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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 29

Members of both the Quinte Dragon Boat Training Center, Toronto, Canada, and Southern Heat Dragon Boat Club, The Villages, Fl., Thursday, April 23, 2015 prepare in canal off of Tampa Bay Bay at Rocky Point for Saturday's twelfth annual Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races. The races will be held in Tampa's Garrison Channel from 8:30am to 4pm.
Published Apr. 28, 2017

Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races: Paddlers from across the globe hit the waters of Garrison Channel to compete to be Tampa's top Dragon Boat Team. This event features 400-meter sprints on a fully buoyed course. 8:30 a.m., Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St., Tampa. Free for spectators. (813) 569-1030.

Fun 'n Sun Country Concert: This year's big headliner is Good Directions and Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer hitmaker, Billy Currington. 2 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $10 advance, $20 day of, $75-$85 VIP; 5 and under free. (727) 579-1925.

St. Anthony's Triathlon Sports and Fitness Expo: A showcase of the latest sporting equipment and accessories and information on St. Anthony's/BayCare health services. 10 a.m., Straub Park (Center), at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 820-7790.

Sunscreen Film Festival: Those Left Behind: For complete lineup and tickets see 10 a.m., Sundial 19, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $8-$150 for all-inclusive pass. (727) 259-8417.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: Bachata Heightz, Justin Quiles and Milly Quezada: The annual festival runs weekends through April 30 with concerts starting at 7 p.m. Noon, Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Dali and Beyond Film Series: Amelie: In this portion, Amelie is the comical story of a young woman who orchestrates the lives of people around her. 1 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man: The three character comedy presents women with fool proof moves, provided by a gay man. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $30-$40. (813) 229-7827.

Epic Night Run: "Electrify the Night" on this family-friendly 5K that incorporates glow in the dark foam, obstacles and inflatables. 4 p.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $35-$45, ages 8 and younger free. Toll-free 1-888-309-9981.

Beach Goes Pops: Two days of free music, an arts and crafts show, food and drink from numerous area restaurants. Tonight features Reggae Rich (5 p.m.), the Pitchforks acappella choir from St Pete High (6:30 p.m.) and Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute( 7 p.m.) 5 p.m., Pass-a-Grille Beach, 107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free. (727) 415-3777.

Anjelah Johnson: The comedian became an internet sensation with her viral video "Nail Salon" which led to her joining the cast of MADtv. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $27-$30. (813) 864-4000.

American Stage in the Park: Hairspray: Catch the Tony Award-winning musical based on the John Waters film for American Stage's annual play in the park. Through May 14. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $18-$20 lawn, $32-35 premium blanket, $38-$40 reserved. (727) 823-7529.


Fusion Con 3: This convention fuses comics with video games, art and film and includes 75 booths selling artwork and collectibles and guest appearances by George Lowe, the voice of the cartoon character Space Ghost, pro wrestler Lanny Poffo and Marvel comic book artist Mark Texeira. 11 a.m., Safety Harbor Community Center, 650 Ninth Ave. S, Safety Harbor. $10, $5 children. (727) 279-5293.


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  1. Suzanne Natzke, an artist and teacher with the Pasco Fine Arts Council, arranges her watercolor paintings for an upcoming exhibit, 'Moments in Time.' The exhibit will be held through Oct. 21 at the council's new gallery at Avalon Park West in Wesley Chapel. MICHELE MILLER  |  Michele Miller
    The countywide Council will exhibit work at the Avalon Park West community.
  2. The Tampa Bay Lightning has tapped Cigar City Brewing to bring its Jai Alai, Guayabera, and Florida Cracker beers to Amalie Arena as the team’s official craft beer partner. (Photo via Tampa Bay Lightning) Tampa Bay Lightning
    Cigar City also will move its popular annual Hunahpu’s Beer Festival to Amalie Arena starting next March.
  3. Pinellas County resident and bestselling author Lisa Unger. Courtesy of Jay Nolan
    Plus, Tampa’s Sulphur Springs Museum will host Raymond Arsenault for a discussion about ‘Arthur Ashe: A Life.’
  4. Cyclists make their way north at Main Street in Dunedin along the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The trail runs from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. There are several options for food and drinks along the trail. CHRIS URSO   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times
    From the breweries of Dunedin to the Tampa Riverwalk, these rides show off Tampa Bay’s character
  5. Local favorites, the Bearded Brothers, will once again perform at the 15th-annual Music & Motorcycles in downtown Zephyrhills. Ghaith Khder
    The one-day festival brings thousands to the historic downtown area
  6. Humorist Dave Barry's new book, "Lessons From Lucy." is about what he's learned from his dog. Jeffrey Salter
    It’s a power-packed lineup for the area’s signature book event.
  7. South Florida Bulls during a game against the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday October 6, 2018 at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst, MA. TRAVIS PENDERGRASS  |  South Florida
    The Bulls tackle a ranked foe at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Friday.
  8. Patrons are silhouetted against the entrance to The Hub. The iconic Tampa bar is celebrating its 70th year.
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    Patrons’ memories of the bar, and a definitive history, remain elusive.