Rock of Ages

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Stuck in the 80s fans will love this girl meets boy rock 'n' roll love story. It's 1987, a small-town girl meets a big city rocker. An arena-rock love story told through the hits of Poison, Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar. 8 p.m.. Tickets start at $42. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

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Safety Harbor Farmers Market: Vendors sell produce, flowers, foods. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. John Wilson Park and Gazebo, 401 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 461-7674.

Tai Chi For Beginners: Learn basic techniques for strength and relaxation. Register in advance, space limited. 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. $20/month with rec card, $30/month without. Oldsmar Senior Center, 107 State St. W, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1155.

Palm Harbor Newcomers Club Luncheon: Palm Harbor Newcomers Club Luncheon with entertainment by the Hammerhead Dulcimer Society of Tampa Bay. All are welcome. Call for reservations. 10 a.m. $20. East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, Oldsmar. Sponsor: Barbara Griffin. (727) 781-4358.

Math Workshop: The Safety Harbor Public Library and the Pinellas County School Family Outreach Program announce a math workshop for ESOL parents with students in grades 1-5 who are struggling with math. The workshop will review methods and techniques parents can use to help their elementary-age students understand math concepts. Workshops are presented every hour and a half. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 771-2109.

Bingo At Noon: Individuals and large groups are welcome. Lunch is available starting at 11 a.m. for $4 for center members; $5 for nonmembers, which also includes one bingo card. 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Bingo cards are $1 without lunch purchase. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 771-6000; www.phrec.org.

The Dixie Swim Club: Comedy about friendships that last forever. Seating at 4 p.m. for Thursday-Sunday evening shows, 11 a.m. for Thursday and Saturday matinees. Through Feb. 27. 1 p.m. Buffet and show, $29.90 plus tax. Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 200 S McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 446-5898; earlybirddinnertheatre.com.

Florida's Footprints: This history mini-course and lecture series profiles Florida history from the arrival of the early Spanish explorers to the post World War II population boom. This portion, entitled "Dreamers, Schemers, Real Estate Booms and Busts," examines what air-conditioning and transportation improvements meant to Florida's growth. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. $20 per session, $15 per session (Pinellas County Historical Society members). Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. (727) 582-2233; pinellascounty.org/heritage.

Free Monster Truck Display (Pinellas): Monster Jam is set to rev up the crowd at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday. Come out today for a closeup look at Gun Slinger as well as a talk with its driver before the mud starts flying. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Free. Karl Flammer Ford, 41975 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs. (727) 937-5131.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Speaker Series: The aquarium resumes its speaker series on the third Thursday of every month. This month's topic is "Riding the Waves into Hollywood: An Update." Joe Malo, the aquarium director of education, will show attendees some of the changes that have taken place at CMA since its public closing last September. Topics will include Dolphin Tale (filming of the movie), new construction and exhibits, and recent rehab animals (sea turtles and dolphin calf). 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 441-1790; www.SeeWinter.com.

Kiwanis Club of Springtime City to Meet: The Kiwanis Club of Springtime City meets weekly for dinner and hosts a guest speaker. Dr. Laurie King, with St. Petersburg College, will share information on their Ethics Institute. The public is welcome. Call for reservation. 6 p.m. Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane, Clearwater. (727) 725-7549; www.kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.

The Dixie Swim Club: Comedy about friendships that last forever. Seating at 4 p.m. for Thursday-Sunday evening shows, 11 a.m. for Thursday and Saturday matinees. Through Feb. 27. 6 p.m. Buffet and show, $29.90 plus tax. Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 200 S McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 446-5898; earlybirddinnertheatre.com.

Learn About Dolls: Local author Donarita Vocca will give a presentation on the history of 17th-century and 18th-century dolls and their modern-day counterparts. Light refreshments will be served. 6:30 p.m. Free. Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1181; www.oldsmarlibrary.org.

People's Law School: The Clearwater Bar Association presents People's Law School every Thursday through April. Each week a different topic is covered by volunteer judges and attorneys. Participants may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish. No registration is required. Visit the website for a complete class schedule. The Judicial System from the Judge's Perspective. Meets in the Arts Auditorium. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 461-4869; www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html.

Spirit Phone Tour: Celebrity psychic medium Christopher Moon, from A&E's Paranormal State and Tru TV's Door to the Dead, will showcase his Spirit Phone in a gallery setting. The device is believed to provide audible two-way communication with the dead. Hear how the machine has been used and ask the spirit world questions to see how it works. Private reading are available (Friday only). 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $35-$125. Oak Trail Books/Witch's Brew, 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 785-1960.

110 in the Shade: This musical is based on The Rainmaker, about an unmarried woman in the Southwest and her relationships with the local sheriff and a charismatic con man who promises he can make it rain. Through Sunday. 8 p.m. $26, $13 students. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

Swing Dance Classes: Group classes for all experience levels are held with instructor Brendan Smith. No partner is needed. Preregistration is required. 8 p.m.-9 p.m. $42 with a rec card; $63 without. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 812-4530; www.DunedinGov.com.

Drumline Live!: This versatile group of musicians and dancers brings an explosive energy and athleticism to an eclectic mix of sounds. The energetic cast is equally at home with the hottest contemporary hip-hop, R&B, classic Motown tunes, and the rousing sounds of the great brass tradition. Part of Mahaffey's Broadway Plus series. 8 p.m. $34-$54. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5798; mahaffeytheater.com.

Rock of Ages 01/19/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 6:36pm]

    

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