Do It This Weekend: House tour, spring plants and last chance to see six great shows

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SUNDAY APRIL 12 (Easter Sunday)


Lovers and Friends Party Meet and party with the cast of this web-based show about six lesbians in a modern urban environment. Visit loversnfriendsshow.com for more info. 9 p.m. Sun., April 12, The Social Club, Ybor City, $5 or free before 10 p.m., 813-317-3061.


Last chances:


Final performances of The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Jobsite (4 p.m., TBPAC) and Legally Blonde The Musical (3 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall).


Closing day for It’s a Dog’s Life: Photographs by William Wegman from the Polaroid Collection at Leepa-Ratner and Albrecht Dürer: Art in Transition at the Museum of Fine Arts.


SAT.-SUN. APRIL 11-12


Spring Plant Festival This year's theme is "Change Is a Beautiful Thing," and focuses on replanting local yards. Vendors include local plant clubs and societies and commercial growers. The variety of plants for sale include: crotons, African violets, orchids, bromeliads, cactus and succulents, bamboo, bonsai, bougainvillea, camellias, tropical fruit trees, palms, carnivorous plants, gesneriads and more. There is also a bee workshop with beekeeper Gary Van Cleef, a kid's activity center, and an Easter egg hunt on Sunday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., April 11-12, USF Botanical Gardens, Tampa, $5 general, free for garden members and children under 12, 813-974-2329.

When one door closes, another door opens, the saying goes — not an inappropriate sentiment for Easter weekend. It's especially apt this year — because, as it happens, a number of art exhibitions and stage productions have their final shows this weekend. And speaking of doors, you can see what's behind the ones in Historic Roser Park during Saturday's house tour.

FRIDAY APRIL 10

Pompous Circumstance. A USF Senior Thesis BFA exhibition featuring 11 graduating artists. A reception with food, a donation bar and live music begins at 7 p.m. On display through May 1, West Tampa Center for the Arts, 1906 Armenia Ave., Tampa.

Global Lens Film Series: Getting Home. In Zhang Yang’s poignant dramedy, a middle-aged construction worker tries to fulfill a friend’s last wish. 8 p.m., The [email protected], St. Petersburg, $8 general/$5 students and seniors, 727-895-6620, studioat620.org.

SATURDAY APRIL 11

Historic Roser Park Home Tour. For the seventh annual tour of homes in this lush, hilly St. Pete neighborhood, seven unique properties are featured, including the historic Bradshaw Mansion and the Ronald McDonald House. Sat., April 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., starts from the Ronald McDonald House, 702 Eighth Ave. S., St. Petersburg, $10 in advance/$12 day of event, roserpark.net.

400 Years of the Telescope:  A Journey of Science, Technology and Thought Get a sneak peek at a new film airing next week on WEDU, a cosmic journey through four centuries of astral discoveries. View Saturn and other starry wonders through powerful telescopes, followed by a special planetarium showing of Two Small Pieces of Glass. 400years.org, 6-11 p.m., The Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, 813-254-9338 ext. 3013, and The Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-384-0027 ext. 226, $8 adults, $4 kids (free under 4).

Nancy Cervenka: Intersect. Cinematographer-turned-sculptor Cervenka uses long strands of movie film to create dramatic coiled forms in this solo show at C. Emerson Fine Arts. April 11-May 30, with an opening reception and artist’s talk 7-10 p.m. April 11, 909 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-898-6068, c-emersonfinearts.com. (Megan Voeller)

Last chance to see two classics: Final performances of Gilgamesh (3 p.m. at USF) and Lysistrata (3 & 8 p.m. at American Stage).

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