Sunday, April 22, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 6

Surfer Blood: The West Palm Beach indie rockers make their way to Ybor City. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10-$13. (813) 241-8600.

Warrant: The sports bar hosts its first major concert with the veteran hair-metal trio, Ratt and L.A. Guns open. 6 p.m., Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $14.95-$99.99. (727) 822-4562.

Folkfest St. Pete: Kickoff Party: This annual contemporary folk art and music street festival features an array of musical acts, food trucks, a beer garden, a VIP area and a family area with children's activities. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted. Benefits Creative Clay. 6 p.m., Green Bench Brewing Co., 1133 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 825-0515.

Through Our Eyes: Midtown and Beyond: Opening reception: A 100 photo and multimedia exhibition showcasing life as seen through the eyes of journalism students at Melrose Elementary, John Hopkins Middle and Lakewood High schools. Remains on display through Nov. 18. With student-led tours. 5 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620.

Public Image Ltd.: Punk legend John Lydon of the Sex Pistols comes to St. Petersburg with the band that has actually consumed most of his career. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $29.50 advance, $32 day of show. (727) 895-3045.

Cuban Art from the Collection of Jorge Reynardus: Comprised of more than 30 paintings and sculptures by renowned Cuban artists, including Jose Bedia, and Wifredo Lam. 11:30 a.m., Selby Gallery at the Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Free. (941) 359-7563.

Leftover Salmon: The slamgrass pioneers career dates back to 1989 when they created a blend of rootsy, string-based bluegrass. 7:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $19 and up. (727) 565-0550.

Little River Band : The Australian band of the '70s and '80s is known for their hits Reminiscing and Lady. Special guest Firefall will open. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Paul Wilborn: Great American Songbook: This popular cabaret act featuring Paul Wilborn and Blue Roses with vocals by Eugenie Bondurant and Frank Bowman on horns, will perform classic tunes by Hoagy and Johnyy. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 823-7529.

Sufjan Stevens: The Detroit indie singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist, known for his semi-autobiographical hit, Chicago, comes to Florida for the first time in a long time. 8 p.m., Amura Dr. Phillips, 7786 W Sandlake Road, Orlando. $42-$59. (407) 370-0007.

Jeff Dye: The comedian and actor has appeared on several MTV shows including the prank show Money From Strangers and Numbnuts as well as Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and has his own Comedy Central half-hour special. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Fantastic Friday: Kids in grades 2 through 5 can enjoy an evening of DJ dancing, sporting games, tournaments, a game room and art projects. 7 p.m., Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $6. (727) 893-7744.

Correction

The Jack Wilkins' B-3 'Tet performance Sunday at HCC's Ybor campus is led by the director of Jazz Studies at the University of South Florida. A different musician was listed in Thursday's Weekend section.

TO WATCH

MasterChef Junior, 8 p.m., Fox. Fire up the oven. Season 4 of kicks off with 24 new kiddie contestants and one new judge in pastry chef Christina Tosi.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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