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Tampa entertainment calendar: Philippine Cultural Festival starts Friday

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PhilFest: The Philippine Cultural Festival offers three days of Philippine-themed foods, merchandise, accessories and entertainment from 4 to 11 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at 14301 Nine Eagles Drive. Tickets are $6. Free for ages 5 and younger. For information, visit pcfitampa.org.

Art extravaganza: An annual night of arts at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave. The 34th annual juried USF Student Art Exhibition takes place in the Marshall Center Gallery and Oliver Gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. alongside the MFA 2010 Graduation Exhibition in the USF Contemporary Art Museum. ArtHouse follows with open studios and music from 8 to 11 p.m. in the fine arts hall building. Free. Call (813) 974-2849.

Cavalia: It's closing weekend for Cirque du Soleil creator Normand Latourelle's show, featuring 12 breeds of horses, acrobats, dancers and riders performing under a big white tent, 8 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds, I-4 at U.S. 301 N. Also 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $44.50 to $189.50. Visit cavalia.net or call toll-free, 1-866-999-8111.

The Lark: The trial, condemnation and execution of Joan of Arc are depicted at 8 p.m. at Gorilla Theatre, 4419 N Hubert Ave. Also at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Suitable for adults and teens. $25. Show runs through April 4. Call (813) 879-2914 or visit gorillatheatre.com.

Dance show: University of Tampa dance professor Susan Taylor Lennon presents Dancing Toward Home, a one-woman show about Lennon's relationship with her mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. 8 p.m. today and Saturday in the University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 301 North Blvd. The gallery opens at 7 p.m. Free. Call (813) 257-3745.

27 Saturday

Rays day at museum: Don your Tampa Bay Rays gear and head over to the Tampa Bay History Center to partake in batting cages, Skee-Ball, a kids craft area and Wii gaming in celebration of the traveling exhibit "Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball," 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 801 Old Water St. Outdoor activities are free. To enter museum, cost is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors, students and ages 13 to 17; $7 for ages 4 to 12; and free for ages 3 and younger. $2 off admission with Rays apparel. Call (813) 228-0097 or visit tampabayhistorycenter.org.

See Dalí: Step into the strange world of surrealist art parties with a fashionable and hallucinogenic homage to Salvador Dalí in "Sensory Overload 5," 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 1517 E Seventh Ave. A performance of models and artists in second-story windows can be seen for free from Seventh Avenue. The cost is $10 in advance and $15 the day of show. Tickets available at King Corona Cigar, the Roosevelt and New World Brewery. Call (727) 823-3767, ext. 3034, or visit the Web site artistsandwritersgroup.com.

28 Sunday

Cirque Dreams Illumination: City dwellers reinvent everyday objects through balancing, dangling, leaping and risky flights against an imaginative landscape, 2 and 7:30 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets $39.50 and up. (813) 229-7827.

Alicia Keys: The soul singer visits the St. Pete Times Forum on her "Freedom" tour with special guests Robin Thicke and Melanie Fiona, 7:30 p.m., 401 Channelside Drive. Tickets start at $55.25. Visit sptimesforum.com.

Indie tunes straight up: The Hub Bar in Tampa presents local groove band the Infinite Groove Orchestra, 10 p.m. at 719 N Franklin St. Free. Call (813) 229-1553.

Tampa entertainment calendar: Philippine Cultural Festival starts Friday 03/25/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 4:49pm]
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