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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 16

Carrie Underwood performs at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) TNDC249

Carrie Underwood performs at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) TNDC249

Carrie Underwood: The title of American Idol in 2005 was only the beginning for the now seve- time Grammy winning country singer. Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers open during this unique tour "in the round" called The Storyteller Tour. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $46.25-$76.25. (813) 301-2500.

Et Cultura: Festival of Creative Culture: A five day, immersive experience at various St. Petersburg venues, featuring interactive sessions, music, films, pop up art shows, maker's markets, yoga and children's activities. Visit for a complete listing of events and to purchase tickets. 1 p.m., Green Bench Brewing Co., 1133 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25 for 5 days. (727) 748-6451.

Sanding Ovations Sand Sculpting Competition and Festival: Meet the sculptors: This annual competition brings master sand sculptors who work for hours to build works of art using 150 tons of sand. Artists this year hail from Ireland, Singapore, Netherlands, Russia, Canada, Lithuania and the United States. Enjoy beer cocktails and snacks as you meet the sculptors at the Bilmar Beach Resort at 7 p.m. $10. 8 a.m., Treasure Island Beach Trail Park, 10400 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 547-4575, ext. 237.

First Night St. Pete Announcement Party: Grab a craft beer to benefit First Night, enjoy live jazz by Gumbi Ortiz and find out what activities are planned for this year's event. Reduced price buttons available for purchase. 6 p.m., The Ale and The Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. No cover. $10, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free (advance buttons). (727) 823-8906.

Eric Johnson: The Grammy Award winning electric guitarist bring us the Acoustic Guitar and Piano tour. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$45. (727) 791-7400.

Drive-By Truckers: In their new album American Band, the group speaks on "matters that matter" and explore issues including race, income inequality, the NRA, deregulation, police brutality, Islamophobia, suicide and abuse. Kyle Craft opens. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $34.50. (813) 274-8982.

Florida's Funniest Comedian: A statewide competition judged by industry experts. The winner gets their own 10 week Florida tour of the clubs that participated in the contest. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $5. (813) 864-4000.


Puddle Jumpers: Children ages 3 to 4 can enjoy a nature story, crafts and outdoor exploration. 9:30 a.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 893-7326.


SEASON FINALE American Horror Story: Roanoke, 10 p.m., FX: Now that Lee is the sole survivor of the massacre at Roanoke, she sits down with season two's Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson, left) for a special interview.


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