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DUNEDIN - Cloaks, kilts and tartans will be on full display as the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation presents the 51st annual Dunedin Highland Games & Festival, set for Saturday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin.

General admission tickets will be $15 in advance and $18 at the gate. Children age 12 and younger will be admitted for free. VIP tickets, priced at $60 each, also will be available.

For tickets and information, visit duned­inhig­hland­games­.com.
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CLEARWATER - Blast Friday returns to Downtown Clearwater March 31, at 5:30 p.m. This food and crafts festival features a free live concert every month located in the Cleveland Street District. 

Food trucks and vendors will be serving a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty food and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available for purchase. Concert goers are welcome to bring their lawn chairs to watch the concert. A limited number of VIP and Super VIP packages are on sale now.
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SAFETY HARBOR - The Safety Harbor Art and Music Center has gathered together an impressive artist lineup for the fourth annual Safety Harbor SongFest, set for Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, presented at the Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor.

SHAMc recently announced a lineup of 20 nationally acclaimed musical acts that are scheduled to perform at the Safety Harbor SongFest. The lineup features such national recording artists as Magic Giant, Grammy award nominee Fantastic Negrito, Rising Appalachia, The Wood Brothers, Charlie Mars, Kina Grannis, Daphne Willis, Joe Craven, The Mulligan Brothers, Emily Kopp, The Accidentals, Birds of Chicago, Dan Rodriguez, Davin McCoy, Caravan of Thieves, Kristin Diable, Victor and Penny, Trevor Green, and Chasing Lovely.
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PINELLAS PARK - The Matinee Opera Players, Pinellas Park’s resident opera company, is looking for a few singers who love to sing - particularly those who like to sing opera and show tunes.

The players perform about five or six shows per year, primarily at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center.

Mario Laurenti, the organization’s artistic director, has decades of singing and coaching experience, along with directing and producing full operas. Performances have more of a variety show format with classical music, cabaret style songs, show tunes, even a little American country music as well as arias from mostly well-known operas.
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BELLEAIR - The Belleview Biltmore Golf Club will host the annual Taste of Belleair and The Bluffs on Saturday, April 1, noon to 3 p.m., at the golf club, located at 1501 Indian Rocks Road.

The event will showcase the area’s best restaurants and small businesses. Attendees will sample local cuisine and get acquainted with businesses that will be on display throughout the clubhouse and patio area.

Participating restaurants include 18 on the Rocks, Belleair Market, Kahwah Coffee, Maggie Mae’s, Dolce, Belle’s Olive Branch, Sages Bistro, The Pie Factory, Stevie Mac’s, Surfside Taphouse, Bella D’oras, Village Inn, Tailgators and Bella Vino Wines.
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CLEARWATER - The Abilities Guild invites the public to support veterans by joining the Merriment at the Marina celebration Saturday, April 1, at the Clearwater Yacht Club, 830 S. Bayway Blvd., Clearwater Beach.

All proceeds benefit the Abilities Guild Veterans Mall.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the evening includes a picnic-style buffet, cash bar, barbershop quartet, chance drawings, live music, dancing, and free parking. Reservations are required and tickets are $65 per person. Seating is limited.
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CLEARWATER - The Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival will be presented Sunday, April 2, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Temple B’nai Israel, 1685 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater.

Admission is free. Food items will be sold separately. For information, call 727-458-1778.

Temple B’nai Israel, along with local community sponsors, will present the inaugural Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival. Located on the grounds of Temple B’nai Israel, this event will feature delicious Jewish foods for sale, including Carnegie Deli corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, matzo ball soup, kosher hot dogs, bagels and lox, kosher falafel, and various Jewish baked goods.
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ST. PETERSBURG - WUSF’s The Longest Table will take place Thursday, April 6, 5:30 p.m., at Straub Park, Bay Shore Drive Northeast, between the Museum of Fine Art, 255 Beach Drive NE, and the Vinoy Renaissance, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. in St. Petersburg.

