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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 11

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 21:  Singer/songwriter Lionel Richie performs on the opening night of the All the Hits Tour at ORACLE Arena on July 21, 2017 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Live Nation ) 775010113

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 21: Singer/songwriter Lionel Richie performs on the opening night of the All the Hits Tour at ORACLE Arena on July 21, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Live Nation ) 775010113

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey: The music icons will tour together for the first time ever. Rescheduled from May 26. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $36.20-$496.25. (813) 301-2500.

Australian Pink Floyd Show: They will perform the Dark Side of the Moon album in its entirety, as well as some of the most popular songs from the Syd Barrett years. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $40.50-$70.50. (727) 791-7400.

Marie Antoinette: A contemporary look at the historic pariah looks at Marie Antoinette through the lens of society's obsession with celebrity. Through August 13. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$37. (727) 498-5205.

Brad Williams: The dwarf comic appeared in numerous sketches on Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia. Robin Williams once referred to him as "Prozac with a head." 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Motown the Musical: The hit Broadway musical tells the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28.50-$85 / VIP $108.50,. (813) 229-7827.

WMNF Tribute: Morrissey and the Smiths: Bands include Miami's Smiths tribute band, The Ordinary boys as well as the Bagovers. Plus a special Morrissey look a like contest. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10 advance, $12. (813) 241-8600.

Fetish Con: You'll find kinky karaoke and antics on the Kinky Red Carpet when the 17th annual trade show returns with vendors, models and much more. Noon, Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $40 per day; $107 advance, $150 day of (all access). (727) 894-5000.

Sunset Paddle: Watch the sun set from atop a stand up paddle board or in a kayak. 6:30 p.m., Urban Kai, 13090 Gandy Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. $25, includes paddle, leash and lifejacket. (813) 598-1634.

Craft Beer Dinner Experience: Chef Jeffrey Hileman of Locale Market prepares a five course beer pairing dinner with "beertails" and appetizers. Includes admission to the Craft Beer Experience. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $100. (727) 893-7832.

Sex with Strangers: When twenty-something blogger Ethan and 40-something novelist Olivia engage in an intimate relationship, they confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Through August 13. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Beauty and the Beast (1991) (G): Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 8:30 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036.

Flux Pavilion: The English DJ, producer and singer-songwriter has been playing EDM since 2008. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 247-2555.

KIDS AND FAMILY

The Art of the Brick: An elaborate display of more than 100 pieces of Lego artwork. Remains on display through Sept. 4. 10 a.m., Event Space, 802 E Whiting St., Tampa. Free. (813) 301-6500.

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