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, strazcenter.org. 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, statetheatreconcerts.com. --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 RelayForLife.org/speabeachfl 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 ut.edu for more info. Weds., March 3, 1:30 p.m., Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, Tampa.