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March-April 2019 A&E Guide

The wacky trio of Jobsite's Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised). Photo: Pritchard Photography.
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Clint Black.
The mega-popular singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been making country hits since the ’90s; this is his 30th anniversary tour. 3/22, 8 p.m., Mahaffey.

Florida Orchestra: Haydn’s The Creation. Nothing much here — just the creation of the world, from first light to the Garden of Eden. The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay joins the orchestra to perform Haydn’s choral masterpiece. Michael Francis conducts. 3/22, 8 p.m., Idlewild Baptist Church; 3/23, 8 p.m., Mahaffey; 3/24, 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd.

Through 3/24
Valspar Championship.
Tiger Woods’s second-place finish brought increased attention to Valspar last year, and while he’s not in this year’s tournament, the nationally televised championship should prove to be as big a draw as ever. There’s lots more than golf on tap, including a family fun zone (with everything from hula hoops to putt-putt to a Fortnite Zone), Valspar’s first Chillounge and Silent Disco, and the Valspar LIVE concert on Saturday night Mar. 23 featuring… Brad Paisley! 3/18-24, Innisbrook, 36750 US Hwy 19 N., Palm Harbor,

Gasparilla International Film Festival. Now going into its 13th year, GIFF is one of the highlights of the arts season, a festival that has brought thousands of filmmakers and film buffs to Tampa along with countless film premieres, and has recently been further enriched through its collaboration with the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival. Various venues, film selections TBA at 

The Mousetrap.
Who doesn’t love a good Agatha Christie whodunnit? This one may be the most beloved of all: The production in London’s West End is the longest-running show in the history of the world! (It opened in 1952.). See what delicious tricks the mistress of murder cooked up in this country-house mystery where everyone’s a suspect. Stageworks Theatre,

Boogie Woogie Blues Piano Stomp!
These rockin’ jammin’ piano-playin’ party people (including the legendary Bob Seeley, celebrating his 90th birhtday) will make you wanna dance, shout and stomp right along with them (and maybe make you wish you’d kept up those piano lessons). 3/23, 8 p.m., Side Door at the Palladium.

Dunedin Seafood Festival.
Local stone crabs, Maine lobster, fish tacos and more at 20 locations in Dunedin’s marina-side Edgewater Park, plus live music, local artisans, and plenty of wine and craft beer (this is Dunedin, after all).

Crumbs from the Table of Joy. Lynn Nottage’s play is set in 1950s Brooklyn, where Godfrey, an African-American widower, has moved from Florida with his two teenaged daughters. Mix in an aunt with Communist sentiments and a new wife for Godfrey, a white German immigrant, and you’ve got the ingredients for a comedy/drama that’s been described by one critic as a cross between Tennessee Williams and Lorraine Hansberry. freeFall Theatre Company,

Museum of Fine Arts: Feast for the Eyes: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection. Forty superb Old Master paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries by major Italian, Spanish, German, and Netherlandish artists (3/23-7/28).

Mickey Gilley.
The country music legend, aka “The Original Urban Cowboy.” 3/24, 2 p.m., The Palladium.

Through 3/24
The Business of Murder.
We can’t tell you who murders whom, but we will reveal that one of the three characters in this twisty British suspense thriller is played by the only occasionally homicidal editor of this here publication. Gulfport Community Players,

Hundred Days. In this critically acclaimed musical memoir, creators and stars Abigail and Shaun Bengson explore a fundamental question: What if you lived as if you only had 100 days left?  Jaeb Theatre at the Straz Center,

Radio Theatre Project Live.
Live radio plays delivered by actors at mics with sound effects by Matt Cowley. 7 p.m., The Studio@620,

They’re Yalies, but don’t hate them for that (says the Harvard alum through clenched teeth). They’re cute, they’re young, and their great-great-great-grandfathers were doing a cappella down at Mory’s about a century before Pentatonix. 3/27, 7:30 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz.

