Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 28

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.

Our Town: Since its premiere in 1938, Thornton Wilder's play has remained one of the most often performed works in the American canon. It tells the story of the fictional town of Grover's Corners from 1901-13 through the lives of its citizens. Through Feb. 14. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$43. (727) 498-5205.

Michael Blackson: "The African King of Comedy" from Ghana has appeared with Ice Cube in Next Friday and Are We There Yet and on BET's ComicView, HBO's Def Comedy Jam and P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

Colin Hay: He made his mark as the frontman of '80s pop sensation Men at Work, but he's been working as a solo artist for the past 15 years. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $29.50-$49.50. (727) 791-7400.

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, beer and pirates galore. 5 p.m., Franklin Street, between Twigg and Madison, Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 289-6666.

Mutts Gone Nuts: Scott and Joan Houghton bring their pack of pooches for a variety show including high-flying Frisbee dogs, tight wire acts, dancing dogs, magic and a talking dog. 7 p.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $14.50-$29.50 advance, $19.50-$34.50 day of. (727) 587-6793.

Epicurean Education: Glenlivet Scotch Tasting: Single Malt Social Club tasting for novice to experienced scotch enthusiasts, with charcuterie and cheese plate. $50. 7 p.m., Epicurean Theatre at the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 999-8735.

Papadosio: The psychedelic, electronic rock, jam band will perform new material from their album, Extras In A Movie. The Mantras open. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18-$20. (727) 895-3045.

The Lion King: Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor bring to life Disney's popular story of hope and adventure through visuals, puppets and music by Elton John and Tim Rice. Through Feb. 14. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$195. (813) 229-7827.

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.

Bully: The buzzworthy fuzz-rockers perform alongside Palehound and more. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10-$12. (813) 241-8600.

Dale Jones: The comedian delivers an animated stage character with high energy and some pretty remarkable facial contortions as seen on TBS's The Very Funny Show, Last Comic Standing and Fox's 30 seconds to Fame. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Ma'Ceo: This circus for horse lovers is set in a gypsy ring under the big top with stunts, traditional dressage, aerial work, Cossack riding and vaulting. 7 p.m., Albert Whitted Park, 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $28-$95, $19-$33 child. (813) 995-4749.

TO WATCH

You, Me and the Apocalypse, 8 p.m., NBC. It's the end of the world as they know it. In the comedic drama, an eclectic group of mismatched characters is drawn together as a comet hurtles toward Earth. The cast includes Rob Lowe, pictured and Jenna Fisher.

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