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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 14

Marjorie Prime: In the age of artificial intelligence, a young stranger arrives to help 86-year-old Marjorie uncover the intricacies of her past, raising questions about the limits of technology and the notion that memory is a human invention. Through April 1. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49; free for people under 20 years old, reservation required. (727) 823-7529.

Think + Drink (Science) Cafe: Sarasota Bay Blue Carbon: Grab a beer or glass of wine and join a forum about cutting edge science. Discover what makes our coastal plants special and what is being done to protect them. 7 p.m., South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. $5, $3 members. (941) 746-4131.

Palladium Chamber Players 2018: Special guest violinst Nancy Chang: International soloists and chamber musicians will interpret classic chamber repertoire led by Florida Orchestra Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer, including violinist Danielle Farina, cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park. Violinist Jeffrey Multer, violinist Danielle Farina, cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park will perform works from Mozart, Rachmanioff and Schumann. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$175. (727) 822-3590.

Mid-Week Madeira Beach Morning Market: Shop local produce, arts and crafts, specialty food items and more. 10 a.m., Madeira Beach, On Madeira Way, between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue N, Madeira Beach. Free (items individually priced). (727) 278-4285.

Coffee Talk: In a 30-minute presentation, artist in resident Nan Colton introduces great artists and historical figures. Included with museum admission. 10 a.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $17, $15 seniors and military, $10 students with college ID, kids 6 and younger free. $5 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 896-2667.

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: Beethoven: Enjoy coffee and doughnuts as the orchestra presents pieces by Beethovan. 11 a.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $24-$42. (727) 892-3337.

Chasco Fiesta: Located adjacent to the park on Bank Street, this year’s nine-day festival carnival has a midway with a special area for younger children offering them more minimally frightening rides. It’s Rock and Jazz Under the Stars Night with entertainment by Mama’s Batch and Sean Chambers at 6 p.m. 5 p.m., Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. Free to attend. Wristband for carnival rides additional. (727) 842-6055.

Ales and Wild Tails: Communities that Save Cobras: Enjoy craft beers while discussing environmental topics relevant to today. "Tails" is wordplay for the wildlife-oriented topics. In this portion, Michael Starkey, from Save the Snakes, will talk about how communities around the world are working to protect snakes from threats ranging from habitat destruction to human persecution. 6 p.m., The Ale and The Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. No cover. (727) 821-2533.

Forever Plaid: Four young singers killed in a car crash posthumously hit the stage for one last performance full of barbershop quartet harmonies and 1950s nostalgia. Through March 17. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $42. (813) 229-7827.

Kingston Trio: American folk and pop music group that launched the folk revival of the late 1950s to late 1960s will perform. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $22.50-$52.50. (727) 893-7832.

TO WATCH

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, 10 p.m., FX: A young Andrew Cunanan struggles with an oppressive father while a young Gianni Versace becomes a fashion designer.

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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando Counties starting July 20

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Hernando Events for July 20

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, July 15

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