$5 Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m.

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa FL

Bring Mom the MOSI to celebrate Mother’s Day and she gets in for $5 with your full priced admission.  (813) 987-6000

Downtown Saturday Morning Market

Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m.

Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg FL

More than 100 local vendors including farmers, growers with fresh produce and gourmet foods. Also, crafts, prepared foods, live entertainment, flowers and plants. Live music by the Ben Bryan Band. http://www.saturdaymorningmarket.com/

Book Nook by the Bay

Saturday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m.


Pier Aquarium 800 Second Ave. NE, Suite 2001, St. Petersburg FL 33701

The Pier Aquarium’s family event with varying authors. Included with daily admission.

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival: With Taj Mahal

Saturday, May 7 at 12:30 p.m.

Coachman Park 301 Drew St., Clearwater FL 33756

Fifth annual festival in Clearwater with seafood and blues music. It’s two days of blues concerts and Gulf Coast cuisine, featuring jumbo shrimp, crab cakes, oysters, crawfish, gumbo and more. Free admission vouchers are available at these locations: Knology at 3001 Gandy Blvd., Pinellas Park, 33782; Knology Oldsmar Payment Center at 3130 Tampa Rd., Oldsmar, 34677. $20 one-day reserved seating and $30 two-day reserved seating tickets are available for purchase at ticketmaster.com. On the day of the event, tickets will be $25 for one-day reserved seating and $40 for two-day reserved seating. Knology customers can bring their Knology cable bill to Coachman Park on either concert day and receive up to four free general admission tickets. Shemekia Copeland, Trampled Underfoot, Harper and Midwest Kind, and the Steve Arvey Horn Band also perform. $5 general admission. http://www.clearwaterseablues.com/index.htm

Shrek The Musical

Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m.

Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa FL 33602

Based on the Oscar-winning film  with 19  new songs. Tickets start at $38.50.  May 7th & 8th    (813) 229-7827

American Stage in the Park: Rent

Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m.

Demens Landing 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg FL 33707

Rent transplants Puccini’s La Boheme to the lower east side of Manhattan in the early 1990s when the neighborhood was home to struggling artists, squatters, drug dealers and real estate speculators.   $11 advance (at the American Stage box office), $13 at the gate Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday, $14 advance, $16 at the gate Friday-Saturday. Reserved chair seating $27, premium blanket seating $21. http://www.americanstage.org/rent.php

Jeff Beck

Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m.

Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater FL 33759

The guitar icon and recent Grammy winner has been in the company of rockers like Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart during his decades-long career.  Tickets $41-$61.  (407) 351-5483

Sea Grapes Wine & Food Tasting

Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m.

Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa FL 33602

Get in the swim of things at tenth annual benefit for aquarium’s youth education and conservation programs, with more than 100 fine wines from Total Wine, cuisine from  restaurants, live jazz and entertainment, silent auction, all among the aquarium’s exhibits. Must be 21 or older. VIP tickets include 7 p.m. early admission, special wine tasting, cuisine from Bern’s and SideBern’s, VIP drawing and special gifts $95 general admission, $175 Connoisseurs Club VIP ticket.  http://www.seagrapes.org/

Free Mother’s Day Admission

Saturday, May 7 at 9:30 a.m.


Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa FL 33602

During the weekend, take mom to celebrate at the Florida Aquarium. She can get in free to see the more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world. And if you can’t make it to the aquarium for the weekend, for the entire month of May, tickets are $15 — but you must purchase them online. Free for moms with a paid admission http://www.flaquarium.org/

Daylily Show & Sale

Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.


First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg 1900 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg FL

Want a more colorful garden? Find a huge variety of shapes, sizes and colors of heat tolerant daylilies at Bay Area Daylily Society’s 13th annual sale and show; arrive early for best selection. Judged flower display from noon-3:30 p.m. .Free admission. (727) 410-0503  

Meet Dale Chihuly

Sunday, May 8 at 1 p.m.


The Chihuly Collection 400 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg FL 33701

Dale Chihuly will make his first appearance at The Collection here in St. Petersburg. His visit coincides with the launch of the new exhibition catalog. Chihuly will sign one catalog per person. No book personalization or photos allowed.

A Garland of Songs for Mom

Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m.


Eckerd College 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg FL

The Eckerd Concert Choir and Eckerd Ringers present a Mother’s Day program of spirituals and choral works by composers including Robert Lowry, Franz Joseph Haydn and Edward Elgar. Free. (727) 867-1166

Yoga at the Dali

Sunday, May 8 at noon


Dali Museum One Dali Blvd. (Bay Shore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg FL 33701

Every Sunday, the Dali Museum holds yoga classes in one of its rooms with a view of the St. Petersburg waterfront. Beginners and those more experienced are welcome. Bring a mat or towel. $10 students/members, $15.

Run For Your Wife

Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m.


Francis Wilson Playhouse 302 Seminole St., Clearwater FL 33755

In this British farce, a taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different parts of town because of his irregular working schedule. $21.

Johnny Schicchi

Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m.


American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg FL

Puccini’s one-act comedic opera centers on the relatives vying for a wealthy old man’s inheritance after he has died. $25 Tuesday/Wednesday, $31.50 for matinees, $39.50 Friday/Saturday night.