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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 23

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15:  Musician Esperanza Spalding attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Gala at The Cunard Building on April 15, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) 616255861

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Musician Esperanza Spalding attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Gala at The Cunard Building on April 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) 616255861

Esperanza Spalding: A three-time Grammy-winning jazz singer and bassist made waves in 2011, when an award that many were calling an easy win for Justin Bieber instead went to the first jazz musician to win Best New Artist. A self-taught prodigy she has since crashed onto the national stage with high-concept albums. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $45-$58. (727) 791-7400.

Legends of Southern Hip Hop: The lineup featuring Juvenile, Too Short, 8Ball and MJG, Trick Daddy, Project Pat, Pastor Troy and others represents much of the Dirty South bass, bombast and crunk sounds from cities like New Orleans, Atlanta, Memphis and Miami. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $49.75-$77.75. (813) 974-3004.

Tinsley Ellis: The Southern blues- rocker will be joined by fellow bluesman, Tommy Z. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 971-0666.

Footgolf Tournament: Footgolf is a precision sport where players kick a soccer ball into a giant cup in as few shots as possible. It is played on a course similar to a golf course. No cleats allowed. 10 a.m., Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, Largo. $40 advance, $50 day of; discounts for multiple players. (727) 518-3024.

St. Pete Earth Day: With interactive exhibits, educational activities for children and families and entertainment on the Williams Park stage, this celebration also will have opportunities to get involved in protecting the environment. 10 a.m., Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free. (813) 308-9333.

Lita Ford: She was 16 when she joined the legendary all-girl band, The Runaways. In the 1980s, she had a solo career that featured hits like Kiss Me Deadly, and Close My Eyes Forever, a duo with Ozzy Osbourne. She also recently released a memoir, Living Like A Runaway on her long career in rock 'n' roll. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $30. (727) 895-3045.

Bad A** Beerfest III: This celebration of some of the best brews Tampa Bay has to offer features live music by Kings of Denmark, the Black Honkeys and a brewers jam session, craft beer sampling, a food court and food trucks on site. 7 p.m., Tampa Bay Brewing Co., 13937 Monroes Business Park, Tampa. $35. (813) 247-1422.

Pablo Francisco: Known for his spot-on impressions and arsenal of characters, the MadTV star has several Comedy Central specials and three comedy DVDs. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Tampa Bay Rowdies: vs. Carolina RailHawks: 7:30 p.m., Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. $17-$40. Toll-free 1-877-769-3437.

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.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Junie B.'s Essential Guide to School: This family friendly show is based on the best-selling children's book series by Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones gives tips and tricks for how to survive school. 2 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $12.50. (813) 229-7827.

TO WATCH

Sherpa, 9 p.m., Discovery. Examines how the Sherpa community united to reclaim Mount Everest following the 2014 avalanche that killed 16 of its members.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 23 04/22/16 [Last modified: Friday, April 22, 2016 9:34am]
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