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  1. Funky Farm Music Festival

    Hitching Post Barn

    Brooksville / East Hernando : 27151 Soult Road, Brooksville, 34602

    Party in the Pasture to benefit the DD214 and Never Say Never Foundations, formerly known as the Biker Rodeo. Multi-genre music performances by Zach Deputy, the Hip Abduction, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Grandpa's Cough Medicine and many more. Held on a 40-acre working farm,the event offe …

    Price: $30, $100 VIP; free primitive camping.

  2. 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 Ramblegrass and a screening of To Kill a Mockingbird.

    Price: Free (donations appreciated).

  3. ZZ Top and Jeff Beck

    Editor's pick

    MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

    Tampa : 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa, 33610

    The long-time blues-rock music legends are embarking a summer tour together, for the first time in their careers. See them each perform a full set, followed by a joint finale.

    Price: $45-$75.

  4. Beauty and the Beast

    Editor's pick

    Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    Back by popular demand, the romantic Broadway musical based on the Academy Award-winning animated film is filled with unforgettable characters and dazzling production numbers, including Be Our Guest and the beloved title song.

    Price: $46-$120.

  5. Rob Bell and Pete Holmes: Together At Last

    Editor's pick

    Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    The comedian and Christian hipster author take their conversation from Holmes' You Made It Weird podcast. on the road. Bell famously decried the idea of hell, so expect a  conversation that touches on just about everything: God, love, sex and why we are on this planet. 

    Price: $25-$30.

  6. 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-winning musical about chasing your dreams and finding your true home. American Stage's annual play in the park takes place outdoors. Reserved seats are available for purchase, but it's just as fun to pack a picnic and sit on the grass. Through May 17.

    Price: $13-$20 lawn, $26 premium blanket, $32 reserved.

  7. Jim Florentine

    Editor's pick

    Side Splitters Comedy Club

    Carrollwood : 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Best known as the voice of Special Ed and Bobby Fletcher on the Comedy Central show, Crank Yankers, the comedian, actor and writer currently hosts VH1 Classic's That Metal Show.

    Price: $10-$14.

  8. Cosmic Gate

    Editor's pick


    Ybor City : 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City, 33605

    The EDM pair, who will perform with support from Ilan Bluestone, has evolved into Germany's most consistently successful electronic music duos.

    Price: $15.

  9. Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

    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.

  10. Puppet Show

    Ruskin Branch Library

    Ruskin : 26 Dickman Drive SE, Ruskin, 33570

    In Peter Rabbit, see what happens when little Peter doesn't heed this mother's warnings to stay out of the neighbor's garden. Best for ages 3 and older.

    Price: Free.

  11. 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 under.

    Price: Free.

  12. 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.

  13. National Day of Prayer Brunch

    A La Carte Event Pavilion

    Rocky Point : 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa, 33634

    This year's keynote speaker is attorney and Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, Jay Sekulow.

    Price: $30.

  14. Threads

    Black Box Theater at New College of Florida

    Sarasota : 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, 34243

    Fuzion Dance Artists present a performance by Anjali Austin, which is an ancestral tribute based around quilts owned by her grandmother.

    Price: $15.

  15. 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.

  16. Creatives Refired: Pot, Paper, Wood & Plastic : Opening Reception

    HCC Ybor Campus Art Gallery

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

    A group show of eleven women artists from the Creatives Refired group, including Brenda Gregory, Candace Knapp and Kim Radatz. Through May 11.

    Price: Free.

  17. Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium: Classic Sauces

    Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium

    Brandon : 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon, 33511

    Classes on a variety of culinary topics designed for the home cook. Call for other class topics.

    Master basic sauces, from bechamel to hollandaise, to use in a variety of recipes, menu includes Coquille St. Jacques. $60.

  18. ABC Sampling

    ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (Tampa, N Dale Mabry)

    Carrollwood : 14729 N Dale Mabry, Tampa, 33618

    More than 50 wines, spirits and cordials from around the world, with keepsake wine glass.

    Price: $10, includes wine glass and coupon.

  19. 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 May 31

    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).

  20. Dali and Beyond Film Series: Doing DaVinci, Episodes 1 & 4, Armored Tank and Machine Gun

    Dali Museum

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

    This surreal film series lets you see a film for free in the museum's lobby theater.

    Price: Free.

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