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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Charles Esten performs onstage during the 'Nashville' Tour at The Beacon Theatre on April 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Charles Esten performs onstage during the 'Nashville' Tour at The Beacon Theatre on April 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Nashville in Concert: Four of the stars of ABC's musical drama, Clare Bowen, Chip Esten, Chris Carmack, and Aubrey Peeples, live in concert. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $43.25-$78.75. (727) 791-7400.

Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture Opening: Actor Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, Law and Order) hosts the opening for the artist's workspace and display studio. Originally from St. Petersburg, Hair was formerly the official sculptor for the Olympics, and was a drummer for Jimi Hendrix and other musicians of note before he became a sculptor. Donations will be accepted to benefit the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. 7 p.m., Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture, 290 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 316-1718.

Sunscreen Film Festival: This four-day showcase of independent films includes dramatic and comedy shorts, documentaries and international films. Day pass includes all films, general workshops, after parties and other evening events. Go to for a complete schedule. 9:30 a.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $8 one screening; $50 per day. (727) 259-8417.

Flogging Molly: Celtic punk favorites. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $28.50. (727) 565-0550.

Music and Movies in the Park: Singin' in the Rain: Families are encouraged to ride their bicycles to the films. Free and secure valet bicycle parking available. Before this movie series returns to Straub Park every Thursday in May, this launch party gets things off on the right foot with a screening of Singin' in the Rain, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, and jazz fusion music by Sasha Tuck & the Friendly Giants. Film starts at dark. 7 p.m., Admiral Farragut Academy, 501 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 463-4612.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical: The Tony Award-winning show about Carole King's rise to fame features her most memorable songs, including "I Feel the Earth Move," "Natural Woman," and "You've Got a Friend." Through May 1. The Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. show will be sign language interpreted. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $55-$135. (813) 229-7827.

The Joy Formidable: Fun-loving Welsh noise-rockers. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $16-$18. (727) 895-3045.

Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: This portion of the monthly series of movies features the award winning lesbian romance The Girl King, which tells the story of a young woman, taught the ways of men, who inherits the throne and has a passion for women. 7:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $12. (727) 896-2667.

Chris Isaak: The rock musician tours in support of his latest album release, First Comes The Night. $15-$70. 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. (800) 826-9303.

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.

Thursty Thursday: This party kicks the average Thursday up a notch with a special appearance by Laila McQueen from RuPaul's Drag Race season 8 (midnight). 9 p.m., Liquid Tampa, 1502 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. No cover before 10 p.m., $10 after. (813) 248-6104.

Chris Kattan: The former Saturday Night Live cast member created such memorable characters as Mr. Peepers, Mango, and was one of the head-bobbing Butabi Brothers with Will Ferrell, characters which were continued in the movie, A Night at the Roxbury. 10:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $22. (813) 960-1197.


Wee-time at Weedon: Includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6500.


The Odd Couple, 8:30 p.m., CBS. Guest-star alert: Garry Marshall, the funny man who originally created The Odd Couple for TV back in the 1970s, drops by the current version of the show. He plays Oscar's (Matthew Perry) father.


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