Katt Hefner Sings Nancy Wilson.
A tribute to one of the all-time greats by the swinging, smoky-voiced ‘international jazz siren” Hefner, here with the Heffner & Hefner band. 3/28, 7:30 p.m., Side Door at the Palladium.
Rays Baseball Home Opener. Their opponents: the Houston Astros. 4 p.m.,

Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference. You could say it all started in 2010 when glass artist Duncan McClellan opened a gallery in a former tomato warehouse in what would become St. Pete’s Warehouse Arts District. Or you could point to others who carried the blowtorch for glass art — Susan Gott, Zen Glass, the late Owen Pach — or to the openings of the Morean Arts Center’s Chihuly Collection and Hot Shop and the most recent addition to the scene, the Imagine Museum. However you trace its beginnings, the glass art movement in Tampa Bay — aka The Glass Coast — is now a full-blown (pun intended) phenom, famous enough that the Glass Art Society (GAS), which last met at the fabled glass mecca of Murano, Italy, chose St. Pete as the site of its 2019 international confab. Charting a Course: Visions in Glass is not just good exposure for local artists, it’s a major boon for local art aficionados, because while there are plenty of conferee-only events at places like the Bayfront Hilton and the Mahaffey, many of the aforementioned galleries and museums will be holding workshops and demos and tours, too. Check elsewhere in this list for details about special shows at McClellan’s gallery and My Favorite Art Place at Sundial, and check the GAS site for details. Mar. 28-30, various venues in St. Pete, Tampa and Sarasota,

Listening Room Festival Showcase.
The house concert phenomenon that is the Listening Room Network, the brainchild of Tampa Bay singer/songwriter Fran Snyder, culminates each year in this showcase, in which the performers that people have invited to their homes come together in one big, multi-faceted music event. I remember when the showcase was held in the intimate environs of the Palladium’s cabaret; now the crowds are big enough to demand the much bigger Hough Hall. 3/29, 7:30 p.m., The Palladium.
Punch Brothers. The “ridiculously eclectic” GRAMMY®-nominated acoustic quintet featuring Chris Thile (MacArthur “genius” mandolinist and ebullient host of public radio’s Live From Here) tours in support of their latest album, All Ashore, Gabriel Kahane opens the show. 3/29, 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre.

John Mellencamp.
The hero of the heartland, still rocking after more than 35 years in the biz. “The John Mellencamp Show” will start promptly at 8 p.m. and will not have an opening act. Every ticket purchased online will receive a physical copy of Mellencamp’s forthcoming album Other People’s Stuff. 3-29/30, 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd.

Florida Orchestra: Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1.
Michael Francis leads pianist Benjamin Grosvenor on the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, along with a performance of Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night, played mostly in the dark. 3/29, 8 p.m., Straz; 3/30, 8 p.m., Mahaffey; 3/31, 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd.
Tap Dogs. “Part theater, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site.” “Hot, hunky and highly inventive.” This writer, having seen Tap Dogs in Edinburgh and NYC, can vouch for all that. The show’s an exhilarating testament to athleticism, creativity and all the things you can do with water, scaffolding and powerfully percussive footwork. 3/29, 8 p.m.; 3/30, 2 & 8 p.m.; 3/31, 2 p.m. Straz Center.

Dunedin Fine Art Center Student/Member/Faculty Exhibitions. With over 250 works representing over 250 artists, these DFAC exhibitions represent the entire spectrum of creative experience offered at the Center. Works in painting, jewelry making, pastel, colored pencil, watermedia, photography, clay, printmaking, mixed media, stone carving, and more will be featured. Opening reception 3/29, 6-8pm. Exhibition runs through 5/19. Admission is free.

Paula Poundstone.
She’s been winning a whole new set of fans via NPR’s Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me! and her own podcast, but she’s even better in person: irrepressibly, relentlessly funny, especially in her interactions with the audience. 3/30, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre.

Family Favorites Movie Series: A League of Their Own. Tampa Theatre screens the 1992 women’s baseball classic in this springtime series at Tampa Theatre. The films are family-friendly and so are the prices: $8 for ages 12 and younger, $10 for adults. 3 p.m.,
The Florida Björkestra’s The Secret World: The Music of Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush. If you’ve never been to a show by St. Pete’s truly inimitable “20-piece megasuperband” the Florida Björkestra, what are you waiting for? Their interpretations of pop greats like Bowie and Madonna are deservedly legendary, so expect no less as they pay return visits to the haunting oeuvres of Gabriel and Bush. Don’t give up! Run up that hill! 3/31, 6 p.m., The Palladium. 

