Stomp!: The troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments in an explosive performance. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$100. (727) 791-7400.
Bertie Higgins: The Tarpon Springs native known for his hit song, Key Largo, plays an acoustic concert. 7:30 p.m., Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. $25; $22 members and students. (727) 942-5605.
Alt-Country Hoedown: WMNF's inaugural event features Elizabeth Cook, Dale Watson, Eileen Jewell, the Whiskey Gentry and the Sara Rose Band. 6 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 971-0666.
Fiesta Day: This family-friendly, "street festival" celebrates the cuisine, culture and heritage of the Latin immigrants who settled in Ybor City at the turn of the 19th Century. Performers include the Mambo LeBron Orchestra, Freddy Montes Y Su Son and Alina Izquierdo, "the diamond voice of Cuba" and her band. 11 a.m., Italian Club (Ybor), 1731 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free. (727) 200-4343.
Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Chocolate Fantasy: The festival continues with a Chocolate Fantasy including a fencing competition, whirlwind wedding wars, mural competition and a chocolate festival. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $17.95 advance, $20.95 day of; $9.95 advance, $12.95 day of (ages 5-12); $16.95 seniors/students; $10 dogs. Toll-free 1-800-966-8215.
Mardi Gras at Universal: Fifth Harmony: Also hear the Free Agents Brass Band in the French Quarter courtyard. 9 a.m., Universal Orlando, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando. $105, $100 child. 1-800-837-2273.
Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon: The 3K walk along the waterfront includes music, vendors, a guide dog shop and family activities. 8:30 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (941) 729-5665.
100 Artists Show: The two-day, outdoor event features a juried showcase of national and local fine art and craft artists. 10 a.m., St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. Free. (727) 367-3818.
Black Heritage Community Expo: International speaker Elizabeth Hordge Freeman presents "Let Your Passions Lead the Way" at this expo with a poetry slam, giveaways, workshops, storytelling, live performances and games. Noon, University Mall, 2200 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 530-2313.
Red Velvet: The play tells the true story of the first black actor to play Othello in London's Theatre Royal in the early 1800s. Through March 26. 2 and 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$52. (727) 498-5205.
Color Fun Fest: A 5K run on a 1.8-mile course filled with color blast stations. Choose from a day or night run. Benefits Just Care More. 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $20-$90, 12 and younger free. (601) 255-8291.
Southside Skate Jam: A skateboarding best trick contest on the doubleset, handrail, curved ledge, wallride and band to slappy curb. 3 p.m., Lake Vista Park & Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 278-6496.
Cocktails on the Courts: A casual night of shuffleboard with unlimited drinks. 6 p.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. $75. (727) 894-1052.
Set Your Goals: A seven-piece pop-punk and hardcore rock band. 7 p.m., The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $23.75. (727) 258-4829.
Ellis Paul: The acoustic folk singer-songwriter is also known as a storyteller. 7 p.m., The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20-$35. (828) 773-9481.
Hernando Symphony Orchestra's Spectrum Concert: Doors open 90-minutes prior to concert with an opportunity to meet and talk with the conductor and musicians. 7:30 p.m., Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville. $15 for adults, $5 for students (K-12). (352) 515-6993.
Steve-O: The star of Jackass and Wildboyz began his career as a circus clown, having graduated from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $22-$25. (813) 960-1197.
Florida Orchestra Pops: Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Trumpeter Byron Stripling joins the orchestra for this celebration of New Orleans jazz. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.
Cash Cash: The DJ trio embark on the "Must Be the Money" tour. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 247-2555.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Dinos Alive: A special exhibit of life-like and life-size dinosaurs. The outdoor display features towering dinosaurs that move, blink and roar. Runs daily through August. 9:30 a.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Included with admission. $32.95, $24.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.
MORE TO EXPLORE
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