Things to do for the week of May 14

11 Today

Alzheimer's caregiver support group: Families and caregivers coping with loved ones with Alzheimer's can find answers, resources and support from peers and professionals. 10 a.m. Free. The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 812-3930.

Wine Down Wednesdays: In conjunction with the Garden Restaurant. Wind down with wines and hors d'oeuvres like grilled eggplant, blue cheese olive pate, cheeses and other treats in a weekly celebration. 5 to 9 p.m. $20 for all the wine you care to drink, plus finger foods. Lobby Bar, 217 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 896-3800. thegardenbistro.com.

The Pillowman: The play by Martin McDonagh is presented by a group of Gibbs High Pinellas County Center for the Arts theater students who call themselves the Dags, led by student George Kielty. In The Pillowman, a writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his stories and child murders in his town. 7:30 p.m. $10, $8 students or seniors. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620. studio620.org/620/e_pbmm.php.

12 Thursday

Afternoon tea dance: A casual afternoon of dancing to music by the Ellis Hale Combo. Refreshments available. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $5. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. (727) 518-3131.

Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society concert: Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps. 7 p.m. $7. Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. (727) 397-1875. bilmarbeachresort.com.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown: Largo High School Musical Theatre presents You're a Good Man Charlie Brown at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday in the Largo High Auditorium, 410 Missouri Ave. $10. For information, call Bill Renfroe at (727) 588-6995.

Movies in May: St. Petersburg Preservation offers free music and movies during May. A limited number of chairs are available for rental, or bring your own chair or blanket. This week: City Slickers starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance. 7 p.m. Free. North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 824-7802. stpetepreservation.org.

Little Shop of Horrors: BCHS Pirate Players present the musical in the main auditorium. 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. $10 for adults, $5 for students. Boca Ciega High School, 924 58th St. S, Gulfport. (727) 893-2780.

Spring orchestra concert: Featuring the Eckerd Community Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Free. Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 867-1166. eckerd.edu.

Godspell Jr.: Grace Lutheran School presents its 11th annual school musical in the church sanctuary. 7:30 p.m. today and Friday. $7 for adults, $3 for children 14 and under, and free for children 3 and under. Grace Lutheran Church St. Petersburg, 4300 16th St. N. (727) 527-6213. grace-lutheran.com.

The Drowsy Chaperone: The Eight O'Clock Theatre stages this Tony-winning musical comedy about a reclusive Broadway fan with a rich fantasy life. Through May 22. 8 p.m. $25, $12 students. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6793. eightoclocktheatre.com.

Guisando Caliente: The Latin jazz quintet performs in celebration of its new CD, a collection of jazz songs with a strong Afro-Cuban influence. 8 p.m. $20, $15 students and seniors. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620. studio620.org.

13 Friday

Belleair Farmers Market: The market features farm-fresh produce, gourmet cheeses, bakery products, fresh seafood, seasonal Florida honey and freshly ground coffee. Concessions also are available. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Hunter Park, Indian Rocks Road and the Mall, Belleair. (727) 461-7674.

Pic Pac Sampling: Summer Sensations: Try wines from around the world in weekly tasting. Chris Yado presents red and white summer favorites. 6 to 8 p.m. $5. Pic Pac Fine Wines & Liquors, 6609 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 347-0743.

Movies in the Park: Gather up the family and bring blankets and chairs for a free viewing on an outdoor screen. Themed activities begin at 7 p.m. with screenings starting at dusk. It's Fairy Tale Night with the feature presentation of Disney's Tangled. 7 p.m. Free. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. (727) 586-7415.

Astronomy: St. Pete Astronomy Club's Greg Simpson will share his Celestron computerized telescope to view distant celestial objects, including the quarter moon, and Saturn and its rings. 7:30 p.m. $3 for adults, $1.50 for children. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727)893-7326. stpete.org/boyd.

Everybody Loves Opal: This quirky comedy about crazy optimism and dumb luck takes a look at Opal the lovable hoarder. Through May 22. 8 p.m. $22 adults, $10 students. St. Petersburg Little Theatre, 4025 31st St. S. (727) 866-1973. splt.org.

Studio Lounge: One night a month, the studio transforms itself into a lounge with live music and dancing. 9 p.m. $20. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620. studio620.org.

14 Saturday

Pass-a-Grille Art Mart: On the beach patio next to Paradise Grill, between Ninth and 10th avenues on Gulf Way, you can shop through fine art and handmade crafts by local artists. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Items priced individually. Paradise Grille, 900 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach. (727) 367-3818.

Spring Fling: Green-thumbed pet lovers can stock up on plants and supplies with some of the proceeds benefiting Pet Pal Animal Shelter. Adoptable pets will be on site. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Dolins Garden Center, 801 62nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 525-3434.

John Hamm signing and reading: St. Pete Beach author John Hamm will read from and sign his debut book, In the Vale, a Cold War metaphysical thriller. 1 to 3 p.m. Booklover's Cafe, 2105 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 954-8815.

14 Saturday

Masks of Mystery Masquerade Ball: Masks are required to enter this masquerade ball; the gallery will have some for sale if you come without one. Also featured are mask-related or avant garde pieces of art, burlesque performances at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., and a fashion show at 10:30 p.m. 8 p.m. $10. ARTpool Gallery, 919 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 324-3878. artpoolrules.com.

Things to do for the week of May 14 05/10/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 5:39pm]

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