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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

Tan Dun's Water Concerto: The Florida Orchestra will make quite a splash with its concerts this weekend, using actual water on stage with traditional and modified instruments. Show is at 8 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa.

98ROCKFEST: Metalcore group Avenged Sevenfold leads the lineup with Midwest post-grunge trio Chevelle and Danish outfit Volbeat. Fans without tickets (VIP, floor, and most club seats are already sold out) can still get in on the action thanks to a free outside stage headlined by Orlando band Trivium. Visit for up-to-date scheduling and ticket info. Show starts at 1 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $19-$59.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic: The group that blends funk, soul and rock cranks up at 7 p.m. at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20-$25.

Brett Eldredge: The country singer who toured with Taylor Swift will perform hits including Don't Ya and more at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301, Tampa. $10-$15.

Rob Thomas: The Matchbox Twenty singer is embarking on a solo tour, which includes this intimate concert at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $65-$100.


SERIES PREMIERE Relative Insanity, 10 p.m., Lifetime The producers of Big Brother give us a reality competition in which two families are each locked in a room with their loved ones for two days and have to outlast and outsmart the other family for a chance to win $25,000.


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