Monday, December 18, 2017
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Florida Strawberry Festival: Featured performers today are Kellie Pickler (7:30 p.m., $15-$20) and Brenda Lee (3:30 p.m., $15-$20). The festival starts at 10 a.m. at 303 N Lemon St., Plant City. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. (813) 752-9194.

Dunedin Mardi Gras: Today is Fat Tuesday and there's a big street party and parade in Dunedin that features colorful floats, local celebrities, beads and plenty of beer, wine and food for sale. A free concert begins at 5 p.m. and the parade steps off from the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium at 7:30 p.m. The street party is along Main Street in Dunedin.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy winner returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater at 8 p.m. $59.50-$115.

Craft Beer Tasting Class: New to the craft beer experience? Learn how to find beers suited to your taste from the many different styles at this Tampa Bay Beer Week tasting class that explores beer's aroma, flavor, and more. It's at 7 p.m. at Southern Brewing & Winemaking Supplies, 4500 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. $10, includes six 4 oz. pours and a tasting reference guide. (813) 238-7800.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Target Tuesday: The hands-on museum and Target join together for this event offering free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

Supernatural, 9 p.m., CW Dean and Sam investigate a murdered girl's last selfie, which also captured a ghostly figure.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Coming up

Gasparilla Music Festival: The two-day fest is packed with 40 acts on four stages in Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Saturday's headliner is the Flaming Lips (will there be a giant hamster ball?) and Sunday features Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue. Food from top restaurants, too. $60-$150. (813) 708-8423.

Harlem Globetrotters: The renowned court jesters come to the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on Friday. This year's star squad including Paul "Tiny" Sturgess, said to be the world's tallest pro basketball player at 7 feet, 8 inches, Jonte "Too Tall" Hall, said to be the shortest Globetrotter ever at 5-feet-2, and Fatima "TNT" Maddox of Temple University, the team's first female player since 1993 and ninth female in team history. $19-$106. University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-3004. 7 p.m. Friday.

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