Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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On your radar: Celebrate a surreal birthday, catch a pair of classic musicals, bring the family to a chocolate festival or take a ride on the Love Train

The Dalí turns 1: The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg celebrates its first birthday with a gigantic cake shaped like a Dalí mustache, plus smaller mustache-shaped chocolate flavored ices. Free activities start at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the lobby, with cake at noon. Regular admission required for galleries.

Love, Loss and What I Wore: That silk blouse you always look for because you wore it on the first date with your husband? Every outfit tells a story in a show by Nora and Delia Ephron, running Tuesday through Sunday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center in Tampa. $38.50 and up. (813) 229-7827.

Classic musicals: It's va-va-vroom with Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret in the 1964 guilty pleasure Viva Las Vegas at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater ($5). Then sing along with Kermit for The Rainbow Connection in The Muppet Movie — the 1979 version — at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tampa Theatre. $9, $7 ages 2–12.

Date night

Music: The legendary soul group the O'Jays bring the Love Train to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg at 7 p.m. Thursday. $35–$55; (727) 892-5798. Big Christian music fest Winter Jam is headlined by alt rockers Skillet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $10 door only ( jamtour.com). Get a mix of gritty R&B, Southern and deep soul tunes with Gregg Allman at 8 p.m. Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $35–$69.50; (727) 791-7400.

Kids and family

Festival of Chocolate: The fudgy goodness will be flowing for three days at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, with truffles, show pieces, demonstrations and — new this year — a Cocoa Couture fashion show with outfits made from wrappers and real chocolate. It's Saturday through Jan. 16. Included in museum admission. festivalofchocolate.com.

Feel the beat: The Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Battle of the Bands and Drum Line Extravaganza features the funky beats and acrobatics of marching bands from historically black colleges and universities throughout the South. It's 4 p.m. Sunday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, one day before MLK Day on Jan. 16. $10, $12 day of. mlknationalparade.org.

Heritage Street Festival: The two-day fest celebrates black heritage with live entertainment, food and craft vendors Saturday and Sunday in Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. tampablackheritage.org. Free.

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Looking for free events? We've got a list at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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