Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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10 things to do in Tampa Bay on Thursday, March 15

Jay Mohr: The Saturday Night Live alum went on to have numerous television and film credits, including starring opposite Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire. Nowadays, he’s the host of the popular podcast Mohr Stories. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000.

Chasco Fiesta: This year’s nine-day festival carnival has a midway with a special area for younger children offering them more minimally frightening rides. It’s Rhythm and Blues Masters Night with entertainment by the Shawn Paige Band, Julie Black and Damon Fowler. 5 p.m., Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. Free to attend. Wristband for carnival rides additional. (727) 842-6055.

Paddyfest: K9s in Kilts: Dress your dog in a kilt or other Irish themed costume and let them strut their stuff on the runway. Best dressed dog wins their owner $300. Benefits Vets4Pets. 6 p.m., Irish 31, 1611 W Swann Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 250-0031.

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: Beethoven: Enjoy coffee and doughnuts as the orchestra presents pieces by Beethovan. 11 a.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $24-$42. (727) 892-3337; mahaffeytheater.com.

St. Petersburg Opera: Evenings/Mornings With the Maestro: St. Petersburg Opera artistic director Mark Sforzini leads a program to enhance your understanding of opera. 6 p.m., Music Gallery, 5990 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. $20, $15-$17 seniors/students. (727) 530-3304.

Marjorie Prime: Set in 2050, the futuristic play takes artificial intelligence to unforeseen levels, asking machines to help a family through losing a loved one by recreating that loved one. Through April 1. A chatback follows the show. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49. (727) 823-7529.

The Fab Four: Emmy award-winning group will perform the ultimate tribute to the Beatles performing classics like Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday and many more. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $30-$47.50. (727) 791-7400.

TAO: Drum Heart: The internationally-acclaimed percussion artists who showcase the art of Japanese drumming combine highly physical drumming with choreography and visuals. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $39 and up. (727) 893-7832.

Preacher Lawson: The Orlando-based comic was a finalist on the 12th season of America’s Got Talent. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $25. (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Mardi Gras at Universal: Through April 7, Universal Studios brings the Big Easy to Orlando daily with a Mardi Gras parade, lots of beads and Cajun food. Included with admission. 9 a.m., Universal Orlando, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando. $105, $100 child. 1-800-837-2273.

TO WATCH

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 9 p.m., Syfy: The new Tomb Raider (with Alicia Vikander) comes to theaters this weekend, but relive Angelina Jolie’s time as Lara Croft in the 2001 film inspired by the video game.

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