Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

Melissa Etheridge: The pop-rock, country singer will share personal stories and perform songs from her most recent album, This is M.E., as well as some of her greatest hits like Come To My Window and I Want To Come Over. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $75.50-$99.50. (727) 791-7400.

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.

Michael Feinstein: The multi-platinum selling entertainer and his seventeen- piece band perform Swing Me a Love Song featuring classics by Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Johnny Mercer and friends, all in swing tempo. 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $35-$75. (800) 826-9303.

Plumb House Museum Tours: Clearwater Historical Society offers tours of the historic Plumb House Museum, a two-story, cracker-style wood house (circa 1896) showcasing a variety of antiques and vintage items including uniforms and photos of the Clearwater Bombers champion men's softball team. Also open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday November 2015 through May 7, 2016. 8:30 a.m., Plumb House Museum, 1380 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Free, but donations welcome. (727) 399-1412.

Florida Superstars Dancesport Championships: Watch dancers of all ages compete in Latin and Ballroom styles. 9 a.m., Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $20-$110. (813) 668-9668.

Gary Clark Jr.: The Texas singer-songwriter and guitarist who has played with the Rolling Stones and toured with the Foo Fighters will make his Tampa Bay Area debut. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $30-$35. (727) 565-0550.

In the Blood: A modern day riff on The Scarlet Letter, this tragedy tells the story of Hester La Negrita, a homeless woman with five children living on the streets of the inner city. Through Feb. 21. 8 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.

Spring Dance Concert: University of Tampa'a annual concert features choreography from faculty and guest artists, and performances by students dancing in a variety of styles, including ballet, modern, contemporary, hip hop,West African and tap. 8 p.m., Falk Theatre, 428 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-6243.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Book Time at Brooker Creek: Program includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3 to 5. 10:30 a.m., Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6800.

Update

The Seminole Heights Chocolate Festival listed in Wednesday's Taste section and Thursday's Weekend section has moved to Centro Asturiano, 1913 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa, on Saturday.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Vikings, 10 p.m., History Channel. Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) is in no mood to celebrate. He achieved victory in Paris at the end of last season, only to return to Kattegat suffering from a grave illness.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 25

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Published: 04/24/18
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 24

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Published: 04/23/18
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Published: 04/23/18
Black Maria Film Festival brings 10 short films to Richey Suncoast Theatre

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Published: 04/23/18

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Published: 04/23/18

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Published: 04/23/18
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Updated: 04/24/18
USF great Charlie Bradley to lace them up for charity basketball game

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