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Top 10 Weekend Events, April 29-May 1

El Adobe will close after 40 years — Belly up to the bar and order a half-pitcher of El Adobe's popular margaritas or snag a bowl of chips and salsa while you still can - the venerable restaurant will close its doors May 10, after 40 years serving Mexican cuisine on S. Tamiami Trail.

Person found dead in conference room on Apple's Cupertino campus, reports say — A person was reportedly found dead in a conference room at Apple's Cupertino campus, local media say, and an investigation is currently underway. Officials are expected to release more information later. Mashable reached out to Apple and the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office for comment.

New restaurant: Caffe Le Sirene — Caffe Le Sirene (225 Miami Ave. W., Venice; 941-400-6136) has opened in Venice's Burgundy Square, offering breakfast and lunch with an Italian twist. Owners Tiziano Di Costanzo and Sophia Ferraro both own other restaurants - Ferraro with the nearby Trattoria Da Mino (335 W.

'Purple Rain' playing on the big screen — Want to remember Prince Rogers Nelson properly? You could listen to his music, sure, but you can also see him at the height of his musical and theatrical power by watching "Purple Rain" on the big screen.

Top 10 Weekend Events, April 22-24

New Orlando Getaways — Summer is our time. From returning to local restaurants during prime time (see our Savor Sarasota story) to taking advantage of less-crowded attractions and theme parks, the next few months will see many locals looking to enjoy Florida like tourists.

Cheap Eats: Thomas German Bakery — THOMAS GERMAN BAKERY 2126 Gulf Gate Dr., Sarasota 941-925-8100; Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. When I walk in, the array of baked goods displayed behind glass kind of distracts me from the rest of Thomas German Bakery.

Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash — When the Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash began in 2010, it was a welcome addition to our area's slate of charity events, combining competitive professional barbecue pitmasters with bluegrass acts from around the country, all to benefit a group of charities focused on children. Casual and fun,, the event drew a few thousand people.

12-year-old Israeli girl discovers ancient Egyptian amulet — JERUSALEM - A 12-year-old Israeli girl has discovered an ancient Egyptian amulet dating back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs. Neshama Spielman and her family took part in the Temple Mount Sifting Project, an initiative to sort through earth discarded from the area of the biblical temples in Jerusalem.
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