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Top 9 Tampa Bay events for the week of April 19-25

Shout “Huzzah” to the King and Queen at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in its new location at the Withlacoochee River Park this year.
The Bay Area Renaissance Festival has moved from its usual location at MOSI to the Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City. The festival will be held weekends through May 23.
The Bay Area Renaissance Festival has moved from its usual location at MOSI to the Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City. The festival will be held weekends through May 23. [ Tampa Bay Times (2014) ]
Published Apr. 20
Updated Apr. 22

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Join the villagers of Fittleworth and Queen Katherine Parr and her court as they invite one and all to their magical 16th century European village featuring four stages of entertainment with musicians, magicians, jugglers and mimes. There also will be a festival marketplace with more than 100 artisans and live armored jousting. Weekends through May 23. $14.95-$22.95. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., Dade City. 800-601-4848.

Hollywood Awards Night 2021: Tampa Theatre is hosting in-person and virtual awards parties. The in-person 22nd annual Oscars watch party features games, trivia and prizes on stage before the 93rd Academy Awards is viewed on screen. Patrons to the limited-capacity event enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and free popcorn, soda and candy all night. Temperature checks, masks and social distancing are required. Those who prefer to party from home can tune in at 6 p.m. for games, movie trivia and guest appearances by Hollywood Awards Night alumni. Find it at tampatheatre.org/redcarpet2021. $69-$79 (live); free (livestream). 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

IndyCars make their way through turn one during a full-course caution during Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The race returns to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg this weekend.
IndyCars make their way through turn one during a full-course caution during Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The race returns to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg this weekend. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: The 1.8-mile, 14-turn configuration fills areas near the airport, Dalí Museum, Pioneer Park, Duke Energy Center for the Arts and other waterfront areas. This year features 11 total races. $60 for three days, $25-$55 daily. 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday. Albert Whitted Airport, 540 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. 888-476-4479.

Opera Tampa on the Riverwalk: Opera Tampa’s reimagined 2020-2021 season relocates to the outdoor Riverwalk. This portion features Butterfly’s Flight, a new version of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. $25-$50 per table. 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Riverwalk, 601 Old Water St., Tampa. 813-229-7827.

St. Petersburg's Tombolo Books holds Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday.
St. Petersburg's Tombolo Books holds Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday. [ BOYZELL HOSEY | Tampa Bay Times ]

Independent Bookstore Day: Book lovers can find unique, limited-edition books and art pieces that are available only on Independent Bookstore Day and only at participating stores. Also, find limited-edition Indie Bookstore Day merchandise, food by Pop Goes the Waffle food truck and a tabletop kids book sale. Masks are required unless guests are seated and eating in the courtyard. Free. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Tombolo Books, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-755-9456.

Paul Farahvar: From Chicago, WGN Radio, NBC’s Chicago Med and the Singles Only podcast on iTunes. $20. 9:30-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Coconuts Comedy Club at MJ’s, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-360-5653.

Sweet the Moon: A performance of selections from the plays of Shakespeare portraying the relationships between humans and nature. Masks are required and seating is socially distanced. Go to Eventbrite for tickets. Free, but tickets are required. 7 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Gallery at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo.

The Marshall Tucker Band and BlackHawk: The Southern rock band with more than 45 years of hit singles, including Can’t You See, performs, along with BlackHawk. Seating is at 50 percent capacity and tickets are only available in pairs. Masks are required and temperatures will be screened. $68.75-$78.75. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Tampa Bay Home Show: See, learn about and buy the latest home products and services from hundreds of vendors under one roof. Timed tickets are required and can be reserved on Eventbrite or at tampabayhomeshows.com. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. 727-893-8523.

Editor’s note: This list was updated to remove an event that was not taking place.