Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay Feb. 28

Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush: The Florida Orchestra performs a "live soundtrack" to the classic 1925 Charlie Chaplin film The Gold Rush. It's at 8 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $38. (727) 892-3337.

Jon Lovitz: Best known for Saturday Night Live ("Yeah, that's the ticket!,"), the Emmy-nominated comic performs at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000.

Whoopi Goldberg: The View host and Oscar winner returns to her standup roots at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $59-$125.

Bernie Worrell Orchestra: Original Parliament-Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell and his orchestra bring their unique sound to Dunedin Brewery at 9 p.m. at 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Free.

Blast Friday: This month's free block party in downtown Clearwater brings keyboardist and vocalist Gregg Rolie. It's free from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in the 400 block of Cleveland Street.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Florida Strawberry Festival: There's food, a huge midway and featured performances today by Colt Ford (7:30 p.m., $15-$20) and B.J. Thomas (3:30 p.m., $15-$20). It's at 303 N Lemon St., Plant City. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Inside Job, 9:00 p.m., TNT Four candidates will compete for a corporate job in each episode. What they don't know: One of them is a mole who's reporting everything to the boss.

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