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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. Tig Notaro

    Editor's pick

    Palladium Theater

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The last time she came to Tampa Bay, she was a cult comic who had yet to pop on the mainstream radar. Now, she is one of the most acclaimed alternative comics and was nominated for a Grammy for her 2013 special Live, in which she discussed her breast cancer diagnosis. Tickets available here.

    Price: $31.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Master Gardener Class

    Palm Harbor Library

    Palm Harbor : 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor, 34683

    Get advice from the experts on a variety of garden and landscape topics.

    Price: Free, but registration required.

  8. Tampa Yankees: vs. Palm Beach

    Editor's pick

    George M. Steinbrenner Field (formerly Legends Field)

    Stadium Area : 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa, 33614

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    Price: $4-$6.

  9. Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium: Afternoon Tea

    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.

    'Singin' the Blues' is theme, as blueberries featured in scones, blueberry gorgonzola salad, in chicken salad and in lemon crepes, with tea served throughout. $28.

  10. Tampa Bay Rays: Vs. Mariners

    Editor's pick

    Tropicana Field

    St. Petersburg : 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Price: Ticket prices vary by game.

  11. Wine Down Wednesday

    Council Oak Steaks and Seafood

    Tampa : 5223 Orient Road, Tampa, 33610

    Special tasting menu from Head Chef Michael Balles includes artisanal cheese and charcuterie, Ybor crab croquettes, sliders, plus unique wines by the glass normally only available by the bottle, at each Wednesday's Wine Down.

    Price: $10 per glass or special 'Happy Hour' menu item.

  12. Aprons Cooking School: That's What I'm Tacoing About

    Aprons Cooking School, Publix Supermarket

    Citrus Park : 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa, 33626

    Learn new techniques and recipes at classes for all levels of home cooks, and a variety of topics.

    Spice up a ho-hum taco repertoire with fillings like blackened tilapia and poblano corn salsa, barbecue pulled pork, Asian chicken with ponzu chili lime slaw. $45.

  13. 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).

  14. Stelliferous Live

    South Florida Museum

    Bradenton : 201 10th St. W, Bradenton, 34205

    Jeff Rodgers, director of the Bishop Planetarium, presents a live star talk focusing on the current events in astronomy.

    Price: $5, $3 members, 16 and younger free.

  15. Wine Tasting Fundraiser


    Grand Central District : 1620 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33712

    Taste 20 wines paired with treats in this benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities Tampa Bay.

    Price: $15 advance, $20 at the door.

  16. Chapatti

    Florida Studio Theatre Gompertz Theatre

    Sarasota : 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota, 34543

    When a man and his dog cross paths with a woman and her 19 cats, an unexpected spark prompts them to explore the importance of human companionship.

    Price: $18-$39.

  17. Cigar City Comedy

    Coconuts Comedy Club at MJ's

    South Pinellas beaches : 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 33706

    An assortment of upcoming Tampa Bay stand-up comedians.

    Price: $18-$20.

  18. Zumba

    CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center

    West Pasco : 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson, 34667

    Price: $4.

  19. Staying Balanced Inside and Out

    Brandon Community Center

    Brandon : 502 E Sadie St., Brandon, 33506

    Explore a variety of exhibits, health screenings, safety products, physical therapy, and more.

    Price: Free.

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