An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf: Celebrate good food and good literature during this play about the owner of the finest restaurant in Paris who decides to die of starvation. It opens tonight at 8 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $37–$44. (727) 498-5205.
Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet: Actors from American Stage present scenes from the play as preludes to Tchaikovsky's music. The performance begins at 10 a.m. at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $15–$45, $10 students. (727) 892-3337.
Kids and family
MOSI After Dark: Come to the museum for this after-hours event with discounted admission to the exhibits, The Hobbit in IMAX, a food truck rally and outdoor games including access to the Sky Trail Ropes Course. It all starts at 6 p.m. at MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free, admission charge for exhibits and IMAX. (813) 679-7718.
Blast Friday featuring Candlebox: The family-friendly street celebration features vendors, contests and entertainment — including a free concert by '90s alt rockers Candlebox. It starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Cleveland Street District in Clearwater. Free. (727) 464-7200.
Season premiere; Spartacus: War of the Damned, 9 p.m., Starz: One last season of slaves rebelling and blood spilling and Romans dying starts tonight. It's always good to go out on a high note.