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Easter Bunny takes a dip at the Florida Aquarium; more events


Diving Easter Bunny: The Easter Bunny is putting on his mask and fins for a dip in the aquarium tanks. Between dives, he'll dry off for photos with kids. Other activities include an egg hunt throughout the exhibits, mermaid performances and an Easter picnic. Photos and food are not included with daily admission, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $16.95-$21.95. Call (813) 273-4000.

'S Wonderful: Five mini-musicals pay tribute to the styles and places that influenced George and Ira Gershwin's songbook, 4 p.m. in Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $32.50. Also 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Much Ado About Nothing: Jobsite Theater puts on a rendition of the Shakespeare comedy about a battle of the sexes, 4 p.m. in Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. Also 8 p.m. Thursday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Renaissance Festival: Say huzzah to the wizards, warriors and commoners at this replica of a 16th century village with entertainment, street theater, jousting, human chess matches, arts and crafts vendors, fire-eaters and more, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $7.95-$15.95 advance, $10.95-$18.95 at the gate, $10 pets, $35 pet season pass. Call toll-free 1-800-601-4848.

Nature programs: Rangers guide children ages 9 to 15, and children at heart, through activities on the topic "Homemade Ice Cream: Make It and Taste It," 10 a.m. and noon at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa. $5 per child, adults with children free, adult only $5. Cash only. Call (813) 987-6204.

Easter Brunch Cruise: Climb aboard the Yacht StarShip for a buffet of breakfast and lunch items, DJ music and family photos with Peter Cottontail, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $44.95, $29.95 children. Also 2 to 4:30 p.m. Call (813) 223-7999.

Upstairs/Downstairs: Single-character vignettes bring turn-of-the-century hotel staff members and guests to life, 2 p.m. at Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Donation appreciated. Call (813) 254-1891.

Stick Martin Show: An "Easter Bunny Hip-Hop Show" featuring the local group and project: SAVE c.a. hircus, 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10. Call (813) 977-6474.

02 Tuesday

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

Tres Hombres Opening: The cafe holds a reception for this exhibition featuring the work of local artists Frank Bolock, Tim Gibbons and Jimmy Vann, 6 to 9 p.m. at Bamboozle Cafe, 516 N Tampa St., Tampa. Free. Call (813) 223-7320.

04 Thursday

Rock the Park: The monthly music series features Sound Barrier, Poetry N Lotion and Samurai Shotgun, 6:30 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free. Visit

Aer: The group mixes rap, indie rock and reggae, 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $13-$15. Call (813) 248-9500.

Girl Rising screening: This documentary about nine girls from different parts of the world and their travails is narrated by Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep and others, 7:30 p.m. at West Shore 14, 210 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. $10. Call toll-free 1-888-262-4386.

Mid Life Vices ... A Guilt Free Musical Review: Four multitalented women chronicle the lives of women in the baby boomer generation through song and standup comedy, 8 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $27.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

Nick Thune: The comedian, who started standup playing open mike nights in Seattle and has appeared on Conan and The Tonight Show, performs, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. Call (813) 864-4000.

Dave Foley: The comedian is best known for his work on the Canadian sketch show Kids in the Hall and the sitcom Newsradio, as well as the lead role in A Bug's Life, 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $16 advance, $18 day of. Call (813) 960-1197.

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