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Photo by Kimmy Gatewood. Comedian Ron Funches plays a lovable nerd in the sitcom, Undateable.

Photo by Kimmy Gatewood. Comedian Ron Funches plays a lovable nerd in the sitcom, Undateable.

Ron Funches: Funches played oddball Shelly on the NBC sitcom Undateable and is a frequent panelist on Comedy Central's faux game show @midnight. His voice-over credits include Bojack Horseman, Bob's Burgers and the upcoming movie Trolls. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $22-$25. (813) 864-4000.

STRFKR and Com Truise: The indie rockers and the electronic artist team up for a tour with Fake Drugs. 8 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $18-$20. (813) 248-9500.

St. Petersburg Opera: Evenings/Mornings With the Maestro: Bohemian Rhapsody: Preview to La Boheme: St. Petersburg Opera artistic director Mark Sforzini leads a program to enhance your understanding of opera and preview shows. Programs are Thursday nights at the Music Gallery of Clearwater and Friday mornings at 11 a.m. at St. Petersburg's Museum of Fine Arts. 6 p.m., Music Gallery, 5990 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. $20, $15-$17 seniors/students. (727) 530-3304.

Insane Clown Posse: See the hip-hop duo during their Riddle Box Tour. 6:30 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 895-3045.

Epicurean Education: Craft Rum & Craft Beer: Taste two local favorites, as Cigar City Brewing's latest brews, and Wicked Dolphin Rum, handcrafted small batch rum made with Florida sugar, both present their latest creations. $50. 7 p.m., Epicurean Theatre at the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 999-8735.

Vince di Mura: The jazz pianist, composer and arranger presents the premier of his new composition, Brick and Mortar. Locals Kenny Walker and Peter Suarez complete the trio. 7 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-6620.

Mr. Burns: In this "post-electric" play, the few survivors left to rebuild after a cataclysm due to grid failure attempt to remember the details of an episode of The Simpsons. As time goes on, iconic pop culture becomes mythology. Through May 22. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Movies in the Park: Searching for Sugarman: Bring a picnic and enjoy a classic movie screening on the waterfront. Free and secure valet bicycle parking available. 7 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 463-4612.

Laughing Stock: A small, scrappy New England theatre company rehearses and performs three shows at once, Hamlet, Charley's Aunt and Dracula to avoid paying royalties. Through May 29. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $20, $10 students and military. (727) 791-7400.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood: The audience votes on the ending to this musical "whodunit" based on the unfinished work by Charles Dickens, to solve the mystery of the disappearance of young Edwin Drood. Through May 22. 8 p.m., Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. $26, $15 students. (727) 446-1360.

The Maids: Inspired by a famous 1933 French murder trial of two sisters, employed as maids. Through May 22. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Tone Bell: The Atlanta native starred on the NBC comedy Whitney, and has appeared on Comedy Central's Key and Peele. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

Correction

The MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre is owned and managed by Live Nation under a long-term property lease from the Florida State Fair Authority. And tickets to Live Nation's "$20 Passport to Summer" are all-inclusive, without fees. A story in today's Weekend section, which is printed in advance, was incorrect on these points.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Book Time at Brooker Creek: Program includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3 to 5. 10:30 a.m., Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6800.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE The 100, 9 p.m., The CW. On the mind-bending finale, our heroes begin to face the reality of their tragic situation. That doesn't sound like a very happy ending to us.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 19 05/18/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:50pm]
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