Friday, April 20, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Kenny G: The Grammy Award-winning contemporary jazz saxophonist will be joined by ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro. 8 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $29-$45. (727) 791-7400.

St. Petersburg Opera: Mornings With the Maestro: St. Petersburg Opera artistic director Mark Sforzini leads a program to enhance your understanding of opera and preview shows. 11 a.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $20, $15-$17 seniors/students. (727) 896-2667; stpeteopera.org.

Children's Earth Day: A celebration of Earth Day and children at this bilingual event with Earth friendly activities, games, prizes and food. 3 p.m., Morgan Woods Recreation Center, 7510 Soccer Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 249-8100.

SunLit Festival: Florida Antiquarian Book Fair: More than 100 specialized book dealers with books of all ages, maps, prints, postcards, ephemera, autographs and other paper collectibles. $10 weekend, $6 per day. Call (727) 234-7759. 5 p.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Food Trucks: Rally Around Town: Seafood and Sweets Festival: An evening of food truck dining that also has waterfront and indoor air-conditioned seating with live music. This month features live music by the Avenue 43 Band. 6 p.m., Port of St. Petersburg, 250 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 892-5715.

Rod Melancon: The roots rocker tours in support of the album Southern Gothic. 7 p.m., Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica De Cuba, Tampa. $20 advance, $25 day of show. (813) 248-2954.

Friday Concerts in the Park: Greg White Jr.: With a new name, the series celebrates 30 years of offering a schedule of live music from jazz and country, to reggae and classic rock. Concessions available. A country concert. 7 p.m., Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 274-8221.

Viva Las Vegas: A night of Las Vegas style live entertainment, casino tables, slot machines, food, auctions and a limited open bar. Benefits PARC. 7 p.m., NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $100. (727) 341-6962..

Alton Brown: Brown mixes science, music and food into the two hour presentation of Eat Your Science. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$125. (813) 229-7827.

Colossal: In a genre similar to Japanese Godzilla type monster movies, Colossal follows the life a young party girl who's boyfriend throws her out, and she falls back on an old flame with his own hard drinking ways that keep her going down a self destructive path. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $11. (813) 274-8982.

Listening Room Festival: Main Showcase: Six acoustic acts perform. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25, $20 advance; $50 VIP, $35 VIP advance. (727) 822-3590.

One Night of Queen: Great Britain's Gary Mullen and the Works recreate a complete Queen show. $37.50-$47.50. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7832.

American Stage in the Park: Hairspray: Catch the Tony Award-winning musical based on the John Waters film for American Stage's annual play in the park. Through May 14. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $18-$20 lawn, $32-35 premium blanket, $38-$40 reserved. (727) 823-7529.

Florida Orchestra Pops: Singin' and Swingin': A Century of Ella: Join Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford and conductor Jeff Tyzik for the music that made the "First Lady of Song" unforgettable. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (727) 892-3331.

Froth: The L.A. band formed in 2013 and first garnered attention with their debut LP, Patterns. 8 p.m., New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10-$12. (813) 248-4969.

Tommy Davidson: He first came to prominence for his wide range of characters and spot-on impressions on In Living Color. In addition to standup, the comedian has also appeared in stand-up specials like Illin' in Philly and movies (Bamboozled). 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Tampa Spring Jam: Guy (creators of the New Jack Swing style) featuring Teddy Riley headline along with urban R & B quartet Dru Hill, 112, swing beat trio Tony! Toni! Toné!, Silk, and Doug E. Fresh. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $48.25-$127.75. 1-800-745-3000.

Joe Machi: The Last Comic Standing finalist has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. 8 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $18-$20. (813) 960-1197.

Rewind: A Different Kind of Movie Series: Rumble in the Bronx: A series favorite films audiences say they watch, rewind, and watch again over and over. 10:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $7. (813) 274-8982.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Films in Pioneer Park: Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Bring chairs and blankets for the city of Dunedin's family movie screening beginning after the sun sets; concessions with food and beverages for sale. 8 p.m., Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. Free. (727) 812-4530.

Riverview GDX Grand Opening: To celebrate the grand opening of the new luxury movie, the theater will have a $4 popcorn and unlimited soft drink combo all weekend and free family movies Friday-Sunday at 10 a.m. for reward card members. 10 a.m., Riverview 14 GDX, 9390 Theater Drive, Gibsonton. Prices vary. (813) 295-8468.

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