Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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On your radar: Paintings with black light, Sleigh Bells with Diplo and Gallagher without Sledge-O-Matic

Gallagher: The comedian and Tampa native leaves his trademark Sledge-O-Matic at home for this standup show at 8 p.m. at Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. $25-$30. (727) 816-3707.

Far Out Blacklight Art Exhibit Opening: Artists show works created to be viewed under a black light at 7 p.m. at Bluelucy Creative Designs, 653 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free.

Sleigh Bells: The acclaimed Brooklyn metal-pop duo will perform with DJ extraordinaire Diplo at 8 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $23. (813) 247-2555.

Greek Festival: A family-style celebration with food, Greek music and children's activities starts at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Community Center, 348 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Free.

Gimme Some Truth Exhibit: Experience a day in the life of John Lennon through his drawings and written words at 11 a.m. at Hyde Park Village in Tampa. $2.

Kids and family

Get the Message: Kids can send Morse code messages, become a TV news anchor, create virtual cave art and more at this exhibit, opening today at 10 a.m. at Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa. Admission: $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free.

More to explore

Find reviews of current stage shows at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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