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  1. Girl Noticed Live Mural Exhibit

    CASA Community Center

    St. Petersburg : 1011 First Ave. North, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Muralist Lori Pratico creates a mural in real-time for Community Action Stops Abuse's Thrift Shop. As a part of nationwide murals titled Girl Noticed, murals are created with a charcoal texture fade with time to represent a lost opportunity to "notice."

    Price: Free.

  2. Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races

    Editor's pick

    Marriott Tampa Waterside

    Downtown Tampa : 700 S Florida Ave., Tampa, 33602

    Paddlers from across the U.S. and Canada hit the waters of Garrison Channel to compete to be Tampa's top Dragon Boat Team. This event features 440-meters, sprints and 2,000K races on a fully buoyed five-lane course.

    Price: Free for spectators.

  3. STEM Expo

    University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Center

    St. Petersburg : 200 Sixth Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Discover the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at this expo to demonstrate the importance of STEM education and careers. Take a walking tour of the campus and interact with Pinellas County Schools STEM Academy students showcasing more than 150 STEM investigations.

    Price: Free.

  4. Green Thumb Festival

    Editor's pick

    Walter Fuller Park & Center

    Tyrone : 7891 26th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33710

    Bring your gardening questions to "Ask an Arborist'' at the annual plant and landscape festival with colorful flowering plants, fruit trees, orchids, herbs and garden art and accessories for sale. Also, soil and water testing, tool sharpening, horticulture exhibits, plant auction, free butt …

    Price: Free.

  5. Sugar Sand Festival: Free Concert and Movie, Fireworks

    Editor's pick

    Pier 60

    Clearwater Beach : 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach, 33767

    Nearly 1,000 tons of powdery, white sand will be transformed into "Sugar Sand Tales" themed characters and scenes creating a walk-through display under a 21,000-square-foot tent. The 10 day festival also brings a few free activities to the beach including movies, fireworks and beachfro …

    A screening of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1 at 7 p.m., A Tribute to Kenny Chesney by Pirate Flag perform at 7 p.m. Firework display at 9 p.m.

    Price: $10, $7 seniors/military, $5 ages 6-17, 5 and younger free.

  6. Pepper Fest

    Editor's pick

    England Brothers Bandshell Park

    Pinellas Park : 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park, 33781

    Turn up the heat with spicy barbecue and other sauces, sizzling salsas and hot pepper foods to sample. Also includes pepper plants for sale, car show, whip cracking demonstration, DJ music, pepper eating contest, amateur salsa and hot sauce competitions and a spicy lolly lick-a-thon. Benefits th …

    Price: $3, 12 and younger free.

  7. Asia Fest

    Editor's pick

    Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park

    Downtown Tampa : 601 Old Water St., Tampa, 33602

    Enjoy the tastes, sights and sounds of numerous Asian countries at this fest, which will include colorful dance performances, traditional music, martial arts and more. The event will be held in conjunction with the Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races on Garrison Channel.

    Price: Free

  8. Viva La Musica: Olga Tanon


    Orlando : 7007 SeaWorld Drive (Interstate 4, Exit 71), Orlando, 32821

    Series of Grammy and Latin Grammy-award winning acts along with a chef selection of Latin food items. Included with admission.

    The series opens with upbeat meringue and salsa by Olga Tanon.

    Price: $95, $87 ages 3-9.

  9. Harvey

    Editor's pick

    Freefall Theatre

    St. Petersburg : 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33710

    Elwood P. Dowd and a rabbit friend only he can see get into trouble when his sister sends them away to a sanitarium.

    Price: $23-$41.

  10. On and Off the Wall Silent Art Auction

    Morean Arts Center

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

    Bid on nearly 100 works of art available at the Morean Arts Center to benefits Morean Arts Exhibition programs. A limited edition print by Chihuly is included in the auction, with all proceeds to benefit  Ana Davis, the wife of Aaron Davis, who was killed by a drunk driver in downtown St. P …

    Price: Cost of purchases.

  11. Water Ski Show

    Tower Lake

    Oldsmar : 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar, 34677

    Skiers ages 6-60 perform theatrical water shows similar to those seen at Cypress Gardens. All performances include barefoot, jump, ballet, adagio and pyramid acts. Come early for a pre-show.

    This week features a country themed show.

    Price: Free.

  12. Surfin' Raccoons

    Blue Parrot

    South Pinellas beaches : 85 Corey Circle, St. Pete Beach, 33706

    The local mainstay band performs rockin' dance music and favorite jams.

    Price: Free.

  13. John Leguizamo: Latin History for Dummies (A Work in Progress)

    Editor's pick

    Improv Comedy Theater

    Ybor City : 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    The performer and star of stage and screen, known for roles in Moulin Rouge, Ice Age, and five of his own HBO specials, has also written and performed several one-man shows, including Freak and Ghetto Klown. Now he embarks on a different facet of his career by performing his new show on the come …

    Price: $25.

  14. Busch Gardens Serengeti Night Safari

    Editor's pick

    Busch Gardens

    Tampa : 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa, 33612

    Travel through the park's Edge of Africa in the dark, viewing the active nighttime behaviors of lions, hippos, giraffes, rhinos and more, then cozy up around a bonfire. Before and after the safari, drinks, appetizers, nightcap and desserts are provided in the Safari Club. Guests must be 21 and u …

    Price: $69 per person. Park admission not required.

  15. Celtic Woman

    Editor's pick

    Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    For their 10th Anniversary Tour, not only will the concert feature Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop, there will also be a full band, The Anotas Choir, bagpipers and Irish dancers with choreography all under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes.

    Price: $35.50-$68.50.

  16. Harvey

    Editor's pick

    Freefall Theatre

    St. Petersburg : 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33710

    Elwood P. Dowd and a rabbit friend only he can see get into trouble when his sister sends them away to a sanitarium.

    Price: $23-$41.

  17. Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Judy Garland Tribute

    Editor's pick

    Mahaffey Theater

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Singer Hilary Kole, a staple of the New York jazz scene, recreates Judy Garland's memorable performances with the Florida Orchestra, featuring selections from The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, Broadway Melody, and more.

    Price: $15-$45.

  18. American Stage in the Park: In the Heights

    Editor's pick

    Demens Landing

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Catch Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical about chasing your dreams and finding your true home. American Stage's annual play in the park takes place outdoors in Demens Landing. Reserved seats are available for purchase, but it's just as fun to pack a picnic and sit on the grass. Through M …

    Price: $13-$20 lawn, $26 premium blanket, $32 reserved, pay what you can April 22-23.

  19. SeaGrapes Fine Wine & Food Festival

    Editor's pick

    Florida Aquarium

    Channelside : 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    Over 150 types of wine will be available to sample, and over 25 local restaurants will be in attendance. Live entertainment will change as you stroll through the galleries, taking in the view of amazing sea creatures. Silent auctions, as well. Benefits youth education programs, sea turtle rehabi …

    Price: $75 members, $85 through April 18, $95 through April 25, $105 at the door; $225 VIP.

  20. Tyler, the Creator

    Editor's pick

    Jannus Live

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The all-around hip-hop misfit is coming to St. Petersburg with fellow Odd Future rapper, Taco.

    Price: $30.

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