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Things to do: Sunday, March 14

Things to do

Strawberry Festival: The berry blast winds things up today with country-pop artist Sara Evans at 3:30 p.m. ($15-$20 for reserved seats) and Lynyrd Skynyrd at 7:30 p.m. ($25-$30). Gates open at 10 p.m. in Plant City and admission is $10; $5 ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger with paid adult. See

Cajun Zydeco Crawfish Festival: Chow down on "mudbugs" and two-step to zydeco music at noon today ($12). 10 and younger free. Vinoy Park along St. Petersburg's waterfront. (727) 892-5798.

Kool Keith: The underground hip-hop king known in the late '80s as Dr. Octagon, Dr. Doom, Black Elvis and more has evaded the mainstream rap world with a schizophrenic style and lyrics that could make even 2 Live Crew blush. He performs at 9 p.m. at Czar, 1420 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $16-$18. (813) 247-2664.

Maria Bamford: This alt-comedy goddess, known for her quirkily manic stage presence, performs at 7 p.m. at the Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $14-$18. (813) 864-4000.

For the Love of the Arts Chalk Walk: Graffiti is encouraged here. Artists ages 3 and up are given a box of chalk and a piece of sidewalk to draw on at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon, from 1 to 3 p.m. Family activities, balloon animals, a magician, face painting and live entertainment. It's free but tickets are required. Call (813) 685-8888.

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair: There will be free book appraisals in the lobby from 1 to 4 p.m. today, and more than 115 dealers from the United States and Europe selling rare and out-of-print books, first editions, fine bindings, paper collectibles and more. It's 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $6, 12 and younger/students with ID free. Visit

Green Frog Moon Festival: We are digging the name of this gathering at the Sacred Lands Indian mound, 1620 Park St. N in St. Petersburg. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be live music, native style flutists and storytellers, displays of art, crafts and jewelry, giveaways and food vendors. The event is free, but donations are appreciated for Sacred Lands, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving historical lands.

Picnic in the park: Pack a basket, gather friends and join the Henry B. Plant Museum in Plant Park along the Hillsborough River. Models in Victorian clothing, barber­shop quartets and a Gospel choir create a nice "Sunday in the park with George" setting. It's free, but boat rides, table and chair rentals are additional. Call (813) 258-7302 for table and box lunch reservations.

Florida Orchestra: Marvin Hamlisch is responsible for some monster hits, such as The Way We Were for Barbra Streisand and the score for The Sting. He does a pops concert at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Tickets are $20-$67.

Things to watch

The Cutting Edge 4: Fire and Ice, 8 p.m., ABC Family: For all of you who can't admit to yourselves the Olympics are over.

MINISERIES DEBUT The Pacific, 9 p.m., HBO: Producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks take us back to WWII, but this time it's the Japanese who are the bad guys. Given part of its source material, E.B. Sledge's With the Old Breed, this 10-part series is likely to be even more brutal than Band of Brothers.

SEASON PREMIERE, The Celebrity Apprentice, 9 p.m., NBC: Rod Blagojevich, Sinbad and Florida's own Darryl Strawberry try to convince us that they can still earn a living. With this economy, we've got to think they'll actually be trying to keep their jobs.

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