Through 3/31
My Favorite Art Place: 
Florida Glass Invitational. In celebration of the Glass Art Society conference, Sundial’s new art gallery  is showing a wide range of works by Florida glass artists and hosting a free series of conversations each Saturday in March with award-winning glass artists who’ll be sharing stories, techniques, and when possible, demonstrating glassworking techniques like stained, blown, hot sculpting, flamework and more. Through March 31, The Sundial St. Pete,
Museum of Fine Arts: Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger from the Mellon CollectionExtraordinary works by the master mid-century Tiffany & Co. jeweler whose innovative designs graced the likes of Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn, through 3/31.
ArtsXchange: These Masks We WearAn exceptional exhibition created by students with disabilities attending Pinellas County schools. “A student-led, visceral, visual concept meant to evoke the spirit of imagination,” says Zach Thompson, an instructor at Sanders Exceptional. Through March. 515 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg,


Jackson Browne. The Hall of Fame singer-songwriter (“Take It Easy,” “Running On Empty,” “The Pretender”) and intrepid political activist, still kind of a dreamboat at 70, plays an intimate acoustic concert (with singalongs!). 4/4, 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd.
Jackson Harpe Collective. Harpe (along with Mike Cornette) is one of two jazz hosts on WUSF with musical surnames. He’s also an accomplished musician, a trumpeter with his own combo. He returns to the Studio@620 with a program of jazz, funk and original music inspired by the movies. 4/4, 7 p.m., Studio@620.
Limelight: Michio Kaku. Tampa Theatre’s new speaker series continues with the renowned theoretical physicist. Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa,
Piff the Magic Dragon. America’s Got Talent discovered the deadpan, dragon-garbed Piff, who — accompanied by Mr. Piffles, The World’s Only Magic Performing Chihuahua™ — is truly, awesomely, entertainingly odd. 4/4, Straz.

BEACON ’19 Contemporary Dance. The invaluable collaborative dance project that brings together dancers, artists and writers in the creation of stimulating multi-disciplinary works that stay in the mind, which is good because BEACON’s public performances happen so infrequently. Cherish the chance to see high-caliber contemporary dance. 4/5, 8 p.m., The Palladium.
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. An all-male troupe that rocks tutus and tights with equal elan, The Trocks manage to pay homage to classical ballet and make fun of it at the same time. Don’t miss ‘em. 4/5, Straz.

Florida Orchestra’s Raymond James Pops Series: Ragtime, Blues and All That Jazz.
Trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling solos in works by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and more. Jeff Tyzik conducts. 4/5, 8 p.m., Straz; 4/6, 8 p.m., Mahaffey; 4/7, 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd.
NCAA Women’s Final Four. Tampa gets to play host for the third time to the biggest event in women’s college basketball.  Amalie Arena.

Cedric the Entertainer.
From movies like The Barbershop to his current hit TV series The Neighborhood, Cedric lives up to “The Entertainer” part of his name big-time. 4/6, 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd.

James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art: 
The Cultural Connections of Edward S. Curtis. In the first three decades of the 20th century, American photographer Edward S. Curtis traveled the country to document “vanishing” Native American cultures with his cameras, producing thousands of images. His respect for Native people was ahead of his time, and the relationships he nurtured allowed for information-gathering that would have otherwise been lost to history.

Family Favorites Movie Series: My Neighbor Totoro. A film by acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki is the latest installment in this springtime series at Tampa Theatre. The movies are family-friendly and so are the prices: $8 for ages 12 and younger, $10 for adults. 6:30 p.m.,
Festivals of Speed. Over 300 exotic cars, motorcycles, watercraft and luxury brands, both vintage and contemporary, from Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Aston-Martin, BMW, Mercedes, McLaren, and more.  10 a.m.-4 p.m., Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg,
Woodson Chamber Concerts. Spend a sublime Sunday afternoon listening to Florida Orchestra members play chamber music in the artful surroundings of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. 4/7, 3 p.m.: Clarinet, Viola and Piano Trio, with Natalie Hoe, Jonas Benson and Brett Douglas. Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

Through 4/7
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised].For its 20th anniversary season, Jobsite brings back one of its biggest hits, in which all of the Bard’s 37 plays plus a few sonnets are squished into 90 minutes. The irrepressible comic virtuosos (and quick-change artists) David Jenkins, Shawn Paonessa and Spencer Meyers star in this take-nothing-seriously Shakespearean send-up.  Jobsite Theater at the Straz,

Museum of Fine Arts: Glow: The Hand-Painted Photographs of E. G. Barnhill. A unique voyage into the natural splendors of Florida during the early part of the 20th century.

