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MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 13:  Chance the Rapper performs on the "Other" stage during the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 13: Chance the Rapper performs on the "Other" stage during the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Chance the Rapper: Family Matters for the Chain Smoker rapper who brings the tour to St. Petersburg. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $32.50. (727) 565-0550.

Carlos Mencia: The comedian, writer and actor, is best known for hosting Mind of Mencia, and for his special Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

St. Jude Fall Festival: The school's annual four day festival brings us a giant midway, food, entertainment, arts and crafts. 5 p.m., St. Jude Fall Festival, Corner of 66th Street N and Ninth Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free; $20 daily ride bands, $60 four day ride band. (727) 347-8622.

Artflix: Brain Games: Through interactive experiments and tricks, discover how our brains distort reality through illusions. 6 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $24, $22 seniors, $17 students and children ages 13-17, $10 children ages 6-12. $10 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 823-3767.

Opera at the Dali Concert Series: Vincente Sclafani: Opera at the Dali introduces audiences to emerging opera artists through 20-minute performances held on the first Thursday of every month. 6 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Tracy Lawrence: Since his start in the early '90s, the Sticks and Stones country singer has become a multi-platinum CMA and ACM award-winning recording artist. 7 p.m., The Round Up, 10051 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. $15-$25. (813) 855-1229.

Guy Fawkes Day - Burlesque with Thee Vaude Villans: The Mermaid celebrates their 40th anniversary with a burlesque dinner show. Tables are limited; reserve one in advance by calling (727) 475-0950. 8 p.m., Mermaid Tavern, 6719 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 238-5618.

Jeff Dye: The comedian and actor has appeared on several MTV shows including the prank show Money From Strangers and Numbnuts. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

SuicideGirls: The alternative pin-up girls perform their Blackheart Burlesque show. 9 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $22. (727) 895-3045.

TO WATCH

Elementary, 10 p.m., CBS. Season 4 finds Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) under increased scrutiny, thanks to his recent relapse. Arriving to check up on him is his estranged father, Morland (John Noble). Don't expect a joyful reunion.

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