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Our picks for March 4-14

Strawberry Festival

Date: March 4-14

Time: times vary according to day

Location: 303 North Lemon St. (Plant City)

Contact: 813-754-1996/ 752-9194

Fee: $8/adults adv, $10/gate. $4/ children adv, $5/gate

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Ringling Museum of Art

Date: Everyday

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: 5401 Bay Shore Rd. (Sarasota)

Contact: 941-359-5700

Fee: Adults $5

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Big Red Balloon Sightseeing Adventures

Date: Monday-Friday

Time: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Location: 8710 West Hillsborough Avenue (Tampa)

Contact: 813-969-1518

Description: Hot air balloon rides

Fee: varies according to ride. Check online

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Released this week:

“Alice in Wonderland” (Friday)

“Brooklyn’s Finest” (Friday)



Taylor Swift

Date: Thursday

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa)

Contact: 813-301-2500

Description: Country


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Fall of Troy

Date: March 12

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: The Orpheum (Ybor City)

Contact: 813-248-9500

Description: Alternative Rock, Screamo

Fee: $13.50/adv, $15.50/door

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Portugal, The Man

Date: Wednesday

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: The Crowbar (Ybor City)

Contact: 813-241-8600

Description: Indie

Fee: $12

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Rice Restaurant and Lounge

Time: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; late night – Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Location: 7525 West Hillsborough Avenue (Tampa)

Contact: 813-275-9701

Fee: no price was listed

Description: Korean and Japanese cuisine

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Boss Hogs

Time: Daily, 11 a.m.- 3 a.m.

Location: 511 North Franklin Street (Tampa)

Contact: 813-226-2677

Description: Bar & Grill; drink specials

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The Brunchery

Time: Daily, 8 a.m.- 2.p.m

Location: 3225 MacDill Avenue (Tampa)

Contact: 813-831-4694

Fee: Typically $6-8

Description: Breakfast and Lunch options

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