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Summer Camp Showcase: Numerous camp programs will have tables of information to show what their organization has to offer children. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Shore Acres Elementary School, 1800 62nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 902-7540.

The Original Wailers: Al Anderson, who worked with Bob Marley, leads this reggae, rock group. 7 p.m. $15-$20. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550.

Deltron 3030: The hip-hop trio consists of Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and DJ Kid Koala. 8 p.m. $25. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 895-3045.

Around the World in 80 Days: Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock. Five actors portray 33 characters in Mark Brown's new adaptation of the famous Jules Verne novel. Through April 13. 8 p.m. $39. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

03 Thursday

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert Series: Theme and Variation: Stuart Malina conducts pieces including Ives' Variations on "America," Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite Gavotte con due variazioni, Beethoven's Eroica Symphony Finale: Allegro molto, Weber's Four-Hand Music and others. 11 a.m. $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

Eminent Scholars Lecture Series: The topic of the series is ocean health. This portion features Bill Lehr of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration presenting "Doing Emergency Science: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Budget Calculator Experience." 1:30 p.m. Free. Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 553-1634.

Edge District Market: The market on the first Thursday each month, has local produce, grass-fed meats, eggs, honey, hand-made crafts, massages, food trucks, entertainment and much more. 3-8 p.m. Free. Edge District, 11th Street and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. (727) 550-7652.

The Storyteller's Closet: Opening Reception: The gallery's new exhibit will feature the mixed media work of Laura Balombini who uses polymer clay, wood, wire and paint to construct two- and three-dimensional pieces, and beaded Columbian necklaces created by Diana Samper. 5-8 p.m. Free. Michele Tuegel Contemporary, 320 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-1100.

Opera at the Dali Concert Series: Robert Kruithoff, Tenor This portion features Robert Kruithoff, a first-year vocal performance major at St. Petersburg College, under the direction of Marilyn Michael. 6 p.m. Free. Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

Stepping Out: A diverse group of women decide that they want to learn to tap dance and take lessons in the basement of a church. The long struggle to get better at tap pays off when they present a final recital in front of an audience. Runs through April 20. 8 p.m. $15. Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. (727) 322-0316.

G-Eazy: This rapper became known after releasing a sample of the '60s hit Runaround Sue, which eventually earned him an appearance on Lil Wayne's America's Most Wanted Tour. 9 p.m. $20. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 895-3045.

04 Friday

First Eckerd Humanities Symposium: A showcase and celebration of new and recently published student and faculty research in the Humanities, including ongoing film and web-based Digital Humanities projects 1-5 p.m. Free. Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 867-1166.

Eminent Scholars Lecture Series: The topic of the series is ocean health. This portion features Erin Fougeres, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, presenting "Dolphin Die-Offs in 2013: Ocean Health Indicators or Just Unusual Events." 1:30 p.m. Free. Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 553-1634.

Bike Rally: Wear green to show support of sustainable transportation on this 20- to 30-minute ride (approximately 4 miles) in Gulfport. 3 p.m. Free. Stetson University Law College, 1401 61st St. S. (914) 573-6276.

Beach Goes Pops: Bring a blanket or a chair to the annual two-day festival of free music, an arts and crafts show, food and drink from area restaurants. This year's bands include Tailspin and Incrisis (Friday); with C-Note and Late Night Brass (Saturday). 4-10:30 p.m. Free. Pass-a-Grille Beach, 107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach. (727) 278-1884.

Sunshine and Bullets CD Release Party: See the local three-piece alternative rock group perform during first Friday with special guests, Anyone's Guess, From This Fire and Yoshi Gish. 7 p.m. $7. The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 258-4829.

St. Petersburg College Madrigalians: "The Art of Spring," will feature songs of spring and love, both classical and popular, which allude to art including, Starry Night, Colors of the Wind and more. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted. St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N. (727) 341-7984.

Eliza Gilkyson: The politically minded folk singer-songwriter was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. 8 p.m. $25. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

05 Saturday

Tyrone Middle School Yard Sale: Features household items and baked goods for sell. 8 a.m.-noon. $10 space rental. Tyrone Middle School, 6421 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-1819.

Stand Down For Homeless Veterans: In an effort to help homeless veterans out of their current situations, the Veterans Administration is offering them free medical care, meals, toiletries, showers, clothing and information on available health care benefits, employment assistance and potential housing. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 398-6661, ext. 7552.

