Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 8

Israel Horovitzs Lebensraum: Talkback: Three actors perform quicksilver changes to play dozens of characters. This work is based on the idea that a German chancellor might, as an act of redemption, invite 6 million Jews to Germany with a promise of citizenship and jobs. through Jan. 31. Playwright Israel Horovitz, the cast and the creative team will be on hand for a post-show talk opening night. 8 and 9:30 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Josh Gracin: The country singer first gained fame as a fourth place finalist on the second season of Fox's American Idol. 10:30 p.m., Round Up, 10051 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 855-1229.

Marcia Ball: The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised musical storyteller delivers a roadhouse rhythm and blues show, rooted in New Orleans boogie and soulful ballads. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 971-0666.

Forever Young: A Retrospective: The opening reception for the exhibition of artist Russell Young, the artist who is best known for his enamel, screen-print paintings of celebrities on linen, and his technique of pressing diamond dust onto them. On display through March 26. 6 p.m., Polk Museum of Art, 800 E Palmetto St., Lakeland. $10, free for members. (863) 688-7743.

Happy Hour with Tim Johnston and B.A. Shapiro: Johnston, the author of Descent and Shapiro the author of the novel, The Muralist will engage in conversation with Times book editor, Colette Bancroft. Complimentary wine and appetizers provided. 7 p.m., Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-2638.

20x16: Opening Reception: To celebrate the new year, 40 local, national and international artists will all display one piece of work in a 20x16 format. During the show, limited edition prints of featured works will be made available only for the duration of the exhibition. Refreshments provided by Ichicoro Ramen, Haven and Coppertail Brewing Co. 7 p.m., Cass Contemporary, 2722 S MacDill Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 839-7135.

Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute: The Michael Jackson tribute band delivers singing, dancing and musicianship inspired by the music legend in this multimedia show. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $39.50-$54.50. (727) 893-7832.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: New Year's Waltz: Music director Michael Francis leads the orchestra in a Viennese and waltz-themed program. Arrive early for inside stories about the music and the composers. Pre-concert conversations begin one hour before curtain time in the concert hall. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

The Pure Zeppelin Experience: Transport back in time when a Stairway to Heaven was the only way to see The Hammer of the God's. Special guests include Michael "Spaz" McGoorty, Gary Renshaw, Alan St. Jon and MC Steve Arik. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$50. (727) 791-7400.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus: The show will also feature Alexander Lacey, trainer of lions, leopards and tigers, the Solar Hawks acrobats and the trick-riders on thoroughbred horses. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $16-$70. (813) 301-2500.

TO WATCH

Hawaii Five-0, 9 p.m., CBS. Things are getting a little weird. McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) head to Maui, not to kick back or play golf, but to attend a couples retreat to work on their issues.

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