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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 23

The Birds: Irish playwright Conor McPherson adapts the short story that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film about a town that is under attack by masses of birds. Show starts at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$49. (727) 823-7529.

Jessie Ware: The pop star's debut album Devotion combines the ultra modern feel of R&B with British electronic music. Mikky Ekko, the R&B singer featured in Rihanna's Stay, will open. Concert starts at 7 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $22. (727) 895-3045.

Cristian Castro: The son of actor and singer Veronica Castro and comedian Manual Valdes started his career as a child actor, and 11 years later traded his soap opera career for the recording studio. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $29-$59. (727) 893-7832.

VeggieTales Live! Happy Birthday Bob and Larry: Bob and Larry are throwing the ultimate musical celebration that includes dancing, sing-a-longs and familiar faces from the last 20 years of VeggieTales stories. Show begins at 7 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. $18-$30. (727) 372-1751.

TO WATCH

Revolution, 8 p.m., NBC A Texas ranger Miles knows could help him destroy the patriots. No, the Rangers play baseball and the Patriots are football! Wait, we just have sports on the brain.

Top Chef, 10 p.m., Bravo Eddie Huang teaches the cheftestants about why Vietnamese cuisine is so popular in New Orleans. It has to be more than just sharing oppressive heat and humidity.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find a list of farmers markets at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Improvised Shakespeare: See if all ends well when this bunch of guys in swashbuckler shirts improvise a Shakespearean play on the spot Friday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Tickets start at $25.75. (813) 229-7827.

St. Pete Opera open house: The growing company will show off its first permanent home, Opera Central, with a free ribbon-cutting, tours and music Friday at 2145 First Ave. S.

David Sedaris: A one-night only show by the NPR contributor and author of bestsellers including Naked and Me Talk Pretty One Day at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Saturday. $43-$53. (727) 791-7400.

Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival: More than 20 chalk artists will adorn the sidewalks and promenades with fleeting masterpieces. Artists begin work on Friday; judging and awards on Sunday. All at 301 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. Free.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 23 10/22/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:39pm]
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