Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 11

Counting Crows: The '90s roots rockers perform hits like Mr. Jones and A Long December. Toad the Wet Sprocket opens the show at 7 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $49.50-$89.50. (813) 229-7827.

Steel Magnolias: It's the last week to catch American Stage's production of this classic about a close-knit circle of friends in Louisiana. Show is at 8 p.m. at 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$59, $10 student rush. (727) 823-7529.

Little Dragon: The Swedish electronic indie group play Coachella and Bonaroo this year, but they also make time for a stop in Ybor City: 8 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $20-$25. (813) 248-9500.

Gary Conrad: The comedy hypnotist has taken his show to 49 states and nine countries and been featured on The View and the Danny Bonaduce Show. Catch him at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10-$12. (813) 864-4000.

Hump Days Celebration: The 360-degree waterfront bar offers Wednesday specials to help get you through the mid-week blues. It's wine and cheese plates tonight starting at 6 p.m. at Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Cost of food and drink. (813) 373-1193.

Rolling Pin Cuisine: Tequila Tonight: Learn ways to use this magic elixir in marinades, dressings, desserts, and, of course, margaritas. $50. Class is at 6:15 p.m. at Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon. (813) 653-2418.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Free Admission for Blue Star Museums Initiative: All active duty military personnel and their families get free admission to MOSI through Labor Day as part of a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. The Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa opens at 9 a.m. (813) 987-6000.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Suits, 9 p.m., USA After leaving for a job in investment banking, there's friction between Mike and his mentor. Even lawyers draw the line at Wall Street sharks.

SEASON PREMIERE Duck Dynasty, 10 p.m., A&E The clan prepares for a visit by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Forget Iowa, now the first stop for any prospective GOP candidate is Duck Commander.

SEASON PREMIERE Graceland, 10 p.m., USA The second season finds Mike back at Graceland — the frat house for Feds — after the cartel put out a hit on him. That's bound to change the mood in the house.

SERIES PREMIERE Big Smo, 10:30 p.m., A&E Big Smo, aka John Smith, is a Tennessee "kuntry" rapper in this reality series. Think Larry the Cable Guy meets The Notorious B.I.G.

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. $40. (813) 864-4000.

Father's Day: He'd probably rather be fishing or golfing, but dad gets in free with a paid kids admission at many local attractions this weekend, including MOSI, the Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo. Or try a Father's Day Beer Pedicure — exactly what it sounds like — with a separate brew to drink at South Tampa's Crave Skin Hands Feet. $50. Call (813) 837-2600 for reservations.

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