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The Florida Strawberry Festival gets underway today. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]

The Florida Strawberry Festival gets underway today. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]

Florida Strawberry Festival and Concerts: Kip Moore: Cabot Creamery will attempt to set a world record with a 1,000-gallon smoothie. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. a minimum $1 donation to the United Food Bank gets you a commemorative cup and a smoothie after the record is reached. 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.

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. Benefits Shriners Hospital for Children - Tampa. 10 a.m., Whiskey Joe's Bar and Grill, 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $20-$50 daily, $90 four days. (813) 971-9733.

Starkbierfest: Meaning "Strong Beer Festival" in English, this festival marks the period of fasting for monks between Ash Wednesday and Easter. It features live Bavarian music, dancing, knockwurst plates paired with Starkbier and happy hour discounts from 4 to 7 p.m. 11 a.m., Hofbrauhaus St. Petersburg, 123 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 898-3333.

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

International Cinema Series: Moonlight: This portion of the series features Moonlight, which follows the experiences of a young African American gay man growing up in a drug ravaged Miami neighborhood. Filmed in English. 7 p.m., Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 864-7979.

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue: Using colorful costumes, dance and live music, Taj Express takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through Indian culture. 7:30 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$75. (813) 229-7827.

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.

Tampa Bay Beer Week: The official kick-off party celebrating the Florida beer industry features 40 beers from Florida breweries. Check out more Beer Week happenings at 8 p.m., Pour House at Grand Central, 1208 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Beer and event prices vary. (813) 402-2923.

Tim Reynolds and TR3: From rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds' wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his acoustic or electric guitar. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 971-0666.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: The Dali Experience: Under the direction of Michael Francis, flamenco guitarist Canizares joins the orchestra for a concert honoring Salvador Dali. The guitarist has composed music for the Spanish National Ballet Company and several film soundtracks. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (813) 229-7827.

Marc Cohn: The pop/rock, acoustic singer-songwriter celebrates the 25th anniversary of the release of his debut album by performing it in its entirety for the first time. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $42-$56. (727) 791-7400.

Jim Breuer: Following his stint on Saturday Night Live, where his "Goat Boy" character became a fan favorite, he starred alongside Dave Chapelle in the cult comedy, Half Baked. The metal-loving comedian has more than 20 years of stand up under his belt, and is known for his family friendly shows. Presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $28 and $35. (727) 791-7400.

Amos Lee: The blues, soul and funk rocker embarks on the Winter Headline tour. 8 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $39.50-$69.50. (813) 274-8982.

Big Freedia: The Queen of Bounce, a rapper whom wider audiences might know from her guest vocals on Beyonce's Formation. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $18-$38. (813) 241-8600.

Krewella: Hailing from Chicago, the electronic sister duo are active vocal inspirations through their music and editorials. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 247-2555.


Friday at the Fountain: This month will include a movie screening of UP!, complimentary popcorn and balloon animals. Plus, 15% off at Kendra Scott and a terrarium workshop plus 20% off terrariums and plants at West Elm. 6 p.m., Hyde Park Village Stage, 742 S Village Circle, Tampa. Free. (813) 469-2022.


The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m., CW: The second-to-last episode ever of the hit vampire series. Damon and Stefan has to plan a wedding quickly coax a dangerous enemy out into the open.


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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 3 03/02/17 [Last modified: Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:17pm]
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