Friday, June 22, 2018
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On your radar: Coldplay is in Tampa — or how about a play?

Coldplay: The British rock superstars stop in Tampa after having to cancel twice in past years. They'll play anthemic songs from their new album, Mylo Xyloto; Swedish indie-dance queen Robyn will open the show. It's at 7 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $49.50–$97.50. (813) 301-2500.

Our Town Conversations: With Margaret Sullivan: Sullivan, the regional chancellor of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg since 2009, will speak at this monthly series. Sullivan announced this week that she will be leaving USF in August. It's at 6:30 p.m. at Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Free (reservations required). (727) 823-3767.

Michael Colyar: Colyar gained attention in 1990 after winning the grand prize for comedy in Star Search. He was also the original host of BET Live From LA. Shows are 21 and up only. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17–$20. (813) 864-4000.

Love, Loss and What I Wore: Pay your respects to Nora Ephron at Asolo's production of this play she wrote with her sister Delia. Five actresses, including Emmy Award winner Loretta Swit, will present vignettes about life's journey and the clothes we wear along the way. See it at 8 p.m. at Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $24–$67. (941) 351-8000.

To watch

Season premiere; Louie, 10:30 p.m., FX: Another season of self-loathing and wishing Louis C.K. would be on Parks and Recreation more.

Season finale; Awkward, 10:30 p.m., MTV: Another season of wishing you didn't have to choose between Jake and Matty.

Series premiere; Anger Management, 9 p.m., FX Charlie Sheen is back on TV by translating the Jack Nicholson role from the 2003 movie for basic cable.

More louis

Comic Louis C.K. has added a second show Nov. 29 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. He'll perform at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

To note

The Greater New Port Richey Main Street Independence Day celebration Saturday in Sims Park will have music, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts, and fireworks. There will not be a motorcycle show at the day's event, as listed in today's Weekend section, which is printed in advance.

More to explore

Find movie reviews at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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