The Roommate. The Odd Couple meets Thelma and Louise, as a shy 50-something homemaker in Iowa gets more than she bargained with her new roommate, a woman who needs a place to hide and the chance to start over.  American Stage,

Derek Hough.
The EMMY®-winning Dancing with the Stars choreographer and World of Dance judge is a pretty thrilling dancer himself, of course, and in this, his first solo tour, he explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hop-hop. 4/9, 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd.
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage.
The queen of bluegrass leads her band, the most-awarded in bluegrass history, and plays multiple instruments, including a mean mandolin. 4/9, 7 p.m., The Palladium.

Dear Evan Hansen.
See it. Not just because it won six 2017 Tonys, including Best Musical; not just because of songs gone viral like “You Will Be Found” and “Waving Through a Window”; not just because it’s rich in opportunities for bravura performances. See it because it’s about something: the loneliness of adolescence, the insidious power of the internet, the challenges of parenting, the question of how much we’re willing to sacrifice for the chance to fit in. See it because it will move you. Straz Center,

Spamilton: An American Parody.
Did you miss out on Hamilton tickets and want revenge? Do you love Hamilton no matter what form it takes? Then Spamilton’s for you, a send-up of the musical that the New York Times called “convulsively funny.” Jaeb Theater at the Straz.

Mamma Mia!
Here we go again. You’ve seen it in the movies, you’ve probably seen it on stage, and you’ve definitely heard the music, because it’s ABBA, their irresistible pop songs wrestled into a “Who’s the Daddy?” plot set on an idyllic Greek island. While Meryl and Cher won’t be on hand, director Stephanie Gularte has assembled a cast of local all-stars (including Alison Burns, Becca McCoy, James Sorensen and Larry Alexander) for American Stage’s annual outdoor musical. Bring your own chair or blanket for general admission or premium blanket seating, or reserve a chair. American Stage in the Park, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. Pay-what-you-can previews, 4/10-11. Opening night gala, 6 p.m., Fri. 4/12.

Dining Out for Life. 
Restaurants throughout Tampa Bay, Gulfport, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Dunedin join together in this international event to fight HIV and support the local programs of EPIC (Empath Partners in Care). When you have breakfast, lunch, dinner or coffee at participating DOFL restaurants, at least 25% of your check will be donated to support the work of EPIC.
KISS. They’re calling this the End of the Road World Tour, but will their fervent fans ever allow Gene Simmons and his flamboyant face-painted friends to stop playing? Not likely, but this is sure to be a wild concert, farewell or no. 4/11, 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena.
Michael Carbonaro Live! He’s known for the hilarious and confounding comedy/magic videos on his TruTV series The Carbonaro Effect, in which unsuspecting civilians discover what he means when he says “There’s a thin line between that which is delightful and that which is… demented.” What will Mr. C. do to a live audience? Hard to predict, but we bet it’ll be pretty funny to watch. 4/11, 7 p.m., Mahaffey.

Tampa Museum of Art: Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution, Selections from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell.Abstract Expressionism as a unifying direction in post-WWII art, reflected in 25 works by such seminal artists as de Kooning, Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Mark Rothko (4/11-8/11).

American Stage Gala Under the Stars.
The opening night of American Stage in the Park’s annual musical — see Mamma Mia! under Theater — also serves as a major fundraiser for the theater company, with excellent food, live and silent auctions, and the chance to dress (if you dare) in an outfit that evokes the era of the musical. Mamma Mia? I’m predicting a sea of bellbottoms. 4/12, 6 p.m., Demens Landing Park, St. Petersburg,
Synia Carroll & Scotty Wright: Songs of Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine.
A tribute to two of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time by two singers who are pretty darned good themselves. 4/12, 8 p.m., Side Door at the Palladium.

