Community Calander: March 17-23

Here are some of the highlights of what’s happening around Tampa Bay today and through the weekend:
Downtown Tampa : 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602
Three months after performing at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Jingleball event, the controversial singer will return during her Bangerz Tour with Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira.
Price: $39.50-$89.50.
Downtown Clearwater : 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 33755
This concert brings together Brickman and his special guests including, former teen heartthrob Rex Smith (You Take My Breath Away) and Anne Cochran (After All These Years) as they share their own hits, the stories behind the music and celebrate songs from the Bee Gees, Donna Summer and the Carpe …
Price: $45-$65.
St. Petersburg : 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, 33705
Take a 90 minute, wheelchair-accessible, behind-the-scenes tour of the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. See the Rays’ dugout, Press Box, Touch Tank, 162 Landing, the Hitters Hall of Fame and more. Still and video cameras welcome.
Price: $9, $8 ages 65 and older, $7 ages 3-14, 2 and younger free.
Port Charlotte : 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, 33948
Come out and check out the new and returning players as they prepare for the 2014 season.
Price: $10-$29.
Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602
The kick-off party for the 18th annual festival featuring films portraying Jewish culture and history includes a viewing of Bethlehem, guest speakers and a dessert reception.This event marks the start of the Jewish Film Festival. For information on all films being shown plus information about ti …
Price: $18 advance, $20 at the door.
Clearwater : 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater, 33765
The Phillies Phanatic will be on hand to lead the cheers at all Spring Training games at Bright House Field.
Price: $14-$34.
Largo : 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo, 33773
Make sure your cats, dog or rabbit stays with you and your family at this low cost microchip clinic.
Price: $25.
Friday:
Downtown Clearwater : 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 33755
Take a walk in Memphis with this Grammy Award winning folk, rock singer.
Price: $45-$59.
Seminole Heights : 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604
Sea Lion Splash opens introducing a colony of coastal sea lions, daily presentations and an outdoor activity area. Remains on display through May 31. $2, in addition to park admission.
Downtown Tampa : 700 S Florida Ave., Tampa, 33602
A seated lunch with silent auction and a 20-minute autograph session with all of the current New York Yankee players and coaches, as well as Yankee legends. No bats or large bags allowed. Benefits Boy and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay.
Price: $300.
Port Charlotte : 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, 33948
Come out and check out the new and returning players as they prepare for the 2014 season.
Price: $10-$29.
Stadium Area : One Steinbrenner Drive , Tampa, 33614
Price: $17-$33
Sarasota : 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34236
The husband-wife duo, who have only co-headlined during their Christmas tours, will come together to sing from each other’s catalog of gospel, Christian and country hits. 
Tickets are $60-$85.
Price:
Clearwater : 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater, 33765
The Phillies Phanatic will be on hand to lead the cheers at all Spring Training games at Bright House Field.
Price: $14-$34.
Safety Harbor : 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor, 34695
Help the library create a festive look prior to the city’s Chalk Art Festival the following weekend.
Price: Free.
Safety Harbor : 750 Main St., Safety Harbor, 34695
Come out to Main Street for St. Patrick’s Day themed shopping, dining and entertainment for the whole family. Benefits Friends of the Safety Harbor Library.
Price: Free.
SATURDAY:
MacDill Air Force Base : 8208 Hangar Loop Drive, MacDill Air Force Base, 33621
After a year off from budget cuts, MacDill Air Force Base once again opens its gates to the public for two days of high-flying fun. Watch fly-bys of all types of aircraft and a performance by the Air Force Thunderbirds. You can get up close and even tour some aircraft as well. Gates open at 8 a. …
Price: Free.
Orlando : 9800 International Drive, Orlando, 32819
Walking Dead fans won’t want to miss MegaCon for photo ops with five actors from the AMC drama. Confirmed guests from the zombie drama are Lauren Cohan (Maggie); Steven Yeun (Glenn); David Morrissey (the Governor); Emily Kinney (Beth); and Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha). This massive show devoted  …
Price: $25 daily; $60 for three days; 10 and under free if accompanied by adult
University Area : 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33617
Say huzzah to the wizards, warriors and commoners who populate this replica of a 16th century village with entertainment, street theater, live armored contact jousting, human chess matches, art, craft and other vendors, fire-eaters and more. Enjoy fresh brews, wines and medieval music.
The festival’s salute to our world includes the State Royal Archery Championships, free beer tasting, a world market, sing for your supper, grape stomp, egg roll eating contest, the Florida State Belly Dance Championships and a Steampunk costume contest.
Price: $16.95, $8.95 ages 5-12 (advance); $19.95, $15.95 seniors/students, $11.95 ages 5-12 (at the gate); $10 dogs.
Ybor City : 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605
Who has the best Cuban sandwich? Celebrity judges gather to test entries from restaurants, delis or food trucks for both traditional and non-traditional Cuban sandwiches, with live music from Sol Y Son direct from Cuba, in their first trip to the United States, among the music and dance performe …
Price: Free admission, charge for food and drink.
