Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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On your radar: Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke, 'Hairspray' and a French horn

Robert Rearden: The principal French horn of the Florida Orchestra will perform works by Brahms, Bach, Bozza and Dvorak at 8 p.m. at St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free, donations accepted. (727) 341-7984.

Hairspray: USF stages the Tony-winning play about teenager Tracy's dreams of making the Corny Collins Show in 1960s Baltimore. It's at 8 p.m. at University of South Florida Theater 1, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $15–$20.

Blackberry Smoke: The Atlanta-based Southern rock band plays with special guests the Mojo Gurus. See them at 7:30 p.m. at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $30. (727) 587-6793.

Date night

Matt and Kim: The perpetually perky duo from Brooklyn returns to Tampa Bay. This time, the dancing, cheering drum-and-keyboard couple is touring behind Lightning, their piano-pop album released earlier this month. They perform at 8 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $22. (813) 247-2555.

To watch

Arrow, 8 p.m., CW Hey, this show's actually pretty good. Who'da thunk it? Meanwhile, sales of archery supplies pick up from their post-Hunger Games and Brave lulls.

Season premiere; Suburgatory, 9:30 p.m., ABC: Wilmer Valderrama is back while he waits for MTV to cook up another show for him to host. Where is Ashton Kutcher, anyway?

Series premiere; My Life Is a Lifetime Movie, 10 p.m., Lifetime: It's like an hourlong Lifetime movie every week, but as a reality show. Deal Diva Stephanie says this is possibly the best idea for a series ever in the history of television.

Season premiere; American Horror Story: Asylum, 10 p.m., FX: In a novel twist, the bulk of the cast from the first season of this awesome show returns in a different era, in a different state, in a different setting, as different characters. Bonus: The house from last year is for sale in reality. Start bidding.

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