Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday March 25

Drew Lynch: A first runner up on Season 10 of America's Got Talent, Lynch stood out as comedian with a stutter. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $20. (813) 960-1197.

Tampa Pride Kick-off Party: Host Desiree DeMornay helps you start Pride weekend at this party with two shows starring the divas of RuPaul's Drag Race. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $2 show charge added to evening bill.

Blast Friday: Atlanta Rhythm Section: The family-friendly block party with vendors and family activities include a free concert by the Atlanta Rhythm Section. 5:30 p.m., 400 Block of Cleveland Street, Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street, Clearwater. Free.

Intronaut: The four-piece band have been producing progressive metal for over a decade. The Ocean and North open. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $12-$15. (813) 248-9500.

The Movement: The reggae-rock, hip-hop trio perform music from their album, Rescue. 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 565-0550.

Rewind: A Different Kind of Movie Series: Repo Man: A series favorite films audiences say they watch, rewind. A young punk becomes a repo man after stealing a car and find himself in a new, out of control world. 10 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $7. (813) 274-8982.

Boombox Cartel: The L.A. EDM band headline a customer appreciation show with local support by Christian Alexander, Winta and Smgglr. 10 p.m., Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Free. (813) 873-8368.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Florida Aquarium Easter Fun: A scuba-diving Easter bunny plunges into the aquarium at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 3 p.m. for Easter weekend. Also, kids can follow clues to find eggs in a scavenger hunt. Included with admission at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $23.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free.

The Music Box: Tampa Bay: This interactive public art installation of "musical architecture," today will have Ray "Rayzilla" Villadonga conduct The Modified Mosquito Massive. Free, but reserve tickets at (813) 974-4133; cam.usf.edu/musicbox. 7:30 p.m., Community Stepping Stones at Mann-Wagnon Park, 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa.

TO WATCH

Mad Max: Fury Road, 8 p.m., HBO: Did you notice how many Oscar's this crowd-pleaser won? See the mind-blowing post-apocalyptic film if you missed it in theaters. Tom Hardy stars.

Grimm, 8 p.m. NBC: Nick and Hank work a case involving a disease that's making an unwelcome comeback.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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