Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Sept. 1-6

Steve Martin and Martin Short: We're not sure which is our favorite Martin, but we are glad they're amigos who can sing, banter and play the banjo Sunday at the Mahaffey in St. Petersburg. $89-$165.

DATE NIGHT

Drake vs. Lil Wayne: And now apparently these amigos are dueling. Will it be Weezy or Drizzy? We think fans win in this hip-hop team-up Thursday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. $35-$145. If you've had enough with the duels, Friday at the same venue features the undisputed Kings of Leon with Young the Giant and Kongos. $29.50-$59.50.

On stage: Both Jobsite Theater and American Stage open seasons with plays about Judaism in the '30s and '40s; they both start with previews Wednesday. The Last Night Of Ballyhoo at the Straz's Jobsite centers on a Jewish family in 1939 who are so assimilated they have a Christmas tree in their parlor; $28. The Chosen at American Stage goes to 1944 Brooklyn, with two Jewish boys who grow up five blocks and a world apart at rival yeshivas; $59 opening night on Friday.

Party Like it's 1989: Why? To celebrate 25 years of the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The party is Thursday at Tampa Museum of Art. $40 advance, $45 at the door. The fest starts Oct. 3.

KIDS AND FAMILY

The Wiggles: Only one original member is still Wiggle-ing, but Sunday the real question is Can YOU Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist? The group closes the Rays' Summer Concert Series at the Trop, included in game admission. The Rays play the Orioles.

Loomis Brothers Circus: Acrobats, aerialists, clowns, lions, tigers and elephants — oh my! It's Thursday-Friday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, benefiting the Florida International Teaching Zoo. $20 for adults, $8 for ages 2-12.

Latinos in Action Festival: The Friday-Sunday celebration of Latin arts and culture at the Florida State Fairgrounds includes rides, main stage, kids stage, ethnic food, educational workshops, health and arts areas. Free.

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