More than 15 amazing local restaurants will provide food, wine and cocktails for a fixed-price dinner to remember, with tables running down Bayshore Drive Northeast. Last year, the event sold out and gathered more than 650 attendees. This year, there are more restaurants involved, and the attendee count could top 1,000 - making this one of the largest dining events in St. Petersburg.

“This is a wonderful event that gathers the fantastic supporters of public broadcasting with some of the most wonderful restaurants in this region,” said JoAnn Urofsky in a press release. Urofsky is WUSF Public Media general manager. “This is the signature event to support public broadcasting in this area, and I’m so thrilled that so many people have come to join that cause and enjoy a wonderful night to remember.”
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TARPON SPRINGS - The Tarpon Springs First Friday series got underway this month and will continue through November.

This is a free family fun event that takes place first Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. The event is free to attend and is presented in historic downtown Tarpon Springs on Tarpon Avenue, Hibiscus Street and Safford Avenue. Attendees can enjoy live music, dancing, vendors, beer/wine truck and food trucks. Many of the shops stay open for the evening.

There is a free shuttle and parking from 5 to 10:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Dog Splash Park located at 508 Live Oak St., Tarpon Springs.
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TARPON SPRINGS - The Tarpon Springs Merchants Association recently announced dates for this year’s Tarpon Springs Wine Walk events.

The event takes place throughout Tarpon Springs where participating “wine walkers” visit between 30 and 45 participating merchants. The Wine Walk runs between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. Following is a list of 2017 Wine Walk dates:

- Saturday, Feb. 25
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ST. PETERSBURG - For the second consecutive year, the Tampa Bay Rays will open the 2017 season as part of ESPN’s national Opening Day coverage when they host the New York Yankees on Sunday, April 2, at Tropicana Field. Game time will be announced at a later date.

As part of their recently released schedule, the Rays will also host the Oakland Athletics in a single-admission doubleheader on Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Major League Baseball’s first scheduled doubleheader since July 16, 2011, when the A’s hosted the Los Angeles Angels, and only the second since the A’s played at Minnesota on June 7, 1996.

“Many of us in the Rays organization have fond memories of single-gate doubleheaders, so this is something that we have long wanted to do,” said Rays president Brian Auld. “The schedule lines up for it nicely next season and we’re going to work hard to make it a special day at Tropicana Field.”
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Entertainment Calender
• Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Los Lonely Boys
Los Lonely Boys, Tuesday, March 28, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $30. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.
• Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Informed Consent
“Informed Consent” by Deborah Zoe Laufer; March 15 through April 9, presented by American Stage, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org. Generally, main stage performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 depending on the date and time of the performance.
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• Thursday, March 30, 2017
A Skull in Connemara
“A Skull in Connemara” by Martin McDonagh; March 17 through April 9, presented by Jobsite Theater, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 4 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.jobsitetheater.org.
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Ain’t Retirement Grand
“Ain’t Retirement Grand,” March 4 through April 23, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheater.com.
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Anybody For Murder
The hilarious comedy “Anybody For Murder,” by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner, will open Thursday, Feb. 2, on stage at Just For Laughs Dinner Theatre, inside Havana Harry’s 2, 1999 Starkey Road, Largo.

The production will run through April 6. Performances are Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 6 p.m., with seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are Thursday and Saturday, 1 p.m., with seating at 11 a.m. Cost for the buffet and show is $36 (cash or check only). For reservations, call 727-466-6546.

Max is planning to murder his wife Janet, collect her life insurance and enjoy life with his girlfriend when Mary and George arrive on their Greek island with news: Mary and Janet are beneficiaries of a huge fortune. Plans and plots hatch, and soon everyone is bent on murder. All that stands in the way is the presence of a neighbor who knows a thing or two about murder, crime writer Edgar Chambers.

