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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 29

Beyonce: Queen Bee makes Tampa the second stop on her Formation World Tour, marking her first performance in the area since 2007. 7 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $40-$275. (813) 350-6500.

98 Rockfest: Chart-topping metal group Disturbed, popular rockers Shinedown and Chevelle and theatrical Swedish metal sextet Ghost top the lineup. 6 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Start at $29, VIP $175 and up. (813) 301-2500.

Tokyo Police Club: Canadian indie rockers. 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18-$20. (727) 895-3045.

Sunscreen Film Festival: Showcase of independent films includes dramatic and comedy shorts, documentaries and international films. Go to sunscreenfilmfestival.com for a complete schedule. 10 a.m., Sundial 19, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $8 one screening; $50 per day. (727) 259-8417.

Blast Friday: The Greg Billings Band, the Black Honkeys and the Betty Fox Band: The family-friendly food and craft vendor festival featuring a free live concert celebrates its' 100th anniversary. 5:30 p.m., 400 Block of Cleveland Street, Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street, Clearwater. Free; $25-$45 VIP. (727) 464-7200.

Jack Harris' Celebration of Sports: The WFLA host holds a meet and greet with area professional sports alumni. Includes a sale of autographed sports memorabilia to benefit the Dream Center of Tampa. 6 p.m., Hula Bay Club, 5210 W Tyson Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 335-4460.

Billy Gardell: The veteran stand-up comedian best known from the hit CBS comedy Mike and Molly. 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $15-$55. (800) 826-9303.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical: The Tony Award-winning show about Carole King's rise to fame features her most memorable songs. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $55-$135. (813) 229-7827.

Chris Kattan: The former Saturday Night Live cast member was one of the head-bobbing Butabi Brothers with Will Ferrell. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $22. (813) 960-1197.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Beethoven's Eroica Symphony: Presents City Noir (Adams) and Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" (Beethoven). 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

Celtic Woman: The Irish music trio honor Ireland's past, while bringing a contemporary musical edge to songs old and new. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $52.50-$99.50. (727) 893-7832.

Mr. Burns: Preview: In this "post-electric" play, the few survivors left to rebuild after a cataclysm due to grid failure attempt to remember the details of an episode of The Simpsons. As time goes on, iconic pop culture becomes mythology. Through May 22. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

The Maids: A Jobsite Theater production of the 1947 play by French novelist Jean Genet inspired by a famous 1933 French murder trial of two sisters. Through May 22. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Rewind: A Different Kind of Movie Series: The Room: Tommy Wiseau wrote, directed, produced and starred in the naive film we ironically laugh at and watch over and over again. 10 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $7. (813) 274-8982.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Films in the Park: Frozen: Dunedin's family movie screening beginning after the sun sets. 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. Free. (727) 812-4530.

TO WATCH

W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro, 10 p.m., Showtime. The new stand-up special shot in Brooklyn and directed by Morgan Spurlock has the comedian who specializes in sociopolitical material riffing on subjects ranging from gentrification and marriage equality to raising his family in a post-Obama nation.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

Foo Fighters: The hard rock band led by Dave Grohl tours in support of the group’s new album Concrete and Gold, which debuted at No. 1. But expect some classic hits like Times Like These, Best of You, and Monkey Wrench. 8 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Uni...
Published: 04/24/18
The ‘most interesting man in the world’ will be tending bar in Tampa on Friday

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Published: 04/24/18
Blueberry Festival returns with special Brooksville touches

Blueberry Festival returns with special Brooksville touches

When the Florida Blueberry Festival made its debut in downtown Brooksville in 2012, it drew both praise and criticism. When state organizers pulled out last June, that also drew both sneers and cheers.But when the Brooksville Blueberry Festival debut...
Published: 04/23/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 24

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 24

Waitress: The Broadway hit musical based on Adrienne Shelley’s film follows Jenna, a waitress stuck in a bad marriage and a small town. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$128....
Published: 04/23/18
Review: American Stage hits ‘The Producers’ out of the park

Review: American Stage hits ‘The Producers’ out of the park

ST. PETERSBURG — Without question, Mel Brooks’ The Producers carved a more indelible mark than most of the musicals in the entire genre of throwaway musicals it parodied.The creator of Get Smart and Blazing Saddles not only co-wrote the adaptation of...
Published: 04/23/18
Black Maria Film Festival brings 10 short films to Richey Suncoast Theatre

Black Maria Film Festival brings 10 short films to Richey Suncoast Theatre

NEW PORT RICHEY — The world-renowned Black Maria Film Festival returns to the Richey Suncoast Theatre April 27, giving the usual nod to the creator of motion pictures, Thomas Edison, as well as the diversity of 10 award-winning short films.Now in it’...
Published: 04/23/18

Pasco Events for April 27

27 FridayIQuit Smoking Cessation: Learn strategies for quitting all forms of tobacco. Learn about Nicotine Replacement Therapy and get free NRT patches, gum and lozenges while supplies last. Reservations required. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Zephyrhills Librar...
Published: 04/23/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting April 27

FestivalsOld Time Jamboree: The Florida Fiddlers Association hosts this three-day jamboree, kicking off with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. April 27 and continuing through April 29 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake, on the H...
Published: 04/23/18
Here’s who won big at the Mainsail Art Festival

Here’s who won big at the Mainsail Art Festival

St. Petersburg — The Mainsail Art Festival returned to Vinoy Park last weekend, bringing the artwork of 250 local, regional and national artists.The park was teeming with people anxious to check out the works of fine art and fine craft, including pai...
Published: 04/22/18
Updated: 04/24/18
USF great Charlie Bradley to lace them up for charity basketball game

USF great Charlie Bradley to lace them up for charity basketball game

TAMPA — In basketball, players utilize moves to help win the game.Why not apply those same skills to help youth win at life?That’s the goal John "Coach J" Johnson had in mind when he created "Charlie Bradley’s Roundball Classic," which takes place on...
Published: 04/21/18
Updated: 04/24/18