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  1. Florida Strawberry Festival and Concerts: Boyz II Men

    Editor's pick

    Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds

    Plant City : 303 N Lemon St., Plant City, 33563

    It's not just the strawberries that make this event sweet. Though crowds may come for the fruit, they stay for the live entertainment. This year's major headliners include, Reba McEntire, Boyz II Men, Sara Evans, John Legend and interestingly enough Kevin Costner and his band Modern West. Headli …

    Friday's headliner is Boyz II Men ($20-$25) with opener Loretta Lynn ($20-$25).

    Price: $10, $5 ages 6 to 12, 5 and younger free. Concert tickets are extra.

  2. Real Music Series: Exile and Juice Newton

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    Busch Gardens

    Tampa : 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa, 33612

    The series features live mixed music from the 1950s to today. Performances held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Included with daily admission.

    Price: $95, $90 for ages 3-9

  3. St. Pete Beach Beer Fest

    Editor's pick

    St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park

    South Pinellas beaches : 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach, 33706

    Grab your commemorative cup for tastings of more than 50 beers from Florida and national craft breweries at this festival with food, cigars hand-rolled on site, corn hole toss, prizes and valet parking.

    Price: $30 advance, $35 day of.

  4. Nude Nite

    Editor's pick

    Costa Building

    Ybor City : 3606 E Fourth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    This three-night, 21-and-older sensual art event turns an industrial warehouse into a pop-up gallery. The theme this year is "Extreme Dreams" and visitors will explore dream-like experiences in burlesque, live art by body painters, explicit photography, live music and a cast of adult-t …

    dj Teresa returns as the resident to create a new sound track for the event that brings the art and the night to life to celebrate the intrinsic beauty of the human art form.

    Price: $20-$25.

  5. The Lacs

    The Round Up

    Oldsmar : 10051 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, 33615

    The musical duo, who formed in 2002, perform country rap.

    Price: $15-$20.

  6. Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth

    Jannus Live

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

    The courtyard venue will host a death metal explosion with openers, Aeon and Tribulation.

    Price: $25, $27 day of show.

  7. Bright Lights, Big City

    Editor's pick

    Freefall Theatre

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

    Follow the sordid adventures of a depraved fact checker at a New York magazine as he plummets into the yuppie party scene. In classic Freefall style,  the black box theater has been turned into a 1980s nightclub setting, with high-top table seating for the guests.

    Price: $21-$46.

  8. Contra Dance

    Pinellas Park Auditorium

    Pinellas Park : 7690 59th St. N , Pinellas Park, 33780

    You don't need a partner to dance to contra dance. Pre-dance lessons available at 7:30 p.m.

    Dance to live music by Palma Sola with Stan Prince calling.

    Price: $10, $5 ages 13-21, 12 and younger free.

  9. Anthony Jeselnik

    Editor's pick

    Improv Comedy Theater

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

    The comedian, television host, writer and producer is known for his dark comedy style.

    Price: $25.

  10. Jon Lovitz

    Editor's pick

    Improv Comedy Theater

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

    Known for his distinctive voice, this comedian has accomplished many feats over his 20 year career, including Emmy nominations, appearances in over 30 films and being one of the first famous guests to appear on Friends.

    Price: $30.

  11. Tommy Emmanuel

    Editor's pick

    Capitol Theatre

    Downtown Clearwater : 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 33755

    The two-time Grammy-Award winner and acoustic guitar extraordinaire returns to the historic theater for two performances.

    Price: $45.

  12. Spring Jam

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    University of South Florida Sun Dome

    University Area : 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33620

    R & B soul singer, Keith Sweat brings his timeless classics to Tampa with top '90s artist, Genuine, Dru Hill and Jon B. Slick Rick will host.

    Price: $39-$82.

  13. Anthony Jeselnik

    Editor's pick

    Improv Comedy Theater

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

    The comedian, television host, writer and producer is known for his dark comedy style.

    Price: $25.

  14. Gasparilla Interactive Festival

    Port of Tampa

    Channelside : 1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    Tampa Bay's showcase for cutting-edge technologies, digital innovation and entrepreneurial inspiration features presentations and forums from the brightest minds in emerging technology, interactive media and disruptive entrepreneurship.

    Price: $150 advance, $175 week of.

  15. Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival: Gin Blossoms

    Epcot at Walt Disney World

    Lake Buena Vista : 1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, 32830

    For this year's festival (daily through May 17), in addition to nearly 100 topiary characters, outdoor kitchens and Tinker Bells' Butterfly House, Frozen is set to make its first appearance represented in a garden at the World Showcase Plaza, with white and silver blooms. The concert series, ren …

    Price: $97, $91 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free.

  16. Temple Terrace Senior Expo

    Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex

    Temple Terrace : 6610 E Whiteway Drive, Temple Terrace, 33617

    The 26th annual expo will bring together a wealth of services, products and important information tailored specifically for seniors, caregivers and others.

    Price: Free.

  17. Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest

    Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

    Spring Hill / West Hernando : 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, 34606

    Swamp creatures roam the 22nd annual swamp celebration with more than 140 artists and crafters, food, live music, dancing and a swamp monster costume contest. Benefits Hernando County Land Protectors, Weeki Wachee Crime Watch and Weeki Wachee Area Club.

    Price: $8, $4 ages 6-11, 5 and younger free.

  18. Off the Beaten Path: Sandhill Scramble

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    St. Petersburg College Biology Professor Craig Huegel, Ph.D., leads hikers on exploration of the wildflower-filled sandhills of Brooker Creek Preserve. Bring water and lunch. Register by emailing fobcp@tampabay.rr.com.

    Price: $25. registration required.

  19. Stetson Law Review

    Stetson University Law College

    Gulfport : 1401 61st St. S, Gulfport, 33707

    The symposium will explore growing economic inequality in the United States, available opportunities for upward mobility, and the proper role of labor and employment laws in ensuring adequate opportunities for mobility. Keynote speakers include Wilma Liebman of Cornell University and Timothy Noa …

    Price: $99.

  20. Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and Sale

    Minnreg Building

    Pinellas Park : 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo, 33773

    Professional dealers with finished and un-finished gems and minerals available for purchase. Also a gem mining area, jewelry, equipment and tools for sale, a drawing, silent auctions, displays and grab bags.

    Price: $5, $4 students, 5 and younger free.

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