Friday, July 20, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 2

Tony Bennett: The singer's list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes 19 Grammys, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He is recognized for signature tunes like Steppin' Out With My Baby and I Left My Heart In San Francisco. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Start at $68. (727) 893-7832.

Florida Strawberry Festival and Concerts: King and Country: Celebrate your favorite fruit with exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts. Festival goers will also enjoy the games, rides and attractions featured at the Midway and concerts with headliners taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. every night. See the lineup at flstrawberryfestival.com. $25. 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.

Tampa Pro: Besides some of the best skateboarding on the planet, there are also great after parties lined up featuring live music, art shows, video premieres and the epic Converse Concrete Jam. 12 p.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $30 weekend pass; $10-$15 individual. (813) 621-6793.

Gasparilla International Film Festival: The annual festival will screen some 115 shorts, films and documentaries at Tampa Theatre and Centro Ybor 20. 5 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Ranges from free to $10 for each film. Packages available. (813) 260-4433.

Music on the Bay: Parrot Heads from across the U.S. and Canada gather for this four day festival featuring music by more than 18 bands on the outdoor stages at Whiskey Joe's Barefoot Beach. 5 p.m., Whiskey Joe's Bar and Grill, 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $20-$50 daily, $90 four days. (813) 971-9733.

ArtFlix: Frida Kahlo: The unrated film Frida Kahlo takes a journey to the Blue House in Coyoacan, the place of her birth and the last years of her life. 6 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Humming House: Country concert. 6 p.m., Ferg's Live, 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-8403.

Nude Nite: This three-night, 21-and-older sensual art event turns an industrial warehouse into a pop-up gallery. Nude Nite mixes art and entertainment in celebration of the beauty of the nude. 6 p.m., Warehouse, 6818 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa. $25 Thursday, $30 Friday-Saturday. (321) 229-8110.

Rock the Park: Fount: In addition to live music, there will be food and beverages on site. The band will be joined by All Day Tuck and FR33DBACK. 6:30 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free.

Old 97's: The troupe has blazed a trail through alternative country and power pop music. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$25. (727) 895-3045.

Sleeping Beauty: The Moscow Festival Ballet presents a classical ballet performance to the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty based on a young girl condemned to eternal sleep, but is awakened by "true love's kiss." 7 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Moon Hooch: The Brooklyn dance music trio embark on a tour. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 241-8600.

Here Come The Mummies: Original Undead Funksters. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $37.50 for GA/pit tickets; $30 reserved seats. (727) 791-7400.

Greg Fitzsimmons: Was a panelist on VH1's Best Week Ever and has two half hour specials on Comedy Central. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Dinos Alive: A special exhibit of life-like and life-size dinosaurs. 9:30 a.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Included with admission. $32.95, $24.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.

TO WATCH

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 8 p.m., Spike: Get your Wolverine intel in before seeing Logan this weekend. This origin story explains how Wolverine discovered his abilities and the circumstances behind his killer claws.

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