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  1. Monet to Matisse Exhibit

    Editor's pick

    Museum of Fine Arts

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    This week is your last chance to see the exhibit Monet to Matisse — On the French Coast. The selection of Impressionist and Modernist visions includes Eugene Boudin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Pablo Picasso in addition to the headliners Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. It ends Sunday, and th …

    Price: $17, $15 seniors and military, $10 students with college ID, kids 6 and younger free. $5 after 5 p.m. Thursdays.

  2. Our Town Conversations: Jeff Johnson

    Editor's pick

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    Host Carol Mickett, philosopher and artist, leads the monthly talks with local heroes about their visions, accomplishments and contributions to shaping the identity of our town. Come early for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Cafe Gala.

    Jeff Johnson, the state director of AARP, discusses the best ways to approach aging in Tampa Bay.

    Price: $5, free for members.

  3. The Story So Far

    Editor's pick

    The Orpheum

    Ybor City : 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City, 33605

    A mini-Warped tour is coming to Ybor City as the pop/punk band is joined by Four Year Strong, Terror and Souvenirs.

    Price: $20-$23.

  4. Josh Gracin

    Editor's pick

    Ferg's Live

    Downtown Tampa : 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    For a Military Appreciation Concert, the country singer and former Marine performs from the venue's "Stage in the Sky."

    Price: $10, $5 military.

  5. The Tempest: Esta Isla es Mia

    Editor's pick

    Freefall Theatre

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

    Artistic director Eric Davis adapted and stars in this one-man version of Shakespeare's exploration of the politics of colonialism, set in Cuba to explore the history of revolution and dissent on the island. 

    Price: $23-$41.

  6. Music and Movies in the Park

    Editor's pick

    North Straub Park

    Downtown St. Petersburg : Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg, 33701

    This weekly series features musical talents from Florida who entertain before a classic movie screening. Bring a picnic and enjoy the water view. The music starts at 7 p.m., and the films start at dark. Families are encouraged to ride their bicycles to the films. Free and secure valet bicycle pa …

    The series continues with music by Boxcar Hollow and a screening of Saturday Night Fever.

    Price: Free (donations appreciated).

  7. The Illusionists

    Editor's pick

    Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    With Broadway-quality staging, seven illusionists -- each with their own specialty -- perform stunts, tricks and magic acts with an army of sidekicks, a troupe of dancers and a live band.

    Price: $56-$82.

  8. Red: Preview

    Editor's pick

    American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The Tony Award-winning play follows the abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko as he and his assistant prepare for a very important commission: a series of murals for the Four Seasons restaurant. As Ken, his assistant, questions Rothko about his art theories, the artist realizes that his grea …

    Price: $29-$59.

  9. Pablo Francisco

    Improv Comedy Theater

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

    Known for his arsenal of characters and uncanny impressions, the comic was a cast member of MADtv, has had two Comedy Central specials, and has over 10 million YouTube viewers.

    Price: $20.

  10. Ken Rogerson

    Side Splitters Comedy Club

    Carrollwood : 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    A national headliner, the writer, actor and comedian played "Kevin the Biker Fireman" on F/X's hit show, Rescue Me. He began his career performing at Chicago's Second City, and was a central part of Boston's infamous comedy scene of the 1980s.

    Price: $10-$16.50.

  11. Vegetable, Herb and Tropical Fruit Garden Tour

    Pinellas County Extension Service

    Largo : 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, 33774

    Tour a variety of garden areas and explore the fragrant herb garden, compost demonstration area, vegetable, and tropical fruit garden, to learn to grow foods at home.

    Price: Free, but pre-registration required.

  12. We Are A Blue Star Museum

    Ringling Museum of Art

    Sarasota : 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, 34243

    Military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserve and their families, get free admission to the museum from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Military I.D. required.

    Price: $25, $20 seniors, $10 students. Free admission Mondays to art museum only.

  13. Summer Safety Kick-Off

    Great Explorations Children's Museum

    Fourth Street Garden District : 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, 33704

    Create your own UV bracelets, sun visors and sun-safe paper dolls at this safety festival with crafts, science activities and story times.

    Price: $10, $9 seniors, one and younger free.

  14. Wiggle, Giggle and Sing

    Seminole Community Library

    Seminole : 9200 113th St. N, Seminole, 33772

    Shake a parachute, toss a bean bag, and other "wiggly, giggly' musical activities for children ages 5 and younger.

    Price: Free.

  15. Zumba Gold

    Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center

    Dunedin : 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698

    A fitness program designed specifically for older adults using Latin and international rhythms and easy to follow moves.

    Price: $4, $3 with I.D. card.

  16. Guitar Factory Tour

    Armadillo Enterprises

    Town 'n' Country : 4924 W Waters Ave., Tampa, 33634

    Guitarists in need of a new "axe" can take a factory tour and see how Dean Guitars, Luna Guitars and Ddrum are actually made.

    Price: Free.

  17. The Message Is in the Medium: Opening Reception

    HCC Ybor Campus Art Gallery

    Ybor City : 2204 N 15th St., Tampa, 33605

    In this exhibition of paintings on silk, seven artists from the U.S. and Europe explore women's visions on global and environmental concerns with 2D and 3D works utilizing a variety of techniques. Gallery Talks begin at 6:30. Remains on display through June 18.

    Price: Free.

  18. Faculty and Staff Summer Art Show: Opening Reception

    Pasco-Hernando State College Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery

    West Pasco : 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, 34654

    The sixth annual faculty and staff display of inspired works of art through a variety of mediums including photography, clay, charcoal, textiles, pencil drawings, acrylics and sculpture. Through June 24.

    Price: Free.

  19. State of Technology

    Centre Club

    Westshore : 123 S Westshore Blvd. (8th Floor), Tampa, 33609

    Meet some of the new players in the technology of Tampa. Guest speakers include, Dr. Eric Liguori, Vice President of Publications, Linda Olsen, Tampa Bay WaVe and more.

    Price: Free.

  20. Zoominations: A Chinese Lantern Festival of Lights

    Editor's pick

    Lowry Park Zoo

    Seminole Heights : 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604

    Discover 30 illuminated scenes built by craftsman from Zigong, China, including replicas of the Beijing Temple of Heaven and larger-than-life dragons, pandas, rhinos and more. It will also feature performances by Chinese acrobats and an artisan market with handmade crafts. Runs through June 28

    Price: $24.95, $22.95 seniors, $19.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free (Zoominations); $39.95, $37.95 seniors, $29.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free (combo Zoominations and Zoo admission).

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