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Top things to do in Tampa Bay Feb. 5

The hit TV show Masters of Illusion takes the Mahaffey Theater stage on Friday Feb. 5 with several illustionists including  Greg Gleason, shown here, whose tricks include making a full-sized helicopter materialize on stage. The  the family friendly show features grand illusions, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and audience participation.

The hit TV show Masters of Illusion takes the Mahaffey Theater stage on Friday Feb. 5 with several illustionists including Greg Gleason, shown here, whose tricks include making a full-sized helicopter materialize on stage. The the family friendly show features grand illusions, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and audience participation.

Masters of Illusion: Direct from the hit television show, the family-friendly spectacular features grand illusions, vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and audience participation. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $22-$52. (727) 893-7832.

Bubba Sparxxx: The country rapper is known for music including, Ms. New Booty and Ugly. 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 895-3045.

Mardi Gras at Ricky P's: Crawfish Boil: Ricky P's holds a weekend long Mardi Gras party featuring live music, a crawfish boil, a costumed second line parade, plenty of beads, beignets and king cake. The bistro kicks things off with a Louisiana crawfish boil and live music with Brian L. performing at 7 p.m. Get two pounds of crawfish for $18, 5 p.m., Ricky P's Orleans Bistro, 1113 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. No cover. (727) 821-4061.

Get Downtown First Friday Music Series: Enjoy music, food and a lively crowd all in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Join the festivities between Second and Third streets on Central Avenue. 5:30 p.m., Get Downtown Location, Second Street N and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. Free; refreshments extra. (727) 393-3597.

Yonder Mountain String Band: The acoustic rock and bluegrass band embark on a winter tour with special guest Keller Williams. 6 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22.50 advance, $25 day of show. (727) 565-0550.

The Abduction from the Seraglio: Mozart's homage to the Turkish craze of the early 19th century stars tenor Wesley Morgan and soprano Alexandra Batsios. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22-$67. (727) 822-3590.

Brad Noblitt: The Christian singer-songwriter celebrates the release his first EP titled We Are One, which features the single Glorious Story. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $25. (727) 791-7400.

In the Blood: A modern day riff on The Scarlet Letter, this tragedy tells the story of Hester La Negrita, a homeless woman with five children living on the streets of the inner city. Through Feb. 21. 8 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30-$40. (813) 374-2416.

Yanni: The legendary composer, performer and ambassador for peace along with his world-renowned orchestra will perform audience favorites from throughout his career. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $48.75-$128.75. (727) 791-7400.

Johnny G Lyon Band: Although Johnny was raised in "Country Music Mecca" Nashville, he grew up loving rock and roll. Rock, blues and country artist, Frank Bang opens. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 971-0666.

Harland Williams: The comedian and actor is known for his ability to combine sketch comedy with stand up, and for his roles in movies including Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary and Half Baked. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $5-$22. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Florida State Fair: The fair returns for the 112th year with a "So Much More to Explore" theme. In addition to rides, food, exhibits, entertainment, animals, attractions and shopping, this year the fair guarantees at least 112 free things to do. 9 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $9, $5 ages 6-11 (advance). $11-13 (at the gate). Make a donation at any Goodwill Industries location and get a coupon good for $2 off admission. (813) 621-7821.

TO WATCH

Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall, 9 p.m., Showtime. Think of it as a coming-of-age story. Directed by Spike Lee, it's a documentary that traces the early part of the pop superstar's career from his days with the Jackson 5 to making his first solo album.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay Feb. 5 02/04/16 [Last modified: Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:25am]
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