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Top 15 Tampa Bay area events for the week of Feb. 14-20

The Florida State Fair continues, and Bert’s Tribute to America salutes the country.
The annual Florida State Fair continues daily through Feb. 21 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
The annual Florida State Fair continues daily through Feb. 21 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. [ Tampa Bay Times (2014) ]
Published Feb. 14

Florida State Fair: The fair is back with exotic fair food, midway rides, livestock shows, roaming clowns, concerts, pony rides, a petting zoo, side shows and more. Closing times may change depending on crowd volume. Admission is $11 on weekdays, $15 weekends; $6 weekdays for ages 6-11, $9 on weekends. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Florida State Fair, 4800 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. 800-345-3247.

Tig Notaro, star and creator of Amazon's "One Mississippi," brings her bone-dry humor to Tampa Theatre on Sunday.
Tig Notaro, star and creator of Amazon's "One Mississippi," brings her bone-dry humor to Tampa Theatre on Sunday.

Tig Notaro: Tig Notaro, the Emmy- and Grammy-nominated standup comedian, writer, radio contributor, actor and popular talk show guest who currently appears in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead and Star Trek: Discovery, brings her Hello Again tour to town. $35-$45. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers: The blues-based rockers whose hits include Bad to the Bone perform. $60 and up. 8 p.m. Saturday. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.

Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival: With fresh produce and information on everything from plant cultivation to cooking methods, this festival puts a communal and holistic focus on healthier living. Chow down on collard greens and other dishes at this open-air block party with live music, drumming, dancing and other entertainment. Go to tbcgf.org to enter your best collard green dish in a cooking contest. No cover. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-219-1781.

An order of collard greens is prepared during the 2021 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival in St. Petersburg.
An order of collard greens is prepared during the 2021 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival in St. Petersburg. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]

Clearwater Art Walk: Enjoy a stroll downtown while learning about the city’s public art scene on a docent-led art walk. You will see at least 20 art installations, including sculptures, murals, art-wrapped signal boxes and pavement art. The afternoon walk is coordinated to end just before the Downtown District Sip and Stroll event. Get tickets at clearwaterartsalliance.org. $10 advance, $15 day of. 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. 727-245-0077.

Art and Seafood on the Waterfront: A showcase of juried art and local seafood takes place in the waterfront park in Safety Harbor. Juried art includes mixed media, paintings, 3-D artwork, photos and jewelry. Live music provided by Stormbringer (Saturday) and Selwyn Birchwood (Sunday). Free. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Water Front Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor. 727-726-2890.

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Brunched: Sample unlimited brunch bites by Tampa Bay area restaurants as you sip on bubbles and drink samples while enjoying waterfront views, a Bloody Mary battle and photo ops. $40-$70. 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 813-739-4800.

Wings, Wheels and Wine: This upscale party in an open-air hangar features food, wine and music set among a display of exotic cars, boats and planes. Benefits the Arc Tampa Bay Foundation. $125. 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Clearwater Airpark, 1000 N Hercules Ave. 727-797-8712.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Under the direction of Michael Francis, and joined by Conrad Tao on piano, the orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. $18-$55. 8 p.m. Saturday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Also at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-892-3337.

Under the direction of Michael Francis, the Florida Orchestra performs this Saturday at Mahaffey Theater and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
Under the direction of Michael Francis, the Florida Orchestra performs this Saturday at Mahaffey Theater and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall. [ ALEX MCKNIGHT | Courtesy of The Florida Orchestra ]

Dancing With the Stars: The tour delivers a night of professional dance performances from world-renowned dancers including Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Daniella Karagach, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Britt Stewart and Iman Shumpert with more to be announced. $38.75-$98.75. 4 and 8 p.m. Wednesday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Bert’s Tribute To America: This salute to Presidents Day, and America in general, features four days of music and activities. Friday features live music by Disaster Piece (7-11 p.m.). Saturday features the dedication of a 5,000-square-foot, 300-pound flag (11 a.m.), music by the Stevie Nicks Experience (noon-1:30 p.m.), SOCOM Para-Commandos/Coast Guard Flyover (1:30 p.m.), music by Nuthin’ Fancy/Skynyrd Tribute (2:30-4:30 p.m.), Forever OZZY (5-7 p.m.), Signs of Sacrifice/Creed Tribute (8-9:15 p.m.) and Wicked Serenity/Godsmack Tribute (9:45-11:30 p.m.). Sunday features All Fired Up/ Pat Benatar Tribute (noon-1:30 p.m.), HAIRDAZE/’80s Tribute (2:30-4:30 p.m.), American Idiots/Green Day Tribute (5-6:30 p.m.) and Hardwired/Metallica Tribute (7-9 p.m.). The celebration closes out Feb. 21 with music by Hurricane Shane (1-5 p.m.). Free. 7-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. OCC Road House and Museum, 10575 49th St. N, Clearwater. 727-527-9672.

Crowns: With a female-driven cast, this musical about fabulous hats is a springboard to an African American cultural journey. $20.50 and up. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

Pat Metheny: As part of his mentorship program, the award-winning jazz guitarist’s Side Eye tour provides up-and-coming musicians a platform to perform and grow. This portion features James Francies (piano/keyboard) and Joe Dyson (drums). $55-$100. 8 p.m. Sunday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Zedd: Multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning artist-DJ-producer Zedd performs at a pool party at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. $30 and up. 11 a.m. Sunday. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.

DJ Anton Zaslavski aka Zedd performs at a pool party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa Sunday. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio, Inc.)
DJ Anton Zaslavski aka Zedd performs at a pool party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa Sunday. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio, Inc.)

We Will Not Be Erased! Engaging History to Empower Communities: This interactive presentation and discussion highlighting erased African American burial grounds features a talk by Dr. Antoinette Jackson of the University of South Florida; performances by Yuki Jackson and Battleground poets Nija and TJ, literary arts activities and refreshments. Free. 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center, 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa. 813-935-9402.

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