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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 22

Ghost: The Musical: If you've seen the 1990 movie, you're familiar with the story of this Broadway musical: Young couple Sam and Molly deal with Sam's untimely death that leaves him trapped between two worlds. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $46.50-$81.50. (813) 229-7827.

St. Petersburg College Jazz Band: Enjoy an evening of jazz and big band music starting at 7:30 p.m. at St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 341-7984.

Free Breakfast for FCAT: Students and teachers can feed their brains with free breakfast at participating McDonald's locations from 6-9a.m. Breakfast includes an Egg McMuffin, apple slices and choice of milk or orange juice. Teachers must present a valid teacher I.D.

Cloud Nothings: The indie rockers who just released their new album Here and Nowhere Else perform with Ryley Walker and Zulu Wave. See them at 8 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $15. (813) 241-8600.

Todd Snider: Snider will deliver more than just music during this show that starts with a 30-minute preview of a documentary, followed by a reading from his upcoming book and and concert where he will take fan requests. It's at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 977-6474.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Deadliest Catch, 9 p.m., Discovery Captain Sig's 18-year-old daughter joins the crew of the Northwestern.

SERIES PREMIERE Chow Masters, 9 p.m., Travel Chef Sammy DeMarco and film director Frank Coraci travel the country comparing comfort foods

MORE TO EXPLORE

Use our fun quiz to help you decide where you should have dinner. Details at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

98 Rockfest: Expect columns of fire and an elaborate stage show from headliners Avenged Sevenfold, who will be joined by fellow heavies Volbeat, Chevelle, Black Stone Cherry and Saigon Kick on Friday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $19-$49, $169 VIP. (813) 301-2500. Also, Trivium, Nothing More, Werm and Skratch n Sniff will perform a free pre-show outside the Times Forum.

Water Concerto: As in actual water on stage to create music, along with the Florida Orchestra. The work by Chinese composer Tan Dun accompanies a program with Haydn and Sibelius symphonies Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa, Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15-$45. Toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

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