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Top 10 Tampa Bay events for the week of March 22-28

This week brings the tangy flavors of the Kumquat Festival and the bold sounds of St. Petersburg Opera’s POPera.
The St. Petersburg Opera Company presents POPera at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Opera Central in St. Petersburg.
The St. Petersburg Opera Company presents POPera at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Opera Central in St. Petersburg. [ Courtesy of Jim Swallow ]
Published Mar. 22
Updated Mar. 22

POPera: March Madness at the Opera: St. Petersburg Opera’s latest POPera program explores the extreme emotions of opera and its characters. Powerful selections from Verdi, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Bizet and more round out the 85-minute program. Masks are required and temperatures will be screened at the door. Seating is cabaret style for one to four people. $50, $150-$200 tables. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday. Opera Central, Preis Hall, 2145 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

Art lovers who prefer a sensory-friendly environment can tour "Van Gogh Alive" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.
Art lovers who prefer a sensory-friendly environment can tour "Van Gogh Alive" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Sensory-Friendly Van Gogh Alive Experience: Enjoy a sensory-friendly version of the “Van Gogh Alive” exhibition at the Dalí Museum. Experience the work of Vincent van Gogh in an immersive art experience with modifications to sound levels to create a calming environment. $23-$25, $18 students, $10 youths, 5 and younger free. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Sunday. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. 727-823-3767.

Godspell: A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables with music and a hefty dose of comic timing. Includes an eclectic blend of music, ranging from pop to vaudeville and led by the international hit Day by Day. Masks are required and temperature checks will be performed at the door. $24-$28. 8-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Carrollwood Players, 4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa. 813-265-4000.

American Son: This explosive drama examines the nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged interracial couple who rush to the police station when their son’s car has been pulled over. $35-$50. 8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-374-2416.

Julious Hill removes remaining leaves from kumquats as he sends them across rollers and into the wash before sorting at Kumquat Growers Inc. in Dade City. The annual Kumquat Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Dade City and will feature everything from a truck show to kumquat-based food items.
Julious Hill removes remaining leaves from kumquats as he sends them across rollers and into the wash before sorting at Kumquat Growers Inc. in Dade City. The annual Kumquat Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Dade City and will feature everything from a truck show to kumquat-based food items.

Kumquat Festival: The 24th annual festival honoring the tangy citrus fruit features arts and crafts, food, a car and truck show, a kids’ area, entertainment, a farmers market and more. Free. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. 14112 Eighth St., Dade City. 352-567-3769.

Tampa Bay Sports Card Show: Dealers from across the state buy and sell a selection of baseball, basketball, football and hockey cards from current to vintage. Also find memorabilia and autographed items, as well as Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh and other nonsports and supplies. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore, 700 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-380-7676.

Tampa Bay Watch Family Field Trip: Families can journey into the estuary’s shallow seagrass beds to explore habitats. Then, join Tampa Bay Watch educators to pull a specially designed net to collect invertebrate and juvenile fish species. Participants use dip nets to help collect specimens for observation in the Tampa Bay Watch wet lab before their release back into the estuary. $15. 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday. Tampa Bay Watch, 3000 Pinellas Bayway S, St. Petersburg. 727-867-8166.

Safe House: Step inside a man’s secretive safe house and follow digital clues to find his kidnapped wife in an interactive walk-through experience. There are no live performers. Masks and temperature checks are required. Audiences are limited to four patrons. $25, $5 students. 3-8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 1-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Urbanite Theatre, 1905 10th St., Sarasota. 941-321-1397.

Seven Seas Food Festival: Savor over 200 options that range from international cuisines to craft beer and unique wines. This week also features concerts by Night Ranger (Saturday) and Blue Oyster Cult (Sunday) in the Bayside Stadium. All theaters and stadiums at SeaWorld Orlando are operating at limited capacity with modified seating to allow for proper physical distancing. Concerts are included with park admission. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando. 800-327-2424.

Families can have breakfast with the Easter Bunny and participate in an outdoor egg hunt Saturday at the Highland Recreation Complex in Largo.
Families can have breakfast with the Easter Bunny and participate in an outdoor egg hunt Saturday at the Highland Recreation Complex in Largo.

Breakfast with the Bunny: Dress in your Easter best and hop on over to meet and have breakfast with Peter Cottontail. There will also be crafts, dancing, games and a mini egg hunt outdoors. $8-$10, $6-$8 child. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. 727-518-3016.