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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 26

Photo by Amy Sussman. Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth to perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Photo by Amy Sussman. Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth to perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Kristin Chenoweth: The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer will perform songs from her best known shows such as Wicked, as well as popular standards from Broadway, Hollywood and beyond. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $45-$100. (727) 791-7400.

Blast Friday: David Cook: The family-friendly celebration features unique vendors, fun foods, family activities, contests and a free concert. The singer-songwriter and American Idol winner is on tour in support of his latest album release Digital Vein. 5:30 p.m., 400 Block of Cleveland Street, Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street, Clearwater. Free. (727) 464-7200 .

Robert Klein: Born in the Bronx, Klein was a member of the famed "Second City" theatrical troupe in Chicago. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $30-$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. Through Feb. 28. The performance on Feb. 25 is sign language interpreted. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $50-$120. (813) 229-7827.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Absurdist playwright Christopher Durang's tale of middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, whose movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Through March 20. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Florida Bluegrass Classic: Bluegrass music and activities, including square dancing, bingo, pot luck supper, movies, stage shows, workshops and vendors. Rain or shine, bring lawn chairs. Camp site and seating first-come first-serve. No refunds. 11 a.m., Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville. Individual days: $25. (904) 886-8378.

Less Than Jake: The Gainesville punk legends come to St. Petersburg for a two-night stand. On the first night, they'll perform their album Losing Streak, which is celebrating a 20-year anniversary, in its entirety. On Night 2, you'll get Hello Rockview. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 895-3045.

Bridgman--Packer Dance: The duo use an innovative technique which integrates their live performance with video technology, and will perform Remembering What Never Happened and Under the Skin. 7:30 p.m., HCC Ybor Campus Main Stage Theater, 2204 N 15th St., Tampa. $10, free for HCC students, faculty and staff with ID. (813) 253-7695.

Tim Reynolds and TR3: The acoustic and electric guitarist's musical styles range from rock to reggae. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 971-0666.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Ravel and Brahms: The orchestra presents Unstuck (Norman), Piano Concerto in G Major (Ravel) and Symphony No. 1 (Brahms). 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.


Black History Celebration Dinner: The celebration includes local dishes, poetry, readings, live performances, music and prizes. 6 p.m., Enoch Davis Center and Park, 1111 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7134.


The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m., The CW. It's crossover time as Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to lure a vampire hunter away from Mystic Falls by heading to New Orleans, home of The Originals. There, he reunites with Klaus (Joseph Morgan).


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