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Where to shop in Tampa Bay this weekend: Record Store Day, Derby Indie Flea Market

Baked goods like this cute roller skate cookie from Orlibakes are avaialable at the Derby Indie Flea. [Courtesy of Deadly Rival Roller Derby]
Published Apr. 10

Times Staff Writer

HOT WAX: Record Store Day

Saturday is Record Store Day, and there are quite a few vinyl outposts to choose from in Tampa Bay. Many are celebrating with discounts and entertainment. Here are a few highlights:

Daddy Kool Records reopens in the Warehouse Arts District with a pop-up Indie Flea, food trucks, live music and discounts. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 2430 Terminal Drive S, St. Petersburg.

Get cracking early at Planet Retro Records, open at 8 a.m. to offer limited editions, exclusive releases and fresh used vinyl. A punk rock flea market starts at 11 a.m., as well as bands such as Car Bomb Driver. Food and drinks will be available. 226 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg.

Legendary record store Bananas will celebrate at its secondary location, Bananas Music and Movies, with DJ Kalani and live bands, including the Vultures and Reality Asylum. Food trucks, raffles, giveways, live screen printing of Bananas T-shirts and free beer are planned (while supplies last). 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 2887 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Microgroove will have special releases, beer, coffee, sandwiches and live music by Critical Hits, Hi-beam and Lassyu. Show a receipt and get 10 percent off at Independent Bar and Cafe next door. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 4906 N Florida Ave., Tampa.

NEW MARKET: Derby Indie Flea Market

The fierce women of the Deadly Rival Roller Derby are throwing their very first Derby Indie Flea Market Saturday. They'll host a variety of local vendors, including Black Damask Designs, Lady Legasus and Glory Bee Farm. Plus, enjoy baked goods from Orlibakes, live music and photo ops with your favorite players. You can also check out the Slayground, the derby's home and the only banked track roller derby in St. Petersburg. Free. 5-10 p.m. 4033 35th St. N.

GREEN SCENE: USF Spring Plant Festival

Soak up some sunshine this weekend and head over to the University of South Florida's Botanical Gardens for the Spring Plant Festival. There are so many benefits to caring for plants and growing things, and experts will help you do it. Find plants and accessories while learning about organic vegetable gardening, native plants and beekeeping. $5, 11 and younger free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. (813) 974-2329.

Contact Maggie Duffy at or (727) 893-8572. Follow @maggiedalexis.


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