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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

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Carly Rae Jepsen: The singer followed her monster single Call Me Maybe with one of 2015's best pop albums, Emotion. Cardiknox and the Fairground Saints open. 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $24-$35. (813) 247-2555.

Palladium Chamber Players: Florida Orchestra Concertmaster Jeff Multer, violist Danielle Farina, cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park bring vibrant interpretations of the classic chamber repertoire. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$38; $140 for 4, $105 for 3. (727) 822-3590.

EXTENDED: Jitney: The ninth installment in August Wilson's Century Cycle tells of a taxi dispatch business serving African-Americans in 1977 Pittsburgh. Through Feb. 28. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49, $20 students. (727) 823-7529.

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.

Real Music Series: Strawberry Fields: The series features live mixed music from the 1950s to today. Performances held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Included with daily admission. 11:30 a.m., Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

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.

Vinyl Theatre: The four-piece, electronic-indie group embark on the Gravity World Tour. 6 p.m., The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 258-4829.

Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: This portion of the monthly series of movies features Liz in September, back by popular demand, the film tell the story of a Latino women lives life to the fullest and loves women with the same passion. 7 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $12. (727) 896-2667.

Drag Queen Bingo: Drag queens call the numbers for 10 games of flamboyant bingo. Benefits Friends of Strays. 7:30 p.m., Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, 28910 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. $10. (727) 400-6996.

TO WATCH

Survivor: Kaoh Rong, 8 p.m., CBS. This round takes us to Cambodia, where a new season of the venerable reality series has the tribes pigeonholed along the lines of "brains, brawn and beauty." Apparently, no one was allowed to have more than one trait.

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