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Top 15 Tampa Bay area events for the week of Jan. 23-29

Eat your fill of tacos at Pinellas Taco Fest before playing in Bounce the Mall at St. Petersburg’s Tyrone Square.
Bounce the Mall, a tour of elaborate inflatables, will be setting up shop at Tyrone Square in St. Petersburg from Jan. 28-Feb. 19.
Bounce the Mall, a tour of elaborate inflatables, will be setting up shop at Tyrone Square in St. Petersburg from Jan. 28-Feb. 19. [ XL Event Lab ]
Published Jan. 23

Bounce the Mall: This inflatable festival composed of eight unique bouncy attractions includes a 600-foot long obstacle course, a bottomless ball pit, a silent disco dome with live DJs, lights and special effects, a “Sports Slam” and numerous selfie stations. $23 and up. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. Tyrone Square, 6901 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Jeff Dunham: The ventriloquist and standup comedian brings his Still Not Canceled tour, along with puppets Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Walter, Peanut, Jose Jalapeno on a Stick and Bubba J, to Tampa. $49. 7 p.m. Friday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Gasparilla Parade of Pirates: The Jose Gasparilla pirate ship will be followed by hundreds of boats as pirates try to capture the City of Tampa and then share their wealth of beads and doubloons with a lively crowd along the 4.5-mile parade route. The parade begins at Bay to Bay and Bayshore boulevards. It continues along Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein Street, then heads north on Ashley Drive. The parade ends at Cass Street and Ashley Drive. Free. 2-6 p.m. Saturday.

Air Supply: The band whose hits include “Lost in Love,” “All Out of LoveandSweet Dreams” performs. $50-$100. 8 p.m. Saturday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Pinellas Taco Fest: At this gathering of local food trucks, chefs compete for the “Best Taco in Tampa Bay” in chicken, beef, pork, veggie and seafood categories. Free (food additional). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. 813-299-3600.

A variety of tacos will be contenders for prizes in the Pinellas Taco Fest this weekend.
A variety of tacos will be contenders for prizes in the Pinellas Taco Fest this weekend. [ HELEN FREUND | Tampa Bay Times ]

Fourth Saturday Block pARTY: Shop the open studios and meet the artists at this pet-friendly event with gifts, decor, live music, DJs and food trucks. Free. 4-9 p.m. Saturday. Pinellas Arts Village, 5663 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park.

Art Festival Beth-El: One of the premier fine art exhibitions in the Southeast, the festival draws more than 170 national and international award-winning artists and features original paintings, wood, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography and jewelry. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Monday. Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-347-6136.

Tampa Bay Strikers: Tampa Bay area fans can enjoy their first local opportunity to take in National Indoor Soccer League action when the Strikers welcome the Columbus Rapids. $20 and up. 2 p.m. Sunday. Yuengling Center, 12499 USF Bull Run Drive, Tampa. 813-974-3111.

Old Man Bowl Jam: A skate jam for ages 30 and older only. Divisions for 30 to 39, 40 to 49 and 50 and older. Entry includes free beer and food. $25-$30. 6 p.m. Saturday. SkatePark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive. 813-621-6793.

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Catch a skateboard competition for ages 30 and older at SkatePark of Tampa on Saturday.
Catch a skateboard competition for ages 30 and older at SkatePark of Tampa on Saturday. [ Times (2016)  ]

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Mahler’s Symphony No. 4: Mahler’s symphony paints a view of heaven through a child’s eye, featuring the voice of Madison Leonard in the symphony’s finale. Maximilian Hornung returns for Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Michael Francis conducts. $23-$65. 8 p.m. Saturday at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Also at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-892-3337.

Ottmar Liebert: The German-born Grammy Award nominee known for his Spanish-influenced guitar playing is joined by his band Luna Negra. $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Friday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Orchid Show and Sale: The Florida West Coast Orchid Society shows off its prize plants at this “A Sea of Orchids”-themed show and sale. Clippings and other items will be sold. Get there early for the best selections. $5, 15 and younger free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. 727-239-2700.

The Florida West Coast Orchid Society offers up clippings of their best plants this weekend at the Seminole Recreation Center.
The Florida West Coast Orchid Society offers up clippings of their best plants this weekend at the Seminole Recreation Center. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Senior Awareness Fair: More than 50 vendors will provide information for older adults on topics such as medical equipment, beauty, nutrition, exercise, legal/financial help, retirement living and home care. Free. 9 a.m.-noon Friday. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. 727-298-3299.

Rat Pack: Together Again: Relive the music and comedy of The Rat Pack as Tony Sands, Robert Cabella and Jeff Foote take you back to a time when seeing Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. in Vegas was the ultimate event in show biz. $30. 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. 727-893-1070.

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials: The blues great with the flamboyant stage persona will perform at the Safety Harbor Art & Music Center. $20-$25. 7:30 p.m. Friday. 706 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. 727-725-4018 or 727-304-5683.