Michael Bolton: He's sold more than 53 million records in his career thanks to hits like Said I Loved You...But I Lied, How Can We Be Lovers and How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, plus his Emmy-nominated Jack Sparrow made Bolton a viral star this year. See him at 7:30 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $45-$65. (727) 892-5798.
Rock the Park: Art rockers Red Room Cinema join pop-rock duo November Rush and Grammy-nominated jazz orchestra Dan McMillion & High Octane for this month's show. And show up early, because the first 400 people at the park get free chips and salsa from Chipotle Mexican Grill. It's at 6:30 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Free.
Opera at the Dali Museum: Emerging opera artists perform for 20 minutes the third Thursday of every month on the lobby's Spiral Staircase. It's at 6 p.m. Free. Also at the museum tonight is the twice-monthly Dali and Beyond Film Series, featuring Edward James - Builder of Dreams, a movie about surrealist painters that focuses on Dali patron, poet and architect Edward James. It's at 6 p.m. in the museum's lobby theater. If you want to see the galleries, admission to the museum is just $10 from 5 to 8 at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.
Gilbert Gottfried: Though he might be known best as the voice of Iago the parrot in Aladdin, Gottfried's humor is much filthier in his appearances at roasts and in The Aristocrats. See if his stand-up matches that at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $22. (813) 960-1197.
Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC Aw, man, it looks like we'll really have to learn some of these new interns' names. We had just forgotten about what's his name who was hit by the bus, and the one girl who had cancer.
Four Weddings: Holiday Showdown, 9 p.m., TLC Holiday-themed weddings are the worst. It's bad enough the bride gets a big party and tons of gifts, but now she wants you to feel like you need to be nice to family, too.
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