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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 30

The Mavericks: The Grammy-winning group led by Raul Malo who emerged from Miami in 1989 has reunited after an eight-year hiatus. Show is at 8 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $45-$55. (727) 791-7400.

Stomp: The international percussion sensation began as a street performance in the UK and became a clever stage show that tours the world. Tonight is Broadway Family Night so you can get one free child's ticket for one full-price adult ticket. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $43-$63. (813) 229-7827.

Coming Back with Wes Moore: A special preview screening of the first three episodes of WEDU PBS's program Coming Back with Wes Moore. After the screening is a panel discussion on some of the most difficult questions related to returning from war. It's at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Free (registration required). (813) 274-8982.

Easel on Down the Road: This fundraiser for Creative Clay Cultural Art Center runs in conjunction with American Stage's production of The Wiz, a modern take on The Wizard of Oz. There will be The Wiz-inspired artwork, silent auctions and a VIP tent with complimentary refreshments and a cash bar. It's at 8 p.m. at Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $15, $35 VIP. (727) 823-7529.


Arrow, 8 p.m., CW Wow, who saw last week's events coming? Nice misdirection by the producers in killing off a major character and not telegraphing it.


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13 Ugly Men White Party: The 13 Ugly Men Foundation will host their annual White Party with proceeds to benefit Hands Across the Bay. Table and cabana reservations available. $35 women, $45 men. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. Toll-Free 1-888-845-9247. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Burger Showdown: Local restaurants fire up their grills in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park on Friday for a burger battle in different categories, including Best Use of Bacon. Samples included with ticket: $20 advance online, $25 day of.


Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 30 04/29/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 4:04pm]
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