Saturday, April 21, 2018
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On your radar: Hardcore electro rockers Enter Shikari and a Florida Orchestra collaboration with [email protected]

Enter Shikari: The hardcore electro rockers from the U.K. perform with LetLive and At the Skylines at 7 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045; statetheatreconcerts.com.

RLife Live Music Series: The hotel hosts traveling artists as part of this free summer music series. Singer/songwriter Dustin McGahee will perform at 5 p.m. at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 877-9200.

An Intimate Collaboration: The Florida Orchestra and [email protected] present the third season of this series of entertaining happenings in our own backyard. Each performance will include elements connected by a theme; this month's is Rhyme and Rhythm. It's at 7 p.m. at [email protected] in St. Petersburg. $10 suggested donation. (727) 895-6620; thestudioat620.org.

Clearwater Farmers Market: Find fresh produce, cheese, baked goods, flowers and plants at 9 a.m. at Cleveland Street and N Fort Harrison Avenue in Clearwater. Free. (727) 461-7674.

Date night

Jake Iannarino: The standup comedy veteran has dabbled in movies (The Hot Chick, The Animal), and can be heard on Sirius/XM Raw Dawg Radio. He performs at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

To watch

Modern Family, 9 p.m., ABC: The whole family heads to Disneyland, resulting in a 22-minute commercial for another Mouse-owned property on the Mouse-owned network.

Series premiere; Around the World in 80 Plates, 10 p.m., Bravo: It's like The Amazing Race, but with chefs: A dozen cooks go to 10 countries to cook up stuff you can't pronounce for people who've never heard of them.

Season finale; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 10 p.m., CBS: The sheriff's pal may have killed his wife, which will surely not affect the investigation in any way whatsoever.

More to explore

Don't forget to celebrate Mom this weekend. Find Mother's Day events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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