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  1. Florida Strawberry Festival and Concerts: Sara Evans

    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 …

    Tuesday's headliner is Sara Evans ($20-$25) with opener Ronnie Milsap ($15-$20).

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

  2. Real Music Series: Exile and Juice Newton

    Editor's pick

    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. Leonard Nimoy Tribute: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

    Editor's pick

    Tampa Pitcher Show

    Carrollwood : 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    In memory of Leonard Nimoy, Tampa Pitcher Show runs a marathon of free Star Trek movies.

    Price: Free.

  4. Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market


    Gulfport : Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, 33707

    With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts.

    Price: Free.

  5. Seuss-Tastic

    Glazer Children's Museum

    Downtown Tampa : 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

    The annual celebration of all things Seuss includes activities, storytime, "Ooblek," Green Eggs and Ham and character appearances. Included with museum admission.

  6. Sarasota Opera: Tosca

    Sarasota Opera House

    Sarasota : 61 N Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, 34236

    A tempestuous diva's jealousy leads to tragedy in Puccini's melodrama. Presented in Italian with English supertitles. Runs through March 28.

    Price: $19-$125.

  7. Children's Board Free Tuesday

    Editor's pick

    Glazer Children's Museum

    Downtown Tampa : 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

    The hands-on museum and the Children's Board of Hillsborough County join together for this event offering free admission from 2 to 7 p.m., perfect for an after-school or post-nap diversion.

    Price: Free.

  8. Tea in the Garden

    Museum of Fine Arts

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

    Escape to a tranquil world at this party with tea, pastries and finger sandwiches in the membership garden. Includes museum admission.

    Price: $30.

  9. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

    Temple Terrace Library

    Temple Terrace : 202 Bullard Parkway, Temple Terrace, 33617

    To celebrate the great rhyming author who makes childhood more whimsical, Hillsborough county libraries will have stories, games and activities.

    Price: Free.

  10. Zoominations: A Chinese Lantern Festival of Lights

    Editor's pick

    Lowry Park Zoo

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

    The festival makes its debut during Chinese New Year celebrations and remains open for three months for guests to discover 30 illuminated scenes built by craftsman from Zigong village, China, including replicas of the Beijing Temple of Heaven and larger-than-life dragons, pandas, rhino …

    Price: $24.95, $22.95 seniors, $19.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free.

  11. Student Surrealist Art Exhibit Reception: Hillsborough Exhibit

    Dali Museum

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

    In an attempt to encourage students to explore new ideas and creative thinking, this exhibit features artwork in which students explore a variety of media including drawing, collage, watercolor, acrylic, digital photography and mixed media. This year's theme, "Psyched Out: Reinvented Myths, …

    Remains on display through March 22.

    Price: $24, $22 seniors, $17 students and children ages 13-17, $10 children ages 6-12. $10 after 5 p.m. Thursdays.

  12. Master Gardener Plant Clinics: Terrariums

    Riverview Branch Library

    Riverview : 10509 Riverview Drive, Riverview, 33578

    Master Gardener plant clinics offer advice on variety of gardening topics.

    Price: Free.

  13. Master Gardener Plant Clinics: Managing Beneficials in the Landscape

    Austin Davis Branch Library

    Odessa : 17808 Wayne Road, Odessa, 33556

    Master Gardener plant clinics offer advice on variety of gardening topics.

    Price: Free.

  14. Turf Grass Trials and Tribulations

    Hudson Regional Library

    West Pasco : 8012 Library Road, Hudson, 34667

    Seminar shows how to triumph over turf grass problems with the proper care, fertilizing, weeding and mowing.

    Price: Free.

  15. Florida West Coast Bromeliads

    Good Samaritan Church

    Pinellas Park : 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, 33781

    Bromeliad Society meets with information on bromeliad care, plus plants for sale. Doors open at 7 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Church not affiliated with Bromeliad Society.

    Learn how to prepare bromeliads for spring sales, in hands-on workshop.

    Price: Free.

  16. First Date

    Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    A blind date newbie and serial-dater's casual drink gets overwhelmed with supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents singing and dancing them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversation land mines. Through April 19.

    Price: $40.

  17. Sarasota Jazz Festival: Big Band Concert

    Riverview Performing Arts Center

    Sarasota : 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, 34231

    The Sarasota Jazz Club presents its 35th year with a line-up that includes Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski, the Freddy Cole Quartet and many more.

    $35, $25 members and students free. Featuring John Lamb and June Garber with the Sarasota Jazz Project Big Band.

  18. Tampa Bay Lightning: Vs. Buffalo Sabres

    Amalie Arena

    Downtown Tampa : 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    Price: Ticket prices vary by game.

  19. Agnes of God

    Manatee Performing Arts Center

    Bradenton : 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, 34205

    Questions arise after a convent mother superior refuses to allow a court appointed psychiatrist assess a novice accused of murdering her newborn baby.

    Price: $26.

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