Garden Birds, Big and Small: Learn how to turn a drab back yard into a vibrant wildlife oasis that provides food, water and shelter to both native and migrating birds. 2 p.m. Thursday. Free. East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, East Lake. (727) 773-2665.
For the Love of Clearwater Art Show: Catch the opening reception for artists whose work celebrates Clearwater. Art will be displayed today through Sept. 13. 4-6 p.m. Free. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970; myclearwater.com/cpl.
Cooking Classes: Katerina Zaronias prepares kreatopites (filo stuffed with meat and cheese), horiatiki (Kalymnian village-style salad) and rizogalo (rice pudding). 12-2 p.m. $20, $18 for members/students; includes materials. Safford House Historic Museum, 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.
Singing Tree: Ray Belanger and Lloyd Goldstein present an acoustic night of folk music with a classical twist. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. $16; $14 for members and students. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.
One Acts Festival: See 10 one-act plays in one night, ranging from comedies to dramas. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $16. West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.org.
Blast Friday: The family-friendly street celebration features unique vendors, fun foods, family activities, contests and entertainment. Includes a free concert by Zander, featuring Robin Zander, right, the lead singer of Cheap Trick; axe man Mark Hitt; Larry Hobbs of The Juice on bass; and long time friend and drummer Steve Luongo. 5:30 p.m. Friday. Free. Cleveland Street District, 433 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 464-7200.
Live Music and Healing Event: At this metaphysical bazaar, island and world style music will be performed by musician Bonnie Bowers and percussionist Baaba Ray Herod. who will also construct one of his handcrafted framework pyramids for public demonstration. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday. Free. The Witch's Brew, 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 785-1960; thewitchsbrew.com.