Saturday, December 16, 2017
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 24

Travis Tritt: The CMA and Grammy Award-winning country star performs an intimate solo, acoustic set. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35.50-$55.50. (727) 893-7832.

Mersey Beatles: The Beatles tribute band features four lads from Liverpool with special guest author Julia Baird, John Lennon's sister. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $37-$43, $56 VIP. (813) 229-7827.

Jeff Dunham: One of the most famous ventriloquists ever and one of the top-earning comics in America today will be joined by his muppety, puppety squad. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $46.25. (813) 301-2500.

Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett: Each singer will perform solo then jam as a duet, giving fans a taste of two icons of country, folk and Americana music. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $48.75-$125. (727) 791-7400.

Florida Bluegrass Classic: Five days of bluegrass music and activities. Rain or shine, bring lawn chairs. Camp site and seating first-come first-serve. No refunds. 4 p.m., Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville. Ticket for the 5-day event at the gate is $65. Individual days: $20 Feb. 25, $25 for Feb. 26 and 27; free for Feb. 24 and 28. (904) 886-8378.

Florida Conversations Lecture Series: Jack Tunstall: The conversation series hosts a guest speaker monthly through June. The USF professor will discuss the general history of WWI and Tampa's sacrifices during the Great War, including the USS Tampa ship. 6 p.m., Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. Free. (813) 228-0097.

SWMRS: The California surf rock group formed over a decade ago. Frights open. 7 p.m., The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10-$12. (727) 258-4829.

A Night to Dismember: Party with the undead at this art celebration with painting, a flash mob, raffles and zombies. Supplies included. Benefits Ready for Life. 7 p.m., Painting With A Twist, 2527 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $35. (727) 300-5424.

St. Petersburg Jazz Festival: James Varnado Jazz/Funk Band: The jazz festival includes the 18-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra with guest singer Fred Johnson, original modern jazz from the Silvano Monasterios Trio, Bird & Diz and more. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 822-3590.

Dave and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones: A Grammy nominated roots, blues and folk band. The Lauren Mitchell Band opens with a combination of soul and blues. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 971-0666.

Robert DeLong: The Don't Wait Up drummer, DJ, singer and electronic auteur brings his tour to St. Petersburg. Florida-based duo Colours open. 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $16-$18. (727) 895-3045.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner: Library staff read stories about art. Story related, hands-on art activities follow. Ideal for ages 4 to 8. 3 p.m., Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. $6, $5 seniors, no charge for children and students. (727) 712-5762.

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