Do It Today: Yogi Berra, Coffee Concert, China photos

Nobody Don't Like Yogi. As Yogi Berra prepares to revisit Yankee Stadium for Old Timers Day in 1999, he asks himself why he is breaking his vow never to step foot in the stadium again. Has his rocky relationship with volatile owner George Steinbrenner been overcome by his dedication to baseball fans? C. David Frankel plays Yogi in this one-man show. March 12-22, 7 p.m., Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sat., 3 and 7 p.m. Sun., Gorilla Theatre, Tampa, $20-$25 ($10 student rush tickets available 30 minutes before showtime), 813-879-2914.

Holland America Line Coffee Concert: Romantic Rhapsodies. Conductor Alastair Willis joins The Florida Orchestra for a program that includes Mendelssohn's Marchen von der schonen Melusine, Elgar's Sospiri, the first movement of Grieg's Concerto for Piano with 2008 TFO Young Artist Competition winner, pianist Aza Torshkoeva, Glinka's Russlan and Ludmilla, Finzi's Romance, and Khachaturian's Adagio from Spartacus. Thurs., March 12, 11 a.m., Progress Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, $24-$40, 727-892-5767.

Contemporary Chinese PhotographyMy Florida Home: Recent Works by Benjamin Dimmitt. Now that the Super Bowl has passed, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts moves from football photos to modern China and the wilder side of Florida. Contemporary Chinese Photography is culled from area collections and various international dealers and includes panoramas by Ma Liuming, Zhang Huan, Rong Rong and others. The centerpiece is a series of works by photo maker/architect Chen Jiagang, whose digitally blended photographic works investigate the downfall of China’s big cities, and the disparities between time-honored traditions and 21st-century ideals. Also on display is My Florida Home: Recent Works by Benjamin Dimmitt, an exhibit of large-scale black-and-white images of Florida’s tropical wildernesses by a Gulf Coast native-turned-New Yorker who currently teaches at NYC’s International Center of Photography. Dimmit gives a gallery talk 10:30 a.m. Sat., March 14.  Both exhibits are featured through May 9, FMOPA, downtown Tampa, $4 suggested donation, 813-221-2222. (Leilani Polk)

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