Florida Orchestra: Brahms Symphony No. 1.
Guest conductor Gemma New leads a concert highlighting the influence of women, with Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 and Schumann’s Manfred Overture, as well as TFO violinist Sarah Shellman on Anna Clyne’s The Seamstress. 4/12, 8 p.m., Straz; 4/13, 8 p.m., Mahaffey; 4/14, 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd.
Tampa Bay Blues Festival. An all-star lineup plays St. Pete’s Vinoy Park, including Jonny Lang (4/12, 8:30 p.m.); Shemekia Copeland (6:30 p.m., 4/13); Boz Scaggs (8:30 p.m., 4/13); and a Louisiana Blues Experience on Sunday, 4/14, featuring (among others) C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band (4:30 p.m.) and Tab Benoit (8:30 p.m.). 4/12-14, Vinoy Park,

Museum of Fine Arts: Theo Wujcik: Cantos. A celebration of the work of master printmaker and painter Wujcik (1936–2014), a fixture of the Ybor City art scene whose expansive practice engaged deeply with art historical tradition and the global contemporary art world (4/13-6/2).

Family Favorites Movie Series: The LEGO Movie. The unexpectedly good movie about you-know-whats is the latest installment in this springtime series at Tampa Theatre. The movies are family-friendly and so are the prices: $8 for ages 12 and younger, $10 for adults. 3 p.m.,
Game of Thrones is back! The final season premieres on HBO tonight. Winter seems to have finally come! Here’s the Season 8 trailer.
Los Vinos de Dalí. The Dalí Museum’s annual food and wine fundraiser, featuring bites from new local restaurants as well as returning favorites, plus sips and spirits from wineries, craft breweries, distilleries and more. 4-7 p.m.  Tickets begin at $80 for Museum members and $90 for non-members and cover access to all tastings, plus entry to the Museum’s galleries from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Through 4/15
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
Modus Operandi: Contemporary Photography from the Collection of BNY Mellon: An adventurous group of contemporary image-makers. Through 4/15,

Palladium Chamber Players.
World-class chamber players grace the Palladium’s Hough Hall stage in this monthly, Wednesday-night series led by Florida Orchestra concertmaster Jeffrey Multer, who’s a charming host as well as a brilliant violinist. 4/17: String quintets by Boccherini and Schubert and a quartet by Arensky. 4/17, 7:30 p.m., The Palladium.

Leon Bridges.
He’s only 29, but his soulful, heartfelt R&B has won him comparisons to such revered forebears as Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. 4/18, 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd.
Nate Najar: From Rio with Love, Bossa Nova. Latin jazz with a killer lineup, led by the gifted Najar on nylong string guitar with Jeff Rupert on tenor sax and Daniela Soledade on vocals. Grab your favorite Girl (or Boy) from Ipanema and bossa nova ova to the Palladium. 4/18, 7:30 p.m., Side Door at The Palladium.
Santana: The Global Consciousness Tour. It’s the 20th anniversary of Carlos Santana’s groundbreaking album Supernatural and the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock. Yes, you can now reflect on how very old you have become. 4/18, 8 p.m., Al Lang Live.

The Hit Men Live.
The mega-talented musicians who made the stars’ records sound better are now standing in the spotlight themselves, playing the hits they made with everyone from Elton John to Carole King to The Who and sharing insider lore. 4/19, 8 p.m., Mahaffey.

Ken Jeong.
He has been such an indelible part of recent pop culture phenomena — The Hangover, Crazy Rich Asians, The Masked Singer — that Ken Jeong has become a phenom in his own right. 4/20, 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd.

Through 4/20
Florida CraftArt: QUEST: Celebration of Glass.
In honor of the Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference, Duncan McClellan and Mary Childs curate an exhibition of glass masters who draw on mythological, cultural, and personal imagery. Through 4/20, GAS Conference, 3/28-30,

Family Favorites Movie Series: Dolphin Tale.  The poignant flick that made Winter the dolphin a star is the latest installment in this springtime series at Tampa Theatre. The movies are family-friendly and so are the prices: $8 for ages 12 and younger, $10 for adults. 3 p.m.,

Radio Theatre Project Live. Live radio plays delivered by actors at mics with sound effects by Matt Cowley. 7 p.m., The Studio@620,

Igor Lovchinsky: An Evening of Chopin and Gershwin.
The much-lauded young Russian-American pianist plays a program featuring some of the most exquisite music ever written for the piano. (He can also talk science; besides having degrees from Juilliard and the New England Conservatory of Music, he has a Ph.D from Harvard and has published articles on astrophysics and nanoscale metrology (?). 4/23, 7:30 p.m., The Palladium.
Limelight: Jenna Bush Hager. Tampa Theatre’s new speaker series continues with an NBC correspondent who’s also a presidential daughter.

