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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

Young the Giant: The outdoor Jannus Live venue is the perfect spot for the indie band's soaring, melodic rock (My Body, Cough Syrup), with Cayucas as the opener. Concert is at 7 p.m. at 200 First Ave. N in St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 565-0550.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: This famed modern dance company composed of 32 dancers keeps the memory of their founder alive with works from the past and with new creations. Show is at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$100.

Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band: Get a taste of New Orleans jazz with a modern twist as the group incorporates the piano, vocals, drums and bass into their unique style. Concert is at 8 p.m. at Ferguson Hall at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. $35 and up. (813) 229-7827.

Gibson Brothers: This bluegrass band's harmonies won them the highest accolade in bluegrass, the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. They perform at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 977-6474.

St. Petersburg Jazz Festival: Helios Jazz Orchestra: Part of five evenings of jazz at various St. Petersburg venues, tonight's show is at 7:30 p.m. at St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 341-7984.


Oscar Shorts: Animation: View this year's Oscar-nominated short animated films including Get a Horse!, Mr. Hublot, Feral, Possessions and Room on the Broom. All films are appropriate for ages 6 and older. It's at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $11. (813) 274-8982.


XXII Winter Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC Teen phenom Mikaela Shiffrin makes her debut in the giant slalom. In women's bobsled, we get to see how the controversial selection of hard-luck hurdler Lolo Jones to the U.S. team works out.

Frontline, 10 p.m., PBS The investigative series explores how companies use social media to build relationships with teenagers.


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Amy Schumer: For a bleeping good time, see the comedian who's totally raunchy but could easily pass for Ivory soap model. See her and wicked sense of humor Wednesday at the Straz Center in Tampa. $37.50-$45. (813) 229-7827.

Trisha Yearwood: The Grammy-winning country singer really cooks — as in cookbooks and a Food Network show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, now in its fourth season. But on Thursday she'll be cooking on stage with her music at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $49.50-$89.50. (727) 791-7400.


Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18 02/17/14 [Last modified: Monday, February 17, 2014 4:25pm]
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