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  1. People are paying good money to watch other people play video games in Tampa

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    By CHRISTOPHER SPATA

    Times Staff Writer

    A troupe of performers will walk on stage Sunday.

    The cast of Achievement Hunter on stage for a Let's Play Live tour event in 2016. Gavin Free is standing.[Rooster Teeth]
  2. Things to do Planner: Broadway's Aaron Tveit, gamer comedy Let's Play Live, Egypt Shrine Circus

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    BROADWAY WONDER: Aaron Tveit

    The handsome star of Grease: Live! and Les Misérables, Aaron Tveit brings the best of his on-stage charm and voice to Ferguson Hall at Tampa's David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. His career is like a theater kid fantasy, …

    Sprint racers leave the water after finishing the swimming portion of the 32nd annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon in 2015.
  3. 5 things to do under $5: Fabulous Thunderbirds in Clearwater, Dragon Boat Races

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    1Blast Friday: You get a free concert at this downtown Clearwater block party. This month brings the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the quintessential American band on such barn-burners as Tuff Enuff and Wrap It Up. Co-founder Kim Wilson still spearheads the group. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday. 400 block of …

  4. Eaters will crown wieners at event-packed RiverFest in Tampa

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    It's all about wieners and winners May 6 and 7 at RiverFest in downtown Tampa.

    "Tampa Bay's Best Hot Dog" will be crowned during the Hot Dog Festival at Riverfest in downtown Tampa. [Riverfest]
  5. 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.
  6. Disney's Star Wars Land joins trend of theme parks putting you 'in the movie'

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    In Star Wars Land, you'll be able to fly Han Solo's Millennium Falcon. You can drop by the Cantina for a drink with a droid. The attraction, coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando in 2019, is being designed to take you out of the theme park and into the Star Wars universe.

    An artist's concept of the new Star Wars land coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando in 2019. It is being designed in such a way that you feel you have left the theme park and entered the Star Wars universe. It will like many of the movies' desert outposts, marked by low, circular buildings with unusual characters walking around. Courtesy of Walt Disney World.
  7. Plan your weekend: 'Hairspray' in the park, Mainsail art fest, Neil Diamond, Earth Day

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    Plan your weekend

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    Hairspray: There's a pay-what-you-can preview at 8 p.m. today, and then the American Stage in the Park production starts at 8 p.m. Friday and runs through May 14 at Demens Landing Park, St. Petersburg. Artistic staff are planning a concert-like experience. …

  8. Time is running out to get free Adventure Island pass with Busch Gardens Fun Card

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    Busch Gardens has set a deadline of April 30 for its 2017 Fun Card deal that includes a free pass to the Adventure Island water park.

    Guests ride the Busch Gardens roller coaster Cobra's Curse when it opened in June 2016. The spin coaster is the only one of it's kind in the world featuring a 70-foot vertical lift and cars that free-spin during the second half of the three minute and thirty second ride. It has a maximum speed of 40 mph. [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
  9. Things To Do Planner: Alton Brown, Antiquarian Book Fair and SunLit Fest, Green Thumb Festival

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    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 …

    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.
  10. 5 things to do under $5 April 20-26: Science talks, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Cotee River Seafest

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    1Taste of Science: It's no coincidence that this series of talks in local watering holes is coming on the heels of the March for Science in Washington, D.C. (and a local march at Poynter Park, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday). Scientists are pushing hard for more science literacy …

    Admission to the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg will be free on April 24.