Monday, January 22, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 3

'Weird Al' Yankovic: The pop song parodist (White & Nerdy, Smells Like Nirvana) will kick off the second leg of his Mandatory Fun World Tour in St. Petersburg. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $37.50-$67.50. (727) 893-7832.

The Tubes: The She's A Beauty rock band featuring Fee Waybill perform alongside singer-songwriter John Waite. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $55-$65. (727) 791-7400.

Jersey Boys: The Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning musical about how four blue-collar kids became the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons. Through Jun. 5. The Thurs, Jun. 2, 7:30 p.m. performance will be Sign Language Interpreted. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $38.50-$113.50. (813) 229-7827.

Darius Rucker: No longer merely half of Hootie and the Blowfish, the country star has his own hits including Wagon Wheel and Homegrown Honey. Dan + Shay and Michael Ray open. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25-$$44.75; $449-$949 through Country Megaticket. (813) 740-2446.

La Boheme: St. Petersburg Opera presents Puccini's classic love story. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22-$67. (727) 822-3590.

First Friday at the Plant Museum : Explore the Victorian railroad resort museum at no cost while enjoying live music on the veranda, activities and a tastings table. This month features music by Matt Weihmuller's Jazz Trio. 5 p.m., Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 254-1891.

Get Downtown First Friday Music Series: Enjoy music, food and a lively crowd all in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Join the festivities between Second and Third streets on Central Avenue. Proceeds from beer and wine sales benefits area organizations. June features live music by the Southside Bulldogs. 5:30 p.m., Get Downtown Location, Second Street N and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. Free; refreshments extra. (727) 393-3597.

Andy Black: The Black Veil Brides frontman rides solo as he embarks on The Homecoming Tour. 6:30 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25, $22 advance. (727) 895-3045.

Epicurean Education: Italian Wine, Cuisine and Opera: Bern's Senior Sommelier, Eric Renaud, along with Epicurean's chefs, and iconic Italian winemakers Bibi Graetz and Roberto Voerzio, celebrate with five course dinner in the Grand Ballroom, followed by dessert and opera in the Garden Terrace with tenor Chris Horn and soprano Janette Zilioli. $200 per person. 6:30 p.m., Epicurean Theatre at the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 999-8735.

Alejandro Escovedo: WMNF presents a show featuring the rock singer-songwriter and guitarist along with Nic & Ari. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 971-0666.

A Tale of Two Cities: Opening Night: $59 includes reception at 7 p.m.: 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.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Dive-In Movies: Frozen: 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.

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