1. Things to Do

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 4

Beats by the Bay: Ja Rule and his frequent duet partner Ashanti will headline this year's installment hosted by hip-hop station, 95.7 The Beat, along with openers T-Pain, Mase, Brandy and Mario. 2 p.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $49-$250. (800) 930-2328.

311: The normally amphitheater-headlining, rock-reggae-punk-hip-hop group performs in a smaller club. 5:30 p.m., Cuba

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlock (guitar), Skynyrd has recorded an album that continues to build on the legacy that began more than 35 years ago, in Jacksonville. Opening the show will be the Edgar Winter Band 7:30 p.m., RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St., Lakeland. $57-$109. (863) 834-8111.

Downtown Saturday Morning Market: More than 170 local vendors including farmers, growers with fresh produce and gourmet and specialty foods, fresh-baked breads and treats. Also, hand-crafted items, live entertainment, flowers and plants. This week features a performance by the Red Hot Hornets. 9 a.m., Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 455-4921.

Tampa Bay Home Show: The largest home show in Florida's west coast brings the area's top home improvement experts, along with more than 600 exhibits with everything related to Florida homes, home improvement, home entertainment and landscaping. 10 a.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-8523;

Art Harvest: Artists compete for prize money and awards in the annual juried fine art show and sale. More than 200 artists from around the country will be exhibiting in numerous categories. This year also features a bier garten and outdoor activities. The children's tent closes at 4 p.m. both days. 10 a.m., Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Free. (727) 738-5523.

Repticon: Everything at Repticon slithers or crawls. Vendors will be on hand with reptile pets and everything related to reptiles, amphibians, exotic animals, as well as raffles, seminars and children's activities. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $10, $5 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. (863) 268-4273.

Greater Pinellas Country Fair: A country themed fair with Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions, pig racing, petting zoo, sword swallower, live music animal exhibits, arts and crafts, midway rides and carnival games. 10 a.m., England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Free with non-perishable food donation Thursday; $5, 5 and younger free Friday-Sunday. Toll-free 1-866-666-3247;.

India Festival: The 30th annual festival offers a glimpse of the real hustle and bustle of India with about 150 food, clothing and jewelry vendors, dance performances, BMW test drives and ethnic folk dancing competitions. 11 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $9, $7 ages 9 and younger. (813) 385-8545.

Crafts and Drafts: Test your shuffleboard skills, then relax in the beer garden and choose from more than 50 craft beer vendors and food truck offerings. Also, tie dye art and pet zones with treats and water. Benefits the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 11 a.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. $5, $25 VIP (food/drink additional). (813) 739-4856.

King of the Beach Festival: Food by local restaurants, arts and crafts, a boat showcase, fishing seminars, music and a Kids Zone. 2 p.m., Madeira Beach on the Water , 565 150th Ave., Madeira Beach. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 216-6601.

Streetcar Live: Riders will be treated to local bands performing live on the TECO Line Streetcar System. 5 p.m., Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $2.50 one way, $5 all day. (813) 254-4278.

Largo Taste Fest: Savor menu favorites by area restaurants in an outdoor tropical setting with works by local artists, beer, wine, cash bar and a silent auction. 5:30 p.m., Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $25 advance, $30 at door (includes one drink). (727) 587-6740, ext. 5008.

Lil Peep: The emo rapper. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $18. (813) 248-9500.

Citizen: The indie-rockers will be joined by Sorority Noise and Great Grandpa. 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 241-8600.

Chris Tomlin: The Christian pop superstar. 7 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $22.25-$72.25. (813) 974-3004.

Magic Men Live: Comedic skits and theatrics, sexy dance moves, audience participation and, of course, more than a little skin. 8 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $23.50-$78.50. (813) 274-8982.

Badfish: A Sublime tribute band. 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10-$12. (727) 565-0550.


Canopy Tree Climbing: Climbers ages 6 and older can ascend into the canopy of a live oak tree using harnesses and a rope pulley system. Climbing is free beginning in November. 10 a.m., Pathfinder Outdoor Education, 1310 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 328-


The Dalí Museum is open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Fridays. An item in Thursday's Weekend had an incorrect time.


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