Katy Perry: Will there be fireworks and whipped cream? The pop starlet brings her flirty California Dreams tour to the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa at 7:30 p.m. Friday. $45. (813) 301-2500.
Matt & Kim: Impossibly adorable duo Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino deliver pop-rock with equal parts sugar, sweat and smiles at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Czar in Ybor City. $20. (813) 247-2664.
Motherhood the Musical: From the folks who brought you Menopause the Musical, it's a humorous look at the joys and perils of being a mom. Preview performances through Thursday are $40; opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa. $42. (813) 229-7827
Madama Butterfly: If you're a fan of M. Butterfly or Miss Saigon, you'll love Puccini's classic opera Madama Butterfly. See the St. Petersburg Opera Co. production Friday, Sunday and June 14 at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. $21.50-$61.50. (727) 822-3590.
Rob Schneider: The Deuce Bigalow star and Saturday Night Live regular returns to his standup roots with shows Friday through Sunday at Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa. $27-$30. (813) 864-4000.
Kids and Family
Two Dollar Target Tuesday: Get cheap play time at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa with $2 admission from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. While you're at Curtis Hixon Park, check out the free Playing in the Park showcase of kid-friendly versions of Zumba, yoga, karate and hip-hop dancing starting at 4:30 p.m.
World Oceans Day: The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is celebrating with Dr. Seuss giveaways, prizes and activities such as scavenger hunts and text message games, plus education about fishing and coral reefs. Starts at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday. Admission: $21.95, $16.95 children, 2 and younger free. (813) 273-4000. flaquarium.org.
Dive-In Movies: First one of the season! So grab your best floatie or just keep swimming, just keep swimming to watch Finding Nemo on the big screen at 8 p.m. Friday at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center. $3; drinks, snacks and glow jewelry for sale. (727) 363-9245.
Butterfly, Herb and Native Plant Fair: Learn about butterfly gardens, herbs and native plants starting at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens in Tampa. But be careful, kids, in the caterpillar petting zoo. $5, members and ages 11 and younger free. (813) 974-2329.
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