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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 23-29

LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times  Julie Walker, the final finisher of the annual St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg, Fla., crosses the finish line Sunday, April 30, 2017.
LOREN ELLIOTT | Times Julie Walker, the final finisher of the annual St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg, Fla., crosses the finish line Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Published Apr. 23, 2018

St. Anthony's Triathlon: World class athletes and Olympians race around St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park on Sunday ($160-$180), while kids and novices race Saturday in the Meek and Mighty. A free kick-off celebration Friday has a concert by country artist Erin Cosgrove and a Tom Petty tribute band. satriathlon .com.

Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races: Paddlers from across the globe hit the Garrison Channel at Tampa's Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park on Saturday. Free for spectators. tampabaydragonboats.com.

Buccaneers Draft Party: The free event Thursday at Raymond James Stadium lets you take a tour of the Bucs locker room and meet players and cheerleaders, with giant tailgate-style games, beer garden, concessions and live coverage of the NFL Draft. Registration required at buccaneers .com/draftparty.

Date night

Music: Country artist and Nashville actor Rhiannon Giddens hits Tampa's Straz Center today with her band Dead Horses ($25-$44.75). Tuesday, Yanni celebrates the 25th anniversary of Live at the Acropolis at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater ($53.75-$128.75). Wednesday, rockers Foo Fighters take the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa ($37-$91). Friday, Todd Rundgren reunites with his band Utopia at the Mahaffey Theater ($22.73-$67.50), while the Alan Parsons Project plays Ruth Eckerd Hall ($29.50-$79). Sunday, rocker Andrew W.K. brings the party to the Orpheum in Ybor ($22-$35).

Kinky Boots: The Tony Award-winning musical featuring songs by Cyndi Lauper comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall tonight only ($35-$150).

Waitress: The hit Broadway musical runs Tuesday-Sunday at the Straz ($45-$128).

American Stage in the Park: The Producers: The Broadway show based on Mel Brooks' cult comedy continues at St. Petersburg's Demens Landing. $18-$30 lawn, $32-$35 premium blanket, $38-$40 reserved. americanstage.org.

Jeff Dunham: The celebrated ventriloquist brings his ill-behaved posse of puppets to Amalie Arena at 3 p.m. Sunday. $48.25.401.

kids and family

Green Thumb Festival: Load up on plants, garden art and accessories Saturday-Sunday at Walter Fuller Park in St. Petersburg. Free. stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb.

Painting in the Park: Explore hands-on painting activities in the park outside the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg on Sunday. Free.