Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, Aug. 15

Catch Alonzo Bodden at Tampa Improv, Iberian jazz comes to the Palladium and watch ‘The Giant Spider Invasion’ in theaters.
In this 2014 photo, Alonzo Bodden performs at the Stand Up and Deliver Cabo Relief event on in Irvine, Calif. The comedian will hit Tampa Improv for a performance on Thursday. [ROCHELLE BRODIN | Getty Images for NUVOtv]
In this 2014 photo, Alonzo Bodden performs at the Stand Up and Deliver Cabo Relief event on in Irvine, Calif. The comedian will hit Tampa Improv for a performance on Thursday. [ROCHELLE BRODIN | Getty Images for NUVOtv]
Published August 14

Alonzo Bodden: The Season 3 winner of Last Comic Standing has appeared on and hosted TV shows like Fresh Off the Boat and America’s Worst Drivers. He’s a Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me! regular with NPR, too. $16 and up. 8:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Iberian Jazz: Vocalist Ona Kirei performs her jazz-infused arrangements of traditional Iberian Peninsula tunes, plus some of her original compositions. $12 and up. 7:30 p.m. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590. mypalladium.org.

The Giant Spider Invasion: The stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 celebrate the 10th anniversary of RiffTrax Live by riffing on one of the most popular MST3K movies around. It tells the story of a Wisconsin town under attack by herds of spiders. Oldsmar’s Woodlands Square 20 and Tampa’s Citrus Park 20 also participate. $13.40 (price may vary by theater). 8 p.m. Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 525-7777.

Peace of Woodstock: This 50th anniversary show whisks you on a musical journey everywhere from Woodstock’s acoustic opening act, Richie Havens, to the closing moments of the legendary festival with Jimi Hendrix. $22 and up. 8 p.m. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. (813) 922-8167. carrollwoodcenter.org.

Bulls Kick-Off Luncheon: Join the University of South Florida football players for a meal featuring speeches as well as meet and greets with head coach Charlie Strong and other team personalities. $30. 11 a.m. Tampa Marriott Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave. (800) 462-8557.

Umphrey’s McGee: The Indiana-based rock outfit presents their summer tour with Jam Kings and Magic City Hippies. $30. 5:30 p.m. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550. jannuslive.com.

Cult Classics: Dress up in themed attire and bring a low-seating lawn chair to this screening of Mean Girls. Food trucks are planned on site. Free. 7 p.m. The Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767. thedali.org.

God Module: A dark electronic band combining elements of techno. Finite Automata, Absynthe of Faith and DJ Sumatra71 open. $15 and up. 7 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. (813) 241-8600. crowbarybor.com.

Trivia Night: Put your ’90s knowledge to the test with a team during this trivia contest for prizes. Benefits Friends of Strays. Free. 8 p.m. 81Bay Brewing Co., 4465 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa. (727) 522-6566. 81baybrewco.com.

Benji Brown: The comic has appeared on Wild ’N Out and Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza and was also part of the Martin Lawrence tour Lit AF in 2018. $17 and up. 8 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.

Happy Never After Live: This podcast hosted by Brooklyn-based Mara Marek showcases comedian Christina Galston. $5. 7 p.m. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 258-8753. iberianrooster.com.

To Watch

Why Women Kill, CBS All Access: Created by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), a darkly comedic drama that focuses on three women from different eras — a 1960s housewife (Ginnifer Goodwin), a socialite in the ’80s (Lucy Liu) and a lawyer (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) in 2018, each of whom is dealing with marital strife.

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