Sunday, January 21, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 29

Santana: Led by Carlos Santana and his legendary guitar, the rock group is set to release its latest album, Corazon, early next year. See them at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $89-$165. (727) 791-7400.

Boz Scaggs: The rock legend hits the historic venue in support of his latest album, Memphis, which features the singer's signature blend of rock and blues. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $85-$95. (727) 791-7400.

Tampa Bay Symphony: Under the direction of Mark Sforzini, the symphony presents Manuel de Falla's Three-Cornered Hat and other works at 8 p.m. at Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20, students with ID free. (727) 822-3590.

kids and family

Clearwater Threshers: It's "dollar night" tonight when the Threshers play the Brevard County Manatees, with $1 tickets, hot dogs, 12 oz. draft beers, 16 oz. soft drinks, popcorn, peanuts and ice cream sandwiches. Tickets are available at the box office before the game at 7 p.m. at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. (727) 467-4467.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Playing House, 10 p.m., USA Mom-to-be Maggie (Lennon Parham) and career woman Emma (Jessica St. Clair) are best friends in this sitcom. When Maggie learns — during her baby shower! — that her hubby is a cheat, she gives him the boot. Then she invites her bestie to move in.

SERIES PREMIERE Faking It, 10:30 p.m., MTV Karma (Katie Stevens) and Amy (Rita Volk) are BFFs who become the most popular girls in school when they're mistaken for a gay couple. The complication? Amy begins to fall for her faux girlfriend. Last week's premiere repeats at 9 tonight or can be watched online at MTV.com.

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COMING UP

Bruce Springsteen: In a huge week for music, it's tough to beat the Boss and the E Street Band. With set lists that run over three hours, expect a steamy summer-style show Thursday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. $41-$124. (813) 740-2446.

Big Guava Music Festival: The next night after Springsteen, the MidFlo hosts this sprawling fest with about 40 acts over multiple stages and days, along with food trucks, rides and craft beer. Friday's headliner is Outkast, with Vampire Weekend on Saturday and Foster the People on Sunday. $99-$165. (813) 740-2446.

The Mavericks: The group's fame is small but cultish, with frontman Raul Malo keeping things interesting. They perform Wednesday and Saturday at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $45-$55. (727) 791-7400.

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