An Intimate Collaboration: Musicians from the Florida Orchestra will perform chamber works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven, followed by a discussion about the pieces. It begins at 7 p.m. at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 895-6620.
Apron's Cooking Classes: Sauce Savvy: Improve your kitchen skills by adding modern and classic sauces to your repertoire at this cooking class. It starts at 6 p.m. at Apron's Cooking School, Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $40. (813) 926-4465.
Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week: Try different cuisines and check out dozens of restaurants offering special prix fixe menus this week. Vote for your favorite server or bartender for the week and get your dining "passports'' stamped for a chance to win a beach getaway. See clearwaterbeachrestaurantweek.com for a complete list of restaurants. $15-$35 prix fixe menus; some locations offer lunch menus for $10-$15.
American Stage in the Park: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Pack a picnic and enjoy this Tony Award-winning musical about a group of overachievers competing in a spelling championship. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $15 general admission at the gate;premiere blankets $24; reserved chair seatings $29. (727) 823-7529.
SEASON FINALE CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 10 p.m., CBS A reporter follows the team around as they investigate some murders. The real story, though, is that Black Sabbath will be performing.
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Pride and Passion: Browse the galleries at the Tampa Museum of Art, sip drinks and enjoy live entertainment Saturday at this official kick-off to St. Pete Pride. Ticket includes a one-year museum membership. $85. (813) 274-8130. Or if you want a crazy night of party-hopping at the Tampa museums, there's also …
Craftology: Yes, this is at the Glazer Children's Museum, but it's definitely adults-only. The Science of Craft Beers and Cocktails features drinks, hors d'oeuvres and live music on all three floors of the museum Saturday. Benefits the museum's Title 1 School Program. $50. (813) 443-3861.
New Busch Gardens' show: Saturday is opening day for Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation, a 20-minute live musical starring movie characters such as Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo and the Penguins. With a character meet and greet. Included with daily admission to the theme park. buschgardens.com.