Chris Tucker: Best known as a funny man in the Rush Hour movies, Tucker is returning to his standup roots at 8 and 11 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $45.75 and $65.75. (727) 892-5798. The Mahaffey is urging everyone to allow time for parking since people will be arriving at the performance the same time the previous one is letting out.
Colin Quinn: The Saturday Night Live veteran performs at 9 p.m. at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. $30. (727) 367-4511.
Heatwave Warm-Up Party: Featuring the Carolina Chocolate Drops, this preview for Saturday's Tropical Heatwave will also have acoustic swing band Caravan of Thieves and fusion group Bachaco. Show is 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. $15.
Midday by the Bay with Rebekah Pulley: Come down to the plaza between the new Dalí Museum and the Mahaffey Theater during a lunch break for free Friday afternoon entertainment. The singer/songwriter plays indie folk and Americana music at noon at 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg.
Candlebox: The Seattle post-grunge/rock band enjoyed multiplatinum success in the '90s. They return to Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, where they've delivered rousing sets before, at 8 p.m. $15. (727) 565-0551.
'70s night at the Threshers: The Clearwater minor league team takes on the Palm Beach Cardinals and is encouraging fans to wear their best disco outfits to get in for only 75 cents. There's also a postgame concert featuring Disco Inferno. Game time is 6:30 p.m. at Bright House Field, 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater.
Tom Wilson: Remember the bully Biff from Back to the Future? The actor now does standup comedy and hilarious music. See him at 8 and 10:30 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15 and $17. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.
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