Monday, April 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 4

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. 2 and 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.

Parrot Head Party: Dress as colorfully as you can for this year's tropical-themed party featuring arts and crafts displays, food, beer and music by Lightning Jack, Trinity 7 and the Trop Rock Junkies. 2 p.m., Downtown Old Palm Harbor Main Street, Florida Avenue and Alternate 19, Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 784-4287.

Beer Camp Across America: The traveling festival brings hundreds of craft beers and top food trucks to the lawn with live music and a commemorative tasting glass. 21 and older only. 6 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $35-$70. (530) 893-3520.

The Runway: A fashion show with designs inspired by theatrical shows including Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Memphis, Chicago and Wicked. Benefits the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. 7 p.m., Creative Loafing Event Space, 1911 N 13th St., Tampa. $30, $40 VIP. (727) 231-1099.

Sam Tripoli: The former co-host of Spike TV's Wild World of Spike also co-hosts two All Things Comedy podcasts. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12-$16. (813) 864-4000.

Funniest Night in America: Laughs for Troops presents a clean comedy showcase for local veterans and armed forces members for PTSD awareness, featuring comics Happy Cole, Tommy Drake, Phil Palisoul and Thomas Brown. 8:30 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $37.50; children 6 and younger free. (813) 229-7827.

She Wants Revenge: The alternative rock duo celebrates the 10th anniversary of their self-titled debut album by going on tour. 9 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $22.50. (813) 247-2555.

Not Prince and the Revolution: The Central Florida supergroup will perform the soundtrack to Purple Rain. Acho Brother will open with some David Bowie songs in Portuguese. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10-$13. (813) 241-8600.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Canopy Tree Climbing: Climbers ages 6 and older can ascend into the canopy of a live oak tree using harnesses and a rope pulley system. 10 a.m., Pathfinder Outdoor Education, 1310 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 328-0300.

TO WATCH

Ms. Matched, 9 p.m., Hallmark. The silly-sweet TV film is about a woman (Alexa PenaVega) who plans extravagant fairy tale weddings for her clients but has no romance in her own life. Something tells us that's about to change.

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Updated: 04/20/18
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