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Plan your weekend March 22-34

Plan your weekend

Indy cars

Honda Grand Prix You might not see them, but if you're anywhere near St. Petersburg, you'll hear Indy cars whizzing through the streets starting Friday, with the main event Sunday. $20-$55 general, $50-$135 reserved. Visit gpstpete.com.

Date night

Alicia Keys The 14-time Grammy winner with the velvet voice brings her Set the World on Fire tour to the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on Sunday. $45.25-$100.25. (813) 301-2500.

Comedy

Bill Cosby: For a generation that grew up on The Cosby Show, he's that comforting grandpa who can spin a story and pluck humor from everyday life. Pull up a chair to hear Dr. Cosby perform two shows Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $42, $50, $63. (727) 791-7400.

Gallagher's Last Smash A pioneer of the cable comedy special, Gallagher grew up in South Tampa as Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr. before going on to become one of the most popular comedians of the 1980s. In 2012 he suffered a heart attack on stage and even spent some time in a medically induced coma. That has prompted the 66-year-old comic to declare this is his last tour, though he does plan to remain in comedy as a writer. His final Tampa Bay appearance will be at the Capitol Theatre, which is letting the watermelon-smashing comic trash the place before the theater closes for extensive renovations. 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $19.21. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

movies

Spring Breakers We finally get to see what the indie film world has been buzzing about for weeks: Harmony Korine's film Spring Breakers, set in St. Petersburg and full of Day-Glo depravity. The movie, which opens Friday, is naughty, nihilistic and a whole lot of fun. Pick up Friday's tbt* for full coverage of the stars, the scenes and the style.

Gasparilla Film Festival The Gasparilla International Film Festival is roaring back for a seventh edition, armed with its strongest lineup ever, drop-dead parties and a special guest star who's a bona fide Punisher. Actor Thomas Jane returns to Tampa on Saturday when the festival celebrates the 10-year anniversary of The Punisher's local filming. He'll introduce a 6:30 p.m. screening at Centro Ybor 20, conduct a Q&A afterward, and pick up a career achievement award. Tickets are $15 at gasparillafilmfestival.com.

Stage

When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable) The play by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin is about an old man in a prison cell and a character called the Interviewer, who grills him about a murder he committed. It opens Friday and runs through April 21 at American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Preview tonight. $29-$49. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

Take the kids

Easter egg hunts Even though Easter isn't until March 31, several places are dyeing to get started with eggs hunts and festivals. They include Springfest, which has an Easter egg hunt, pony rides, hay rides, train ride, a petting zoo, face painting and games at Horse Power for Kids, 8005 Racetrack Road, Tampa. It's noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; admission is $10 children, $6 adults. (813) 855-8992. And only in Florida: an Underwater Egg Hunt and Spring Festival. Kids will hop into the pool to dive for colored eggs filled with prizes. Please bring mesh bags to gather eggs. Afterward is a family festival including a touch-a-truck, music, games, bounce houses, crafts and food. 10 a.m. Saturday. $4 (egg hunt) Free (festival). St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-9265.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]

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