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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 25

Gasparilla Outward Bound Voyage: Live music starts at noon; the Jose Gasparilla ship docks at the convention center at 2; and the pirates return the city's keys to the mayor at 6 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. Free.

La Cage Aux Folles: This musical about suave nightclub owner Georges and his flashy partner Albin ends Sunday. Read a review at tampabay.com/things-to-do, under Quick Links. See it at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Tickets start at $47.50. (813) 229-7827.

Rainbow Warrior Visit: Tour Green Peace's new Rainbow Warrior ship, meet the crew and learn about environmental issues. Government-issued photo ID (like a driver's license) is required, as are closed-toed shoes. It's at 10 a.m. at the Port of St. Petersburg, 250 Eighth Ave. SE. (831) 566-5647.

Blues and Brews: Music by local and international blues performers — including EG Kight and Billy Seward — mixes with craft beers by six brewers from Florida and New York at 4 p.m. at 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor. Free.

Date night

D.L. Hughley: One of the Original Kings of Comedy, he's proved his staying power on TV by appearing in The Hughleys and his own talk shows. See him at 7:30 and 10 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000.

Forbidden Tampa Bay: Lampoons all that we love and hate about the bay area, including weird news of the day, at 11 p.m. at American Stage in St. Petersburg. Pay what you can at the door. (727) 823-7529.

To watch

Ali 70 From Las Vegas, 4 p.m., ABC Celebrates boxing legend Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday. The event was produced by local company, Bill Edwards Presents.

More to explore

See our food critic's Top 50 restaurants at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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