Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 19

Buddy Guy: The six-time blues Grammy winner will be joined by fellow Grammy winner Jonny Lang for a concert at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $45-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Travis Garland: The pop singer who started out in the boy band NLT has released a self-titled album and will hit St. Pete with Colby O'Donis. See him at 7 p.m. at the Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $14. (727) 258-4829.

The Book of Mormon: The hit musical comedy from the brains behind South Park runs for one more week. Take your chances and enter the ticket lottery two and a half hours before the show for a great deal on tickets. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $69-$153.50. (813) 229-7827.

TO WATCH

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 8:30 p.m., Fox Our hero Patton Oswalt guest stars as a fire marshal who blames the owner of a pizza joint for burning his own place down. And here we thought it was Patton's sardonic wit that torched the joint.

David Blaine: Real or Magic, 9:30 p.m., ABC The magician does sleight-of-hand for ordinary folks and a few celebs, visiting Kanye West, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and Will Smith in their homes. If he could make Kanye crack a smile in a photo, that would be the real trick.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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COMING UP

John Denver: This "Rocky Mountain High Concert" uses archival footage of the man himself, who died in 1997, a live string section and some of his old band mates Wednesday at the Palladium in St. Petersburg. $55-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Big music: The Eagles dig into their extensive catalog Wednesday at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $49-$177. (813) 301-2500. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis bring hits Thrift Shop and Can't Hold Us to the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on Saturday. $35-$45. (813) 974-3004. And charming crooner Harry Connick Jr. plays Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Friday in a rescheduled show. $50-$175. (727) 791-7400.

Ybor Tree Lighting: On Wednesday, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn joins Santa to light the tree at Centro Ybor. Hot chocolate and caroling. Free. And while you're in the holiday spirit, go for a skate on real ice, starting Friday in Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. $10.

CraftArt: Two days of juried fine craft art in the streets outside the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St. Petersburg. Also food trucks and craft beer by Cycle Brewing on Saturday and Sunday. Free admission.

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