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.
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.