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  1. Plan your weekend: Tampa Pride, Disney on Ice, Tampa's Fourth Fridays, Drumline Live


    Plan your weekend


    Tampa Pride: Even though Tampa's modestly sized Pride parade and festival is affectionately known in the community as the "baby pride," this year's event is expected by organizers to top last year's crowd of 30,000. Things get started Saturday at the …

    Tod Macofsky and Gina Young in "It Gets Better" at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 10th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
  2. 5 things to do under $5: Chasco Fiesta, Tampa's Fourth Fridays, Easter egg hunt


    1 Chasco Fiesta: This year's nine-day festival runs Friday through April 1 with a carnival midway. There are also a series of events surrounding the festival including a street parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, a car show around Orange Lake 1-8 p.m. Sunday, concerts, a Native American Festival (March 30-April 1) …

    The Chasco Fiesta runs March 24-April 1 in downtown New Port Richey featuring 9 days of activities including carnival rides, music, boat and street parades, a Native American Festival and more.
  3. 'America's Toy Scout' coming to Tampa Bay to pay cash for your old toys


    Do you have G.I. Joes lingering in your attic? Old comic books hiding under your bed? Pez dispensers stuffed in a box out in the garage?

    Joel Magee wants them all.

    Joel Magee, who goes by "America's toy scout," will host six toy-buying shows in the Tampa Bay area. [Photo via Facebook]
  4. Review: 'Beauty and the Beast' has none of the original's magic


    Disney's new, unimproved Beauty and the Beast makes a tale as old as time creakier, feeling lifeless despite its flesh-and-blood casting.

    Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the cursed prince/beast are easy on the ears and eyes, when we can clearly see them in the dim setting.
  5. Things To Do Planner: Bolts Family Carnival, Broadway shows, Ricky Skaggs in Pinellas Park


    LIGHTNING STRIKES: Bolts Family Carnival

    The Amalie Arena transforms into a carnival at the Bolts Family Carnival.
  6. 5 things to do under $5: Free plane rides for kids, Free Ferry Sunday, Comic Con at the library


    1Young Eagles Flight Rally: Kids 8 to 17 can explore the world of aviation and get a free plane ride when volunteer pilots take children on a 15-minute flight. Each young "pilot" gets one-on-one time with actual pilots to learn how airplanes work and how safety comes first. Get there early since slots are …

    Pilot Jim Porter, with the Clearwater’s chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, left, flies over Clearwater during the EAA’s Young Eagles Flight Rally staged out of the Clearwater Airpark.
  7. Find things to do for St. Patrick's Day in Tampa Bay, including festivals, pub parties and green beer


    It's been awhile since St. Patrick's Day fell on a Friday, but that doesn't seem to matter since the party scene this year extends all weekend, with the Hillsborough River turning green and parades awash in emerald spectacles as spectators wash down green beer.

    The city of Dunedin's St. Patrick's Day Celebration will return Friday and Saturday. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD]
  8. Plan your weekend March 10-12


    Plan your weekend


    Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience: For diehard fans of the HBO epic fantasy, this show in the Amalie Arena on Sunday will use three stages and a full orchestra with haunting vocals for the soundtrack while scenes play out on giant screens. If The Rains …

    The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg returns this weekend. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  9. 5 things to do under $5: Kids fest, Tampa Bay Boat Show, Jack Kerouac weekend


    1 Gasparilla Music Festival Kids Fest: Families get into the Glazer Children's Museum for free and also get a concert by Grammy Award-winning kids band Secret Agent 23 Skidoo at 2:15 p.m. Sunday. 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

    Mutt Madness takes place in Dunedin on Saturday. [Times files]
  10. Things to Do Planner: Grand Prix, Adam Savage's Brain Candy, PGA's Valspar Championship


    HOT WHEELS: Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

    Juan Pable Montoya zooms through turn 10 at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.