Friday, January 19, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 8

USF Bullstock: New Politics, Borns, the Maine and Mayday Parade will fill the parking lot for the grand finale to the University of South Florida's annual USF Week of events. 5 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-3004.

Tampa Bay Blues Fest: Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Features three days of blues with guitar whizzes Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Walter Trout and many more. Vendors serving food, beer, wine and mixed drinks, along with arts and crafts are scattered throughout the grounds. The Reba Russell Band, Biscuit Miller, Victor Wainwright and Tommy Castro & The Painkillers open the after show at the Palladium beginning at 9:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $20-$250. (727) 895-6153.

NCAA Autograph Session: Join the two National Championship Finalists for an autograph session on Franklin Street Mall. 4 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Free. (813) 301-6893.

Beach Goes Pops: Bring a blanket or a chair to the annual festival featuring two days of free music, an arts and crafts show, food and drink from numerous area restaurants. Friday features music by Wendy Rich and the Soulshakers (5-7:30 p.m.) and The Dead Ichs (8-10:30 p.m.). 5 p.m., Pass-a-Grille Beach, 107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free. (727) 415-3777.

G. Love and Special Sauce: The Philly funkster trio return with their laid back, alternative hip-hop sound. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $24.99-$30. (727) 565-0550.

Montgomery Gentry: The hit country duo is known for songs, My Town and Roll With Me. 7 p.m., The Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 987-2855.

Don Giovanni: Follow Mozart's masterful villain — a seducer, set-up artist, liar and cheat — through the last two days of his life, with sex, murder and nonstop parties. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $49.50-$109.50. (813) 229-7827.

Ian Bagg: The Canadian comedian has appeared on Comedy Central Presents as well as his own Showtime special. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 864-4000.

(Title of Show): M.A.D. Theatre presents the Tony-nominated one-act musical comedy about writing a musical comedy. Through April 17. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25. (813) 229-7827.

Dave Rawlings Machine: The duo received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35. (727) 791-7400.

note to reader

The opening reception for the collection of Impressionist work at Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor, has been moved to Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Films in the Park: Dennis the Menace: Bring chairs and blankets for the city of 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

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records, 10 p.m., Showtime. Colin Hanks' nostalgic documentary traces the trajectory of a once-mighty music powerhouse. Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Dave Grohl and others rekindle the memories.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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