Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, May 24

Rascal Flatts hit the stage, Tampa Theatre screens ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ and T.J. Miller also performs.
On Friday, Rascal Flatts play Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. [David McClister]
On Friday, Rascal Flatts play Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. [David McClister]
Published May 23

Rascal Flatts: On their Summer Playlist tour, one of the biggest country groups of all time promises to play older songs and covers from their Jukebox EP. $33.75 and up. 7:30 p.m. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 740-2446. midflorida.com.

The Biggest Little Farm: A documentary following the eight-year journey husband-and-wife duo John and Molly Chester took to establish themselves on 200 acres of farmland outside Los Angeles. The local premiere comes with the Franklin Street Farmer’s Market, where small farms, environmentally friendly entrepreneurs and sustainable businesses offer samples and sales. The first 200 people get a free reusable grocery bag. You can also drop off unwanted wires, batteries, phones and other electronics for recycling. $11, $8 members. Market at 5:30 p.m., movie at 7:30 Friday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

T.J. Miller: The controversial comic and actor, known for his roles in Deadpool, Transformers: Age of Extinction and How to Train Your Dragon, performs two sets. $25. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.

Fourth Friday: This month’s art and cultural bash downtown adds a bike spin. You enjoy special deals and programming at restaurants, museums and stages, including a tour from watercolorist Heather Rippert through her exhibition “Transitions” at TECO Public Art Gallery. Free. 5 p.m. 702 N Franklin St., Tampa. fourthfridaytpa.com.

Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto features concertmaster Jeffrey Multer, followed by Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. $18 and up, free for kids and teens in advance. 8 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (727) 892-3337. floridaorchestra.org.

Thomas Wynn and the Believers: A songwriter who sprinkles his spirited rock with Southern R&B. Hannah Harber and the Lionhearts and Erica Blinn open. $10-$13. 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 971-0666.

The Lords of 52nd Street: Backing legendary singer and songwriter Billy Joel for a decade, this group showcases takes on original hits they recorded as the Billy Joel Band. $20. 8 p.m. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 712-2774. atthecap.com.

Shephard’s Memorial Weekend: The four-day party invades three locations throughout the Clearwater Beach resort. Vincent spins on Friday. $10, $34 four-day pass. 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. (727) 442-5107. eventbrite.

No Exit: Local director Skyler Bianca presents Jean-Paul Sartre’s famous play in which three people must pay for their sins trapped in a room for eternity, acting as each others’ tormentors. $20, $15 members. 7 p.m. 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620. thestudioat620.org.

Jon Reep: This standup comedian and actor, who played the stoned farmer in Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and won Season 5 of Last Comic Standing, hits the stage. $16 and up. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Mike Rivera: Originally from San Francisco, the comic has appeared on America’s Funniest Teacher and The View. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653. coconutscomedyclubs.com.

To Watch

SEASON PREMIERE She’s Gotta Have It, Netflix: Free-spirited artist Nola Darling is struggling with newfound success. Will she remain true to her creative ideals or give in to the corporate world?

SEASON FINALE Dynasty, 8 p.m., The CW: Members of the Carrington family find themselves making the ultimate decision between preserving their legacies and protecting their personal relationships. Of course, dark secrets from the past resurface.

More to Explore

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