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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 06:  Donny and Marie Osmond attend the opening night of "Donny and Marie: Christmas in Chicago" at the Oriental Theatre on December 6, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 06: Donny and Marie Osmond attend the opening night of "Donny and Marie: Christmas in Chicago" at the Oriental Theatre on December 6, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Florida Strawberry Festival and Concerts: Donny and Marie Osmond: 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 $55. The siblings perform at 7:30 p.m. preceded by Shenandoah 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.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Shamrocks and Shenanigans: The 38th annual festival runs weekends through March 20 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers and more. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $17.95 advance, $20.95 day of; $9.95 advance, $12.95 day of (ages 5-12); $16.95 seniors/students; $10 dogs. Toll-free 1-800-966-8215.

Tampa Bay Orchids: More than 6,000 square-feet of live orchids on display this judged show and sale with potting and repotting services (nominal fee), orchid growing supplies and vendors. 10 a.m., Egypt Shriners Activities Building, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. $5, 12 and younger free. (813) 368-7353.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: Huey Lewis and the News: The second annual festival runs weekends noon-9 p.m. through April 24, with gourmet food samples that start at $4, wine and cocktails starting at $7.50. Live entertainment is at 6 p.m., included with admission. There are food and wine "sampler" tickets available for $24.99-$44.99 that get you five to 10 smaller-sized samples of the food and drinks available at the festival. Noon, Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

On the Magic Carpet with Barbara Eden: Entertainment reporter Bill Harris hosts the evening with The I Dream of Jeannie star as she recalls her star-studded career with rare, never-before-seen film clips, a Q&A with the audience, and memories of such stars as Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball and her co-star, Larry Hagman. 1 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $18-$35. (727) 791-7400.

Black Coffee: When a physicist dies after consuming poison, sleuth Hercule Poirot must solve the mystery. 2 p.m., St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $22, $10 students. (727) 866-1973.

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. Through March 20. 4 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

'Downton Abbey' Viewing Party: See the final episode before it airs later that night on PBS. Event also features a tea sampling, costume contest, photo opportunities, door prizes and giveaways. 6 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $25. (813) 739-2949.

The McCartney Years: A faithful recreation of a 1970s Paul McCartney concert, including songs from the Beatles, Wings and solo Paul, led by front man Yuri Pool. $29-$49. 7 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

Disney Fantasia Live in Concert: The Czech National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ted Sperling, performs accompanied by high-definition footage from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $39-$69. (727) 893-7832.

Il Volo: The classical crossover heartthrobs released a fifth studio album, Grande Amore. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $49.50-$89.50. (813) 229-7827.


Picnic in the Park: Pack your lunch, grab your beach chairs and umbrellas for an old-fashioned picnic full of Victorian sports and games. Kids activities, live entertainment and discounted tickets to the Plant Museum will also be available. 10 a.m., Henry B. Plant Park, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 258-7302.


SERIES FINALE Downton Abbey, 9 p.m., PBS. Pass the smelling salts, the end is finally at hand for the aristocrats of the Crawley family and their household staff. You can also see the finale a few hours earlier at 6 p.m. at Tampa Theatre at a viewing party ($25).


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