America's Got Talent Live: Leaping off TV seasons past and onto the Capitol Theatre stage Wednesday are "all-stars" of the NBC variety competition show. That includes comedian Taylor Williamson, singer Emily West, comedic hand balancing duo KriStef Brothers and "junk rock" performers Recycled Percussion. $35-$60. (727) 791-7400.
Steve Wozniak: If you've recently seen Steve Jobs, it's only fitting you also make a trip to see Apple's other Steve, who speaks tonight at the Palladium Theater as a fundraiser for St. Petersburg College scholarships. $85-$95. (727) 822-3590.
Unclaimed clothing sale: Deals for a good cause alert! Sun Country Cleaners has donated unclaimed, clean clothing to PARC Thrift Store in St. Petersburg for a sale Saturday that benefits children and adults with developmental disabilities. $5 per item. (727) 345-9111.
Music: This is a big week for hip-hop and rap, featuring the queen of hip-hop soul and nine-time Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige, above, Sunday at the University of South Florida Sun Dome ($47.75-$127.75), Chance the Rapper on Thursday at Jannus Live ($32.50) and the HIT Music Festival on Saturday at the Sun Dome with Nas, Fabolous, Lil Wayne, August Alsina, Tink, Cyhi the Prynce, Trae tha Truth and Tampa Bay's own Famous Kid Brick ($27.75-$107.75).
Carlos Mencia: The comedian, writer and actor is best known for hosting Mind of Mencia and his special Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached. He performs Thursday through Sunday at the Tampa Improv. $25. (813) 864-4000.
Folkfest St. Pete: This annual folk art and music festival brings musical acts, food trucks, a beer garden and a family area with children's activities Saturday and Sunday between Central and First avenues at 11th Street N. $5. (727) 825-0515.
India Festival: The 28th annual festival at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Saturday offers a glimpse of India with about 150 food, clothing and jewelry vendors, dance performances, a fashion show and dancing competitions. $9, $5 ages 9 and younger. (813) 787-9656.
Hernando County Pie Festival: Pie lovers, tasters and bakers will gather Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds for a pie bake-off, pie-eating contest, pie toss for prizes and unlimited pie buffet. Plus, there are exhibitors and vendors of things other than pie. $5, $10 pie buffet. (727) 674-1464.
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