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Top 15 Tampa Bay area events for the week of March 14-20

Tampa Bay Times logo Tampa Bay Times 3/14/2022 Kelly A. Stefani, Tampa Bay Times
Sam Burns kisses the Valspar Championship trophy moments after winning at the Copperhead Course on Sunday, May 2, 2021, during the final round of the Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor. © Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times/TNS Sam Burns kisses the Valspar Championship trophy moments after winning at the Copperhead Course on Sunday, May 2, 2021, during the final round of the Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor.

Reggae Rise Up Florida: The outdoor reggae festival features three days of big-name headliners including Soja, Steel Pulse, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Iration, Shaggy, Pepper and Tribal Seeds. $70, $125-$140 two days, $175 three days. 12:45-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-10 p.m. Sunday. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg.

Valspar Championship: The Valspar Championship is back, bringing the world’s top-ranked golfers and some fun fan experiences, including a concert by country music stars Chris Young and Big and Rich (6:30 p.m. Saturday), a St. Patrick’s Day tribute and a family-friendly entertainment zone with games and activities. Starting at $55, 15 and younger free with ticketed adult. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. 727-942-5566.

Chili Blaze: More than 40 teams serve up various types of chili for unlimited sampling at this festival with live entertainment, craft vendors, children’s activities, other food items, beer and fireworks. Benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. $10 (sampling armband). 6-11 p.m. Friday. England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. 727-458-8204.

Country in the Park: Country lifestyle comes to Pinellas Park at this festival with a rodeo (3-6 p.m.), race car display, plant sale, crafters, mechanical bull, children’s activities and the Roots and Boots ‘90s Electric Throwdown featuring country music by Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye. Free. Noon-10 p.m. Saturday. England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. 727-541-0700.

Blood, Sweat & Tears: Founding member and drummer Bobby Colomby hand-picked this new group of musicians to bring Blood, Sweat & Tears’ blend of rock, jazz and blues back to the stage. $35-$75. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000.

Clearwater Art Walk: Enjoy a stroll through downtown while learning about the city’s public art scene in a docent-led public art walk. You will see at least 20 art installations, including sculptures, murals and art-wrapped signal boxes. The afternoon walks are coordinated to end just before the monthly Downtown District Sip and Stroll event. Get tickets at clearwaterartsalliance.org. $10 advance, $15 day of. 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. 727-245-0077.

Tyler, The Creator — Call Me If You Get Lost: The critically acclaimed rapper whose Grammy-nominated album Call Me if You Get Lost debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts performs. He will be accompanied by Kali Uchis, Vince Staples and Teezo Touchdown. $35.75-$125.75 7 p.m. Saturday. Yuengling Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-974-3111.

A Bronx Tale: Chazz Palminteri stars in his original play, in which he starred opposite Robert De Niro in the screenplay. $55-$65. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Wayne Newton: The Las Vegas icon will perform his show, “Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal.” $45-$75 8 p.m. Sunday. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.

Florida Orchestra Rock Concert: The orchestra is joined by local rock band Windborne in presenting the songs of Def Leppard. $35-$70. 8 p.m. Friday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000.

O’Keefe’s Tavern’s St. Patrick’s Party: O’Keefe’s offers up some Irish shenanigans with bagpipers, drummers, Irish dancers, green beer, Guinness, corned beef and live music by the Irish Buskers Band and the Bearded Brothers. No cover (food/drink additional). 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday. O’Keefe’s Tavern and Grille, 1219 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. 727-442-9034.

Chris Botti: Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti performs. $72.25-$91.25. 8 p.m. Friday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Bike Your City Gulfport: This easy and slow 9-mile guided tour includes the Gulfport spur of the Pinellas Trail, the Gulfport Casino and more. Free. 8:30 a.m. Friday. Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. 727-464-5580.

Voices of Truth Theatre Festival: Powerstories Theatre presents the second annual festival, showcasing eight local and national playwrights. The festival combines seven original, view-on-demand productions, both full-length and shorts, Tuesday through Saturday, and a Sunday matinee of a live-in-theater/livestreamed musical. The audience will have the opportunity to speak to the playwright and cast live after the musical for in-depth conversation about the play, its author and the process of bringing an idea from page to stage. $15 general, $77 festival pass. 8-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Powerstories Theatre, 2105 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-253-2000.

Palladium Chamber Players: This portion features the Juilliard String Quartet. $38. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.

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