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Top things to do in Tampa bay for the week of March 20-26

Wearing rainbow flags as capes, Jasmine Martinez of Tampa, center, and  Naraely Cruz of Tampa, right, dance to the sounds of a drag king's set on stage at the St. Pete Pride Festival Sunday.


Wearing rainbow flags as capes, Jasmine Martinez of Tampa, center, and Naraely Cruz of Tampa, right, dance to the sounds of a drag king's set on stage at the St. Pete Pride Festival Sunday.

Tampa Pride Parade: Led by Tampa Bay's Rainbow Pride Marching Band, the free, pet-friendly parade kicks off from Nuccio Parkway and travels down Seventh Avenue in Ybor City on Saturday. (813) 247-6233.

Gasparilla International Food Festival: Tampa's most renowned restaurants compete for the Gasparilla International Foodie Award in this taste competition Sunday in Centennial Park. Free admission. (813) 447-8538.

Chasco Fiesta: New Port Richey's nine-day festival and carnival kicks off Friday in Sims Park, featuring a special area for younger children that offers less frightening rides. Free to attend. Wristband for carnival rides $15-$25 (varies by day). (727) 842-6055.

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Date night

Thursday, Charlie Wilson and Fantasia play the USF Sun Dome in Tampa ($48.50-$150), while pop singer JoJo hits St. Pete's State Theatre ($25-$28) and Chubby Checker twists through St. Pete's Palladium ($39.50-$49.50). Friday, St. Paul and the Broken Bones play Jannus Live in St. Pete ($25). Sunday, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performs at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre ($35-$57).

The Ten Tenors: The Australian music ensemble that performs classics and reimagined contemporary music plays the Capitol Theatre on Friday ($42-$75).

Florida Orchestra: Thursday's Happy Hour Concert is Scheherazade: A Fantasy in Music at Tampa's Straz center ($35). Over the weekend, the Florida Orchestra Pops series performs A Night at the Opera, Friday at the Straz, Saturday at the Mahaffey and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($15-$45).

Drumline Live: Big band sound mixes with marching-band styles Sunday at the Straz ($29-$55).

Carrot Top: The comedian known for his red locks and use of props hits the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday ($39.50-$55).

Chazz Palminteri: A Bronx Tale: The actor brings back his original one-man-show that became a film starring Robert DeNiro to the Capitol Theatre on Saturday ($55-$65).

Kids and family

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment: Characters from Toy Story, The Little Mermaid and Frozen glide through Tampa's Amalie Arena for seven performances Friday-Sunday ($18-$100). (813) 301-2500.

Top things to do in Tampa bay for the week of March 20-26 03/19/17 [Last modified: Monday, March 20, 2017 9:10am]
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