Thursday, April 19, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 22

Zac Brown Band: The Atlanta-based country/folk group won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2010 and this year for Best Country Album. See them at 7 p.m. at the Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $31.50-$64.50. (813) 740-2446.

Fourth Friday Food Truck Festival: It's the first anniversary celebration for the street festival, so heavy-hitters have joined the rally including Americanwiener, Mobile Munchiez, Tasty Stacy, Jimmy Meatballs, Killer Samich and more. It starts at 5 p.m. along Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach. (727) 498-8778.

Bon Appetit: Julia Child teaches the makings of a classic French chocolate cake in this one-act comic opera presented by Opera Tampa. See it at 8 p.m. at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $25. (813) 229-7827.

Joshua Bell: The violinist and classical music superstar performs works by Schubert, Strauss and Dvorak at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $50-$100. (727) 791-7400.

TO WATCH

Shark Tank, 9 p.m., ABC A man wants financial backing for his camouflage clothing line for hunters. Unfortunately, none of the investors could see it happening.

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