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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 27

Real Music Series: The Drifters: The Busch Garden series of classic acts today will have shows by the doo-wap masters The Drifters. Performances held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Included with daily admission. Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447; buschgardens.com.

Ana Popovic: The blues guitarist and singer blends electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and tight blues groove with soulful vocals. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$30. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Frenemies: The Curious Relationship Between the Sciences and Humanities: MacArthur "genius" recipient Rebecca Newberger Goldstein will discuss the importance of connecting sciences and humanities in this free talk at 6 p.m., USF C. W. "Bill" Young Hall Auditorium, 12303 USF Maple Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 974-3657.

Tampa Bay Lightning: The Bolts take on the Toronto Maple Leafs, the last game before the All-Star break. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Ticket prices vary by game. (813) 301-6600; lightning.nhl.com.

Jitney: The ninth installment in August Wilson's Century Cycle tells of a taxi dispatch business serving African-Americans in 1977 Pittsburgh. Through Feb. 21. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$59, $20 students. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

Doodle & Dazzle Coloring for Adults: The latest trend in a soothing pastime, paper and supplies provided at 2 p.m., Seminole Community Library at the St. Petersburg College campus, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. Free. (727) 394-6905;

Ybor Ghost Tour: Find out what ghosts haunt the historic Cuban Club. Ghost meters supplied. 7:30 p.m., King Corona Cigars Cafe & Bar, 1523 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25, $10 ages 11 and younger. (813) 386-3905; yborghosttour.com.

kids and family

Baby Time: A 20-minute lap sit program featuring books, fingerplays, songs and a playtime. For newborn through 18 months. 10 a.m., Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. Free. (727) 394-6905.

The Lion King: Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor bring to life Disney's popular story of hope and adventure through the use of an amazing backdrop of visuals, puppets and music by Elton John and Tim Rice. Through Feb. 14. 7:30 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$195. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

TO WATCH

American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox It's Hollywood Week, and you know what that means: lots of juicy drama, tears, bickering and butchered song lyrics. We're so there.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Are you ready for Gasparilla? We have tips for making the most of the parade Saturday at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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