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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 4

Tampa Pro: Spike Jonze Photos from the Archive: An after party at The Bricks in Ybor City featuring works by one of the most recognizable names in skateboarding photography and filmmaking: Spike Jonze, director of Being John Malkovich and Her. See images of skateboarding past and present, as well as photos of bands like Nirvana. Show opens at 8 p.m. 9 a.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $15, $30 weekend pass; $16 concert only. (813) 621-6793.

Florida Strawberry Festival and Concerts: Big and Rich: Celebrate your favorite fruit with exhibits of livestock, fine arts, horticulture and crafts. $25-$30. The country duo headlines at 7:30 p.m. preceded by Mickey Gilley at 3:30 p.m. $15-$20. 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.

Trashy Treasures and Contain It: This double-billed event features an "art garage sale" of donated artwork and art supplies, and an installation of PODS that have been transformed by eight artists. 6 p.m., Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Free; $10 for Friday night party. (727) 298-3322.

Awakening Into the Sun Festival: Kickoff Concert: The annual spring music festival focusing on wellness and tranquility features music by Rebecca Zapen, Christie Lenee, Duo Vida, InChant, Kafkasso, Sherman Noir and more. Grammy-nominated artists Mindi Abair and Seth Glier. 7 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20-$80 Fri.; Free Sat.-Sun. (727) 565-2214.

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.

Black Coffee: When a physicist dies after consuming a poisoned beverage, sleuth Hercule Poirot must solve the mystery, in this Agatha Christie tale. 8 p.m., St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $22, $10 students. (727) 866-1973.

The Fab Faux: The Beatles tribute band includes Will Lee who has played with all four of The Beatles. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $58-$63. (727) 791-7400.

Willie Nelson and Family: The country legend's career has spanned more than six-decades and over 200 albums. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $53.25-$103.75; $140 dinner package. (727) 791-7400.

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Red Hot Blues: The all-star line-up of jazz and blues includes St. Louis Blues, Night Train, Basin Street Blues, Movin' On Up and more. Jeff Tyzik conducts. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

Tampa Bay Beer Week: Official Kickoff: The annual celebration of Tampa Bay's craft and specialty beer culture kicks off with 7venth Sun brews poured at this party. Beer Week runs through March 15 with multiple events. 10 p.m., Pour House at Grand Central, 1208 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Beer prices vary. (813) 402-2923.

Bobcat Goldthwait: One of most recognizable comedians in the biz, Goldthwait's stand up riffs on politics, going broke, and his career as a writer and director of film. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Seusstastic and Read Across America: A literary children's party of all things Seuss. 10 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

Second Chance, 9 p.m., Fox. A 20-year-old cover-up of a murder comes back to haunt Pritchard (Robert Kazinsky); the informant he tried to protect is now operating as a powerful drug dealer.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 22

Air Supply: The legendary Australian soft rock duo are known for Lost in Love, All Out of Love and Making Love Out of Nothing, 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $65-$89. (727) 791-7400.Andrew Schulz: The former star of MTV’s Guy...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 21

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Amy Hill Hearth’s ‘Streetcar to Justice’ brings back a forgotten story of black history

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During Black History Month, many students learn about Rosa Parks, the civil rights activist who in 1955 refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus to a white passenger — and rode into history.A century before that, another black woman mad...
Published: 02/20/18
Notable: Five new books for young readers for Black History Month

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Haven’t made it out to the county fair yet? There’s still time

DADE CITY — There’s still more to take in before the Pasco County Fair wraps up this weekend. The midway rides are still running, popcorn will be popping and students will be showing their exhibits, including local FFA students showing plants and liv...
Published: 02/20/18

Hernando Events for Feb. 23

Events23 FridayBeginning Birding with the Audubon: Learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. Binoculars and field guides available to use. All skill levels and ages welcome. Call or text to RSVP. 8:30 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservati...
Published: 02/20/18

Pasco Events for Feb. 23

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Published: 02/20/18
Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

TAMPA Apparently, the Phantom lives forever.Thirty-two years after its premiere, one of the top-grossing musicals of all time is still packing ’em in. Sunday’s matinee at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts showed why Andrew Lloyd ...
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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Feb. 23

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Published: 02/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

The Phantom of the Opera : Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway hit returns to Tampa. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom is performed by a cast and orches...
Published: 02/19/18