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Events in Tampa Bay for the week of June 1-7

We’re slowly getting more live events. Here’s a collection of both live and virtual things happening this week.

Sizzling Summer Pet-A-Palooza

Check out adoptable animals and volunteer opportunities at this in-person festival with food, vendors, raffles and family activities. Follow CDC guidelines, like washing your hands often and wearing a mask. Free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin. (813) 634-5873.

Open-Air Craft Market

Shop at this weekly open-air market with 100 vendors. Follow CDC guidelines, like washing your hands often and wearing a mask. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Oldsmar Flea Market, 180 Race Track Road. (715) 347-5703.

Dance in a Time of Coronavirus

Andee Scott has coreographed a dance performance called Reverberation as part of Dance in the Time of Coronavirus. Dancers will line the streets of St. Petersburg, standing 10 feet apart. Performances repeat every 10 minutes until noon. Ride your bike to see the performance. Masked walkers are welcome on the north side of First Avenue S. Free. 11 a.m.-noon Saturday. Between 23rd and 27th streets on First Avenue S, St. Petersburg. (512) 633-8986.

Thrift Virtual Shop-Along

The Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppes are closed due to COVID-19, but you can still do affordable shopping for a good cause virtually. Make an appointment at and a shopper will take you through the online store to find what you’re looking for. Pay for it in advance and pick it up with no contact at the Dade City, Hudson, Lutz, New Port Richey or Zephyrhills locations. Free. 9 a.m. daily. Toll-free 1-800-561-4883.

Glass Art Coffee With a Curator

A talk with artists whose work is featured in the current exhibition “Glass in the Gallery,” including Dan Alexander, Josh Cocozza, Jeremiah Jacobs, Fahan Sky McDonagh and Douglas Merritt. Also, guest talks by artistic director and curator Mary Childs and artist and gallerist Duncan McClellan. Takes place on the Creative Pinellas Facebook page. Free. 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Florida Supernature

Join UF/IFAS Extension Specialist James Stevenson for a series of webinars exploring the wonders of plants and animals in Florida. This week features “Woodpeckers 101.” Registration required at Free. 2-3 p.m. Wednesday.

American Stage Presents Virtual Stories: Shakespeare Lite

Throughout the month of June, enjoy four Shakespeare plays, each performed in under an hour and featuring your favorite American Stage actors. The series opens with the quintessential Shakespeare love story Romeo and Juliet. Register at for a Zoom meeting number to watch. Free (registration required). 2-3 p.m. Sunday. (727) 823-7529.

It Was All a Stream

Join Austen van der Bleek and guests for an ode to better days while embracing the surreal present times. Broadcasting on Mixcloud, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook at Free (donations accepted). 6-9 p.m. Thursday. (321) 289-8929.

Queer Conversation With the Curator

Curator Alexis Heller talks with Stonewall National Museum and Archives executive director Hunter O’Hanian about her exhibition “On Our Backs: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work,” which explores the history of queer sex work culture. To get more information and to register for the Zoom meeting number, go to Free. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Florida Orchestra

The Florida Orchestra comes to us in weekly radio shows. This week features Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Tune in at WSMR-FM 89.1 and 103.9-FM radio or online at Free. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of Coronavirus

The online opening for a virtual exhibition expressing artist impressions of the current reality of the coronavirus. Reception includes an artist-curator talk and a virtual walk-through of the exhibit. Zoom link available at 12:45 p.m. on the exhibit website at Free. 1-3 p.m. Saturday. (813) 974-4329.

Keeping Busy With the Bug

The Tampa Bay Lightning will soon join 23 other teams for a late-season run for the Stanley Cup. Kids can join team mascot Thunderbug for educational activities, exercise ideas and ways to get creative. Thunderbug invites families to share photos of their daily work using the hashtag #KeepingBusyWithBug. Follow Thunderbug on Twitter at @ThunderBugTBL or check the team’s website and look for Keeping Busy With the Bug at Free. Anytime daily.