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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 20

Miley Cyrus: Three months after performing at Jingleball in Tampa, the nation's premier twerker returns with her Bangerz Tour. Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira open the show at 7 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $39.50-$89.50.

Jim Brickman and the Stars of the '70s: Brickman and his special guests include former teen heartthrob Rex Smith (You Take My Breath Away) and Anne Cochran (After All These Years) as they share the stories behind the music and celebrate songs from the Bee Gees and other '70s artists. Show is at 8 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $45-$65.

Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival Opening Night Celebration: The kick-off party for the 18th annual festival includes a viewing of Bethlehem, guest speakers and a dessert reception at 7:30 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. $20. Visit the festival website at

Between the Buried and Me: The progressive metal band performs with Deafheaven, Intronaut and The Kindred at 7:30 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $18.

Jon Reep: A winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing, Reep is best known as the redheaded hillbilly in the Dodge Ram commercials who asks, "That thing gotta Hemi?" Show is at 8 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $18.


Making Waves Educational Series: Clearwater Marine Aquarium hosts Daniel Huber, associate professor at the University of Tampa, to discuss nutritional physiology, aquarium design and mechanical properties of the spine in captive sand tiger sharks. It's at 6 p.m. at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. Free.


Review, 10 p.m., Comedy Central Comic Andy Daly uses his uptight persona crafted on Eastbound & Down in this role asTV presenter Forrest MacNeil, who every week reviews and grades different experiences. This week, our hero eats 15 pancakes, and then gets a divorce.


Going to MacDill's Airfest this weekend? The #PlayTampaBay crew has details on where to eat, what to bring and more in this week's video. Watch it at

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 20 03/19/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 6:07pm]
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