Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 27

ZZ Top: The blues rock band returns to Clearwater for the fourth time performing hit songs such as Sharp Dressed Man, Gimme All Your Lovin' and Rough Boy. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $55-$125. (727) 791-7400.

Guy Torry: The comice has been on BET's Comic View, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Showtime at the Apollo and Russell Simmons: Def Comedy Jam. See him at 8 and 10:30 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

Kansas: Celebrating their 40th year together, the classic rockers launched thousands of garage bands with Dust in the Wind and Carry on Wayward Son. Show starts at 9 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. $53. 1-866-502-7529.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Showing Happy Feet tonight, bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch this free screening of the family favorite about a penguin discovers a talent for tap dancing. No alcohol. Shows start around 6 p.m. on Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036.

TO WATCH

Undercover Boss, 8 p.m., CBS Catch up with some of the memorable workers from the show's run to find out where they are now and how their encounters with their undercover bosses changed their lives.

Shark Tank, 9 p.m., ABC Dr. Doofenshmirtz from the kids show Phineas and Ferb pays a visit to the Sharks in this episode, pitching one of his many inventions. Among the serious pitches are a gourmet sandwich business and an 11-year-old boy's line of all-natural dog treats.

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