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On your radar this week: 'Shrek the Musical,' final performances of 'Rent,' Jeff Beck and Pops in the Park

Sea Grapes: Drink with the fishes at Tampa's Florida Aquarium, with wine, cuisine, live jazz and a silent auction among the exhibits at 8 p.m. Saturday. $95; $175 VIP. (813) 273-4030

Cinco de Mayo: If you're looking for a festive fiesta on Thursday, there's a block party at St. Petersburg's Push Ultra Lounge with unlimited margaritas for $10 starting at noon, and a happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. at South Tampa's MacDinton's with free sombreros.

Kentucky Derby: The 137th Run for the Roses is 6:15 p.m. Saturday, one of the most popular days at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay Downs in Tampa. Doors open at noon, and mint juleps will be on the menu. Free admission.

Rent in the Park: This is the last week for the American Stage production of the rock musical that explores AIDS and the bohemian lifestyle in the 1990s. Shows are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. $13-$27. (727) 823-7529.

One Night of Queen: It's eerie how Gary Mullen looks and sounds like Freddie Mercury in this recreation of a Queen concert, including hits We Will Rock You and Somebody to Love. It's 8 p.m. Thursday at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $59-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Pops in the Park: Pack a picnic and a white tablecloth for a classy Florida Orchestra concert under the stars in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Free.

Jeff Beck: One of the greatest guitarists of all time has two shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, but the Saturday one is pretty much sold out. Tickets for the 8 p.m. Friday show are $41-$61. (727) 791-7400.

Two Dollar Target Tuesday: It's just $2 to visit Tampa's Glazer Children's Museum from 2 to 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month.

Shrek The Musical: It has all the elements of the popular 2001 movie with a fresh cast of songs. Look for David F.M. Vaughn, who went to East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs and FSU; he spends the entire show on his knees to play Lord Farquaad. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with shows through Sunday at the Straz Center in Tampa. Tickets start at $38.50. (813) 229-7827.

On your radar this week: 'Shrek the Musical,' final performances of 'Rent,' Jeff Beck and Pops in the Park 05/01/11 [Last modified: Sunday, May 1, 2011 5:30pm]
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