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Top 10 Tampa Bay area events for the week of April 5-11

From sports, to rock and culture, this week brings us Wrestlemania, the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular and Henry V.
Catch heavy slamming WWE action as WrestleMania comes to Raymond James Stadium this Saturday and Sunday.
Catch heavy slamming WWE action as WrestleMania comes to Raymond James Stadium this Saturday and Sunday. [ Courtesy of WWE ]
Published Apr. 5
Updated Apr. 5

WrestleMania: WrestleMania 37 features a championship match between Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre, a Smackdown women’s championship match between Sasha Banks and Bianca, a Universal championship match between Roman Reigns and the Edge and a Raw women’s championship match between Asuka and Rhea Ripley. The WWE’s biggest event of the year will have reduced capacity in the stadium because of coronavirus safety guidelines. It will also be livestreamed on Peacock. $35-$2,500. 6:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-350-6500.

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Get into the mood of a live concert at the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular Friday at the Mahaffey Theater.
LARA CERRI | Times Get into the mood of a live concert at the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular Friday at the Mahaffey Theater. [ - ]

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular: This multimedia laser and light extravaganza celebrates 50 years of Pink Floyd. Features special effects, high-powered lasers, 3D viewing and hi-definition big-screen video projections. $29-$49. 8-11 p.m. Friday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000.

Rays Home Opener: The Tampa Bay Rays face the New York Yankees in their first game in a seven-game home stand for the 2021 season. The opener is at 3:10 p.m. Friday. Other games in the home stand include the New York Yankees at 1:10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and the Texas Rangers at 7:10 p.m. April 12-15. Call for ticket prices. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 888-326-7297.

Tampa Bay Symphony: Under the direction of Mark Sforzini, the string players present Serenade for String Orchestra by Tchaikovsky. The wind section will perform a suite for winds by Richard Strauss. Masks and social distancing are required. $20. 2 p.m. Sunday. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.

Tampa City Ballet: The troupe performs a springtime dance presentation of Cinderella with a modern twist. Features Cuban dancer Daniel Sarabia. Family seating is available with the purchase of a “group” ticket. Masks and social distancing are required. $25-$35. 7-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 15365 Amberly Drive, Tampa.

Three Pianos: From Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder to Carole King and Sara Bareilles, Three Pianos celebrates musical pioneers. The music revue includes such classics as Crocodile Rock, Beautiful and Just the Way You Are. $25-$36. 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota. 941-366-9000.

Potent Potables: Celebrate National Beer Day with an exclusive tour of the “Van Gogh Alive” exhibit, followed by a tasting of beers and bites from the many places Van Gogh called home. $60, $50 members. 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. 727-823-3767.

Whiskey Obsession Festival: The eighth annual festival moves to Tampa from Sarasota this year for an evening that includes a custom whiskey-infused dinner buffet, VIP pours and a grand tasting with hundreds of whiskeys and whiskey-based cocktails. Get tickets at whiskeyobsessionfestival.com. $99-$149. 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday. Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. 813-250-3725.

Sunday Pool Party: Pool parties featuring top national and international DJs return to WTR Grill. This week features electronic music artist, DJ and drummer Ravi Drums, who was music director and drummer on the 2011 CBS series Live to Dance. $25-$35. Noon-7:30 p.m. Sunday. WTR Grill, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. 813-265-1234.

Justin Johnstone chews a tortilla chip as his mother, Jennessa Dean, samples the salsa reflected in his sunglasses at the 2012 Pinellas Pepper Fest in Pinellas Park. The festival returns to England Brothers Bandshell Park this Saturday and Sunday.
Justin Johnstone chews a tortilla chip as his mother, Jennessa Dean, samples the salsa reflected in his sunglasses at the 2012 Pinellas Pepper Fest in Pinellas Park. The festival returns to England Brothers Bandshell Park this Saturday and Sunday.

Pinellas Pepper Fest: Hot and spicy foods are the center of attention at this festival with a “hot lolly lick-a-thon,” pepper-eating contest, whip-cracking demonstrations and music by the Crackerbillys and Dual Exhaust. Benefits E.A.R.S. Animal Rescue. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. 727-322-5217.