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Things to do Tuesday March 25

The band Atreyu still makes us think of The Neverending Story.

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The band Atreyu still makes us think of The Neverending Story.

To do today

Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour The winter answer to the Warped tour features Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, Bless the Fall, Idiot Pilot, MUCC, D'Espairsray and the Underneath. The head-banging starts at 6 p.m. at the USF Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $28.50. (727) 896-2276.

Jeffrey Goldberg It's a free talk tonight by the Washington correspondent for the New Yorker and author of Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide, hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the New York Times. He will be talking about Israel, Iran and the future of terrorism at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Hall at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

Tampa Bay Lightning The Bolts play the Florida Panthers tonight at 7:30 at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $8. (813) 301-6600.

Paul R. Ehrlich Earth Day is coming up and you can prepare your brain with a free lecture by this Stanford University professor of population studies, who wrote, with his wife, Anne, Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environment Rhetoric Threatens Our Future. He also wrote The Population Bomb (1968) and was one of the founders of the group Zero Population Growth. See him at 7 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Free.

Tea in the Garden For a thoroughly civilized afternoon break, get some finger foods and tea from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts garden. It's $8 and reservations are encouraged at 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667, ext 210.

Dali and Film Lecture Series David Audet, filmmaker and director of the Festival of the Moving Image, and Charles Peirson Lyman Jr., USF professor of film studies, are the guests this week to talk about "American Avant-Garde of the '50s and '60s: Personal Filmmakers." The lecture is at 7:30 tonight at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620.

State Symphony of Russia Mark Gorenstein is the conductor at 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$45. (727) 791-7400.

Philadelphia Phillies Spring training baseball game today is against the Cincinnati Reds at 1:05 p.m. at Bright House Networks Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $10-$32. (727) 467-4457.

Alice and the Hobbit: Fantastic Tales for Every Age A lively lecture on storytelling, rabbit holes and hobbits is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Wine and cheese will served.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Coming up

SouthShore Plein Air Festival The public is invited to visit artists as they paint outdoors at various locations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Hillsborough County, including Camp Cristina in Riverview and the Manatee Viewing Center at Apollo Beach. Maps are available at the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce, 315 South Tamiami Trail, or the Resort and Club at Little Harbor. A reception and sale starts at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Resort and Club. (813) 645-3732.

Festivals of Speed Get a glimpse of the luxurious side of motor sports on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Vinoy Park in downtown St. Pete. Lamborghinis and Bentleys will be on display and Valentino Balboni, Lamborghini's chief test driver, will make an appearance. Tickets are $10, free for children younger than 12. Call (352) 385-9450 or go to

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Things to do Tuesday March 25 03/24/08 [Last modified: Monday, March 24, 2008 8:31pm]
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