Monday, February 19, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 10

University Lecture Series: Abby Wambach: World Cup soccer champion Abby Wambach is the all-time leading scorer in international soccer history with 184 career goals. An intense competitor known for clutch goal scoring, Wambach is a fan favorite. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-5383.

Florida Strawberry Festival and Concerts: Casting Crowns: The contemporary Christian rock band headlines at 7:30 p.m. while Oak Ridge Boys go on at 3:30 p.m. ($15-$20) and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra perform a free concert at 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m., Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds, 303 N Lemon St., Plant City. $10, $5 ages 6 to 12, 5 and younger free. Concert tickets are extra. (813) 752-9194.

Grand Prix Kick-off Party: Mingle, take photos and see the USF2000 race car in the Biergarten. 8 p.m., Hofbrauhaus St. Petersburg, 123 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. No cover (food/drink additional). (727) 898-3333.

Donavon Frankenreiter: The mustachioed road warrior known for surfing and soft rock songs makes his way back to the St. Petersburg theater. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$25. (727) 895-3045.

Meet and Eat: Indy car fans can meet Graham Rahal, driver of the No. 15 Steak and Shake car, for autographs, photos with the car and giveaways. 4:30 p.m., Steak and Shake, 8101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 568-9169.

Buildings Alive!: Ybor City Architecture Hop: Enjoy food and drink samples as you ride rubber wheeled trolleys for tours of seven historically significant sights. 5 p.m., Ybor City Museum State Park , 1818 E Ninth Ave., Ybor City. $45. (813) 247-1434.

Dark Wave Yoga: Vinyasa Yoga set to dark and melancholy variant of new wave, post-punk, gothic rock, dark synthpop, ambient, industrial, trip-hop music. 7:15 p.m., Tempus Projects, 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $12; $10 students & military. (813) 340-9056.

Murder for Two: A hilarious musical murder mystery, in which one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all the other roles, and they both play piano. Through May 1. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Absurdist playwright Christopher Durang's tale of middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, whose movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. The broad comedy earned rave reviews during its Broadway run. Through March 26. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Inherit the Wind: The great American drama of a science teacher put on trial for teaching evolution is loosely based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Through March 27. 8 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30-$40. (813) 374-2416.

Badfish: A tribute to Sublime. 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10-$12. (727) 565-0550.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Book Time at Brooker Creek: Program includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3 to 5. 10:30 a.m., Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6800.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE 60 Days In, 9 p.m, A&E. The new reality series gives seven innocent volunteers a frightening assignment: They're sent to live among the general population at an Indiana jail, where they discover what life behind bars is like.

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