Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

The Book of Mormon: The critically-acclaimed, religious satire musical written by the creators of South Park has won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Through Feb. 21. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $38-$98; same day tickets available by lottery, call the box office for details. (727) 791-7400.

Chronicles of August Wilson: Join the cast of August Wilson's Jitney and Christopher Rawson, a friend of the playwright and a longtime theater critic for his hometown paper, as they discuss the play and insights into Wilson's life. The cast will read excerpts from the original 1979 version, and will discuss their own connections to Wilson and his work. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $12, $10 students. (727) 823-7529.

Pipe Organ Concert: Bring your lunch and enjoy a concert by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, which produces the sound of a full orchestra including percussion. 11:30 a.m., Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 541-0895.

Pasco County Fair: The "Blue Jeans and Country Dreams" themed fair features a giant midway and an array of fair food, livestock shows, racing pigs, talent shows and pageants, a parade. firefighter show, disc dogs, plant show and much more. 3 p.m., Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. $8, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. Unlimited ride wristbands $20-$25. (352) 567-6678.

Kevin Farley: The comedian and actor is best known as the brother of Chris Farley. Junior opens. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 895-3045.

Diane Rowden Campaign Kick-Off Party: Fundraiser to help re-elect Diane Rowden to the Hernando County Commission District 3 seat. Commemorative beer pint, music and food included. To RSVP, visit electdianerowden.com or email [email protected] 5:30 p.m., Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. $25..

Wordier than Thou: Prose and Short Story Open Mic: A unique open mic series focusing on storytelling. Poetry and musical performances are not allowed. Includes a performance by a featured reader followed by numerous 10-minute open mic slots. 7 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 895-6620.

Satisfaction: An international Rolling Stones tribute band. 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13. (813) 971-0666.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Schooner Lynx (St. Petersburg): The tall ship Lynx, an interpretation of a Baltimore privateer schooner used during the War of 1812, arrives to dock for five days at the Harborage Marina at Bayboro. There will be free deck tours Sunday only. 9 a.m., Harborage Marina at Bayboro, 1110 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Free deck tour; $40-$60 for two-hour sailaway 2-4 p.m. (978) 479-2197.

CORRECTION

American Crime airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC. A story Monday had the wrong day.

TO WATCH

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, 10 p.m., FX. As prosecutor Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) announces that Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) has been charged, Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) recruits his dream team.

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