Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday March 10

Gary Clark Jr. at Gasparilla Music Festival, Grand Prix race, Florida Strawberry Festival closes out.
Gary Clark Jr. will headline the Gasparilla Music Festival on March 10, 2019. Photo: Frank Maddocks.
Gary Clark Jr. will headline the Gasparilla Music Festival on March 10, 2019. Photo: Frank Maddocks.
Published March 8

Gasparilla Music Festival: Texas guitar-slinger Gary Clark Jr. will headline today along with Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. Opens at noon at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. $30 and up.

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: It’s race day for the 15th edition of this annual opening race for the IndyCar series in the streets of downtown St. Petersburg on a 1.8-mile long waterfront course. 8:30 a.m. North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. $50. (877) 725-8849.

Florida Strawberry Festival: Legendary country songwriters “Whispering Bill” Anderson and Bobby Bare (3:30 p.m., $20) kick off the festival’s final day. Then one of the lineup’s hottest acts, CMA-winning Written in the Sand group Old Dominion, end things on a high note. The festival opens at 10 a.m. 303 N Lemon St., Plant City. $10, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. (813) 752-9194.

Legally Blonde-The Musical: The Broadway musical adaptation of the hit comedy follows prissy, primping Elle Woods as she defies expectations and makes a name for herself at Harvard Law school. 3 and 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$100. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: The 2019 festival runs weekends through March 31 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. This weekend’s theme is Barbarian Brew Fest. 10 a.m. MOSI, 11315 N 46th St., Tampa. $21.95, $13.95 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. (813) 983-0111. bayarearenfest.com

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival on the Bayou: Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival on the Bayou with more than 200 artists from all over the U.S. on the beautiful Spring Bayou in Craig Park. 10 a.m. Craig Park, 100 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs. $5 (12 and younger free) (727) 937-6109. facebook.com

CatVideoFest 2019: See the best, funniest, fuzziest and cuddliest of the only thing the Internet is any good at anymore: cat videos. Tampa Theatre will be donating 10percent of ticket proceeds to kitties in need at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 3 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. $8-$11. (813) 274-8286. facebook.com

DeRay Davis: He has stand up specials on Showtime and Comedy Central, was a cast member of Wild n’ Out. 6:30 p.m. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com

Master Lecture Series: Len Bernstein

The photographer and educator will give a presentation on each of the two American photographers, Edward Weston and Jacob Riis, in relation to the movement of aesthetic realism. 1 p.m. Sunday. Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N. Ashley Drive Cube 200, Tampa. $45, $40 members. (813) 221-2222. fmopa.org.

Woodson Chamber Concert: “Women in Music” is the theme for this month’s Woodson Chamber Concert. With Sandra DelCid Davies on flute; Jeffrey Stephenson, oboe; Joseph Beverly, clarinet; Maurizio Venturini, bassoon. Donations benefit the museum. Reception follows. 3 p.m. Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Pay what you can at the door. (727) 323-1104.

American Songbook Series: Let’s Misbehave: Paul Wilborn, Eugenie Bondurant, Frank Bowman and Matt Cowley present this racy show about indiscretion, excess and carnal cravings. 7 p.m. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org

Spring Spectacular Bridal Show: Bring your wedding party to enjoy food, entertainment and champagne as you check out the latest wedding trends by area photographers, florists, designer and bridal registries. 12 p.m. Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 N Bayshore Blvd., Safety Harbor. $5, free brides and grooms. (727) 724-7727.

kids and family

Kids Fest: Part of Gasparilla Music Fest, there is free admission to the Glazer Children’s Museum wherethe zany high-tech antics of Reactory Factory featuring Dr. Reacto and Dj Dan get kids excited and engaged with music that is educational. Also Nick Jr. children’s singer Laurie Berkner performs at 1 and 3:30 p.m, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-3861.

Fossilfest: Bones galore at the “Ice Age Returns” themed festival with a children’s fossil mine, learning table, free workshops, games, door prizes, silent auction and raffles. 10 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $8, 12 and younger free. (813) 909-9358.

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