Sunday, February 18, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 3

Shatner's World: The One Man Show: The actor who originated the role of Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk is known as much for his unique persona as for his extensive body of work. His show takes the audience on a voyage through his life and career. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $59.50-$79.50. (727) 893-7832.

Beauty in CHAOS: Opening Reception: CASS Contemporary welcomes contemporary collage artist Derek Gores to their permanent satellite location at the Epicurean Hotel. Gores, whose client list includes Madonna, Adidas and the NFL, will be giving a live presentation and a Q and A session. Wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 6:30 p.m., Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. $25, applied to any purchase made during the event. (855) 829-2536.

Europe: Start The Final Countdown to see the Swedish hard rock, heavy metal band. 7 p.m., England Brothers Bandshell, 5121 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $9.99-$99.95. (727) 541-0700.

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. 7:30 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$195. (813) 229-7827.

For Today: Fellow metalcore bands, Like Moths to Flames, Phinehas, Vanna and Forthteller complete the line-up. 6 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15-$25. (813) 248-9500.

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.

Black Violin: Take one violin, one viola, add a DJ and a drum kit and you get this Brahms-playing quartet that has been on the roster with everyone from Wu Tang Clan to The Eagles. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25-$45. (813) 229-7827.

Harland Williams: The comedian and actor is known for his ability to combine sketch comedy with stand up, and for his roles in movies including Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary and Half Baked. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $5-$22. (813) 864-4000.

Under The Streetlamp: Featuring four leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including Jersey Boys, the concert celebrates classic hits of American Radio Songbook from the 1950's-1970's. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $49.50-$59.50. (727) 791-7400.

TO WATCH

Madoff, 8 p.m., ABC. Richard Dreyfuss plays the title character in a two-part miniseries that tracks the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, the infamous Ponzi schemer who defrauded thousands of investors of billions of dollars.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 19-25

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

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