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Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 8

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Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert Series: Viennese Delights Stuart Malina conducts a program with Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro Overture, Brahms' Symphony No. 2: IV and Lehar's The Merry Widow Overture. Served with coffee and doughnuts at 11 a.m. at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $24-$42. (727) 892-3337; floridaorchestra.org.

John Leguizamo in Ghetto Klown The Emmy-winning actor's one-man Broadway show is colored with accounts of his life, taking audiences from his adolescence in Queens to his days in the theater scene to his roles in major movies at 7:30 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $32.50-$59.50. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Full Moon Stand-Up Paddle Join Paddle Addict, Jonny Reno's and Reno Beach Surf Shop for a free paddle to experience Tampa Bay in the evening. Bring a glow-stick or flash light and whistle; contact (727) 510-1921 to rent a board. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at Spa Beach at the Pier approach, 615 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free.

Phineas and Ferb Live Tour The Emmy-winning animated Disney show with the witty pop-culture references comes to life in this adventurous show at 6:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $15-$50. (813) 301-2500.

Science Series: Dali and the Fourth Dimension Thomas F. Banchoff, geometer and Brown University professor, presents this installment of the series that explores scientific concepts in relation to Dali's art at 6 p.m. at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767; thedali.org.

— Michelle Stark [email protected]

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