Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Tuesday, April 23

Whitesnake and RL Grime perform, plus the SunLit Festival’s Literary Trivia Night.
On Tuesday, Whitesnake takes the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. [Courtesy of Tyler Bourns]
On Tuesday, Whitesnake takes the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. [Courtesy of Tyler Bourns]
Published April 22

Whitesnake: This iconic band, led by founder David Coverdale, straddles the line between hard rock and hair metal. The Black Moods open. $38.75 and up. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

Literary Trivia Night: As part of the SunLit Festival, which runs through Sunday, come dressed in literary-inspired attire to enjoy the trivia and costume contest. Free. 7 p.m. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 798-4530.

RL Grime: The former Sunset Musical Festival headliner brings his big solo tour to town. $35 and up. 10 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 390-0397. ritzybor.com.

Brandon Taz Niederauer: Nicknamed “Taz,” a guitar player who’s performed in legendary venues — and in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock as Zack Mooneyham. $18-$20. 7 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-9500. eventbrite.

Ona Kirei and Dominic Walker: The Studio@620 hosts an evening with the vocalist and guitarist. $15. 7 p.m. 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620. thestudioat620.org.

Galaxies, Gravity and Criminology: Learn about these three topics from speakers Dr. John Cochran, Dr. Denija Crnojevic and Mitchell Hastings over a beer at Ybor City brewery Rock Brothers. Taste of Science runs through Saturday. 7 p.m. 1901 N 15th St., Tampa. (813) 241-0110. tasteofscience.org.

April Bottle Share: Contribute a bottle of your favorite brew at this monthly gathering for beer buffs. Bru Florida Growler Bar, 8729 Gunn Highway, Tampa. (813) 328-4721.

Climate Change Forum: This public forum with an audience Q&A discusses the challenges and sustainability issues of climate change. Panelists include Jacqueline Dixon, dean of USF’s College of Marine Science, and Maya Burke of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. Free. 7 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Cross, 4400 Chancellor St. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 580-0881.

Art Workshop: Watercolor with the Messy Painter: Artist Crystina Castiglione, a.k.a the Messy Painter, leads this class focused on depicting animals in watercolors inspired by the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art. You can draw your own creature or have Castiglione draw one for you. All skill levels welcome. $45, $35 members. 6 p.m. 150 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 892-4200. thejamesmuseum.org.

To Watch

SEASON FINALE Being Mary Jane, 8 p.m., BET: After four drama-filled seasons, the show bids farewell with a two-hour finale. Will our leading lady (Gabrielle Union) accept Justin’s (Michael Ealy) surprise proposal? And if so, what will his reaction be to those frozen embryos she had implanted?

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