Do It Today: Little House On the Prairie at the Straz, Twiztid at the State and an LGBT Relay for Life Bingo night at Hamburger Mary's

DeSmet, South Dakota, the real-life homestead of the Ingalls family. Expect overcome hardships, heartfelt solos and a Midwestern-size serving of Americana. (Pictured: The Ingalls Family. Photo by Carol Rosegg) March 2-7, 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. and Sun., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. matinees Sat.-Sun., Carol Morsani Hall, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa, $38.50-$72.50, —Anthony Salveggi

Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric are the duo that make up Twiztid, Detroit-area protégés of Insane Clown Posse who perform horrorcore hip-hop as their eeevil axe murderer alter egos – Jamie Madrox and Monoxide, respectively – and stage theatrical, outrageous stage shows. Blaze and Kung Fu Vampire open. 7 p.m. Weds., March 3, State Theatre, St. Petersburg, $22.50 in advance, $25 at the door, --Leilani Polk

The first LGBT-friendly American Cancer Society Relay for Life kicks off with a BINGO night to raise funds for cancer research. Currently, teams include MyQmunity, Street Car Charlies, Tampa Bay Leather Tribe, Gregory's Salon Hot Rollers, Bliss Cabaret and more, and they need your help to end a disease that doesn't discriminate. Visit for more info. Weds., March 3., Hamburger Mary's, Ybor City.

Today's guest lecturer for UT's Spring Honors Symposia is Jan Matthysen, the Belgian ambassador to the U.S., who discusses "The State of International Relations." Visit for more info. Weds., March 3, 1:30 p.m., Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, Tampa.

For much of the 1970s, Little House on the Prairie was a mainstay of prime-time television and remains an iconic series. It also gave Melissa Gilbert the role with which she will always be identified – spunky little Half-Pint, Laura Ingalls. Now, some 28 years after Little House went off the air, Gilbert returns to familiar territory — this time as the matriarch of the Ingalls clan. But that’s not the only twist: The mild frontier will also be alive with the sound of music in – what else – Little House on the Prairie: The Musical. (What — Prairie! was too obvious?)  Instead of going back to Walnut Grove, the creators of this show have sent the plucky pioneers to

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