Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 14

Kanye West: No artist today can match his track record from party anthems (Gold Digger, Mercy, Stronger) to his genre-redefining LPs, to his work molding the careers of Jay Z and John Legend. He brings his Saint Pablo Tour to Tampa, featuring a sparse, floating stage that hovers above the audience. Who else has the audacity to attempt something like that? 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $29.50-$125. (813) 301-2500.

Leon Bridges: The throwback soul crooner who received a Grammy nomination for best R & B album was one of the breakout singers of 2015 for his single So Long, from the soundtrack to Concussion. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $38.75-$53.25. (727) 791-7400.

Coffee Talk: 1960s Designs and Signs: In a 30-minute presentation, artist in resident Nan Colton introduces great artists and historical figures. Included with museum admission. 10:30 a.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $17, $15 seniors and military, $10 students with college ID, kids 6 and younger free. $5 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 896-2667.

Making of the Runway: Watch as area artists create and paint this year's runway for St. Pete Art and Fashion Week. Includes a fashion show by Radish and Company. 6 p.m., The Ale and The Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 580-9328.

Second Screen Cult Cinema: Don't Look Now: A monthly series presenting unconventional cult films. A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. The 1973 thriller stars Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland. 7 p.m., The Vault, 655 N Franklin St., Tampa. $5 suggested donation. (813) 382-2976.

Good People: Pride Night : Set in Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo and this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who's made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. Runs through Oct. 2. With a reception at 6 p.m. with a signature cocktail crafted by Station House. Includes an exclusive post-show presentation from an American Stage artist and a local LGBTQ community leader. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49. (727) 823-7529.

The Queers and The Ataris: The punk favorites team up for a fall tour with opener, It Starts Today. 7 p.m., The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10-$15. (727) 258-4829.

Twin Peaks: The five-piece rock 'n' roll band based out of Chicago embark on the Down In Heaven tour with opener, the White Reaper. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 241-8600.

Ramon Garcia : The comedian's act includes pieces of life growing up in a multi-cultural household, his experiences in the military and romantic woes. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $5. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

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.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE American Horror Story, 10 p.m., FX. The theme for Season 6 has been a mystery all summer as producers have trolled us with misleading trailers. Tonight, we finally get some answers as the over-the-top creep show returns.

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