Tampa Bay Blues Fest this weekend: James Hunter, Jonny Lang

Phone: (727) 502-5000  http://tampabaybluesfest.com/

Ybor Tapas Trail

Saturday, April 9 at 4 p.m.

  • Italian Club (Ybor) 1731 E Seventh Ave., Tampa FL 33605
  • The Columbia, New World Brewery and The Bricks are just some of the 17 stops on the Tapas Trail to sample classic Ybor cuisine as part of Aficionado Days. Transportation is provided, and an after-party smoker at the Italian Club from 6:30-9 p.m. will feature rum, beer and wine samples, a DJ, cigars, desserts and cafe con leche. The price is all-inclusive. $35 advance, $40 at door (813) 241-8838  http://www.ybor.org/

Saturday, April 9 at 6 p.m.

Let’s Misbehave: An Adult Cabaret

Saturday, April 9 at 6 p.m.

Sake Bomb Grand Opening

Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

  • Sake Bomb 548 Central Ave. , St. Petersburg FL 33701
  • St. Petersburg sake bar will celebrate its move to a bigger space on Central Avenue with a dragon dance twirling down Central Avenue Saturday.
    The dragon dance, which tradition says brings good luck, will be at 7 p.m., followed by freebies and drink specials and live music at 9 p.m. plus retro video games like Pac Man and Galaga.(727) 542-8893

Downtown Artwalk

Saturday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m.

 Various locations from 30th Street to the Pier, St. Petersburg FL 33707

St. Petersburg Downtown Arts Association gallery tour, with guest artists, gallery openings & art related events.  Free.   (727) 323-2787 http://www.stpetearts.org/

Back to the 50’s Sock Hop

Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

  • St. Petersburg Yacht Club 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • Rock to live music by the Cool Daddies. There will also be dinner, silent auctions & gaming tables. Benefits Florida Poodle Rescue. $50. (727) 916-7830

Sci-Fi and Sky Night

Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

  • Science Center of Pinellas County 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • This month features The planetarium show Journey to the Stars, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg (7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 8:45 and 9:15 p.m.), with guest speaker Brooks Kimmel of NASA (7:30-8:15 p.m.), telescope viewings (8:30-10:30 p.m.) and a showing of the movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Benefits a trip to Kennedy Space Center for the Young Astronauts Club of Sanderlin School.$4 per person donation.

Burning Tree

Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m.

  • The Local 662 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL 33701
  • The Sublime-like St. Pete reggae-rockers. Also performing are Resinated, Anchor Atlantic and Sheffield crew. $6. (727) 258-4829

Bay Area Renaissance Festival

Sunday, April 10 at 10 a.m.

  This weekend’s theme is High Seas Adventure with a longbow competition, horseshoe competition, fencing lessons and biker weekend. $14.95 advance, $6.95 ages 5-12 advance; $17.95 at the gate, $14.95 seniors at the gate, $9.95 ages 5-12 at the gate; $10 per pet.   (813) 983-0111  http://www.bayarearenaissancefest.com/

H&R Train Show

Sunday, April 10 at 10 a.m.

  • H&R Trains 6901 U.S. Highway 19 N, Pinellas Park FL 33781
  • The 60th installment of H&R Trains’ well known judged layout competition, with exhibits of every scale of model railroading. Also, model train-related vendors, how-to classes, seminars, demonstrations, children’s downhill wooden train races and train car painting, door prizes and more. Free.   (727) 526-4682

Professional Bull Riders

Sunday, April 10 at 1 p.m.

  • St. Pete Times Forum 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa FL 33602
  • The top 40 bull riders in the country match up with fierce bucking bulls for the Built Ford Tough Invitational. $10-$100.  (813) 301-2500

Yoga at the Dali

Sunday, April 10 at noon

  • Dali Museum One Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Boulevard and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg FL 33701
  •  Every Sunday, the Dali Museum holds yoga classes in one of its rooms with a view of the St. Petersburg waterfront. Beginners and those more experienced are welcome. Bring a mat or towel.  $10 students/members, $15.  (727) 823-3767

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Croquet Tournament

Sunday, April 10 at 1 p.m.

  • Mirror Lake Shuffleboard Club 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • Put on a costume and join the Mad Hatter for this party with croquet matches, food with contests for best costume & best flamingo.  Benefits abused, neglected and abandoned children of Tampa Bay.$7.  (813) 263-3469

Opera at Beach Theatre

Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m.

  • Beach Theatre 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach FL 33706
  • Emerging Pictures brings high definition operas to the big screen at Beach Theatre. This portion features Verdi’s Aida from the Bregenz Festival. The plot of Aida is filled with political intrigue, love, betrayal, passion and vengeance – all set against the backdrop of ancient Egypt. $15. (727) 360-6697  http://www.operaincinema.com/

I Am A Cuban Sandwich

Sunday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m.

  • American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Cabaret  163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • Mary Ellen and Richard DiPietra share their memories of growing up in the melting pot that was Ybor City. Journey to the the heart of what Ybor was, a community that simmered with the smell of Spanish bean soup and fresh baked Cuban bread. $15 advance, pay what you can at the door. (727) 823-7529

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks

Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m.

  • Skipper’s Smokehouse 910 Skipper Road, Tampa FL 33613
  • Singer-songwriter Hicks uses his hip lyrical styling and laid-back vocals in a blend of swing, jazz, folk and country music. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.  (813) 977-6474 http://www.wmnf.org/events
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