Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay Feb. 20

Trisha Yearwood: The multiple Grammy-award winning country singer will return to the Ruth Eckerd Hall stage after five years. It's at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $49.50-$89.50. (727) 791-7400.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Following cancer treatment and recovery time Sharon Jones is back on the road again during the band's tour, which hits the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg at 7 p.m. $26.50. (727) 895-3045.

Unch"art"ed: Native American Southwest Cuisine: Celebrate the art of cooking and the flavors of the Southwest with cooking demonstrations, a lecture and book signings by Lois Ellen Frank and Walter Whitewater. It's at 6 p.m. at Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $35, $20 members. (727) 896-2667.

An Evening with Food Network Chef Scott Conant: The celebrity judge on Food Network's Chopped prepares a three-course dinner with wine pairings. A portion of the proceeds benefits Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla's Community Fund. It's at 8:30 p.m. at Council Oak Steakhouse, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. $250 (registration required). (813) 251-4330.

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John Heffron: The winner of the second season of NBC's Last Comic Standing performs at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 864-4000.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE The Taste, 8 p.m., ABC We're down to the finale, but here's the lingering question: Will this culinary competition be on the network's menu for a third season?

XXII Winter Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC It's the gold-medal final in women's figure skating and you can expect two things: NBC's ratings will be at their highest and South Korea's Yuna Kim will win. America's hope rests with the appropriately named Gracie Gold.

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