Sunshine Skyway Bridge stamp: A program marking the first day of issue for the priority mail stamp is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Magnuson Hotel & Marina Cove Resort, 6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane S, St. Petersburg. (Yes, you can see the Skyway.) The stamp ($5.15) will be available for purchase with the first day cancellation postmark. (727) 328-6633.
Jeff Ross: You just never know what the celebrity "Roastmaster General" will say, but we're sure he has a few choice words about Florida on Thursday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $27.50–$37.50. (813) 229-7827.
Tampa Bay Beer Week: Taste the best that local craft brewers have to offer in the area's first Beer Week. It starts Saturday with the Florida Brewers Guild Beer Fest at Centro Ybor and ends March 10 with Cigar City's third annual Hunahpu's Day, a minibeerfest. In between will be smaller events at breweries, taverns and brew pubs. For events, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do.
Radiohead: How appropriate that the nerdtastic British art-rock band is playing on wonderfully weird Leap Day on Wednesday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $45–$69. (813) 301-2500.
Nude Nite: The sensual art party is much like it sounds, combining fine art, live body painting, sculpture and games Thursday through Saturday at Ybor Warehouse, 3606 Fourth Ave., Tampa. $20. (321) 229–8110. www.nudenite.com.
Itzhak Perlman: The violin virtuoso has played for presidents and the queen and he can play for you Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $50–$125. (727) 791-7400.
Kids and family
Florida Strawberry Festival: The music lineup is just as sweet as the berries. It kicks off at the festival grounds in Plant City on Thursday with Gretchen Wilson and the Oak Ridge Boys, and this weekend includes Demi Lovato (Friday), Air Supply (Saturday) and firebrand Hank Williams Jr. (Sunday). Festival admission: $8, $4 ages 6 to 12 advance; $10, $5 youths at the gate. See tampabay.com/things-to-do for reserved concert ticket prices and schedule. (813) 752-9194. Continues through March 11.
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts: Now in its 42nd year, the fest has become a premier tradition, drawing 230 excellent artists to Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa on Saturday and Sunday. Back this year is the kids-only shopping tent for Art Collectors in Training. Free admission. gasparilla-arts.com.
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