Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 12

The cast of Forever Plaid at the Straz Center Straz Center
The cast of Forever Plaid at the Straz CenterStraz Center
Published January 11 2018
Updated January 11 2018

Forever Plaid: Four young singers killed in a car crash posthumously hit the stage for one last performance full of barbershop quartet harmonies and 1950s nostalgia. Through March 11. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $42. (813) 229-7827.

Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and Sale: Take in the natural beauty of cut gems, mineral eggs, artifacts and sparkling silver and gold jewelry at the Pinellas Geological Society’s 42nd annual show and sale. 10 a.m., Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free. (727) 709-3236.

Totally ‘80s Classic Movies: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986): The newly restored and reseated historic theatre presents a "Rewind" series of classic films from the ‘80s. 4 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $7 members. (813) 274-8982.

Jason Bieler: The singer and guitarist best known for the Miami-based hard rock group Saigon Kick will have songs and stories from Saigon Kick, Super Trans Altantic, Owl Stretching and more. 7 p.m., The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25-$40. (828) 773-9481.

Clay Walker: Country music artist with four platinum-selling albums. The concert starts at 9:30 p.m. 7 p.m., The Stockyard, 1910 U.S. 19 N, Holiday. $25-$55. (727) 939-9491.

9 to 5 the Musical: Featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, who also starred in the hit 1980 film, in which three co-workers kidnap their unbearable boss and take over the office. Through Jan. 21. 7:30 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $25 adults, $20 students. (352) 683-5113.

Florida Orchestra Pops: Rodgers and Hammerstein: Vocalist Lisa Vroman joins the orchestra for Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites including songs from the Sound of Music, King and I and Oklahoma. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

Gnit: Tampa Repertory Theatre presents the play that follows young Peter Gnit as he travels the world on a journey of self-discovery that often results in missteps. Through Jan. 28. The play is by Will Eno, who was hailed by the New York Times as "a Samuel Becket for the Jon Stewart generation," 8 p.m., University of South Florida Theatre Center Studio Theater (TAR 120), 3837 USF W Holly Drive, Tampa. $25, $20 student/senior/military. (813) 974-3867.

Tango Fire: Experience the passion of a late night in Buenos Aires as the art of the Argentine Tango dance unfolds, accompanied by the music and song of the great Tango masters. $36-$61. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $32.50-$52.50. (727) 893-7832.

21st Century Voices: If Now Were Hence : The play festival features five works selected from submissions from throughout the country, presented in staged readings and workshops, with talkbacks. By Tess Light. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $10 per reading; all access pass $40, $30 members. (727) 823-7529.

Nikki Glaser: The creator and star of the Comedy Central series Not Safe With Nikki Glaser. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Franzini Family Science Circus: Children’s entertainers Professor Franzini and Lippo the Clown turn their circus show into a science lesson. 10:30 a.m., Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. $8, $7 members, free for children 4 and younger, but a ticket is required. (813) 269-1310.

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