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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 9

John Denver Tribute with Tom Becker: The former member of the folk group the New Christy Minstrels brings back some of Denver's greatest hits, such as Rocky Mountain High, Thank God, I'm a Country Boy and Annie's Song. Concert starts at 7 p.m. at Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. $20. (352) 610-4901.

Loni Love: In addition to touring nationally, Love is a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately, co-host of the new talk show The Real and the author of Love Him or Leave Him but Don't Get Stuck with the Tab. She performs at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 864-4000.

Happy Hour with the Historian: Historian and author Dr. Julie Armstrong will discuss Florida's history of racism and civil rights. A cash bar is available and the museum will be open for viewing. 6:30 p.m., St. Petersburg Museum of History , 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 894-1052.

Rory Albanese: The four-time Emmy-winning executive producer and writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has performed with John Oliver and headlined his own shows at clubs and colleges throughout the country. See him at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$14. (813) 960-1197.


Parks and Recreation, 8:30 p.m., NBC Leslie starts planning her future with Ben as she comes to terms with her last day in office in the sitcom's 100th episode.

Mysteries at the Museum, 9 p.m., TRAVEL History explorer Don Wildman examines a black-and-white negative containing an object with a sinister story.


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