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Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 11

Jim Norton: Fellow comedian Adam Carolla calls Jim Norton "the filthiest human being on the planet." He may have a reputation for explicit material, but he's also one of the most respected stand-ups in the business, showing up as a guest for Jay Leno or Louis C.K. 8 p.m., 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $25-$32. (813) 960-1197.

Bullstock: The university's annual concert will include performances by pop-rap duo Karmin, emo favorites Panic! At the Disco and The Neighbourhood. 5 p.m., University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-2011.

Spring Cleaning Sale: The theater is selling all show items no longer in use in an effort to raise tuition funds for youth summer acting camps. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 26. 10 a.m., Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. Free (items individually priced). (727) 656-8525.

Judy Collins: This singer-songwriter, social activist, author, filmmaker, painter and more has been playing rock 'n' roll since the '60s. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $49-$65. (727) 791-7400.

Floridiana Bazaar: A display of wares of Florida and American roadside authors and collectors including photographs, writings and vintage ephemera. 7 p.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 822-2083.

Tampa Bay Blues Fest: Buddy Guy: At one of Tampa Bay's largest music festivals, Friday's lineup includes Selwyn Birchwood (12:30 p.m.), Matt Schofield (2:30 p.m.), Coco Montoya (4:30 p.m.), Shemekia Copeland (6:30 p.m.) and Buddy Guy (8:30 p.m.). 12:30 p.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $40-$50 per day; $100-$375 three-day tickets.; tampabaybluesfest.com.

Queery: The music of Mark Castle, Young Egypt, Laser Coffins and Lars Warn sets the tone for an art installation with works by Mia Culbertson, Emily Miller and Prisilla 3000 to benefit the Metro LGBT Welcome Center. 7 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 895-6620; thestudioat620.org.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Khaotic Kon: A giant anime, video game and sci-fi convention with events including fan-hosted panels, dance parties, a Khaotic Combat Musical, the Evil Shindig of Mal-Intent and the formal Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Special guests include Scott McNeil, Quinton Flynn and David Vincent. 9 a.m., Sheraton Tampa East, 10221 Princess Palm Ave., Tampa. $20-$25 daily, $45 weekend; $10 daily, $30 weekend (child). (813) 388-7155.

TO WATCH

Parenthood, 10 p.m., NBC We can't get behind most of the recent developments on this show (Julia's torrid love affair with that guy she just met, Kristina and Adam miraculously being able to open a charter school), but one thing keeps bringing us back: Ray Romano as a possibly autistic photographer named Hank, who is quietly giving one of the best, most subtle performances on TV.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 11 04/10/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:44pm]
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