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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 24

Shen Yun: Classically trained dancers and a full orchestra weave ancient legends and modern heroic tales to take audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $80-$200. (727) 893-7832.

Great American Tiny Home Show: A display of tiny homes, modular homes, container homes and portable structures with building equipment, tools, supplies and accessories. 9 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $15, $10 senior/military, 12 and younger free. (855) 640-9944.

Marjorie Prime: Set in 2050, the futuristic play takes artificial intelligence to unforeseen levels, asking machines to help a family through losing a loved one by recreating that loved one. Through April 1. 3 and 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49; free for people under 20 years old, reservation required. (727) 823-7529.

'70s Fest: Featuring Three Dog Night, the Lords of 52nd Street, and Firefall. 7 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $42.75-$82.75. (727) 791-7400.

Saved by the Ball: Dress as your favorite '90s icon for a night of live music by the Actual Bank Robbers. 21 and older can upgrade to VIP for skip the line privileges, reserved areas and two drink tokens. 7 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $15-$20, $50 VIP. (813) 247-2555.

Turtle Island: Bird's Eye View: Two-time Grammy winning quartet . 7:30 p.m., Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. $30. Students $10 w/ id. (941) 359-5700.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields: One of the world's greatest chamber orchestras. 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $36-$121. (800) 826-9303.

Lavell Crawford: This stand-up comedian and actor is perhaps best known for playing Saul Goodman's bodyguard Huell Babineaux in Breaking Bad. 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000.

Pride Breakfast: Start the Pride celebration early with an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with shrimp and grits, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, thick cut bacon, sausage links and home fries. Add a mimosa for $3. 9 a.m., Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $8.95. (813) 241-6279.

Bunny Brunch: Ages 4 and younger enjoy brunch with the Easter Bunny. 9 a.m., Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. $8 advance, $10 after March 22. (727) 812-4530.

GreenFest Indian Rocks: The event geared toward educating the public about all thing Earth friendly. 10 a.m., Church of the Isles, 200 24th Ave., Indian Rocks Beach. Free. (727) 595-1038.

Gulf Coast Maker and Comic Con: This celebration of the "Do-It-Yourself" spirit includes electric race cars, a gaming expo, costume contest, cosplay, drone races, robotics and mechatronics. 10 a.m., St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. Free. (813) 728-2822.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: High Seas Adventure: 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $21.95, $17.95 seniors/students, $13.95 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. (813) 983-0111.

Gasparilla International Film Festival: Eric Stoltz: The annual festival will screen more than 100 shorts, films and documentaries. The actor from Mask and Pulp Fiction presents his latest work as a director, the comedy Class Rank, 7 p.m. at Centro Ybor 10. Stoltz will join a Q&A session after the movie moderated Times film critic Steve Persall. 11 a.m., Centro Ybor 10, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $12 each film. Special events additional. (813) 693-2367.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: Better than Ezra & Tonic: Noon, Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. Concerts start at 7 p.m. $104, 2 and younger free. Save $15 if you order online. (813) 884-4386.

Springfest: Families can enjoy spring-themed activities including an Easter egg hunt, pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, face painting and games. Benefits Horse Power for Kids. 12 p.m., Horse Power for Kids, 8005 Race Track Road, Tampa. $12, 1 and younger free. (813) 855-8992.

Mac and Cheese Cookoff Extravaganza: Taste all the creamy mac and cheese you want at this cookoff. 1 p.m., Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15 (includes two beers or unlimited soda). (727) 534-6966.

The Bodyguard: R&B artist Deborah Cox reprises the role that Whitney Houston made famous. 2 and 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $39 and up. (813) 229-7827.


Disney on Ice: Reach For the Stars: The ice the Tampa Lightning skate on turns into a stage for Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Belle and Olaf to "Let it Go" and tell a "Tale as Old as Time." 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $18-$100. (813) 301-2500.


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