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On your radar: Satisfy your strawberry cravings, take your pick of music festivals or celebrate sudsy Hunahpu's Day

Florida Strawberry Festival: The little fest with the big music continues with Josh Turner (today), the Band Perry (Wednesday) and more, ending with Reba on Sunday. You also get midway rides, racing pigs and, natch, strawberries, all in Plant City. Festival admission: $10, $5 youths. For a lineup and concert prices, go to

Gasparilla Music Festival: Inaugural fest hits all the genres, with alt-country act Deer Tick, blues-funk group the Lee Boys and indie-chamber-pop group Ra Ra Riot, among others. Starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. $15 advance, $20–$25 at the door.

Wild Splash: There's another music festival Saturday, this one with a hip-hop beat. The lineup includes Childish Gambino, the hip-hop alter ego of comedian Donald Glover (a.k.a. Troy from Community), at 1 p.m. Saturday at Coachman Park in Clearwater. $25.

Hunahpu's Day: If you're a beer geek, you know the release of this year's Hunahpu's Imperial Stout at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa is a big deal, with food trucks, live music and beer samples. Hunahpu's will be $20 a bottle 3:30–7:30 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

Bill O'Reilly: The Fox News personality makes a stop at the Straz Center in Tampa on Sunday evening for his "It's Time for the Truth — Straight Up" tour. $47.50–$97.50. (813) 229-7827.

Date night

Orchestra rocks Broadway: The Florida Orchestra adds its touch to rock musicals including Rent, Hair, Little Shop of Horrors and Godspell. Concerts are Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa, Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15–$45. (727) 892-3337.

John Leguizamo in Ghetto Klown: The one-man Broadway show follows the actor from his childhood in Queens to his roles in movies. Show is Thursday at the Straz Center in Tampa. $32.50–$59.50. (813) 229-7827.

Kids and family

Phineas and Ferb Live Tour: The witty boys with the angular heads hatch another goofy adventure as the animated Disney show goes live action Thursday and Friday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $15–$50. (813) 301-2500.

Pet-A-Palooza: Bet rocker James Durbin didn't know American Idol would lead to serenading silkies Sunday at Coachman Park in Clearwater. He's joined by Twig the Skateboarding Sheltie. $5, 12 and younger free.

More to explore

Find a list of events for Tampa Bay Beer Week at

On your radar: Satisfy your strawberry cravings, take your pick of music festivals or celebrate sudsy Hunahpu's Day 03/04/12 [Last modified: Monday, March 5, 2012 7:30am]
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