Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert Series: Best-Loved Symphonies: Teddy Abrams conducts selections from the symphonies of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Haydn at 11 a.m. at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $24–$42.
Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party: The team is playing the Rangers in New York, but you can cheer them on with food and drink specials, and appearances by Thunderbug and the Lightning Girls, at 6 p.m. at Champions Sports Bar at Marriott-Tampa Waterside in Tampa. Free admission.
Slipping: A preview performance of this edgy play will hit on the topic of gay teen bullying through the story of Eli, an openly gay high school senior. Contains nudity and risque language; talk-backs take place after show with the cast and director. It's pay what you can at 7 p.m. at Studio@620 in St. Petersburg.
Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival Opening Night: The kick-off party for this 16th annual festival includes a viewing of Naomi, guest speakers and a dessert reception at 7 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $10. Visit tbjff.org for info on the fest.
Kids and family
Florida State Fair: The fair starts today, bringing to town rides, games and, of course, lots of fried foods. New this year: a zip line, lawn mower races and an extreme sports show. Starts at 8 a.m. at Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. $10 ages 12 and up; $5 ages 6–11.
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