Friday, January 19, 2018
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Move Live on Tour: Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough (from Dancing With the Stars) perform ballroom, tap, salsa, hip-hop dance and more. Two shows at 5 and 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Meet Chef Gale Gand: The former host of the Food Network series Sweet Dreams holds a cookbook signing, cooking demo and a menu tasting at 7 p.m. at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. $30 per couple. (813) 253-2638.

Foxy Shazam: The Cincinnati rock group recently released a new album, Gonzo, so there's sure to be some fresh tunes when they perform with punk-bluegrass band Larry & His Flask at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15. (813) 248-9500.

Gay/Sex/Life: A gay couple on the verge of a breakup face the facts at a dinner party that goes hilariously wrong in this show at 7 p.m. at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $25, $20 seniors and students with ID. (727) 895-6620.

Norma: It's the last night of St. Pete Opera's production about a Druid priestess in love with a Roman governor. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. It's at 7:30 p.m. at Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $21.50-$64.50. (727) 823-2040.

Return to the Forbidden Planet: Preview: This intergalactic kitsch-fest set to '50s rock 'n' roll hits opens Thursday, but catch a preview performance tonight for $15.50. It's at 8 p.m. at Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays: Teens and tweens 11-17 can enjoy swimming, snacks, games, prizes and dancing in and around the pool starting att 7 p.m. at Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $4-$5. (727) 518-3016.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Chasing Life, 9 p.m., ABC Family This drama centers on a promising young reporter (Italia Ricci) who vows to "live life to the fullest" after learning she has cancer.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Start planning for Father's Day at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Mo'Nique: She won an Oscar for playing a not-so-funny abusive mother in Precious, but she's back to her standup roots Friday and Saturday at Tampa's Improv Comedy Theater. $40. (813) 864-4000.

Counting Crows: Catch the '90s roots-rockers, prepping to drop their first original material in six years, Wednesday at the Straz. $49.50-$89.50; (813) 229-7827.

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