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Florida Strawberry Festival with Martina McBride: The Grammy-nominated, CMA-winning country chanteuse performs. Bobby Vinton, the Polish Prince crooner of Blue Velvet, also takes the stage. The gates open at 10a.m. at 303 N Lemon St. in Plant City. $15-$20 for Vinton, $30 for McBride; festival admission required: $10, $5 ages 6-12 at the gate, children 5 and under free. (813) 752-9194.

Beers & Bites: The outdoor patio adjacent to Pelagia Trattoria hosts this Beer Week celebration featuring handcrafted beers from Cigar City Brewery and St. Somewhere Brewing Co., paired with a tasting menu of dishes prepared by Pelagia Executive Chef Andrew Basch and Chef Brett Gardiner. It starts at 5 p.m. at Pelagia Trattoria, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa. $35. (813) 313-3235.

Target Tuesday: Get a peek at the hands-on museum through this event presented by Target offering free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

Current Swell: The Canadian indie rock quartet performs an infectious combination of blues, roots, pop and rock. See them at 8 p.m. at the Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 258-4829.

'S Wonderful: Five mini-musicals pay tribute to the styles and places that influenced George and Ira Gershwin's songbook, from their start in New York City in 1916 to New Orleans in the '50s. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $32.50. (813) 229-7827.

TO WATCH

Dance Moms, 9 p.m., Lifetime The moms think if Abby is in a relationship, she'll be easier for her dance partner to work with. So of course speed-dating will fix that.

SEASON FINALE White Collar, 10 p.m., USA Will Neal and Peter or the FBI find the evidence box in the Empire State Building first? It depends whether the show is on the bubble for renewal.

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COMING UP

Wild Splash: The lineup for the daylong hip-hop festival Saturday includes Meek Mill, Juvenile, Juicy J, Jonn Hart and more at Coachman Park in Clearwater. $25, VIP tickets $100.

Hunahpu's Day: It's the biggest event of Tampa Bay Beer Week. Lines to buy Cigar City Brewing's famed Hunahpu's Imperial Stout will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tampa brewery. Bottles are $20, but supply is limited. For events, video and photos, go to our new craft beer page at tampabay.com/beer. Going to an event? Use #tbtbeer for your Instagram photo.

Dale Chihuly: The glass superstar comes to St. Petersburg for a rare visit and free public lecture at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort. Space is limited. It's in conjunction with an exhibit of new work at the Chihuly Collection.

La Boheme: One of the more accessible operas for newbies, it tells Puccini's tale of bohemian lovers in Paris. Performed by Opera Tampa from Thursday through Sunday at the Straz Center in Tampa. Tickets start at $34.50. (813) 229-7827.

Andre Rieu: The Dutch "Waltz King" has built his career on making classical music accessible. Show is Friday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $45-$139. (813) 301-2500.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 5 03/04/13 [Last modified: Monday, March 4, 2013 2:30pm]
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