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Rowdies Kickoff Party: Celebrate the opening of the season with a party featuring meet and greets with NASL Golden Ball winner Georgi Hristov, NASL Golden Boot winner Brian Shriver and newly acquired goalkeeper Matt Pickens, along with coaches and the club's new owners. Includes music, complimentary beer, wine and appetizers. It's at 8 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Free, $5 parking.

Paul Anka: The only artist in history to have a record on Billboard's Top 50 chart for six consecutive decades returns to Clearwater at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $55-$100.

Spring Cleaning Sale: The theater is cleaning out their closets. Sale runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 26 at the Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park.

Beach Goes Pops: Bring a blanket or a chair for a free show on the beach by Tailspin and Incrisis starting at 4 p.m. at Pass-a-Grille Beach, 107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free. (727) 278-1884; beachgoespops.com.

Cajun Crawfish Festival: Celebrate Cajun-style with dancing to Zydeco music, crawfish and six craft ales on tap at 5 p.m. at Cajun Cafe On the Bayou, 8101 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. $15.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Spring Fair: A midway sets up a carnival with old fashioned games and rides starting at 4 p.m. at The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. $15-$20. (813) 994-2242.

TO WATCH

SERIES FINALE Raising Hope, 9 p.m., Fox The sitcom Chance family gets a one-hour sendoff with guest stars Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), Jeffrey Tambor and Kenny Loggins.

Note

The Venue Theatre in Pinellas Park has canceled its show The Four Great Lies.

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