Friday's TipSheet

On your radar: Catch the Blue Collar Comedy Group, kick off a weekend of speed, break out the beer steins, join up with some rude boys or reach the beach

Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall: Three-fourths of the Blue Collar Comedy group is here for Them Idiots Whirled Tour at 8 p.m. at St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $59.50.

Super Boat National Championship and Festival: The speedy weekend gets off to a roar tonight with the "Blast Friday" block party in downtown Clearwater from 5:30 to 10 p.m. You can meet the drivers, see the boats and play games, and there's even a poker run for kids. It's all at 433 Cleveland St., and it's free.

Celebrate Oktoberfest: Running weekends today through Oct. 15, the German American Society of Pinellas this year sports a bigger tent for eating, drinking and German music. It starts at 4 p.m. at 8098 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. $6 per day, 12 and younger free, parking free.

The Fixx: The five original members of the '80s British new wave band (One Thing Leads To Another) perform at 8 p.m. atLargo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $29.

The Aggrolites with Peelander-Z: Reggae/ska group the Aggrolites performs with the wacky punk popsters Peelander-Z. Show is 7 p.m. at the Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $13.50–$15.50.

Kids and family

$5 Admission to Glazer Children's Museum: Today is the last day of this birthday gift from the Glazer Children's Museum. As the Tampa museum turns 1, admission is $5, a break from the usual $15, $9.50 for kids, at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa.

To watch

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk … A Celebration of New Orleans Blues, 9 p.m., PBS Finding out Hugh Laurie plays N'Awlins blues is wildly confusing, yet somehow we're intrigued.

More to explore

Find a list of more Oktoberfests at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

On your radar: Catch the Blue Collar Comedy Group, kick off a weekend of speed, break out the beer steins, join up with some rude boys or reach the beach 09/29/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 30, 2011 8:57am]

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