Kids get the run of the ship
Next week is spring break for Pinellas students, and at Spring Break Aboard the AmVic they can play on the SS American Victory for free with the purchase of one full-price adult ticket. Kids are encouraged to walk the planks and do other fun activities on this scavenger hunt — they'll receive a worksheet of items to be found onboard. Noon to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. $10, $8 seniors/veterans, $5 12 and younger. SS American Victory, 705 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 228-8766.
We go together like ...
Relive the movie that had your middle-school heart gushing at the Grease: the Sing-Along on Friday. Sing along to the movie with your favorite Grease tunes at 10 p.m. Friday at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $8. (727) 791-7400.
Play with food
Feed the Bay is a block party with free food, balloon animals, bounce houses, a magician and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Admission is a donation of a nonperishable food item, benefiting Feed the Bay. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. South Shore United Methodist Church, 11525 Big Bend Road, Riverview. (813) 677-9482.
Author gives lunch talk
Enjoy a three-course lunch and hear a discussion by George Packer, author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq. A Q&A session and book signing follow. It's $30 at noon Friday at the University Club, 1 Tampa City Center, 38th Floor, Tampa. (813) 273-3616.
Got junk? It's art
Saturday's Reuse-A-Palooza at Lowry Park is designed to heighten awareness about recycling. Activities include a Recycle Regatta boat-building challenge, Trashformations Tampa Bay art contest, Recycling Resources recyclable collection and displays by environmental outreach groups. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lowry Park, 7525 N Boulevard. Free. Call (813) 221-8733.
Longo gives singer a boost
Tampa singer-songwriter Daniel B. Marshall enlisted some major-league help for his CD release party at 10 p.m. Saturday at Jackson's Bistro Restaurant, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. Daniel B.'s new album Same Old New Beginnings is the star of this party, but his friend Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays is hosting the party, and he's planning to bring along some special guests. Prizes will be given away every hour. Doors open at 10 p.m. with a concert and party to follow. Women $8, men $11. (813) 277-0112.
Get a feel for trucks
Trucks of all sizes and shapes will be at Touch-A-Truck in Tampa on Saturday, including a Tampa Fire Rescue engine display, Bess the Book Bus, city utility vehicles, monster trucks and a K-9 unit. The event benefits the Freedom Playground Foundation. $3 suggested donation. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. MacFarlane Park, 1700 N MacDill Ave., Tampa. (813) 837-1878.
Get your kilt pressed
The theme this weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival is "Highland Fling," with Highland games, beer tasting, a kilt competition, a Scottish village, and a pipe and drum band. Then there's the usual collection of wizards, warriors and commoners who populate a replica of a 16th century village with entertainment on multiple stages, including street theater and human chess matches, as well as art, crafts and other vendors. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 4801 E Fowler Ave. Adult tickets are $14.95 in advance and $17.95 at the gate. Ages 5 to 12 are $6.95 in advance and $9.95 at the gate; $10 per pet. (813) 983-0111.
Party with new Rays garb
To celebrate the release of the Tampa Bay Rays "Collector's Edition" team shirt on Thursday, Tommy Bahama at International Plaza will hold a party with live music, food, cocktails and the opportunity to buy the new shirt, from 5 to 8 p.m. at International Plaza and Bay Street, 2223 N West Shore Blvd. Free (RSVP appreciated). Call (813) 319-8860.