Downtown Tampa : 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602
The PBR comes to Tampa to compete to see who’s the toughest bulls and riders on the circuit. This competition is a stepping stone to the elite Built Ford Tough Series.
Price: $10-$75.
Clearwater : 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, 33759
The Grammy Award Winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee will return to the Clearwater venue in support of his latest album release, Bakersfield.
Price: $45-$85.
West Pasco : 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey, 34652
This year’s nine-day festival carnival has a midway with a special area for younger children offering them more minimally frightening rides.
The West Pasco Sertoma Club serves up barbecued food until 10 p.m.
Price: Free to attend. Wristband for carnival rides is $15 Monday-Thursday, $20 Friday-Sunday.
Westshore : 4900 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33609
The champion wide receiver and former 2004 No. 1 draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reconnects with Tampa Bay fans at a signing of his self-published autobiography, Chasing My Rookie Year. He is also available for photos and signings of anything purchased on site that day.
Price: Free.
Dunedin : 51 Main St., Dunedin, 34698
Local craft beer, a crawfish boil and plenty of fresh seafood fare to choose from at this festival with music by the Stingers (4-6:30 p.m.) and Gumbo Boogie (7-9:30 p.m.). Benefits Tai Chi of Dunedin and other local organizations.
Price: Free (food/drink additional).
Dunedin : 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698
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Port Charlotte : 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, 33948
Come out and check out the new and returning players as they prepare for the 2014 season.
Price: $10-$29.
North Pinellas beaches : 16th Avenue and Bay Palm Boulevard, Indian Rocks Beach, 33785
Four musical acts will perform along Indian Rocks Beach for the fourth annual festival featuring Skyway Bluegrass, The Cotton Eyed Does, Mountain Memories and Gator Grass. Bring your own lawn chair, but no coolers allowed.  
Price: Free, $5 suggested donation; Cost of food and drink.
Downtown Clearwater : 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 33755
The Scottish singer, songwriter rose to fame in the 1960′s and 1970′s by combining his folk, rock sound with intricately woven stories and historical events. Fellow folk-rock singer, David Nachmanoff will open.
Price: $29-$37.
Clearwater : 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, 33759
The husband-wife duo, who have only co-headlined during their Christmas tours, will come together to sing from each other’s catalog of gospel, Christian and country hits. 
Tickets are $45-$125.
Price:
Gulfport : 4630 29th Ave. S, Gulfport, 33707
If it’s nautical, it’s probably at this sale. Items include anchors, small boats, jet skis, boating safety equipment, fishing tackle and more.
Price: Free (items individually priced).
Tarpon Springs : 400 S Walton Ave., Tarpon Springs, 34689
The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department will host its annual flea market featuring more than 40 booths full of treasures. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All ages welcome.
Price: Free admission.
SUNDAY:
MacDill Air Force Base : 8208 Hangar Loop Drive, MacDill Air Force Base, 33621
After a year off from budget cuts, MacDill Air Force Base once again opens its gates to the public for two days of high-flying fun. Watch fly-bys of all types of aircraft and a performance by the Air Force Thunderbirds. You can get up close and even tour some aircraft as well. Gates open at 8 a. …
Price: Free.
Orlando : 9800 International Drive, Orlando, 32819
Walking Dead fans won’t want to miss MegaCon for photo ops with five actors from the AMC drama. Confirmed guests from the zombie drama are Lauren Cohan (Maggie); Steven Yeun (Glenn); David Morrissey (the Governor); Emily Kinney (Beth); and Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha). This massive show devoted  …
Price: $25 daily; $60 for three days; 10 and under free if accompanied by adult
Ybor City : 2112 North 15th St., Tampa, 33605
Who has the best Cuban sandwich? Celebrity judges gather to test entries from restaurants, delis or food trucks for both traditional and non-traditional Cuban sandwiches, with live music from Sol Y Son direct from Cuba, in their first trip to the United States, among the music and dance performe …
Day Two of the festival at the HCC Ybor City campus features the Cuban Sandwich Awards and the World’s Biggest Cuban Sandwich.
Price: Free admission, charge for food and drink.
Downtown Tampa : 711 Franklin St., Tampa, 33672
In March and April, the next generation of young fans will get the chance to see some of their parents’ most beloved childhood films on the big screen.
Through contact with a mysterious substance called Ooze, four tiny turtles in the sewers of New York mutate into walking, talking, pizza-loving Ninja fighters, who train under a wise rat named Splinter. Rated PG.
Price: $10, $8 12 and younger.
Lakewood Ranch : 8201 Polo Club Lane, Sarasota, 34240
Weekly polo matches with pony and Clydesdale wagon rides, tailgating contests, half time entertainment and divot stomping.
This week features the MGA Insurance Group with a half-time show by the South Creek Fox Hounds. 
Price: $12, 12 and younger free.
Stadium Area : One Steinbrenner Drive , Tampa, 33614
Price: $17-$33
Clearwater : 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater, 33765
The Phillies Phanatic will be on hand to lead the cheers at all Spring Training games at Bright House Field.
Price: $14-$34.

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