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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

The Aliens, Stageworks Theatre's production about bonds formed between two older men and a teenager, features (from left) Derrick Phillips as KJ, Chris Jackson as Jasper, and Franco Colon as Evan. Photo by Karla Hartley.

The Aliens, Stageworks Theatre's production about bonds formed between two older men and a teenager, features (from left) Derrick Phillips as KJ, Chris Jackson as Jasper, and Franco Colon as Evan. Photo by Karla Hartley.

The Aliens: Two disillusioned young men meet a student while they're having coffee and discussing Bukowski, and decide to teach him everything they know. A play with music about friendship, art, love and death. Through Feb. 26. 8 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethoven's Symphony No. 2: Under the direction of Michael Francis, the orchestra and the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay present Durufle's Requiem set against Beethoven's Symphony No. 2. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (813) 229-7827.

Damon Fowler Group: With his hybrid of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel, the Florida native started wowing audiences with his musical exploits as a teenager. Bird Tribe opens. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13. (813) 971-0666.

Upright Citizens Brigade: The touring company from the comedy powerhouse that boasts alums like Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz and Rob Corddry brings a 90-minute show of quick-witted and super-funny improv pros. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$40. (727) 822-3590.

Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builder Invitational: Motorcycle builders from across the country compete for best bike at this event with a giant ride-in motorcycle show, give-aways, vendors, the Miss Full Throttle bikini contest and more. 5 p.m., Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St N, Clearwater. Free. (727) 935-4875.

Blues Walk: The kick-off party for the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival with music and vendors. Local blues musicians the Easy Street Band ( 6-8 p.m.), the Alex Lopez Express (7-9 p.m.) and RJ Howson (8-10 p.m.) will play throughout the district. 6 p.m., Cleveland Street District, Corner of Cleveland Street and Osceola Avenue, Clearwater. Free.

Food Trucks: Rally Around Town: An evening of food truck dining that also has waterfront and indoor air-conditioned seating with live music. 6 p.m., Port of St. Petersburg, 250 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 892-5715.

Carnifex: The modern death metal band embark on a tour with Despised Icon, Lorna Shore and Fallujah. 6:30 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 241-8600.

A Night at the Brewseum: Adults take over the museum for a craft beer infused night of adult games. 7 p.m., Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $45 advance, $55 day of. (727) 821-8992.

Oscar Shorts: Animation: View this year's Oscar-nominated short animated films, including Borrowed Time, Pearl, Piper, Blind Vaysha, The Head Vanishers, Asteria, Happy End and Pear Brandy and Cigarettes. The first seven films are suitable for children but families are advised to exit the auditorium for the final short, Pear Brandy and Cigarettes, which features violence, language, sex and drug use and may not be suitable for young viewers. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $11, $9 Members. (813) 274-8982.

Wicked: The multiple Tony award-winning musical tells the untold story of the witches of Oz long before Dorothy arrived. Runs through Feb. 26. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $31.50-$125. (813) 229-7827.

Bette, Babs and Beyond: Channel your inner diva as the Una Voce: Gay Men's Chorus of Tampa Bay showcases females like Barbara Streisand and Bette Midler in this cabaret style show. 8 p.m., The Space, 2106 W Main St., Tampa. $20, $5 students with ID. (727) 560-6044.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Florida State Fair: Rides, food and more. 9 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $11, $6 for kids; $13, $7 for kids Fridays through Sundays. $9 seniors (Feb. 13-17 only). (813) 627-7821.

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