DADE CITY — From stone crabs to frog legs, from oranges to strawberries and blueberries, Florida's festival calendar offers a bounty of foodie celebrations meant to appeal to the conventional or the eccentric palate.
Things to do today
Andrew W.K.: The party-starting metal musician returns at 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21. (727) 895-3045.
Starting Thursday the HBO series Game of Thrones will get the ultra-big-screen treatment in IMAX theaters across the country — the first TV show to do so, according to IMAX. Dan Weiss, the show's executive producer told Entertainment Weekly that he was still stunned after viewing it, saying "it's the …
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Need for beads
Gasparilla It's officially the most swashbuckling time of the year in Tampa, one of the weirdest civic traditions in the country where the city is fake-invaded by fake well-to-do pirates who throw beads at the waiting crowds with Extra's Mario Lopez and …
14th Biennial Quilt Show: More than 200 quilts with unique designs will be on display with an auction, boutique, vendors, and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $7 single day, $10 two days. Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater.
This year, Gasparilla organizers picked the right man for the job when they reached out to actor, author and radio and Extra host Mario Lopez to be one of the grand marshals for the annual Pirate Fest's parade.