10 additional hands. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Harley-Davidson of New Port Richey, 5817 State Road 54. 800-561-4883.

Indie Action Movie Night: A screening of three locally filmed indie action-fantasy shorts. Watch a few local action short films and win a prize while supporting local cinemas. Each film also stars local actors. Films include A World of Worlds (52 min.), Battle (25 min.) and The Narrows (12 min.). Benefits keeping the theater operating. Seating is limited due to social distancing. $13. 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Studio Movie Grill, 7718 113th St. N, Seminole. 941-417-9634.