Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 20

The Bodyguard: R&B artist Deborah Cox reprises the role that Whitney Houston made famous in the hit film. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $39 and up. (813) 229-7827.

Mike and the Mechanics: One of pop music’s first supergroups play their first local concert in 30 years. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $49.50-$69.50. (727) 791-7400.

University Lecture Series: Cat Cora: This portion features Cat Cora, the first female Iron Chef. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-1001.

Pipe Organ Concert: Bring your lunch and enjoy a concert by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, which produces the sound of a full orchestra including percussion. 11 a.m., Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 541-0895.

Gasparilla International Film Festival: The annual festival will screen more than 100 shorts, films and documentaries. 5 p.m., Centro Ybor 10, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $12 each film. Special events additional. (813) 693-2367. Opening Night Reception: Come early to enjoy drinks and food samples at this private mix and mingle with the festival’s stars and celebrities. Includes admission to the opening night screening of Stuck. 5 p.m., The Vault, 655 N Franklin St., Tampa. $65. (813) 693-2367.

A History of the 1950s and ’60s Through Song: Sing along with New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Marc Black in this multi-media trip through time. 7 p.m., Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 273-3652.

Restoring Respect: A Community Conversation: A five part series on our current "lack of respect" situation due to appearance, thought, worship and voting differences. This portion features comments by Adam Smith (Tampa Bay Times political editor), Susan MacManus (professor of government and international affairs at USF) and Alexios Mantzarlis (fact checker at Poynter Institute). 7 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 822-4173.

Million Dollar Quartet: The musical tells the story of music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $39-$69. (727) 893-7832.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE: Shadowhunters, 8 p.m., Freeform: Secrets abound as the Shadowhunters and Downworlders try to get back to normal after Valentine’s death.

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