Friday, February 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 6

Living Colour: The Cult of Personality rockers formed in New York in the mid '80s. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $25-$45. (813) 248-9500.

Pilobolus: The avant-garde dance company employs shapeshifting, shadowplay and other expressions of the human body. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Murder for Two: A hilarious musical murder mystery, in which one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all the other roles, and they both play piano. Through May 1. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827.

4000 Miles: Amy Herzog's Obie Award-winning drama, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, charts the relationship between a grandson and his feisty grandmother in her Greenwich Village apartment. Through April 10. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

Sun'n Fun Fly-In: It's all about the planes and flight at International Fly-in and Expo April 5-10, with displays from all five branches of the United States armed forces. 8:30 a.m., Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, 3900 Don Emerson Drive, Lakeland. $37, $15 ages 11-17, 10 and younger free. (863) 644-2431.

Coffee with a Curator: Amanda Cooper presents "Exquisite Porch." 10:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening: Peace Officer: The film unravels a crime as seen through both sides of the justice system. The founder of Utah's first SWAT team has his son-in-law killed by that same team 30 years later. See what he uncovers about this case and other officer involved shootings. 5 p.m., Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 739-2949.

Golden Baton Award Presentation: The annual seated dinner with live music by Florida Orchestra principal second violin Sarah Shellman, a silent auction and cash bar honors Dr. Robert H. Wharton Jr. for his continued support. Benefits the Florida Orchestra. 6 p.m., Renaissance Vinoy Plaza Ballroom, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $100. (727) 864-1338.

Epicurean Education: Big Flavors from the Big Green Egg: 'Dr. BBQ', Ray Lampe, shows how to make cedar-planked, smoked salmon, honey-whiskey grilled pineapple and other outdoor recipes from his recent cookbook: Flavorize. $70. 7 p.m., Epicurean Theatre at the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 999-8735.

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