2.5 Minute Ride: Lisa Kron's one-woman show about a daughter's journey to understanding her father, a Holocaust survivor, brings veteran actor Lisa Powers, above, back to American Stage. This preview performance is at 7:30 p.m. at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg. $29–$47. (727) 823-7529.
An Intimate Collaboration Series: The Florida Orchestra and Studio@620 present a third season of entertaining happenings in our own backyard. The theme this month is Spring For It. It's at 7 p.m. at Studio@620 in St. Petersburg. $10 donation. (727) 895-6620.
Busch Gardens Real Music Concert Series: With the Grass Roots: This series presents notable names from swingin' big bands to sock-hop era idols at 11:30 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. at Busch Gardens in Tampa. Included with park admission: $80, $72 ages 3–9.
Encore Chamber Music Series: St. Petersburg Opera Chamber Ensemble: An instrumental and vocal ensemble performs works by Corelli, Puccini, Snell, Mozart and Mark Sforzini. Includes postshow reception and talk-back with the artists. Show is 7:30 p.m. at Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. $22.
Marc Price: Remember Skippy on Family Ties? The excitable nerd who's spent the last couple decades as a comic talking about modern life and what it's like to be a child star will perform at 9:30 p.m. at Coconuts Comedy Club Tradewinds Sandpiper Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $20. (727) 360-5653.
Kids and family
Pi Day: Dalí used mathematical principles like Pi often in his art, so naturally the museum is observing National Pi Day. The day features math-inspired activities, treats from Cafe Gala and films including Donald in Mathmagic Land, The Story of 1 and Flatland: A Journey of Many Dimensions. It starts at 10 a.m. at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. Films are free. (727) 823-3767; thedali.org.
Season premiere: South Park, 10 p.m., Comedy Central: Sixteen seasons and counting, which suddenly makes us feel really old. It's always an adventure seeing who they offend next. We hear Apple is a target this year.
More to explore
Find plenty of free events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.