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Pi Day events in Tampa Bay bring pies in the face, slices to celebrate

Math geeks the world over will observe March 14 as Pi Day. It’s also Einstein’s birthday, so expect math games and lots of pie to go around.
Kids throw pies at each other in 2017 during a shaving cream pie-throwing party at Curtis Hixon Park, outside of the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa.
Kids throw pies at each other in 2017 during a shaving cream pie-throwing party at Curtis Hixon Park, outside of the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa. [ Times (2017) ]
Published Mar. 11, 2020

Every March 14, math junkies and geeks celebrate the never-ending number of pi, or 3.14 for short.

Saturday is known as Pi Day, an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of pi, talk to their friends about math and eat pie. That day is also the birthday of the great mind of science, Albert Einstein, who was born on March 14, 1879.

Here’s a slice of the many Pi Day parties that will pop up in the Tampa Bay area this weekend.

Florida Cane Distillery: Pi Day at this distillery means unlimited access to the interactive cocktail topping bar, samples of miniature rum cakes and ice pops, recipe cards and a collectible Pi Day souvenir. $25. 6-9 p.m. Saturday. 1820 N 15th St., Tampa. (813) 302-9696.

Glazer Children’s Museum: Kids can take aim, fire and get messy in a giant pie fight to honor Pi Day and Einstein’s birthday in Curtis Hixon Park. It’s free, but registration is required at glazermuseum.org/piday. 3:14-5 p.m. Saturday. 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

A line of pies waits to be enjoyed by students at St. Petersburg High.
A line of pies waits to be enjoyed by students at St. Petersburg High. [ Tampa Bay Times (2015) ]

Great Explorations Children’s Museum: Kids can explore the mathematical constant with Pi Day-themed activities including Pie Sensory Trays (10:15 a.m.), Pie Fractions (11:30 a.m.), Pi-Ku Poems (12:45 p.m.) and Pi-Line Skyline (1:30 p.m.). Included with admission. $10, $9 seniors. 10:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday. 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-8992.

Iberian Rooster: The restaurant celebrates Pi Day with comedy by John Jacobs, magic by John Williams and improv by Natasha Samreny. $20. 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday. 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 258-8753.

Lutz Branch Library: Children and teens can sample pie as they celebrate Einstein’s birthday and math in general with stories, crafts and activities. Free. 2:30 p.m. Saturday. 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, Lutz. (813) 273-3652.