Citrus Gleaning: If you have unwanted citrus hanging on a tree, St. Pete Abundance will come pick it to donate to area hungry. If you've got some spare time, join them for picking. Call to volunteer or schedule a picking. 9-11 a.m. Free. Fossil Park & Willis S. Johns Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 475-0287.

Save the Face Race: The 5K race to raise awareness for oral cancer includes T-shirt, goodie bag and prizes for top finishers. 9:30 a.m. $25. Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. (610) 955-6949.

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Art and Craft Festival: The 11th annual juried art show features craft/art media by 150 crafters from 30 states. There will also be a green market with exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Corey Avenue area, St. Pete Beach. (561) 746-6615.

Prom Dress Distribution: The Belle of the Ball distributes donated new and used formal dresses to low-income high school teens in the bay area. The recipient must be present and must be on free or reduced lunch or referred by a church or civic organization, school social worker, guidance counselor, principal, community involvement personnel, guardian ad litem or foster care program. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. (727) 386-4502.

Nano Days: A nationwide celebration of nanoscale science features nano-related activities, exploring the basics of nanoscience and looking at applications. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $10 ages 2-54, $9 ages 55 and older, one and younger free. Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-8992.

St. Pete Record Shindig: Bananas Music, Daddy Kool Records, Mojo Books and Music, Planet Retro, Vatican City Vinyl and Microgroove join to celebrate the traditional disc record with a party including Green Bench brews, meet and greet with music enthusiasts and sales on most music. Noon-5 p.m. Free admission, charge for beer and food. Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 321-6814.

Florida Food Conference 2014: Interactive sessions immersed in culinary conversation and photography for anyone who wants to write a cookbook, or food-based memoir, promote a culinary blog, or capture the essence of culinary creations in photographic images; with speakers: cookbook author, TV cooking show host and three-time James Beard award winner, Nathalie Dupree; Tampa Bay Times food and travel editor, cookbook author and adjunct journalism professor at USF St. Petersburg, Janet Keeler; and Scott Keeler, Tampa Bay Times photographer. Guests attend keynote address of "Storytelling Through Food" with Dupree, then choose two workshops. 1-5 p.m. $25. USF St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S. (727) 873-4881.

Sweetwater Cornhole Tournament: Beat the competition to win prizes like VIP tickets to the 420 Fest in Atlanta at cornhole tournament. Must be 21 or older. 2 p.m. No cover. Brewers' Tasting Room, 11270 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 873-3900.

Country Western Luau: Don your boots, cowboy hats and tropical attire for a luau country western style. There will be music provided by the Caribbean Cowboy, all you can eat dinner, door prizes, 50/50 drawing and more. Proceeds benefit the special baby milk fund at All Children's Hospital. 6 p.m. $15. American Legion Post 14, 1520 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 894-7071.

Fashion Show and Celebration: Elizabeth's Boutique celebrates its anniversary with a party featuring a fashion show, an international dance show, European dinner, dancing, an auction and full bar. Benefits Pet Pal Animal Shelter. 7 p.m. $25 (general); $35 (VIP). 4765 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 254-9526.

Princess Ball: Fathers can escort their little princesses to this Daddy/Daughter Dance with music by DJ David, a photo booth, appetizers and drinks. 7-10 p.m. $20 each first child; $10 additional child. Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. (727) 385-5195.

Florida Orchestra Pops: A Tribute to Benny Goodman: Under the direction of Jeff Tyzik, Dave Bennett and his sextet join the orchestra for a night of jazz. 8 p.m. $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

Too Smooth: The entertainer presents, I Can't Stop Laughing, a blend of family-oriented, wholesome comedy. 8 p.m. $20-$40. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

Romantic Expressions: A night of art delivering romantic messages includes music, spoken word poetry and theatrical entertainment. 8 p.m. $15. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.

03 Thursday

Branford Marsalis Quartet: The renowned Grammy Award saxophonist has led The Tonight Show With Jay Leno band for three years, performed with symphony orchestras, collaborated with Sting and the Grateful Dead, composed scores for Broadway and had his own hip-hop band Buckshot LeFonque. 7:30 p.m. $39-$59. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

Things to do in Pinellas County 04/01/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 2:15pm]
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