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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03:  Recording artist Keith Urban performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) 617980549

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Keith Urban performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) 617980549

Keith Urban: The New Zealand born country, pop singer-songwriter embarks on the ripCORD World Tour with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25-$59.75; $169-$949 megaticket. (813) 740-2446.

The Light in the Piazza: This romantic contemporary musical follows Margaret and her daughter Clara on their visit to Florence in the summer of 1953. When Clara meets a handsome Florentine, Margaret attempts to shield her from the outside world and it becomes clear, not everything is as it seems. Through July 10. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$48. (727) 498-5205.

St. Petersburg Opera: Evenings/Mornings With the Maestro: Some Enchanted Broadway: Operatic Qualities in South Pacific: St. Petersburg Opera artistic director Mark Sforzini leads a program to enhance your understanding of opera and preview shows. 11 a.m. at St. Petersburg's Museum of Fine Arts. 11 a.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $20, $15-$17 seniors/students. (727) 896-2667.

Island Nights: Adventure Island extends its hours for a tropical family friendly sunset celebration with live music, beach games and tropically themed entertainment. Included with park admission. 5 p.m., Adventure Island, 10001 McKinley Drive, Tampa. $44 advance online ages 3 and older; $51 adult, $46 child (at the gate). (888) 800-5447.

Lectores Speaker Series: The University of Tampa's series presents readings, signings and discussions by renown authors. The series continues with Kelley Benham French and Tom French. 7:30 p.m., University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 257-3514.

Classic Albums Live: The Beatles Revolver: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release, the musicians will recreate every sound from the album live on stage including songs like Taxman, Eleanor Rigby and more. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$50. (727) 791-7400.

Maks and Val Live on Tour: Our Way: Brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, stars of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, bring a theatrical dance tour that is based on their lives. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $41.75-$81.75. (727) 791-7400.

A Tale of Two Cities: The one-man comedy recreates Dickens' story with a drag queen who discovers a baby on his doorstep. Through June 26. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49. (727) 823-7529.

Damon Wayans, Jr. : The younger generation of the famous Wayans comedy empire made his name in movies like How To Be Single and Let's Be Cops, as well as television series like New Girl and Happy Endings. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

Cabaret: M.A.D. Theatre's production of the legendary musical that focuses on 1930s Berlin's nightclub scene. Don your glad rags and arrive an hour early for a Pre-Show Vintage Soiree in the lobby bar featuring a '20s-inspired soundtrack and dancing. Through June 26. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25, $35 very limited VIP onstage table seating. (813) 229-7827.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Dive-In Movies: Lego Movie: Bring your noodles, floats and chairs for movie watching on a giant inflatable screen. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movie starts after sunset. 8 p.m., St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. $4. (727) 363-9264.

TO WATCH

The Amber Rose Show, 11 p.m., VH1. The chat fest has Muva, bringing her frank point of view to the late-night scene and conducting unfiltered conversations with guests about pop culture, parenting, relationships and more.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 17 06/16/16 [Last modified: Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:12pm]
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