Patti Labelle.
The one and only Patti, she of the unmistakeable vocals and diva-tastic style, had been slated to perform in February, but a scheduling conflict led her to change the date. Tickets purchased for the February 7 concert will be honored at the new date. 4/25, 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd.

Rosanne Cash.
“After reckoning with her father’s legacy on recent records,” said Pitchfork of Cash’s latest album, She Remembers Everything, “the singer offers a vivid, complex portrait of life and the compromises and love that shape adulthood.” Which sounds pretty much like what she’s been doing her entire career, which is why we love her. 4/26, 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre. 

La Bohème.
Opera Tampa presents Giacomo Puccini’s heartbreakingly beautiful opera about starving artists in Paris — the inspiration for RENT. 4/26-28, Straz.

Florida Orchestra’s Raymond James Pops Series: The Music of John Williams.
Star Wars. Jaws. Harry Potter. Schindler’s List. ET. Sound familiar? Daniel Black conducts works by the master of indelible movie music. 4/27, 2 & 8 p.m., Mahaffey.
Selwyn Birchwood Band. The accolades keep coming in for the husky-voiced young blues vocalist and guitarist (and Florida native) Selwyn Birchwood and his band. 4/27, 8 p.m., Side Door at the Palladium.

Family Favorites Movie Series: Sing-Along Frozen. Most parents of young children have already experienced a Frozen sing-along in the car on the way to school, or to the store, or to the beach — or in other words, way more times than most adults can bear. But your kids will love it! The prices in this, the last installment in Tampa Theatre’s springtime series, are as family-friendly as the movies: $8 for ages 12 and younger, $10 for adults. 3 p.m.,

Through 4/28
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. Despite the name, there’s lots more than food and wine on tap. Music, for instance; the impressive concert lineup includes Daughtry, The Band Perry, Stone Temple Pilots, Josh Turner and Foreigner, among many others. But the edibles and drinkables sound pretty appealing, too: Food & Wine Cabins with cuisines from all over the U.S. (Dungeness crab croquettes, St. Louis ribs, NOLA grilled oysters); wine and spirit tastings; and multiple sampler and VIP packages. All concerts are included with daily ticketed admission to the park. Food and beverage is not, but is available for an extra fee.

Tampa Bay Symphony: Sibelius’s Mighty Second.
The all-volunteer orchestra led by Maestro Mark Sforzini plays Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 and features winners of composition and young artist competitions. 4/28, 2:30 p.m., SPC Arts Auditorium, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater; 4/30, 8 p.m., The Palladium; 5/5, 2:30 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz.

Florida Orchestra: Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.
Michael Francis conducts “The Titan” symphony, framed by Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood and Norman’s virtuosic percussion concerto Switch, featuring Colin Currie. 5/3, 8 p.m., Straz; 5/4, 8 p.m., Mahaffey.

Tampa Bay Symphony: Sibelius’s Mighty Second. The all-volunteer orchestra led by Maestro Mark Sforzini plays Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 and features winners of composition and young artist competitions. 4/28, 2:30 p.m., SPC Arts Auditorium, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater; 4/30, 8 p.m., The Palladium; 5/5, 2:30 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz.

Through 5/19
Dali Museum:
 Magritte & Dali. Two preeminent surrealists who opened minds to an alternative view of the world, constantly challenging reality. Through 5/19,

Through 5/27
Tampa Museum of Art: Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations. An exhibition celebrating one of South America’s most ambitious and celebrated modern artists, Oswaldo Vigas (Venezuelan, 1923-2014), who drew on a broad mixture of sources and stylistic approaches for his art, mingling indigenous South American traditions with Western modernism into a distinctly personal language (through 5/27).























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