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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 25

Rosanne Cash : The country singer and multiple Grammy Award-winner is touring with John Leventhal in conjunction with her latest release The River and the Thread. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Gilby Clarke: The guitarist is a former member of Guns N Roses, Rockstar Supernova and Slashes Snakepit. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.

Author Talk with Laura Schroff: The New York Times best-selling author will discuss her book An Invisible Thread, the story of how kindness can be life-changing. An auther Q&A and book signing follows. 7:30 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Free. (813) 229-7827.

The Australian Bee Gees Show: A multimedia theatrical concert recreates the band's music, style and moves with the hits Stayin' Alive, How Deep is Your Love and Night Fever. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $37.50-$47.50. (727) 791-7400.

Matilda the Musical: Based on the book by Roald Dahl, this Tony Award winning musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and take charge of her own destiny. Through Feb. 28. The performance on Feb. 25 is sign language interpreted. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $50-$120. (813) 229-7827.

Benise's Strings of Passion Tour: The street performer turned Emmy award-winning guitar virtuoso brings the Strings Of Passion tour to Tampa. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $29.50-$65.50. (813) 274-8982.

Franklin Street Block Party: Anheuser Busch and several area restaurants partner up for an open container friendly street party with a giant Jenga game, cornhole, live music, family entertainment, food and beer. February is Mardi Gras themed. 5 p.m., Franklin Street, between Twigg and Madison, Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 289-6666.

Stampede Series South: The February Stampede Series South party kicks it up a notch with live music by the Samantha Leigh Band, a flip cup tournament for $200 cash, line dance lessons and a Dixie Chicks ticket giveaway. 6 p.m., Ferg's Live, 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-8403.

Environmental Film Festival at Eckerd College: Down Under: Charlie's Country: Film scholars and filmmakers from around the world engage the audience in discussions of the environmental perspectives contained in documentary, animated, experimental and feature films. 7 p.m., Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 864-7979.

Experience Hendrix Tour: A stacked lineup of some of the world's best guitarists convene to crank out some of Jimi Hendrix's signature hits. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $49.50-$175. (727) 791-7400.

Joe Machi: The Last Comic Standing finalist has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 960-1197.

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.

TO WATCH

The Blacklist, 9 p.m., NBC. Red (James Spader) and Liz (Megan Boone) investigate the murder of a State Department official whose body was found in Beijing. They trace the evidence to a secret safety-deposit vault used by bad guys.

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