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Things to do on March 26 in Tampa Bay

Get Downtown: It’s "Fast Friday" with a street party to celebrate the Honda Grand Prix, with music by saxophonist sensation B.K. Jackson, and vendors selling food and drinks. It starts at 6 p.m. on Central Avenue at Second to Third streets in St. Petersburg. Free.

Duncan Sheik: Once known more as a pop musician, he’s now a Broadway phenom with the smash musical Spring Awakening. He performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Tickets start at $25.50.

.38 Special: The first national headliners arrive at the newly remodeled Jannus Live tonight. Classic Southern rockers .38 Special (Hold On Loosely) and Molly Hatchet (Flirtin’ With Disaster) perform at 8 p.m. $45. 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg.

Chuck Brodsky: His annual spring training tour brings songs of life, culture, politics and baseball. 7 p.m. Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $18. (727) 323-2787. (Note: a wrong day was listed in Thursday’s Weekend section.)

Kids and Family

Fourth Fridays in Clearwater: The monthly street party with live music and vendors gets in on racing action. Two Indy cars will peel out between the 300 and 400 blocks of Cleveland Street at 6 p.m. as they race into the Izod Pit Stop for a four-tire change. A lucky few spectators will be a part of the action. It’s free, and food, beer and wine will be sold.

To watch

Who Do You Think You Are?, 8 p.m., NBC: Shockingly, it seems that Matthew Broderick has no one in his family tree named Bueller.

SERIES PREMIERE, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, 9 p.m., ABC: Jamie Oliver heads to Huntington, W.Va. — the "unhealthiest city in America" — to teach people how to eat right.

Kitchen Nightmares, 9 p.m., Fox: Gordon Ramsay goes to a joint in Boca Raton to work his angry magic, but walks out because the owner doesn’t want to implement his suggestions.


Spring’s a great time to be outdoors. Now you just need to know where to have fun. Head to and click on the chalk art photo for a list of free festivals that are going on around Tampa Bay this weekend.

Things to do on March 26 in Tampa Bay 03/25/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 25, 2010 6:32pm]
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