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  1. Darius Rucker, shown here at the CMA Music Festival in 2015, will headline the Tampa Pig Jig Oct. 23.
  2. Weekends through May 30, HarvestMoon Fun Farm in Masaryktown is holding a sunflower u-pick event, where you can pick flowers on the mazelike paths. There is also a petting farm, ball zone, hill slide, swings and tree house.
  3. Comedian Ester Steinberg's new standup special "Ester Steinberg: Burning Bush" is available on streaming services.
  4. Foreigner, pictured at a 2014 show, will unplug this weekend for two acoustic performances at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
  5. Brandi Carlile performed at the last Gasparilla Music Festival on March 7, 2020.
  6. Bill Maher from HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in June.
  7. Collard greens will be available for free to festival visitors at the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg on May 15.
  8. Iliza Shlesinger headlines a big week of comedy with a performance Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.  (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Hollywood Wilshire YMCA)
  9. The dachshund rescue group that would have put on the wiener dog races for Tampa's Riverfest has decided to go ahead and hold its own event. There will be races, raffles and adoptable dogs on hand for a day of long and low sausage-loving dogs.
  10. The Beach Boys perform on stage with special guest John Stamos at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Jan. 7, 2015.
  11. Jimmy Buffett, shown here in Tampa in 2017, will be at Amalie Arena on Dec. 4.
  12. Iliza Shlesinger, shown in a still from her 2019 Netflix special "Unveiled," will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on May 15.
  13. Shelia E. performs during the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Music Festival Sunday in Curtis Hixon Park.
  14. Big Storm Brewing Co.  plans to open an 11,000-square-foot taproom and restaurant in the Centro Ybor building by the end of the year.
  15. Pongo the orangutan recently celebrated his 25th birthday at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor. The animal sanctuary is giving moms free admission Saturday and Sunday for Mother's Day weekend.
  16. The Carnival Pride cruise ship arrived at PortMiami April 7, 2020, in Miami as the cruise ship industry extendd the suspension of U.S. sailing operations. The CDC says they could set sail again by mid-July if there's a high vaccination rate among crew and passengers.
  17. Military members perform a sunrise salute to the flag on top of the SheiKra coaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa. The park is offering free admission for military, veterans and three family members this spring.
  18. Chocolate and raspberries make French toast even more of a treat for Mother's Day. Here are 30 suggestions on where to find a no-cook meal for mom.
  19. The Disney Wish will set sail in the summer of 2022, with bookings opening up May 27.
  20. A free summer arts camp will be held June 14 through July 9 at the Childs Park YMCA in St. Petersburg. Children will lessons in the violin, piano and visual art.
  21. A human oddities exhibition tent at the Florida State Fair during the early 1970s.
  22. The super pink moon is seen Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in Safety Harbor.
  23. Some of the scenes readers are dreaming of in a post-pandemic future: A grandmother taking her grandson to Publix for a free bakery cookie. Friends reuniting over drinks at a crowded bar. Families having people over for dinner and hugs.

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