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Things to do Monday, April 28

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Chamber concert at Czar The Czar nightclub in Ybor City is taking a break from hipster shows and headbangers' balls for a string quartet chamber concert tonight. DJ Becca will spin classically inspired music before and after the performance and artist Aubrey Bramble will set up a slideshow of images to enhance the performance. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $20 at thestringart.com.

Dresses for Humanity II The famous frocks of Princess Diana are on display at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa. It runs through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Seminole Hard Rock's gift shop. Call (813) 627-7625

Power Ranger visits Jason D. Frank, better known as Tommy Oliver in the Power Rangers TV shows and movies, will visit St. Petersburg's On The Mat Martial Arts School, 5543 Park St. N, giving a bully seminar at 4 and 6 p.m. and signing autographs. Call (727) 584-5425.

Open mic poetry A supportive atmosphere hosted by spoken word artist Pedro Jarquin from Nation of Poets is at 8 p.m. at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. nationofpoetry.com

Teen texting discussion Is your kid a text addict? A panel discussion that includes teens and tweens today starting at 6:30 p.m. will focus on the the impact of texting on kids' social and school lives, but also what safety issues they face. It's open to the public at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E Palm Ave., Tampa. opheliatampa.org.

Darfur: Stand for Justice This lecture from a visiting economics professor and Darfur native Hamid E. Ali is at 7:30 p.m. in Fox Hall at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Free.

Coming up

Sheryl Crow The singer-songwriter with the slightly worn wail and roots-rock hooks is touring behind her new album Detours. She performs Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $46-$60.50. (727) 791-7400.

Slot machines The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has already brought their new Las Vegas-style, class III slot machines onto the playing floor. But on Thursday at 11 a.m., showgirls and local celebrities will celebrate the ceremonial "first pull" for the more than 700 new machines at 5223 Orient Road in Tampa.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne wynne@tampabay.com

Things to do Monday, April 28 04/27/08 [Last modified: Monday, April 28, 2008 7:38am]

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