Monday, May 21, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of March 4

Florida Strawberry Festival: The Plant City berry extravaganza is also one of three outdoor music fests this week. The hottest concert is Blake Shelton on Sunday, but reserved seats are sold out, so you'll have to take your chances with the grandstands. Other music includes Dwight Yoakam tonight, Martina McBride on Tuesday, Bret Michaels on Saturday and Hunter Hayes on Sunday. Festival admission is $8, $4 ages 6-12 advance at Sweetbay throughout the fest; $10, $5 ages 6-12 at the gate. flstrawberryfestival.com.

Gasparilla Music Festival: This is the second year for the hit festival in Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Saturday's lineup includes headliner the Meter Men, as well as hot indie groups Best Coast, Dr. Dog and Dawes. $25 advance, $30 day of. gasparillamusicfestival.com.

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.

Date Night

Nude Nite: Now, now, no giggling. This is art. The three-night juried art exhibition in a warehouse celebrates the human form with photos, body painting, sculpture, experimental installations and live music. It's Thursday through Saturday at 3606 Fourth Ave., Tampa. $20. nudenite.com.

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.

Kids and family

Sea Monsters Revealed: New exhibit is similar to "Bodies," except with a look inside 200 real sea creatures, including an 18-foot whale shark. It opens Saturday at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. $18.95, $16.95 seniors, $12.95 for kids 2-12. mosi.org.

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