Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 16

Elle King: Though she didn't follow in her father, Rob Schneider's comedic footsteps, the indie-pop singer gained attention with her hit, Ex's and Oh's, which earned her two Grammy nominations. 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18-$20. (727) 895-3045.

Bob Saget: Along with starring in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced (Full House and Americas Funniest Home Videos), Saget has been developing his career as a very mature stand-up comedian for over thirty years. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$55. (727) 791-7400.

Spamalot: The American Stage in the Park production of the Tony Award-winning musical based on the Monty Python parody of the legend of King Arthur. No alcohol or pets are allowed, but concessions (including alcohol) will be available. Through May 8. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $25-$38. (727) 823-7529.

Mainsail Art Festival: In addition to 250 professional artists, Mainsail presents the Young at Art student show, Kids Create activity tent, live music and a variety of culinary art food vendors. Saturday's music line up includes Crossover Remix: Urban D Belinda Womack (aka MzB) (noon), Bus Stop Band (1:30 p.m.), Lounge Cat (3 p.m.) and Johnny G. Lyon Band (4:30 p.m.). 9 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7039.

Gallagher: Joke's on You: The Tampa-bred comic brings his infamous Sledge-O-Matic to smash watermelons and tell jokes with the help of Artie Fletcher. 9 p.m., RockHouse Live, 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach. $25; $35 Splash Zone. (727) 828-9143.

Record Store Day at Microgroove: The celebration of independent record stores features special releases (titles unknown until day of), beer, coffee, pizza and live music by Empire Cinema, Ninehorn, Fistful, Sentries and DieAlps. 9 a.m., Microgroove Records, 4906 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 667-7089.

Florida Blueberry Festival: Street entertainers and musicians, wine bar, variety of food concessions and a market featuring Florida-grown blueberries and other produce, blueberry kids zone, retail exhibitors, artisans, beer garden and new this year, the Urban Slide. Tickets to the Urban Slide, a 1,000-foot long slip and slide are $12-45. 10 a.m., Downtown Brooksville, Main Street, Brooksville. Admission $8, $5 ages 6-17; free for ages 5 and younger. Prices for designated parking areas are either $4 or $5. (352) 754-4173.

Billy Currington: The shaggy, Georgia boy has nine country airplay No. 1 singles, including Don't It and Good Directions. Seth Ennis opens. 7 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $29.50 and up. (813) 247-2555.

Best of Tampa Bay: Tantalize taste buds with entree samplings from more than 40 area restaurants, desserts, beer, wine, music and entertainment by local artists. 7 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $75, $125 VIP. (813) 229-7827.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: The Firebird Suite: Under the direction of guest conductor Fawzi Haimor and accompanied by violinist Jeffery Multer, the orchestra presents Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Debussy), Violin Concerto No. 3 "Strassburg" (Mozart), Dolly Suite (Faure) and The Firebird Suite (Stravinski). 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

Devon Allman Band: The dirty blond hair and body posture may be the same, but the Southern rocker has come a long way to establish his own musical identity separate from his dad, Greg Allman. Sarasota Slim opens. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 971-0666.

Iliza Shlesinger: While it's surprising that only one woman has won NBC's Last Comic Standing after seven seasons, it's not surprising that it's Shlesinger. Her debut comedy special, War Paint reached No. 1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of the "Top Ten Albums of 2013" on iTunes. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $18-$22. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sugar Sand Festival: Fireworks: Nearly 1,000 tons of white sand will be transformed into themed characters and scenes. There will also be sand sculpting classes on the weekends and a giant sandbox for kids to play in. There will be fireworks at 9 p.m., as well as sand sculpting classes at 4:30 p.m. and speed-sculpting competition at 5 p.m. 10 a.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. $10, $7 seniors/military, $5 ages 6-17, 5 and younger free.

TO WATCH

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC. Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosts what should be a raucous edition. The musical guest is Nick Jonas.

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