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Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 04:59 PM

Can't decide what to do? Don't worry, we figured it out for you. Here are our editors' picks, including the Tampa Caribbean Festival and the Tampa Bay Bodybuilding Classic.

AT THE MOVIES

(Friday)

In "Prometheus," director Ridley Scott visits the roots of "Alien" and explores the origins of man with a story about a team of explorers (Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender) who make a startling discovery on a remote planet and then must fight a terrifying battle to save the humankind on Earth. Also opening: "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."

ARK ON THE GREEN

(Friday)

Scene on the Green presents a free screening of the 1981 action-adventure film "Raiders of the Lost Ark" at dusk about 8 p.m. on the Riverwalk at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets; no alcohol allowed. (UPDATE: The screening has been postponed until June 15).

WORLD OCEAN'S DAY

(Friday-Sunday)

The Florida Aquarium celebrates 70 percent of the Earth's surface during World Ocean's Day. The event will include special activities, programs and habitat explorations, and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $16.95 to $21.95. (Ocean Day discount coupons are available at participating Bealls stores).

BODY OF WORK

(Saturday)

The Tampa Bay Classic Bodybuilding women's statewide figure and bikini championship, the longest running bodybuilding contest in western Florida, celebrates its 30th year Saturday at Gaither High School, 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway. There will be 50 to 75 women posing this year as well as men and teenagers. Admission for prejudging is $20; evening finals is $25 to $35, and a VIP package for everything is $50. Admission for children 12 and under is $15.

ART WALK

(Saturday)

The Ybor City Art Association invites you to its monthly Art Walk from 6-10 p.m. along the sidewalks of Ybor City. Tour eclectic art venues such as the recently reopened YAA Members Gallery along with Agora, Hoffman-Porges Gallery, LaFrance, Singing Stone Gallery & Studio, Rudely Elegant Gallery and Artist Arnold Martinez Art. Dining spots include The Stone Soup Company, Carne ChopHouse, JJ's Café & Bar, Bernini, Carmine's, Gaspar's Grotto and Sunday's.

A TASTE OF CARIBBEAN FLAVA

(Saturday-Sunday)

The Tampa Caribbean Festival presents "Islands in the Park" from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The festival and carnival spotlights Caribbean culture and heritage. There will be food, a car show, kid's village, live DJs, steel band, reggae band, Moko Jumbie parade, African dance and more. Admission is $15 for adults and children age 10 and under get in free.

CLASSIC VIEWING OF "GILDA"

(Saturday-Sunday)

Tampa Theatre's Summer Classics film series brings you the 1934 film noir "Gilda," at 3 p.m. Rita Hayworth sizzles in this love/hate relationship between a gambler and the wife of his sinister new boss. Tickets are $9 and are available at the Tampa Theatre box office.

AMERICAN GRAFFITI

(Saturday through Aug. 24)

Celebrate the evolution of graffiti and the artists who blur the lines between the street and the gallery at "Leave A Message: Urban Art in Florida" at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg.

PUSCIPHER'S JUGGLING MUSICIAN

(Monday)

Don't accuse Maynard James Keenan of not being able to multitask as he makes music with three different bands – Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. The latter, which features a visceral electro-rock sound, performs Monday at the Straz Center.

SAVING SALVADOR

(Monday through June 22)

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the dramatic process of preserving four masterworks from Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali during "Stripped Bare and Bathed: the Preservation of Dali's Masterworks" at St. Pete's Dali Museum.

WHAT WOULD DON DO?

(Tuesday)

Channel your inner Don Draper or Peggy Olson at the "Think Madmen" party at Safety Harbor's Whistle Stop Café, where '60s attire is optional but having a cocktail isn't.

BASEBALL WIVES (ON THE RUNWAY)

(Thursday)

The wives of Tampa Bay Rays host a fashion show at the Marriott, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. in St. Petersburg, styled by Saks Fifth Avenue featuring Rays players, coaches and their wives as models. Proceeds benefit Children's Dream Fund; cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.; cost is $125 for adults, and $75 for children.

ON THE FREE AND CHEAP

Fish for free: Freshwater anglers can forgo the license fee this weekend as part of National Fishing and Boating Week; Saturday; free; for more information call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (850) 488-4676.

Blue Star Museums: Military and their families are treated to free admission to a large selection of museums through Labor Day, locally this includes the Ringling Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art, Plant Museum and more; Ongoing; For more information, email museums@bluestarfam.org.

Kids golf for free: One child can golf for free with each paying adult after 12 p.m. daily in June, July and August; free; Wentworth Golf Club, 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs (727) 942-4760 ext. 2.

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