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Handout photos of Maxwell, performing 8/4/16 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Credit: Eric Johnson.

Handout photos of Maxwell, performing 8/4/16 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Credit: Eric Johnson.

Maxwell: The slinky soulman has been producing R & B, jazz flavored hits since the '90s. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $45-$133. (727) 791-7400.

Cult Classics @ Dali: Beetlejuice: The garden at the museum serves as the stage for classic cult films. Bring your lawn chair and dress in theme. Also includes food trucks on site, cash bar and garden games. This portion features Beetlejuice. 7 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 823-3767.

Book Signing: Best selling authors R.A. Salvatore and Kevin J. Anderson and other sci-fi/fantasy authors will conduct a book signing. Books available for purchase. 6 p.m., Books at Park Place, 3619 49th St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 388-9093.

John Heffron: The likeable Detroit comic was the winner of Season 2 of Last Comic Standing on NBC and has since starred in two Comedy Central specials and is a regular on VH1 satire shows including I Love the '80s. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 864-4000.

The Pitmen Painters: Based on the true story of British miners who unexpectedly become art-world sensations. Through Aug. 14. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

Nick Griffin: The comedian has been featured on Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and his own half-hour Comedy Central special. He is a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $12-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Carmike Summer Kid Series: Penguins of Madagascar: This summer movie series features older movies, but admission includes a small popcorn and a small drink. Also taking place at Sundial in St. Petersburg. 10 a.m., Royal Palm 20, 5125 26th St. E, Bradenton. $4. (941) 752-3796.

TO WATCH

Killing the Colorado, 9 p.m., Discovery. The eye-opening new documentary examines how drought conditions — and poor planning — have greatly diminished the once-mighty Colorado River. Is this a water crisis that can be fixed?

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 4 08/03/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2:01pm]
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