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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Jan. 11-17

FILE- In this Aug. 28, 1963, black-and-white file photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. DreamWorks Studios announced Tuesday, May 19, 2009 it plans to make a movie about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., to be co-produced by Steven Spielberg. (AP Photo/File)

FILE- In this Aug. 28, 1963, black-and-white file photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. DreamWorks Studios announced Tuesday, May 19, 2009 it plans to make a movie about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., to be co-produced by Steven Spielberg. (AP Photo/File)

MLK weekend: Before next Monday's parades in Tampa (noon at Cuscaden Park) and St. Petersburg (11 a.m. downtown), this weekend brings the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest on Saturday and Sunday in Curtis Hixon Park.

Music festivals: Music fans have some great one-stop shopping options Saturday between the Sunshine Music Festival in Vinoy Park (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Indigo Girls, Trombone Shorty) and Winter Jam, Christian rock's biggest tour, at Amalie Arena. Tickets are $10 at the door for Winter Jam, and $49.99 and up at sunshinemusicfestival.com.

date night

Jane Lynch: Attention Gleeks! The wise-cracking Emmy winner is at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre for a stage and stand-up show Saturday; $45-$85.

Music: Tonight's Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song at 7 p.m. at the Palladium in St. Petersburg is free. Former Creed front man Scott Stapp kicks off his solo tour Friday at the Palladium; $25.50-$45.50. Paul Anka brings his extensive songbook to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday; $55-$100. Singer-songwriter Emily Hearn kicks off the Americana-leaning lineup of Club Jaeb at the Straz Center tonight; $29.50. Popular guest conductor Jacomo Bairos leads the Tchaikovsky Celebration for the Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts on Wednesday and Thursday; $24-$42. The season six winner of America's Got Talent Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. brings his Sinatra-like sound to the Straz Center on Friday; $25. And the music producer of the Pitch Perfect movies brings Vocalosity to the Straz Center on Saturday; $45-$55.

Get swinging: The Florida Orchestra will bring swing dancers to salute the '40s in Pops concerts with In the Mood and film and Broadway tunes; $15-$45 Friday through Sunday. For more, see floridaorchestra.org.

Comedy: Fear Factor's Joe Rogan is at the Tampa Theatre on Saturday (sold out), and author and actor Jim Norton is at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa from Thursday through Saturday ($35).

kids and family

Monster Jam: Giant trucks crush lesser vehicles when this popular show returns Saturday to Raymond James Stadium. $15-$125.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Jan. 11-17 01/10/16 [Last modified: Sunday, January 10, 2016 10:33pm]
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