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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 9

Miranda Lambert: The singer has won seven consecutive Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year awards. Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne open during the Keeper of the Flame tour. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25-$59.75. (813) 740-2446.

Maroon 5: The Grammy Award-winning rock band's debut single Maps from their most recent album,V, set a record for the highest debut by a group on Top 40 radio charts in 18 years. Tove Lo and R. City open. 7:30 p.m., Amway Center, 400 W Church St., Orlando. $28.50-$123.50. (407) 440-7000.

Rock the Universe: Guests will be greeted with rock, hip-hop and gospel music by headliners Skillet, Lecrae, TobyMac, Colton Dixon and Jeremy Camp. 4 p.m., Universal Orlando, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando. TBA. Toll-free 1-866-788-4636.

Meet Gerald McCoy: The Pro Bowler defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will attend a free cook out with one free autograph per person. You could also win one of his jerseys or an autographed football. 5 p.m., Elder Ford of Tampa, 9560 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 321-1234.

Brews and Bites: Celebrate the start of the weekend with food trucks, live music and craft beers at the 360 degree waterfront bar at Tampa's Riverwalk. 6 p.m., The Sail, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 274-8420.

Imagination Gala: The 14th annual cocktail party takes you on a trip through the eyes of children with interactive experiences. 21 and older only. Benefits Glazer Children's Museum. 6:30 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $250. (813) 443-3861.

Private Lives of Cats and Dogs: The age old story of boy meets girl ... girl meets dog ... dog meets cat ... all heck breaks loose! Through Sept. 18. 8 p.m., Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. $16; $14 members and students; $12 opening night. (727) 942-5605.

Spring Awakening: The rock musical on the inner turmoil of teenage sexuality. Intended for mature audiences only. Through Sept. 18. 8 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $32.50-$37.50. (813) 229-7827.

Piff the Magic Dragon: A grumpy but lovable comedian and magician, (real name John van der Put) he was a standout of Season 10 of NBC's America's Got Talent. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $25. (813) 960-1197.

Mike McCarthy: The high-energy Boston-born comic is nicknamed "the Comedy Barbarian." 9:30 p.m., Coconuts Comedy Club at MJ's, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $20. (727) 360-5653.

Gorgon City: The English house duo formed in 2011 and produced the hit Ready For Your Love, as well as a more recent single, Zoom Zoom featuring Wyclef Jean. 10 p.m., District 3, 802 E Whiting St., Tampa. $25-$35. (813) 221-2582.

Flux Pavilion: The British DJ has been producing dubstep and electronic dance music like I Can't Stop, since 2008. Joyride opens. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 247-2555.

KIDS AND FAMILY

$6 Admission Days: In celebration of the museum's sixth anniversary, everyone gets $6 admission through Sept. 30. 10 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $6. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

Quarry, 10 p.m., Cinemax. The drama series tells the story of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green), a Marine who returns home from Vietnam and is drawn into a tangled web of killing and corruption. It's based on the novels of Max Allan Collins.

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