Dixie's Tupperware Party: Your host is Dixie Longate, a redheaded, foul-mouthed Alabama hussy (a.k.a. the cross-dressing alter ego of Kris Andersson). Two things to know: It is a real Tupperware party, and she will call you a hooker. Opens at 8 p.m. Tuesday and runs through Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $35. (727) 791-7400.
Black Eyed Peas On the Big Screen: Will.i.am, Fergie and the gang are larger than life at this live nationwide broadcast at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on select theater screens: Regency 20 in Brandon; Woodland Square 20 in Oldsmar; Grove 16 in Wesley Chapel; and Citrus Stadium 20 in Tampa. $15-$18 (price varies by location).
Monkey music: In honor of runaway monkey mania, two concerts: 100 Monkeys, fronted by Twilight's Jackson Rathbone, plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Orpheum in Ybor City. $10.50. (813) 248-9500. Then the cheeky British rockers Arctic Monkeys hit the Ritz Ybor at 7 p.m. Friday. $23. (813) 247-2555.
April Fools' Day alert: It's Thursday, so break out your best pranks or let the April Fools Comedy Show handle the funny stuff. Host Ryan Robinson, Double D, LC and Hypeman Memphis perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Blue Shark in Ybor City. $10 advance, $12 at the door. (813) 531-1528.
kids and family
Easter fun: At 11 a.m. Friday, the orangutans go hunting for eggs at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo (lowryparkzoo.com for admission prices). Then see the Easter Bunny hop right into the water at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa and save $5 off child's admission (coupon at flaquarium.org). Or let the kids take a dip at the Underwater Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Pete Beach Community Center; $2. For a list of Easter events, tampabay.com/thingstodo.
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Pinellas schools are on spring break, and other counties will soon follow. If you've got no plans, why not let us make some suggestions? Each day we'll feature a fun to-do that's quick and local on our home page. Or you can see our whole list at tampabay.com/thingstodo/tags/SpringBreak. Easy peasy, right?