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FOR FUTURE FILE USE A patron walks by the garden baskets at the Colorfield Farms booth Saturday at the Green Thumb Festival in St. Petersburg. LARA CERRI | Times (2011)

Things To Do Planner: Alton Brown, Antiquarian Book Fair and SunLit Fest, Green Thumb Festival

ALTON BROWN: Eat Your Science "I don't want to give too much away, but this time we're going to play a little game while we're at it," TV chef Alton Brown said of his new live show coming to Tampa's David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. "Plus, you'll see things I've never been allowed to do on TV." His …

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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 26

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    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.

    Allyson Pace who plays Tracy poses for a portrait on the set of Hairspray in Demens Landing Park on April 12, 2017. The annual American Stage in the Park performance runs through May 14th. EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times

  2. MOSI's 'Pay for a Day' deal and Busch Gardens bargain both ending soon

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    Attention bargain hunters, the deadline is coming up if you want to buy unlimited access to Tampa's Museum of Science Industry for the price of one day's admission, the same day Busch Garden's Fun Card deal for a free Adventure Island pass also ends.

    Tampa's Museum of Science more than 400 hands-on activities and an IMAX dome theater. MOSI is locaed at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

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    SunLit Festival: Lisa Unger and Ya La'ford in Conversation: This spring time celebration of literature connects literary circles with other arts and cultural endeavors. New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger and artist Ya La-ford celebrate the release of The Red Hunter. Free. Call (727) …

    Clearwater author Lisa Unger.
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 24-30

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    Sunscreen Film Festival: The four-day showcase of independent films runs Thursday-Sunday in St. Petersburg, with actor Dylan McDermott kicking off the festival at the Palladium Theater. Friday brings actor Daphne Zuniga, who played Princess Vespa in the Mel Brooks classic Spaceballs, for a …

    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18:  Actor Dylan McDermott attends the Communities In School LA Gala on April 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Communities In School Los Angeles) 700035213
  5. Hooper: Saint Leo writers retreat offers breath of fresh air

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    I've got a secret.

    Don't tell anyone.

    On May 20, I'll be one of the presenters at the fifth annual Sandhill Writers Retreat at Saint Leo University, but if you think I'm going to show up for my session and leave, guess again.

    Poet Jesse Millner is one of the featured speakers at the Sandhill Writers Retreat at Saint Leo University.
  6. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 23

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    Neil Diamond: The legendary singer-songwriter known for hits like Sweet Caroline and Cherry Cherry, will bring a tour celebrating 50 years in the music business. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $35.75-$145.75. (813) 301-2500.

    For music planner on 4/20/17: Handout photo of Neil Diamond, performing at Amalie Arena on 4/23/17. Credit: Universal Music Enterprises.