Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 2

Steve Miller Band: One of the top-selling rock bands of the '70s with radio-friendly hits (Fly Like An Eagle) returns to Clearwater. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $53.25. (727) 791-7400.

The Zombies: The second U.K. group following the Beatles to score a number one hit in America infiltrated the airwaves with rock 'n' roll and pop hit singles like She's Not There and Tell her No. The concert features the group's founders, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39.50-$59.50. (727) 791-7400.

Murder for Two: A hilarious musical murder mystery, in which one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all the other roles, and they both play piano. Through May 1. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827.

Coffee with a Curator: Hank Hine discusses "Disney and Dali: An Introduction Part II." 10:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767; thedali.org.

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: Rhapsody in Blue: It's an unusually strong lineup for this coffee concert, with music director Michael Francis stepping in to conduct and principal guest conductor Stuart Malina serving as the pianist. 11 a.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $24-$42. (727) 892-3337.

Harlem Globetrotters: The 90-year celebration will feature some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the globe with a star-studded roster. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $20-$110. (813) 301-2500.

New Found Glory: The pop punk heroes have been producing hits like Hit or Miss and All Downhill From Here since 1997. Protagonist opens. 7:30 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $24. (813) 241-8600.

Girls Night: The Musical: The comical "tell-it-like-it-is" musical feel-good comedy follows five girlfriends reliving their pasts, celebrating their present and looking to the future on a wild night out. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $35.50-$55.50. (727) 822-3590.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Seusstastic and Read Across America: A literary children's party of all things Seuss with storytimes, Ooblek and Green Eggs and Ham demonstrations. Included with admission. 10 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE The Real O'Neals, 8:30 p.m., ABC. Is one of the more promising family sitcoms we've seen in a while. Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) and Jay Ferguson (Mad Men) star as the Irish-Catholic parents of a seemingly perfect family that scrambles to hold things together when its secrets start spilling out.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

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