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FILE - In this April 10, 2016 file photo, George Lopez arrives at the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy will be making a series for the BET Network on the behind-the-scenes world of a comedy tour. "Comedy Get Down" is about their concert tour of the same name. BET described the scripted series as a workplace comedy at its core, and it was one of several new projects announced Wednesday, April 20, at a presentation to advertisers. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File) NYET326

FILE - In this April 10, 2016 file photo, George Lopez arrives at the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy will be making a series for the BET Network on the behind-the-scenes world of a comedy tour. "Comedy Get Down" is about their concert tour of the same name. BET described the scripted series as a workplace comedy at its core, and it was one of several new projects announced Wednesday, April 20, at a presentation to advertisers. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File) NYET326

Comedy Get Down: Comics George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy are teaming up for a blockbuster package tour. 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $46.50-$86.50. (813) 301-2500.

Inauguration Day Protest Show: Southern funk rockers Somatic, alternative rock Tampa band Rising Down and Jeremy Gloff perform along with guest speakers Becca Bastet and Joran Oppelt to benefit Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. 8 p.m., Venture Compound, 2621 Fairfield Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5 suggested donation.

Food Trucks: Rally Around Town: An evening of food truck dining that also has waterfront and indoor air-conditioned seating with live music. This month is a "Burger Bash in Da Burg" with mouth watering burgers from ten trucks and a screening of Good Burger. 6 p.m., Port of St. Petersburg, 250 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 892-5715.

Wordier than Thou: Prose and Short Story Open Mic: A unique open mic series focusing on storytelling. Poetry and musical performances are not allowed. This installment features readings from the book Dawn of the Donald, improv by Mature Content, stand-up by Becca Childs, and assorted performances by musician Ricko Donovan, author Lisa Luella Kirchner, writer Cole Bellamy and author D Michael Hardy. 7 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 895-6620.

Margaret Cho: Winning a contest to open for Jerry Seinfeld set her career into motion in the 1990s, to the extent that she got her own ABC sitcom called All-American Girl. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

Doyle Bramhall II: One of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers and producers in contemporary music tours in support of his album release, Rich Man. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$32.50. (727) 791-7400.

Sierra Hull: The Nashville native is a bluegrass singer and virtuoso mandolin-player. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $25. (727) 791-7400.

Opera Tampa: Romeo and Juliet: A full scale production of Gounod's opera. Sung in French with English supertitles. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $27.50-$79.50. (813) 229-7827.

Five Irish Tenors: Direct from Ireland, the group fuses boisterous charm with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $40-$50. (727) 893-7832.

Ben Prestage: A bluesy one-man band. 9 p.m., Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 736-0606.

Heissler Organ Concert Series: David Enlow, a member of the organ faculty at The Juilliard School and Music Director for Church of the Resurrection, Manhattan, will be presented. 7:30 p.m., St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10, SPC students/staff free. (727) 341-4360

correction

The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. An incorrect time was listed in Thursday's Weekend section

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