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23 Today

South County Speaker's Bureau Master Gardener Talks: Find out how to select, fertilize and care for citrus trees in the home landscape. Register online. 2 p.m. Free. Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S. (727) 582-2603.

What's New at the Dalí Museum: This public forum hosted by Dr. Hank Hine, director of the Dalí Museum, talks about the new events taking place at the museum. 4 p.m. Free. Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 864-8834.

An Intimate Collaboration: All The World's a Stage: The Florida Orchestra explores Shakespeare's influence on music, spoken word and more in a multifaceted artistic collaboration. Vocalists from the USF School of Music's Chamber Singers highlight Shakespeare's words in song. 7 p.m. $10. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.

Emilie Autumn Concert: The "Victoriandustrial" artist has a flair for the gothic and theatrical, including her acting and musical appearance in The Devil's Carnival. 7 p.m. $16. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 895-3045.

Torah Studies : Facilitated by Rabbi Alter Korf of the Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg, the weekly classes explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective and are designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge. Optional textbook cost $36. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Chabad of St. Petersburg, 4010 Park St. N. (727) 344-4900.

China National Symphony Orchestra Concert: The professional symphony orchestra is made up of a team of award-winning Chinese instrumentalists. 8 p.m. $39.50-$59.50. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5798.

The Piano Lesson: After arriving in Pittsburgh from the South, Boy Willie decides to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations for some quick cash. 8 p.m. $29 previews and Wed. matinees; $39 Tuesday-Thursday nights and Saturday-Sunday matinees; $49 Friday-Saturday nights; $20 student advance, $10 student rush. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

24 Thursday

Rain Harvesting: Learn how to collect rainwater in a recycled plastic rain barrel for your flower, herb or vegetable gardens, and save money on water bills. Rain barrel-building workshop. Register by phone or online. 9-10:30 a.m. $25, includes rain barrel, spigot, booklet. Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 582-2108.

Household Budgeting Seminar: Designed for people who want to learn to live better on less while saving to buy a home. Sponsored by the Community Service Foundation. 6-9 p.m. Free. Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 461-0618, ext. 3.

Environmental Film Series: Munch on popcorn while you learn about sea turtles and their habits. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $3, $1.50 children. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326.

The Helio Sequence: In a very Seattle-centered show, the Helio Sequence plays alongside Seattle hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces. 7 p.m. $13. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 895-3045.

An Evening of Orchids and Scandal: Author Craig Pittman will discuss his latest work, The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid. 7 p.m. Free. Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. (727) 893-1074.

Sordid Lives: This self-described "black comedy about white trash," tells the story of a Texas family coming together in the aftermath of the matriarch's death. Performed by the Gulfport community players. 8 p.m. $15. Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S. (727) 322-0316.

25 Friday

Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet: The Florida Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's sumptuous music inspired by three Shakespeare plays: Hamlet: Fantasy-Overture after Shakespeare; The Tempest: Fantasy-Overture; and Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy. In collaboration with American Stage Theater Company, actors will present a brief scene from each play as a prelude to the music. 10 a.m. $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5798.

Tampa Bay Times Home Show: The largest home show on Florida's west coast brings the area's top home improvement experts, along with more than 600 exhibits with everything related to Florida homes, home improvement, home entertainment and landscaping. Also includes entertainment, seminars, demonstrations, giveaways and do-it-yourself ideas from experts. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-8523.

500 years of La Florida: USF St. Petersburg professor J. Michael Francis will discuss the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon's arrival in a talk entitled "Imagining La Florida: History, Myth and Commemoration." The discussion will explore the historical legacies of Spain's colonization of the land Ponce de Leon named La Florida and the interactions among Europeans, Africans and Indians that helped shape modern Florida. 11:30 a.m. $20. Harbor Hall Gallery, 1000 Third St S, St. Petersburg. (727) 873-4519.

Fourth Friday Food Truck Festival and Karaoke: The street festival brings a lineup of food trucks, accompanied by music and local merchants open late. 5-9 p.m. Corey Avenue Area, St. Pete Beach. (727) 498-8778.

Tampa Bay Celebration of Life Rally: The nondenominational, two-day event features music, national speakers, youth activities, exhibits and workshops. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Suncoast Cathedral, 2300 62nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg. (813) 246-6916.

Jackyl: Metal heads from the 1990s who don't shy away from blunt lyrics, Jackyl's latest album, When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide, came out in 2010. 7 p.m. $17. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 895-3045.

An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf: When Victor, the owner and sole patron of the finest restaurant in Paris, announces one day that he wishes to die of starvation, the staff proposes a compromise: They will cook one final meal and leave it in the kitchen, describing each course over a series of empty plates. This play celebrates food and the collected works of Ernest Hemingway. Through Feb. 17. 8 p.m. $37-$44. Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 498-5205.

9 to 5 the Musical: Feisty Fun comes to the stage with the opening of 9 to 5, the Musical. With over a dozen new songs. 8 p.m. $24. St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S. (727) 866-1973.

26 Saturday

Shorebird Classes: Learn to identify the birds scurrying along the beach. Bring binoculars, hat and water. 8-11:30 a.m. $15 per class. North Shore Park Beach, 1120 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 577-0448.

Art Festival Beth-El: This annual fine art exhibit and sale features more than 150 local and international artists, signed limited edition prints from Syd Entel Galleries, selected works by emerging student artists from Pinellas County schools, a large outdoor sculpture garden featuring unusual pieces for outdoor spaces, offices or large buildings and a boutique gallery with fine art for sale. 7-10 p.m. $25 at the door Saturday. Free Sunday and Monday. Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 347-6136.

Azalea Community Fresh Market: This market in St. Petersburg's Tyrone area offers produce, local and handcrafted foods, local artists' crafts and entertainment. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 600-4223.

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Art and Craft Festival: A full spectrum of craft/art media will be on display and for sale including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, paintings, personalized gift items, soaps and body products. A green market will offer exotic plants and gourmet items. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Corey Avenue Area, St. Pete Beach. (561) 746-6615.

Westward Ho! Historic Kenwood Tour: The tour departs from the Craftsman House Gallery to explore the Historic Kenwood neighborhood. 10 a.m. $5. Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 824-7802.

Film Screening: Romeo + Juliet:Shakespeare's classic retains its original dialogue in an "old wine in new bottles" setting in the modern suburb of Verona. Free. 1 p.m. Dalí Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

She Picked Me Book Signing: Sherry Sacino, author of She Picked Me, The Rescue of Fortunato, is on hand to sign copies of her children's book. 1-3 p.m. Books, food for purchase. Animal House, 950 34th St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 328-0503.

25 Friday

Tall Ship Lynx Visits St. Petersburg: With cannons blasting, the 122-foot square top sail schooner Lynx will sail into Harborage Marina in St. Petersburg at noon as part of her tour of the United States and Canada to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. During the visit, the ship will participate in the Gasparilla invasion and be open for public tours and sailaways on select days through Jan. 30. Open for public tours 1 to 6 p.m. Friday. $6, 12 and younger free (tours); $65, $35 12 and younger (sailaway). Harborage Marina at Bayboro, 1110 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. For all dates and times, call toll-free 1-866-446-5969 or go to

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