Things to do in Pinellas County

23 Today

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins: For Bollywood Night, the team has enlisted heartthrob Shahid Kapoor to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to celebrate the International Indian Film Academy visiting Tampa. You can get a discounted seat in the Press Level and a Rays Bollywood themed T-shirt for $25. Use promotion code JAIHO1. 7:10 p.m. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

American Stage in the Park — 'The Wiz': Ease on down the road with this modern take of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical. American Stage joins with LocalShops1 for Buy Local Night featuring meet and greets with area business owners. 8 p.m. $15 Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday; $20 Friday-Saturday; $32 reserved seating all nights. Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

24 Thursday

Oxfam America Hunger Banquet: Your seat and meal will be determined by the luck of the draw. In real life, one in seven people goes hungry. Some are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty. Few experiences bring to life these inequalities more powerfully than this banquet. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Eckerd College Fox Hall, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 864-7979.

Symphonic Chats with Mark Sforzini: Mark Sforzini leads a program designed to enhance understanding of symphonic music in general and will also serve as a preview to the upcoming Tampa Bay Symphony concerts. All programs include performances by the upcoming concert's soloist. 6 p.m. $15 at the door. Opera Central, Preis Hall, 2145 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-2040.

Our Town Conversations: Host Carol Mickett, philosopher and artist, leads this monthly series of talks about individual's visions, accomplishments and contributions to our town. Come early for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Cafe Gala. This month: Tom James, chairman of Raymond James Financial and Dali Museum board of trustees president. 6:30-7:45 p.m. $5, free for members. Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

Stand Against Racism: Naomi Tutu, global activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is keynote speaker for the annual meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. All Children's Hospital Education and Conference Center , 701 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 898-7451.

Goblin: The Italian progressive rock band returns to the states for its third U.S. tour, performing along with scenes from the movies it has been featured in. American rockers Pinkish Black will open. 7 p.m. $25, $65 VIP. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 895-3045.

Perspectives: St. Petersburg Preservation will explore "creative placemaking" used in St. Petersburg's five art districts. Discussion will explore how successful a community can be when its artists think about the role their work plays in placemaking. 7 p.m. $10, $5 members. Soft Water Studios, 515 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 824-7802.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins: Celebrate the fifth annual Senior Prom for Senior Citizens with a discounted seat in the Press Level and a Rays Senior Prom tote bag for $25. Use promotion code Prom1. 7:10 p.m. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

25 Friday

Flip-Flop Fourth Fridays: A street party with music, performers, contests, food and alcoholic drinks. Put on your flip-flops and tropical clothing for the party, which includes a Hawaiian shirt contest, hula hoop contest, Limbo dancing, sidewalk chalk art and tropical drinks. 4:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Madeira Beach, On Madeira Way, between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue N. (727) 674-1464.

Parents Night Out Kids Night Pioneer Style: While Mom and Dad are out, kids ages 6 to 9 can enjoy pioneer activities and a campfire with s'mores. 6-10 p.m. $15 (registration required). Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326.

So Hot So Fine: The gallery and Destination Tampa Bay present a night of spicy food, fashions, Latin jazz music for dancing, fire jugglers, fireworks, wine, hors d'oeuvres, hot glass demonstrations and chances for you to try it yourself. There will be also be opportunities for you to meet the artists and win prizes. Supports the DMG School Project. 7 p.m. $75. Duncan McClellan Gallery, 550 24th St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 726-2679, ext. 14.

Fourth Friday Concert Series: Bring the family, blankets and chairs for food, a fun zone and music. This month features the Black Honkeys. 7-9 p.m. Free. St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. (727) 363-9245.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic: Performing a blend of funk, soul and rock allowed this group to revolutionize R&B during the 1970s. 7 p.m. $20-$25. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550.

Michael Chapdelaine: Guitarist Chapdelaine with special guest Nate Najar. 7 p.m. $20, $15 for students and seniors. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.

Piano Concert Series: Xu Hui: 7:30 p.m. $10, student/staff free. St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N. (727) 341-4360.

The Mikado: Gilbert & Sullivan's musical satire on imperialism and bureaucracy. Through May 18. 8 p.m. $20-$44; package deals available. Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 498-5205.

The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay: Upon These Shores, featuring music from many genres, of and about the immigrant experience. 8 p.m. $24.75. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

26 Saturday

Meek and Mighty Triathlon: Racers age 7-10 can do a 100-yard swim, 3.6-mile bike and half-mile run. Ages 11 and older can do a 200-yard swim, 5.4-mile bike and a 1-mile run. 7:30 a.m. $45-$60. North Shore Pool, 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 953-9005.

Green Thumb Festival: Bring your gardening questions to "Ask an Arborist'' at the annual plant and landscape festival with flowering plants, fruit trees, orchids, herbs and garden accessories for sale. Also, soil and water testing, tool sharpening, horticulture exhibits, plant auction, free butterfly plants (500 each day), $3 trees and free mulch. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Walter Fuller Park & Center, 7891 26th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7441.

Plant Identification: Identify flowering plants in the field in class for would-be botanists; wear comfortable shoes. Best for adults. 10-11:30 a.m. Free (registration required). Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 453-6500.

Westward Ho! Historic Kenwood Tour: The tour departs from the Craftsman House Gallery to explore the neighborhood where owners joined to convert the once rundown area into one of the city's most desirable. 10 a.m. $5. Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 824-7802.

Crafty Fest: This monthly market with an artsy slant includes local arts, etsy crafters, vintage and retro goods, jewelry and plants. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 324-3878.

TI Blues Bash: The third annual blues festival features Beautiful Bobby Blackmon, the 18-piece Tomkats Jazz Orchestra, T.C. Carr and Bolts of Blue and many more. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free, $10 parking. Treasure Island Community Park, 1 Park Placeand 106th Avenue. (727) 547-4575, ext. 237.

Dillydally with Dalí: Children can discover the creative world of Dalí through games, puzzles and art activities that encourage family interaction. 11:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

Alchemy Fest: The family-friendly event featuring music, arts and crafts, games and activities, dance performances, a marketplace, organic produce, yoga, meditation, massage and magic. Bands include Hymn for Her, Good Graeff, Red Feather, Rebekah Pulley and the Noisemakers All Stars. Noon-6 p.m. $12, 10 and younger free. First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 771-5656.

League of Women Voters Fundraiser Luncheon: Activist and former U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder is speaker for the annual meeting and luncheon. Noon-1:30 p.m. $50-$100. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. (727) 896-5197.

Iced Earth: The local power metal band will be joined by Sabaton, Revamp and Blackguard. 6 p.m. $27. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 895-3045.

Things to do in Pinellas County 04/22/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:58pm]

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