The cast includes Barbara Anthony, Toby Manion, Deb Birchler, Michael Crocket, Selena Vela, and Peter Konowicz.
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Informed Consent
“Informed Consent” by Deborah Zoe Laufer; March 15 through April 9, presented by American Stage, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org. Generally, main stage performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 depending on the date and time of the performance.
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The Odd Couple
“The Odd Couple,” March 23 through April 9, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

Note: "The Odd Couple" is a substitute for "The Grapes of Wrath," which has been postponed indefinitely.
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• Friday, March 31, 2017
1964 – The Tribute
“1964 – The Tribute,” Friday, March 31, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $38.50. Call 727-893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com.
A Skull in Connemara
“A Skull in Connemara” by Martin McDonagh; March 17 through April 9, presented by Jobsite Theater, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 4 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.jobsitetheater.org.
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Ain’t Retirement Grand
“Ain’t Retirement Grand,” March 4 through April 23, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheater.com.
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Blast Friday featuring Billy Joel Legends
Blast Friday featuring Billy Joel Legends, Friday, March 31, 5:30 p.m., on the 400 block of Cleveland Street directly in front of the Capitol Theatre.

This food and crafts festival features a free live concert every month located in the Cleveland Street District. Food trucks and vendors will be serving a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty food and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available for purchase.

Concert goers are welcome to bring their lawn chairs to watch the concert. A limited number of VIP and SUPER VIP packages are available for purchase. For more information, visit BlastFridayClearwater.com.
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Informed Consent
“Informed Consent” by Deborah Zoe Laufer; March 15 through April 9, presented by American Stage, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org. Generally, main stage performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 depending on the date and time of the performance.
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The Odd Couple
“The Odd Couple,” March 23 through April 9, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

Note: "The Odd Couple" is a substitute for "The Grapes of Wrath," which has been postponed indefinitely.
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The Wilson Van
The Wilson Van, Friday, March 31, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.
• Saturday, April 1, 2017
A Skull in Connemara
“A Skull in Connemara” by Martin McDonagh; March 17 through April 9, presented by Jobsite Theater, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 4 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.jobsitetheater.org.
 ... Read More 
Ain’t Retirement Grand
“Ain’t Retirement Grand,” March 4 through April 23, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheater.com.
 ... Read More 
Anybody For Murder
The hilarious comedy “Anybody For Murder,” by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner, will open Thursday, Feb. 2, on stage at Just For Laughs Dinner Theatre, inside Havana Harry’s 2, 1999 Starkey Road, Largo.

The production will run through April 6. Performances are Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 6 p.m., with seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are Thursday and Saturday, 1 p.m., with seating at 11 a.m. Cost for the buffet and show is $36 (cash or check only). For reservations, call 727-466-6546.

Max is planning to murder his wife Janet, collect her life insurance and enjoy life with his girlfriend when Mary and George arrive on their Greek island with news: Mary and Janet are beneficiaries of a huge fortune. Plans and plots hatch, and soon everyone is bent on murder. All that stands in the way is the presence of a neighbor who knows a thing or two about murder, crime writer Edgar Chambers.

The cast includes Barbara Anthony, Toby Manion, Deb Birchler, Michael Crocket, Selena Vela, and Peter Konowicz.
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Charlie Daniels Band
The Charlie Daniels Band will perform Saturday, April 1, 4 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Advance tickets are $20. Tickets are $25 the day of the show. VIP seating costs $50. Call 727-369-5746.

From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 79, Daniels has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.

Attendees may bring lawn chairs. Blankets and large bags are not permitted. Dogs are not permitted unless they are service animals.
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CSN Songs; Celebrating the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
CSN Songs; Celebrating the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Saturday, April 1, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
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Informed Consent
“Informed Consent” by Deborah Zoe Laufer; March 15 through April 9, presented by American Stage, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org. Generally, main stage performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 depending on the date and time of the performance.
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