By the Waters of Babylon: Play by Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Schenkkan is a passionate love story, 3 p.m. today, Saturday and Oct. 5; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, American Stage Theater, 211 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. $22-$35, student rush tickets $10 30 minutes before curtain. Call 823-7529 or check the Web at www.americanstage.org.
The Vagina Monologues: Play by Eve Ensler at American Stage, 7 p.m. today, Tuesday and Oct. 5; 10:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Pay what you can, all performances. Call 823-7529.
Diabetes education: A talk by registered nurse Sandra Grosvenor, 10 a.m., Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Free. Call 893-2259.
Disney movie The Kid: 1 p.m., Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. Free.
Poetry @ the Studio: Featuring Aleshea Harris, 8 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5. See www.studio620.org.
Household budgeting: Designed for people saving for a home, 6-9 p.m., Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 461-0618.
Tuesday Morning Market: Produce, plants and art, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. along 2900 block of Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Pet-friendly. Call 459-1963.
Benefits of the flu vaccine: Dr. Arthur Clemente, chief of medicine at Edward White Hospital, speaks, 10:30 a.m., Gulfport Senior Center. Free. Call 893-2259.
Traditional music from India: By Ramesh Narayan and Adityanarayan Banerjee, 6-9 p.m., in the glass conservatory of Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. A wine and beer cash bar and dinner are available, and galleries are open. $15, $10 members. See www.fine-arts.org.
55th Train Show: A family event featuring trains, hourly giveaways and seminars all weekend, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 5, H&R Trains, 6901 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. Free. Call 526-4682.
Dessert First Dinner and Auction: Local chefs create Girl Scout cookie-themed desserts, 7-10 p.m., Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Includes cocktails, dinner, auctions. All proceeds benefit Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. $100 per person. Call 894-1000 or go to www.gswcf.org.
First Friday Art Walk: 6-10 p.m., Gulfport Art District. Free trolley rides, pets okay. Free. Call 322-5217.
Orchids: Florida West Coast Orchid Society's annual show and sale, noon-4 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Honeywell Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. Free. Call 460-4606.
Hogs and Dogs: Featuring motorcycle displays, dog pageant and costume contest, pet portraits and photo contest, exhibits and live entertainment, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Grand Central District, Between First Avenue N and First Avenue S, from 19th to 31st streets, St. Petersburg. Free. Check the Web at www.grandcentraldistrict.org.