Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 21

Kevin Nealon: From Saturday Night Live to Weeds, this comic-actor knows how to bring the funny. Shows are 8 and 10:30 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers: The rock 'n' roll band is celebrating its 40th anniversary at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $29.50-$49.50.

Chasco Fiesta: This year's nine-day festival kicks off with music, rides and food and drink, starting at 5 p.m. at Sims Park in New Port Richey. Free admission; ride wristband $20.

Florida Orchestra: Stefan Sanderling conducts his final concerts with the orchestra, with Markus Groh performing Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 1. It's 8 p.m. at Straz Center in Tampa. $15-$45. (800) 662-7286.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Tampa Pro: The biggest event at the skate park, now in its 20th year, kicks off at 9 a.m. with professional skateboarders practicing all day. Tickets are $10 online. Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. skateparkoftampa.com.

TO WATCH

CMT Crossroads: OneRepublic & Dierks Bentley, 10 p.m. CMT This concert series pairs country's best with artists from other genres, so don't miss Bentley and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder harmonizing on the chorus of Good Life.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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