Friday, September 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 1

Red Velvet: The play tells the true story of the first black actor to play Othello in London's Theatre Royal in the early 1800s. Through March 26. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$52. (727) 498-5205.

SOLD OUT: Rick Springfield: The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter has created some of the finest power-pop of the '80s including Jessie's Girl and An Affair of the Heart. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $49-$85. (727) 791-7400.

Coffee with a Curator: A special monthly talk presented by one of the Dali Museum's education team or an invited speaker. In this portion, Katherine Brion, assistant professor of Art History at New College of Florida, presents "Frida Kahlo's Legacy and Art History Gender Studies." 10:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Real Music Series: Lee Greenwood: The series features live mixed music from the 1950s to today. Performances held at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Included with daily admission. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Wine Society Tasting: Expand your wine palate in weekly wine tasting class with food pairings. Registration preferred. 7 p.m., Ybor City Wine Bar, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $20. (813) 999-4966.

Forbidden Broadway: Dubbed the "funniest show in New York" by the New Yorker magazine, the show spoofs characters, plots and show tunes of contemporary and classical Broadway musicals. Through March 12. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827.

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: Nearly a dozen food trucks line up for this monthly lunchtime event in downtown Tampa. 11 a.m., Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. Menu prices vary.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Puddle Jumpers: Children ages 3 to 4 can enjoy a nature story, crafts and outdoor exploration. 9:30 a.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 893-7326.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE: National Treasure, midnight Hulu: The four-part Hulu original traces the fallout that occurs after accusations of sexual abuse come out against a public figure. Robbie Coltrane stars as the fiction Paul Finchley, a beloved comedian who's accused of past sexual assault.

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