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  1. Fin Harp Opening

    Editor's pick

    Straz Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    The new sonic sculpture  by String Theory's Luke Rothschild has been designed to harness 14 brass wires that will extend more than 100 feet from a spot near the Riverwalk to the roof of the Straz Center, transforming the building into a giant interactive musical instrument. Through May 3.

    Price: Free.

  2. Gutenberg the Musical

    Editor's pick

    American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater

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

    In this two-man musical spoof, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers' audition for their new project: a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Through April 5.

    Price: $29-$59.

  3. 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.

  4. Make it 2.0 Grand Opening

    Glazer Children's Museum

    Downtown Tampa : 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

    A hands on learning program related to the curriculum of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Includes a Make It Zone with table-top engineering games, pottery wheels, cooking demonstrations, recipe making and guest presenters from various fields. Takes place Monday through Friday thr …

    Price: $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free.

  5. Tea Dance Series


    Downtown St. Petersburg : 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Get some exercise and make friends in an afternoon of ballroom dancing to live and taped music. Instructions available starting at 11:30 a.m.

    This portion features live music by Mario DeLeon.

    Price: $7, $10 dance and instruction.

  6. New York Yankees Spring Training : Vs. TB

    Steinbrenner Field

    Stadium Area : One Steinbrenner Drive , Tampa, 33614

    Price: Ticket prices vary by game.

  7. Project 18 Big Band Concert and Dance

    Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center

    Dunedin : 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698

    The event features Ed Geimer, who lead the U.S. Air Force Band for 24 years and played in Broadway shows for 21 years. The performance will include songs by Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

    Price: $5

  8. Running Injuries and Dehydration Seminar

    St. Anthony's Outpatient Center

    Gateway : 900 Carillon Pkwy., St. Petersburg, 33716

    St. Anthony's Hospital sports medicine experts will help runners learn how to avoid dehydration and common injuries while discovering the benefits of massage in speeding recovery.

    Price: Free.

  9. 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 village, 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 …

    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).

  10. Tampa Fools Party

    Grownman Brand Studios

    Seminole Heights : 6412 Central Ave, Tampa, 33604

    The opening reception for a Tampa themed visual arts exhibition. Remains on display through April 19. Takes place in part of the Cuban Sangwich Show.

    Price: $5.

  11. 3D Design: Blender-Basics

    John F. Germany Public Library

    Downtown Tampa : 900 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, 33602

    Explore  how to move, manipulate and combine 3D shapes by learning the basics of Blender, the free and open source 3D modeling software, to help you create more detailed 3D printed objects. Located at THE HIVE on the third  floor of the library.

    Price: Free.

  12. Florida Native Plant Society

    Moccasin Lake Nature Park

    Clearwater : 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, 33759

    Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets with ideas on using native plants in landscapes and other garden topics.

    Learn about Adopt-A-Pond, how Pinellas County works with citizens to improve stormwater ponds, water quality and our county environment.

    Price: Free.

  13. Ybor City Wine Society

    Ybor City Wine Bar

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

    Weekly wine tasting class, with food.

    Price: $15.

  14. Swans

    State Theatre

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

    Michael Gira's Swans project is pure experimental rock with weird time signatures, brutally loud riffs and heavy drum arrangements.

    Price: $22.

  15. Brushfire Stankgrass

    New World Brewery

    Ybor City : 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    Mixing analog electronics and bluegrass backbeats allows this band to have crossover fan appeal.

    Price: Free.

  16. The Australian Bee Gees Show

    Editor's pick

    Capitol Theatre

    Downtown Clearwater : 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 33755

    A multi-media and theatrical recreation on one of the most successful Las Vegas resident shows will make its debut at the historic theater with early hits, Massachusetts and New York Mining Disaster 1941, to later classics, Stayin' Alive and You Should Be Dancin'.

    Price: $55-$75.

  17. 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 out for a casual drink get overwhelmed by 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.

  18. Jesus Christ Superstar

    Manatee Performing Arts Center

    Bradenton : 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, 34205

    A completely sung through piece that reflects the '70s musical sensibility.

    Price: $27-$37.

  19. Mitch Fatel

    Improv Comedy Theater

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

    The comedian has performed on several late-night shows and released numerous specials.

    Price: $17-$20.

  20. Gutenberg! The Musical

    American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater

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

    A two-man musical spoof about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg.

    Price: $29-$59.

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